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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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I am hoping to get a little help. Background on me, I am a

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Hello, I am hoping to get a little help. Background on me, I am a 33yo woman and I have very long cycles (39 days long) which are always very regular. My last cycle came a week early (10/25). I did start having regular intercourse in mid September (always with a condom). From 11/9 - 11/19 I experienced light spotting. This is not unusual for me to spot around ovulation time (estimated date 11/13) but it is unusual for it to last for so long. On 11/26 I had mild cramps mid-morning and spotting which went away as quickly as it came. I initially thought my period was starting, but it never came. Since then I have been experiencing mild cramping in my lower abdomen on and off quite regularly. A few times I thought my cycle was starting but it has not yet. I was due to begin on 12/2, and still nothing. I took an hpt last night which showed a clear negative. Is it possible to still be pregnant? I'm getting nervous because there do not seem to be signs of it coming anytime soon...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It is not likely you are pregnant if this was an up to date test.

However, I would repeat it once.

Your fluctuations and symptoms are most often hormonal.

However, these changes should prompt an exam by your doctor.

Such changes can be a sign of illness, thyroid disease for example....fibroids, estrogen imbalance, liver and kidney problems, and other.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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