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What causes delayed menstrual cycle other than pregnancy?

Hello doctor My question is on behalf of my girlfriend she missed her period this month generally her periods are late 5-6 days but now it has been 12-15 days, she even did pregnancy test but it was negative so what can be the reasons, is it pregnancy?? But we didn t have sex specially intercourse. Please reply me ASAP
Fri, 7 Dec 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Apart from pregnancy, there are various reasons to delay menses as
- stress, anxiety
- malnutrition or low hemoglobin
- fever
- other systemic infections
- ovary problems as ovarian cyst or PCOD
- other issues of the uterus.

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Dr. Purva Patel,
General & Family Physician
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