U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 27-year-old member asked:

I am a 26 female, irregular period. according to calendar i am 11just days late. i've had a negative pregnancy test. am i pregnant?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Not likely: Home pregnancy tests are very reliable, so as long as you were reading it correctly, it is unlikely you are pregnant. There are other causes for irregular periods, such as pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome). You might consider visiting your doctor, who can verify you aren't pregnant, and see what else could be going on.
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Could be: You may have an early pregnancy. If your period does not come repeat the test in 1 week.
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Probably not: Many things can cause irregular or late menstraul cycles. Home pregnancy tests are fairly accurate. I would see your doctor to repeat it. Your doctor may choose to investigate the irregular cycles further. Stress, high athleticism, contraceptives can all interfere with a cycle. Your doctor can help with confirming if you are pregnant and further testing of needed.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.