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Late periods, cramps, nausea, lower back pain. Negative pregnancy test. Stopped birth control. Whats the reason?

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cramps, late period by 2 weeks, negative hpt, stopped using birth control pills two months ago, nausea and lower ab pain after sex
Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 8 hours later

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There can be several causes of delayed periods , most common cause is hormonal disturbance in the form of hypothyroidism or prolonged proliferative pahse and delayed ovulation

It needs evaluation for which certain tests are important like Haemoglobin , FSH , LH levels on third day of the cycle , Progesterone levels on 21 day of the cycle and thyroid function tests along with ultrasound to exclude polycystic ovaries

Lower abdominal pain after sex is called dyspareunia and its causes can be pelvic inflammatory disease or an endometriosis

It is better to show it to a gynaecologist which will guide you to take antispasmodics and antibiotics
For withdrawal bleeding you can take Norethisterone but it should be taken strictly under doctor's prescription and guidance

If anaemic take iron supplements and diet XXXXXXX in iron

Best wishes

Take care

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