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My period is 17 days late. I took 3 home pregnancy test. All 3 were negative. Should I see a doctor?

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not necessarily

A late period usually means not ovulating.
If you are trying to get pregnant, that might be worth your seeing a doctor for treatment. If you are not trying to be pregnant at this time and if this is a single missed period, waiting may be ok. Not menstruating for 3 months (or 3 times your normal time between periods) usually is reason for medical evaluation.

In brief: Not necessarily

A late period usually means not ovulating.
If you are trying to get pregnant, that might be worth your seeing a doctor for treatment. If you are not trying to be pregnant at this time and if this is a single missed period, waiting may be ok. Not menstruating for 3 months (or 3 times your normal time between periods) usually is reason for medical evaluation.
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Dr. Andrew Blazar
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Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are many reasons you may be late.
But if you have you have concerns it is always best to consult your doctor.

In brief: Yes

There are many reasons you may be late.
But if you have you have concerns it is always best to consult your doctor.
Dr. Terence Grogan
Dr. Terence Grogan
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