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I am 40 years old and 5 days late with my period. Ive ...

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I am 40 years old and 5 days late with my period. I've done 3 home prednancy tests and all were negative.
Could I still be pregnant? What else could it be? Otherwise my periods are like clock work, and I'm not haveing any other symptoms.

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Age: 40






Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lindie replied 10 years ago.

First off, home tests are not 100% accurate. So to confirm pregnancy it is best to have a blood test to determine this. Now with that said, some times a woman just won't ovulate for a month (which is normal) if one doesn't ovulate, no period. It could be hormonal as well, which could be the start of per-menopause. Other factors that can cause this include: stress, weight gain/loss, medication, illness, climate, cyst, or polyp of the cervix, hormonal, thyroid, infection.. just to name a few.


Without a proper exam it would be hard to pin point the exact cause. But do call your doctor and start with an accurate test to confirm.


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