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Could I have a negative pregnancy test if my period was months late?

Could I have a negative pregnancy test if my period was months late?

Amenorrhea: Yes, it is possible. Some teenagers can miss their menses within the first year of having their first menstrual periods and this is normal. Some conditions like pcos can interfere with the frequency of one's menstrual cycle. As well, female athletes can experience the same situation. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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My period is 1 week late, but I have a negative pregnancy test. What's going on?

My period is 1 week late, but I have a negative pregnancy test. What's going on?

Hpt: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 2 weeks late on my period and have pregnancy symptoms but I have a negative pregnancy test. Is it likely that im pregnant with low hormone levels?

Im 2 weeks late on my period and have pregnancy symptoms but I have a negative pregnancy test. Is it likely that im pregnant with low hormone levels?

Not pregnant: 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. ...Read more

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I have a negative pregnancy test but my period is late, I am emotional and my nipple occasionally hurts?

I have a negative  pregnancy  test but my period is late, I am emotional  and my nipple occasionally hurts?

How late?: Home pregnancy test may not turn positive for 5-7 days after a missed period. You may see your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive. Or you could repeat the home test in 3-4 days, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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My period is 3 days late, but I got a negative pregnancy test. What could be wrong?

My period is 3 days late, but I got a negative pregnancy test. What could be wrong?

Retest in a week: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late on my period and got a negative pregnancy test. Could i be pregnant.?

I am 4 days late on my period and got a negative pregnancy test. Could i be pregnant.?

Possible: You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive, or repeat the home test in a week. ...Read more

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4days late for my period but i spotted for 1day (the day before my period was due) but i got a negative pregnancy test. Could i still be pregnant?

4days late for my period but i spotted for 1day (the day before my period was due) but i got a negative pregnancy test. Could i still be pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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I had pinkish discharge a week before my period was due, now i'm 6 days late and i still had a negative pregnancy test. Could i still be pregnant?

I had pinkish discharge a week before my period was due, now i'm 6 days late and i still had a negative pregnancy test.  Could i still be pregnant?

Technique: Consult the site below and if you have any symptoms of pregnancy, you may wish to repeat the pregnancy test using first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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My period was 3 weeks late and I got a negative pregnancy test at 2 weeks, and then I got what seems like a completely normal period, could I be preg?

My period was 3 weeks late and I got a negative pregnancy test at 2 weeks, and then I got what seems like a completely normal period, could I be preg?

No: If you had a period and pregnancy test was negative at 2 weeks after a missed period, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. You profile says you are 19 year-male! ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more