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I'm 21 days late with 3 negative pregnancy tests. My periods have been kind of weird lately. I had protected sex 5 days before I was supposed to start?

I'm 21 days late with 3 negative pregnancy tests. My periods have been kind of weird lately. I had protected sex 5 days before I was supposed to start?

Re do test: You should repeat the test in about two weeks unless you get a period by then. 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.
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I am a week late on my period and still negative pregnancy tests. My periods are very regular. I haven't been stressed nor any other changes to my life?

I am a week late on my period and still negative pregnancy tests. My periods are very regular. I haven't been stressed nor any other changes to my life?

Late Period: Hello,
Besides pregnancy and stress, other causes of menstrual changes include ovarian cysts, hormone imbalances, any blockage in the cervix, etc. You should first have a GYN exam to assess and then your provider may choose to order labwork and ultrasound. ...Read more

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5 negative pregnancy tests, 3 periods, headaches&nausea during period (this started the last 3periods)constant bloating&constipation. Swollen sore breasts?

5 negative pregnancy tests, 3 periods, headaches&nausea during period (this started the last 3periods)constant bloating&constipation. Swollen sore breasts?

See a doctor: See a doctor most likely you are not pregnant but there is a problem with your hormones cycle causing these symptoms. So see a doctor ...Read more

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Periods 6 days late... 2 negative pregnancy tests. Periods are never late, only come early sometimes. Should I test again? Could I still be pregnant??

Periods 6 days late... 2 negative pregnancy tests. Periods are never late, only come early sometimes. Should I test again? Could I still be pregnant??

Ovulation: If your periods come early sometimes, they may also come late. The most common reason is that you aren't ovulating every month resulting in irregular bleeding. I would get a blood pregnancy test to be certain and speak with your physician about doing some testing for irregular ovulation and maybe start a birth control pill. ...Read more

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I had 3 feint line positive and 2 negative pregnancy tests and my periods late, im confused what should I do?

I had 3 feint line positive and 2 negative pregnancy tests and my periods late, im confused what should I do?

See your doctor: If you are having symptoms of pregnancy and conflicting home pregnancy tests, it is best to go see your medical provider for an exam and confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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Can you have 4 negative pregnancy tests 2 normal periods on time and still be pregnant? Second period was a day late but normal

Can you have 4 negative pregnancy tests 2 normal periods on time and still be pregnant? Second period was a day late but normal

Our brains are crazy: It is amazing how panicked we can get when we are stressed out. Right? All facts aside we still think something is wrong.

You are not pregnant. That is the simple fact. The answer to your question is no you cannot be pregnant and have two normal periods and four negative pregnancy tests.

And, you are having this panic and you are also on the pill?

Perhaps it is time to talk to a counselor. ...Read more

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I have had seven negative pregnancy tests and four periods my last one was on time but very irregular now im late last time I had sex was 18 weeks ago?

I have had seven negative pregnancy tests and four periods my last one was on time but very irregular now im late last time I had sex was 18 weeks ago?

Options: An occasional off month is common and does not indicate a problem. For continued irregular periods see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Your doctor will do blood work for thyroid disease as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome. No need to keep repeating the preg tests. ...Read more

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I've had 3 negative pregnancy tests but my last two periods have been light spotting and brown at times could I be pregnant?

I've had 3 negative pregnancy tests but my last two periods have been light spotting and brown at times could I be pregnant?

Not if negative: If your pregnancy tests are negative then you are not pregnant. If you would like better control over your menstrual cycles then consider starting birth control to help regulate them and to help prevent pregnancy ...Read more

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Can I be 10 weeks pregnant and still get negative pregnancy tests? I had 2 light periods

Can I be 10 weeks pregnant and still get negative pregnancy tests? I had 2 light periods

No: If you did the test correctly and it was negative and you had two periods since the last episode of sex, you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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2 missed periods 4 negative pregnancy tests some minor cramps. Irregular periods 18 and only with protection sexually active. Pcos, amenorrhea? Worse?

2 missed periods 4 negative pregnancy tests some minor cramps. Irregular periods 18 and only with protection sexually active. Pcos, amenorrhea? Worse?

Sounds like: It is PCOS. If you do not have this diagnosis yet you should see an endocrinologist versed in the syndrome as it not only affects yourperiofs but can have effects on other organs of your body too and you deserve treatment. ...Read more

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4 negative pregnancy tests, two missed periods, severe abdominal pain and bloating, what could this be?

4 negative pregnancy tests, two missed periods, severe abdominal pain and bloating, what could this be?

Need for examination: Two missed periods and pain are sufficient reasons to see your doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without more history, physical examination and may be some tests. You may consult this site for information on this subject.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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What to do if period 20 days late with 5 negative pregnancy tests?

What to do if period 20 days late with 5 negative pregnancy tests?

See below: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. You should also consider that you could be entering menopause. 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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Period now nearly 3 weeks late, never late and negative pregnancy tests?!

Period now nearly 3 weeks late, never late and negative pregnancy tests?!

Wait a week: If already 3 weeks late, and not ttc, it is likely that you experienced a missed menses. It is not uncommon, no matter how regular usually are. If miss second period, then retest and consider seeing your gyn for check. ...Read more

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Period 5 days late. 6 pregnancy tests are negative. What could be wrong?

