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Ovarian cyst delays menstrual period: normal?

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My last period was on 11/22/06, I was due for my period around 12/19/2006. On the 19th I had some blood streaked discharge on the toilet paper when I wiped. This happened once and then for 5 days after I had some brown discharge occasionally when I wiped. I took a couple of hpt's and they turned up negative, I had a blood test done on the 26th and that was negative. I have never missed a period before (except for when I was pregnant with my son). Could it have been too soon for me to test?
Is it possible to have this happen with an ovarian cyst? I am just scared something might be wrong.......

Thank you for any input you can give.


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replied January 8th, 2007
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It seems that all the pregnancy tests you’ve done are valid; according to their results, you are not pregnant. The bleeding you experienced on the 19th of December and the brown discharge in the following days was probably your period. An ovarian cyst can cause a menstrual period delay for 2-3 months and ends with a period of heavier bleeding. Ovarian cysts are frequently experienced by women in your age group and are spontaneous in nature. I believe there is nothing to be worried about. You can wait until your next period comes, or check in with a gynecologist to confirm the presence of an ovarian cyst and get more information.
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