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Late period but tested negative for pregnancy test

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: July 7, 2021 1:58 PM
Anonymous 20 months

I am in my early 20s. I am late for a week on my period. Usually I would get it every 5th of the month but it slowly getting later and later by few days. This month, I was trying out a low calorie diet for the first few weeks. I’m not sure if that is the issue. According to my period app, I should get my period on the 16th so I tested myself for the pregnancy test and it was negative, three times. Also I’ve been getting cramps, clear to white discharge and tender breast. What steps should I take?

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Dr Sri Viknarajan 20 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for contacting us regarding your problem.

Based on your explanation, we understand you are having a delayed period and you are wondering if this may be caused by your new diet. We will try to help you out.

For your information, besides pregnancy, there are other possible causes for the delay in getting you period. Some causes include :

  • Stress
  • Sudden increase or decrease in weight
  • Too much exercise
  • Taking hormonal medications
  • PCOS

According to your statement, the UPT test showed negative results thrice. This makes it unlikely for you to be pregnant. However, the change in diet may have caused the delay in getting your period. The symptoms you’re experiencing can be due to pre-menstrual syndrome or it could be a manifestation of an underlying condition.

We advise you to consult a doctor regarding this problem.
You may also use our online consultation services for further assistance.

Thank you, we hope we have answered your question.

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Last Updated: Wed Jul 07 2021 13:58:28 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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