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is my body having a month off?

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My period is 11 days late. i should have come on around 5th/ 6th december but didnt. week leading up to period i started cramping as usual. except i didnt get the sore boobs instead i started getting a gagging reflex after eating and feeling very tired. i had sex with my partner that thursday i was due after i noticest a dark brown clot like in stretchy discharge i had one off of this for couple days. then nothing. ive been cramping non stop for over 2 weeks now still very tired. last week on wednesday i saw a light pink discharge but was only once. ive done a urine test came back negative.

i have average cycle of 34 to 36 days.
could i be pregnant or is my body having a month off?

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replied December 18th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A41052
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment whether the symptoms that you describe (delayed periods, abdominal cramps, increased tiredness, brown discharge) are due to pregnancy, hormonal changes, infective causes, endometritis, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. If you have missed your periods, or if periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest 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 would be done to look for the underlying cause for your missed/absent periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you get your periods and regulate them. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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