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My cycle is 20 days late. I have taken a pregnancy test, but

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My cycle is 20 days late. I have taken a pregnancy test, but it was negative. After exercise today, I began feeling faint, like my cycle was going to start. However, no sign of a cycle, just a feeling. Am I pregnant?
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Dr. AJ :

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First I would definitely take a urine pregnancy test

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If that is negative, you know for sure you are not pregnant.

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Outside of that though, this could be just a sign that you didn't ovulate last month....

Dr. AJ :

that can cause spotting or irregular bleeding exactly like what you are experiencing now

Customer:

I am not bleeding though

Dr. AJ :

Typically it resolves within 1-2 cycles, so if the pregnancy test comes back negative, I would give it some more time

Customer:

I am not spotting either

Dr. AJ :

sorry let me clarify:

Dr. AJ :

I misspoke.. when you don't ovulate an egg during a cycle, you don't have the typical hormone withdrawal that causes a period each month

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The result of that is one of three things

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1) Irregular spotting

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2) irregular bleeding (heavier)

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or

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3) no bleeding (just a missed period)

Dr. AJ :

Some women with three also start to 'feel' like a period is coming on..or have cramping but have no period

Dr. AJ :

I suspect that is most likely the reason

Customer:

Oh! Okay. Thanks

Dr. AJ :

but if you are sexually active, it is always wise to rule out pregnancy first before exploring other options

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