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four days late on my period.

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Hi im four days late on my period. i had light cramps last week for just about two days in a row. now i dont feel it anymore. i dont have any of the symptoms i usually get when im about to get it. i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was negative. was it too early to test or theres just something wrong with me?
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replied January 15th, 2012
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Delayed periods and absence of usual pre-menstrual symptoms could suggest chances of pregnancy. The light cramps could be suggestive of probable implantation (if you are pregnant). Wait and watch for your periods and look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If you do not get periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop any new symptoms, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation (hormonal and blood work-up, ultrasound scan) would be done to look for the underlying cause for the absent/missed periods that you describe. Treatment as needed (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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