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My period is 48 days late. What could be the problem besides

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My period is 48 days late. What could be the problem besides pregnancy. I have taken two pregnancy test and they were negative. I need to know the cause of my menstrual cycle being that late.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 10 years ago.

In this case your best bet is to see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test, as this is the most accurate way of testing. Other reasons for period abnormalities include stress, weight gain/loss, thyroid, hormonal imbalance, infection, illness, medications, polyp, cyst, amongst other reasons. If the blood pregnancy test comes back negative, your doctor can do further testing to determine what the exact cause may be. If a hormonal or thyroid imbalance is suspected, a simple blood test will show this.