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A 25-year-old female asked:

My period was a day late and only has been spotting. i have pcos and am on birth control. both pregnancy test have been negative, what could be wrong?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.
Dr. Kimberly Morse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not likely: If you are taking your pills and had a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. Your period can be very light on birth control pills.

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Last updated Nov 7, 2014

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