Period 5 days late. 6 pregnancy tests are negative. What could be wrong?

Wow! Six?!: You are spending a fortune on tests! One of two things is happening here. 1) you may be pregnant but you are testing too early for test to turn positive. 2) you aren't pregnant and are just late. This happens for lots of reasons, illness, stress, hormone imbalance, etc. Wait for a full week then test again. A little patience is required here. ...Read more

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Period is 2 weeks late, two negative home pregnancy tests. What is happening?

Period is 2 weeks late, two negative home pregnancy tests. What is happening?

Irregular menstrual: Periods are not uncommon and may be due to many reasons, such as anovulatory cycles. You may just wait it out to see if the next period is okay. If lack of periods persists then you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had what seem like 6 periods. 5 negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

I have had what seem like 6 periods. 5 negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

No: If you had blood tests in succession and they are all negative, you are and never were pregnant. Your abnormal bleeding is due to other factors which require a through investigation. ...Read more

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2 Pregnancy tests negative. 2 days very very light flow of period. Can I still be pregnant?

2 Pregnancy tests negative. 2 days very very light flow of period. Can I still be pregnant?

If testing too early: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Period 4 weeks and 2 days late but 4 negative home pregnancy tests. What else could be wrong?

Irregular menses: A skipped period frequently means that an ovulation problem occurred during this particular cycle. Menstrual periods occur when Progesterone levels drop without pregnancy 12-14 days after ovulation. Progesterone is not made if ovulation does not occur & frequently that leads to a missed period. Pregnancy is always an option as are other issues. ...Read more

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I am over two months late for a period, but the pregnancy tests are negative. Could the tests be wrong?

I am over two months late for a period, but the pregnancy tests are negative. Could the tests be wrong?

See your doctor!: The test could be wrong - you could be pregnant, in which case, you should see your doctor. The test could be right - you could be 2 months late for your period and not pregnant - in which case you should see your doctor! If you are late for your period all the time, this can cause serious health issues. One of the most common causes for a late period besides pregnancy is pcos. Call your dr.! ...Read more

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Period 3 weeks late but 3 negative pregnancy tests. Tested one week after expected period too. What's the problem?

Period 3 weeks late but 3 negative pregnancy tests. Tested one week after expected period too. What's the problem?

Missed Period: Pregnancy tests are usually accurate a week after missing a period. Most likely you are not pregnant but missed your period for some other reason. There are many reasons this can happen such as stress, dieting, exercise, thyroid problems, etc. Rarely a home pregnancy test can miss a problem pregnancy such as an ectopic. If you miss frequently, you should see an Ob/Gyn and find out why. ...Read more

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I had a 2 day period very light, 2 negative pregnancy tests but still having pregnancy symptoms and pains in my left side?

Pregnancy unlikely: With having a period, even if light one, and two negative pregnancy tests (assuming you did the tests correctly) it in not likely that you are pregnant. For further assurance you may wish to repeat the test in a week or so. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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I had 2 periods in october, 1 being abnormal. None in november or since. I've taken 2 home pregnancy tests and both negative.?

I had 2 periods in october, 1 being abnormal. None in november or since. I've taken 2 home pregnancy tests and both negative.?

Irregular menses: Periods can be affected by many factors: physical or emotional stress; strenuous activity; weight gain; weight loss. If on birth control, missing a pill or taking it at a different time may alter periods. See gyn for exam & treatment. ...Read more

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Today is cd 34. Longest cycle I've ever had was 32days. 2 negative pregnancy tests, no sign of period coming. What's going on?

Today is cd 34. Longest cycle I've ever had was 32days. 2 negative pregnancy tests, no sign of period coming. What's going on?

Hormonal imbalance: You may repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days if you do not get a period by then. 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. ...Read more

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I took 2 first signal pregnancy tests and they both came out to be a negative I took one before my 5 day period and after it could I be pregnant?

I took 2 first signal pregnancy tests and they both came out to be a negative I took one before my 5 day period and after it could I be pregnant?

Not sure.: You did a pregnancy test just before and immediately after your 5-day period. The best time to do a pregnancy test is a week after you have missed a period or if you have an unusual period that consist if 2-3 days of light bleeding/spotting. ...Read more

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Period is 6 days late...I have taken 3 pregnancy tests, all of which have resulted in a clear negative...is there still a chance I could be pregnant?

Period is 6 days late...I have taken 3 pregnancy tests, all of which have resulted in a clear negative...is there still a chance I could be pregnant?

Maybe - consider: Repeating in 4 or 5 days if still no menses. 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've got a late light period, but two negative pregnancy tests?

I've got a late light period, but two negative pregnancy tests?

Late periods: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. Things like medications, stress, travel, changes in your weight, can all cause a late period. If you are more than a month late, I would see your gyn doc for a check up. S/he might order some hormone blood tests and maybe an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Late, light period, but two negative pregnancy tests. What do I do now?

Late, light period, but two negative pregnancy tests. What do I do now?

Retest in a week: How late are you? Once you are about 1-2 weeks late the pregnancy levels should be high enough for a home pregnancy test to be positive. Otherwise I agree with the other doc, you can get a blood test. It's just more expensive... Make an appointment for your doc in a week or two. ...Read more