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feel like if I'm about to start my period, it doesn't come

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I''m 2 days late today. I was suppose to start 1/13/12
Last month I started two days before I was suppose to start. I have the symptoms of my period coming. Heavy cramps, bloating ect. I don't have tender breast. I woke up this morning 1/15/12 with brown spotting. I feel like if I'm about to start my period but it doesn't come. This has never happen before. I'm very confuse about if im pregnant or not. I only had sex one time this month which was the 1/2/2012. I haven't taken a pregancy test because I feel like I'm about to start. If I don't start by Monday 1/16/2012 I will take a test.

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replied January 16th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A30464
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Once in a while periods delay by week or ten days. So take a test on Monday and see. If it is still negative and you ahave not started your periods, then go for blood HCG estimation.

If this too is negative then other causes of delayed or missed periods will have to be looked at such as ectopics (can give negative urine/HCG tests), stress whether emotional or physical, hypothyroidism, polycystic disease of the ovary, pituitary tumors secreting prolactin, anemia and poor diet, hormonal imbalance, unexplained or sudden weight gain or weight loss. You will need to consult a gynecologist for this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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