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Late period: Pregnancy, Ovarian Cyst, or what?

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Hi, I'm confused...
We have been trying to conceive and now I'm 3 days late. On Aug 27 I felt a strange sensation 1/2 hr after sex and from then on for 2 weeks I was nauseated for a short time each day which has pretty much passed. I was expecting my period on Sept 8 and have had cramps from 5th onward. On the 7/8 they definitely felt like menstral cramps, but no period has arrived. I feel kind of wet (sometimes drippy) inside but do not see any colored discharge. I took a hpt 2 days before my period was to show and one day after but but both were negative. Could I still be pregnant? Or could something be wrong with me? I'm 41 and have only ever missed 1 period when I was 13!
Thanks for your help!


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replied September 20th, 2006
Getting Pregnant Answer A1519
According to your negative home pregnancy tests results it doesn't seem likely that you are pregnant. If you don’t get your period in a week, you can do another pregnancy test. If the test is still negative then you might be experiencing a follicular ovarian cyst that is hormonally active and can cause delay of the period. Such ovarian cysts usually disappear spontaneously and then the period comes. If your period is late for more than 2 weeks with a negative pregnancy test, you should go to your gynecologist.
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