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i have a few questions? i haven't had my period since november 12, 2011. could i be pregnant? im afarid to take the home pregneany test, cause everyone of them have been negative. i need help what should i do? when should i start to worry the longer that

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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
The : The only way to know whether you are pregnant or not is for you to take a pregnancy test. As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a sexually active woman is missing a period, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise, illness or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If your pregnancy test is negative and you continue to not have your period, you should contact your doctor.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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