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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    What causes delayed periods?

Im exactly 2 1/2 weeks delayed from my regular period. I even tried 3 times pregnancy test but it was all negative.. I dont feel any early pregnacy signs aside from this white mens once in a while. Can you help me on this. Thanks. Am i possibly pregnant or not? What am i experiencing?
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
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OB & GYN Specialist 's  Response


I suggest you to undergo one blood test for beta-hCG to confirm pregnancy. It is more reliable.

Besides pregnancy, late period could be due to PCOD, hormonal imbalance, mental stress, over weight/ extreme loss, emotional upset, irregular diet habit, high prolactin level, hypothyroidism etc.

You must undergo one pelvic ultrasound scan and complete hormone profile (LH/ FSH, Prolactin, Thyroid, DHEAS, PPBS) to pinpoint the diagnosis. You may require progesterone pill to induce and regularize period along with other supportive treatment.

You should control body wt, avoid stress, take healthy low carbohydrate diet with avoidance of fatty food and sleep properly.

Be well.
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