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Dayton, OH
A 24-year-old female asked:

My period is 2 weeks late. i took a pregnancy test yesterday it came back negative. could i still be pregnant? i'm hoping so.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not likely : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and reliable. If your are two weeks late for your period then it should be correct. You can wait a few days and repeat it. If still negative then see your doc to discuss irregular periods and ovulation testing to help you get pregnant.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. L: If you did the test correctly, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may take blood test for HCG level to settle the issue.

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My period is a week late. I took a pregnancy test today that came out negative, but i'm still not sure. Is there any way i could be pregnant?

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My period is more than 2 weeks late at 1 week i took 2 pregnancy tests and both came back negative what is wrong with me?

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I took two pregnancy tests when my period was two week late. They both came back negative. Can I trust them?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I am 2 weeks late and I have taken a pregnancy test that came back negative, so what are some other reasons my period could be late?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.
Last updated Apr 20, 2019


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