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A week and a half late. A lot of symptoms of pregnancy. But a negative test.. could I still be pregnant or is it something else?

A week and a half late. A lot of symptoms of pregnancy. But a negative test.. could I still be pregnant or is it something else?

Not sure when: you tested. Can repeat 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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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2 days late, some very light spotting (brown or light pink) but negative test. Could I still be pregnant?

2 days late, some very light spotting  (brown or light pink) but negative test. Could I still be pregnant?

Probably not: If you are having some bleeding around the time your period is due and a negative pregnancy test then it's unlikely. But to be on the safe side, wait another couple days and re-do the HPT. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 17 dpo. Period 3 days late negative test could I still be pregnant ?

I'm 17 dpo. Period 3 days late negative test could I still be pregnant ?

Yes: Test is generally done around 14 days after the first day of the last period. and rechecked approximately one week later if there is still a concern. ...Read more

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Period 6 days late had pink spotting last week but negative test could I still be pregnant?

Period 6 days late had pink spotting last week but negative test could I still be pregnant?

Still can be preg: Yes! Depending on the type of pregnancy test that you used, the test may not be able to detect the low levels of pregnancy hormone that are associated with early pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 7 days late for my period and has always been on time and im having pregnancy symptoms but have had 2 negative test, could i still be pregnant?

I am 7 days late for my period and has always been on time and im having pregnancy symptoms but have had 2 negative test, could i still be pregnant?

YES: although this may be due to hormonal fluctuations, I suggest a blood pregnancy test (HCG)-are you on BC pills or using condoms PLUS spermicidal foam or gel? Time to see your GYN. ...Read more

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Irregular period and have had gooey pink discharge and negative test could i still be pregnant?

Irregular period and have had gooey pink discharge and negative 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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6 days late, sore breast, slight cramping, nausea off and on, and negative test. Could I still be pregnant and when should I retest?

6 days late, sore breast, slight cramping, nausea off and on, and negative test. Could I still be pregnant and when should I retest?

Yes: You have now possible pregnancy signs and you can repeat pregnancy test after 3 to 5 days if you are pregnant it should be positive or you can have HCG quantative test through your f/d or gyn to ascertain then. we always advise to have prepregnancy checkup to avoid this problem and you should see your doctor asap either way. good luck. ...Read more