My period is 3 days late, I have taken a

Patient

Q: My period is 3 days late, I have taken a at home test and it is negative. any ideas? I have some light cramping also.

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Delay in cycles with cramps could be due to premenstrual syndrome or even a sign of an early pregnancy.
Repeat the pregnancy test after a weeks time from the first one to rule out pregnancy. If negative again , consult the gynecologist for medications to cause withdrawal bleeding and resume next cycle.
Avoid stress and unhealthy food items as they can delay cycles.

Hope this helped.
Regards

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