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Oakfield, NY
A 20-year-old female asked:

my period's four days late, the condom didn't break, i'm not on birth control, took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. what could be going on?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Your period may: Be delayed and that is normal.It can be late for more than 2 weeks and even longer
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Normal variation. : Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.

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What does a negative pregnancy test look like ? Are both lines dark ? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isnt due for another 2 weeks

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