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What if I am 20 days late and still negative pregnancy test?

What if I am 20 days late and still negative pregnancy test?

Then you are not: Pregnant. 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I am 20 days late. Have had 3 negative pregnancy test. Took the last one 3 days ago. I do have pregnancy symptoms. Could I still be pregnant?

I am 20 days late. Have had 3 negative pregnancy test. Took the last one 3 days ago. I do have pregnancy symptoms. Could I still be pregnant?

Unlikely: If you did the test correctly and it was negative 2 weeks after a missed period, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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7 days late, negative pregnancy test?

7 days late, negative pregnancy test?

Repeat the test: Please repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
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.
You may be entering menopause and that may cause irregular periods. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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40 days late, negative pregnancy test?

40 days late, negative pregnancy test?

No ovulation: Likely that you did not ovulate this month ...Read more

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6 days late but negative pregnancy test?

6 days late but negative pregnancy test?

Irregular period: You may repeat the test with first morning urine. However, irregular periods are not uncommon. You may wish to see your doctor for an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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13 days late. Negative pregnancy test. What's wrong?

13 days late. Negative pregnancy test. What's wrong?

Ohter causes: There are other cause of amenorrhea -such as thyroid or stress. You need to see doctor for more complete blood tests. And evaluation. ...Read more

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14 days late could I be pregnant? Had 3 negative pregnancy test.

14 days late could I be pregnant? Had 3 negative pregnancy test.

Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more

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24 days late & 5 negative pregnancy test... Please help! Can I still be pregnant?

24 days late & 5 negative pregnancy test... Please help! Can I still be pregnant?

Don't panic: If you have had 5 negative pregnancy tests in the past 24 days you are not pregnant. You did not enter your age or your menstral history, however, it is not uncommon for women to experience some irregularity in their menses. This can be due to stress, extreme exercise (i.E long distance running) or anovulation. Assess over the next 1-2 cycles, if still no period, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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6 days late. How much longer should I wait to test again after negative pregnancy test.

6 days late. How much longer should I wait to test again after negative pregnancy test.

Today is fine: 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'm 13days late, 7days late last month and im slighty irregular ranging from 25-29 days I've taken two 2 negative pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant?

I'm 13days late, 7days late last month and im slighty irregular ranging from 25-29 days I've taken two 2 negative pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant?

Depends: If you did the test correctly at 13 days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
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I am 20 days late on my period still negative pregnancy test why??

I am 20 days late on my period still negative pregnancy test why??

See below: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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Taken primolut, 3 days late, negative pregnancy test?

Taken primolut, 3 days late, negative pregnancy test?

Norethisterone: Primolut appears to be a brand of norethisterone, used as a form of hormonal birth control. It is also apparently available outside states for use purely to delay one's menses. It's not clear what purpose you intended or how you took this medication. It's possible to be pregnant despite negative test if you test very early. So repeat test in 7d. And go see your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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18 days late, bled only once after sex, negative pregnancy test.

18 days late, bled only once after sex, negative pregnancy test.

Irregular periods: Irregular spotting one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am 17 days late with two negative pregnancy test and I feel nauseous. Why?

I am 17 days late with two negative pregnancy test and I feel nauseous. Why?

Hormonal imbalance: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more

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4 days late and negative pregnancy test very light pink blood on when I wipe could I be pregnant?

4 days late and negative pregnancy test very light pink blood on when I wipe could I be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. These usuallly turn positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Period is five days late and negative pregnancy test. Could I still be pregnant?

Period is five days late and negative pregnancy test. Could I still be pregnant?

Yes: If you are using standard urine pregnancy tests it is possible that they are not sensitive enough and that you are not far enough along in a pregnancy to be detected. That being said, typically negative urine preg means not pregnant, the only way to be sure is to see your doctor and have a beta quantitative HCG blood test. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 10 days late with light but very red bleeding (for 2 days now). 1 Negative pregnancy test, could I be pregnant.

