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A 23-year-old female asked:

period 4 days late, pregnancy test negative. should i be worried?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tests are accurate: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (such as hormone pills), hormonal imbalances, being near menopause, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurrent, or worsening. No worries yet.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

I am 4 days late but took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Could I still be pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: Though modern home pregnancy tests are very accurate, and if you are past your usual period, then you may have simply skipped a period this cycle. Check another in a couple of days, and if you still have not started, see your physician.
A member asked:

Ihave taken 3 pregnancy test and all came up negative, however, I am 19 days late and have a normal 28 day cycle. Can I be pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Late Period: It would be unlikely to be pregnant after 3 pregnancy test. It is never abnormal to have an irregular cycle once in a while. If the cycle does not start soon, then i would get in and get checked. Hope this helps.
Schenectady, NY
A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get a negetive pregnancy test if tested 4 days before expected period and still be pregnant?!

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes : While the pregnancy tests are very accurate there is a chance they could be wrong.
Lexington, KY
A 21-year-old female asked:

What day will be most accurate to take a pregnancy test if my last cycle was the 22nd of september?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Urine vs. Blood test: Home pregnancy test should be done about a week after the first missed period or on oct 29 or so. You may see your doctor for a blood test 2-3 days after the missed period.
Los Angeles, CA
A 28-year-old female asked:

Can i take a pregnancy test eight days after intercours?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may but it may : Be too soon to provide a meaningful answer. Home pregnancy test usually becomes positive about a week or more after a missed period. Blood test is more sensitive but even that should be used 2-3 days after a missed period.

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