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Three day late period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Three day late  period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Not sure: You might want to try a different test if you are not sure. The other option would we to see your MD and check a blood test. It may just be that you had a delay in ovulation, and that you period may come a little later than usual. If you haven't started in a week and you test is negative, you may want to check with your MD. ...Read more

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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I had an abortion 3 months ago. Trying to get pregnant again but my second period is late and pregnancy test is negative. What's wrong?

I had an abortion 3 months ago. Trying to get pregnant again but my second period is late and pregnancy test is negative. What's wrong?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My period is late 2 months pregnancy test said negative could I still be pregnant?

My period is late 2 months pregnancy test said negative could I still be pregnant?

Highly unlikely: If correctly performed a pregnancy test coming back negative, when there is actually a pregnancy, is highly unlikely. Anything is possible in medicine, though - so you could back up the test with a blood test and/or a transvaginal ultrasound, which 8 weeks into a pregnancy should demonstrate a pregnancy in the uterus. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my period is late and so far pregnancy test negative?

Why would it be that my period is late and so far pregnancy test negative?

Possible reasons: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I need to figure out why my period is late & pregnancy test negative?

I need to figure out why my period is late & pregnancy test negative?

Late/absent ovulatio: Either you did not ovulate or you ovulated late and the cycle is off because of it. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied four years ago, my period is late 11 days. Pregnancy test came back negative but feel pregnant, breast are supper sore.

I had my tubes tied four years ago, my period is late 11 days. Pregnancy test came back negative but feel pregnant, breast are supper sore.

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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My period is 17days late. Home pregnancy test are negative. Is there a chance that i can still be pregnant.

My period is 17days late. Home pregnancy test are negative. Is there a chance that i can still be pregnant.

Maybe: It may still be possible to be pregnant if ovulation was late. But if your periods have been very regular up until this point, it's more likely that you're just skipping an ovulation, perhaps from stress or something else. Run another test in about 1 wk. If it's still negative ; the cycle doesn't go back to normal next month, seek care to figure out why the skipping. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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