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took a pregnancy test the week my period was due at the doctors office and it tested negative, but my period has yet to arrive?

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Dr. Magdala Beauvil
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reasons for delay: Besides pregnancy, menses can be delayed due to hormonal imbalance, stress, fluctuations in weight, medications,etc. Please follow up with a GYN for complete evaluation.
Answered on Feb 19, 2016
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Repeat test: Typically, urine pregnancy tests are positive around the time a woman expects to come on her menstrual period. However, if conception was later than anticipated, the menstrual period may be delayed and the pregnancy test may turn positive a little later. Repeating the test a week from the previous one may be a good idea.
Answered on Feb 21, 2016

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