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i am 6 days late for my period and have been having stomach cramps for 3 days or more and mill back ache with twinges i have take a pregnancy test a first response and it was negative what might be causing these symptoms and my late period

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replied May 28th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A35396

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Ideally the urine for pregnancy test should be done 1 week after missing your periods. But you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test.

I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then get serum HCG levels done to confirm the status of pregnancy. If pregnancy is ruled out then the other causes of delayed periods need to be ruled out from a gynecologist. It can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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