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I had 2 days of mid cycle spotting, and now 4 days late for period. Having a lot of cramps and nausea for the past 3 weeks. Negative HPT 5 days ago?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Spotting

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat.
If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit

In brief: Spotting

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat.
If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit
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Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Home pregnancy tests

Can detect the substance HCG sometimes as early as 4 days before your menses depending on the test.
If you are pregnant the amount of HCG in your blood will typically doubles every 24 hours so you can try retesting. If your test is still negative and you are still concerned about the symptoms go see your doctor and get checked for other conditions that can cause those symptoms.

In brief: Home pregnancy tests

Can detect the substance HCG sometimes as early as 4 days before your menses depending on the test.
If you are pregnant the amount of HCG in your blood will typically doubles every 24 hours so you can try retesting. If your test is still negative and you are still concerned about the symptoms go see your doctor and get checked for other conditions that can cause those symptoms.
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