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9 days late for my period, I am never late.

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I am 9 days late for my period, I am never late, very regular cycle 26-28 days. I took a pregnancy test yesterday, with early morning urine and it was negative. The previous first of the month I had my annual physical and a pap smear, my twin had ovarian cancer so my doctor wanted me to get a pelvic ultrasound. They found complex cysts on both ovaries and a mass. I then had an MRI on feb 6th and was in that thing for an hour and a half. They said that the tumors are benign and I have to go back for another pelvic ultrasound in six weeks to check on the cysts. Could the stress of all this be making my period late? I have been cramping all week, not mild cramps, but painful enough to keep me up at night cramps. Everyone is telling me it could be a false negative, but really? when im this late i could still run the risk of a false negative? How long do i wait to avoid that?

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replied February 15th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A31585
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Urine pregnancy tests can show you false negative results. The stress can also cause delay in periods. The symptoms could also be attributed to the ovarian cysts and possible pelvic adhesions. Go ahead with visiting your doctor/gynecologist for follow-up evaluation. Further treatment options would be suggested based on the examination findings and evaluation/investigation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms or worsening of symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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