I'm 10 days late with light but very red bleeding (for 2 days now). 1 Negative pregnancy test, could I be pregnant.

You could be: A blood pregnancy test which detects the betaHCG hormone in your blood is a very reliable way to tell if you are pregnant. It will ususally become positive 8 to 12 days after intercourse/fertilization. Find out soon and ask a caring knowledgeable Obs-Gyn or Global Women'sHealth clinician to help you set or review your "reproductive life plan". ...Read more

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I'm 41 years old. Last 3 periods have been irregular. Two extra long and most recent Period is so far 8 days late. Negative pregnancy test.?

I'm 41 years old. Last 3 periods have been irregular. Two extra long and most recent Period is so far 8 days late. Negative pregnancy test.?

Common in 40’s: Periods tend to change a lot for women in their 40’s. Although not yet in menopause hormone levels are less stable. There are many treatment options for regulation and others to lighten or eliminate the cycle altogether. Endometrial ablations are popular, safe options you may want to consider. Discuss with Obgyn ...Read more

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Period was 1 week late last month. I'm now 11 days late this month and have gained 5 pound in less than two weeks. Got negative pregnancy test.

Period was 1 week late last month. I'm now 11 days late this month and have gained 5 pound in less than two weeks. Got negative pregnancy test.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When I was 18 days late had light pink spotting for 2 days, now am 32 days late and negative pregnancy test, should I take another pregnancy test?

When I was 18 days late had light pink spotting for 2 days, now am 32 days late and negative pregnancy test, should I take another pregnancy test?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am TTC. 10 days late for periods. Negative pregnancy test. What could be the problem?

I am TTC. 10 days late for periods. Negative pregnancy test. What could be the problem?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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9 days late of my period but testing negative pregnancy test?

9 days late of my period but testing negative pregnancy test?

Trust the test: Don’t guess. Take a test. 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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Period 6 days late, negative pregnancy test. What could be the reason?

Period 6 days late, negative pregnancy test. What could be the reason?

Possible causes: 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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Why would I be late two days light cramping negative pregnancy test? This is not normal for me

Why would I be late two days light cramping negative pregnancy test? This is not normal for me

Common: While that is not normal for you, it is still quite common to have some variation in the menstrual cycle. For many women the cycles will show some change in regularity, intensity, and duration over time - some get better, some get worse. All are usually normal. ...Read more

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Period is 2 days late. Have 28day cycle & not using protection as ttc however negative pregnancy test?

Period is 2 days late. Have 28day cycle & not using protection as ttc however negative pregnancy test?

Not Clear: People often have a late period.
So many things can cause that including stress or an illness.
It's ok to get a pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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Period 17 days late and on the 17th day, got a very light period, negative pregnancy test on the 17th day also. Thoughts?

Period 17 days late and on the 17th day, got a very light period, negative pregnancy test on the 17th day also. Thoughts?

See you MD: You may need a blood pregnancy test. There are many different reasons for missing a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age, medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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Had very light period last month, negative pregnancy test, this month is the same but 5 days late usually very heavy, trying to get pregnant?

Had very light period last month, negative pregnancy test, this month is the same but 5 days late usually very heavy, trying to get pregnant?

12 months average: 12m is the average amount of time to get pregnant. If you have been trying for 12m then you need a complete workup by your obgyn. Otherwise, get an ovulation predictor and try to time your sex when you ovulate. You can calculate when you should ovulate by subtracting 14 from you cycle length. I.e. if your cycle is usually 30 days then 30 - 14 is 16. You should ovulate on day 16. ...Read more

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Currently have a paraguard IUD for almost 4 yrs pretty regular I am 12 days late and 2 negative pregnancy test. No preg symptoms Could I be pregnan?

Currently have a paraguard IUD for almost 4 yrs pretty regular I am 12 days late and 2 negative pregnancy test. No preg symptoms Could I be pregnan?

Yes & no: Many things can alter the regularity of your period. We never treat the blood or urine test. You should see your OB/GYN soon to sort this out. ...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