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My period is a week late but negative pregnancy test from the Dr. I have history of irregulars cycles. Could i be pregnant.2 misses cycles this year?

My period is a week late but negative pregnancy test from the Dr. I have history of irregulars cycles. Could i be pregnant.2 misses cycles this year?

Doubtful: The pregnancy tests are very sensitive and reliable these days. If it was negative, you are most likely not pregnant and with your history of period irregularities, you are probably just irregular again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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Period came on time for the past 4 months had unprotected sex now period a week late but negative pregnancy test .. Could I still be pregnant?

Period came on time for the past 4 months had unprotected sex now period a week late but negative pregnancy test .. Could I still be pregnant?

Tests are accurate: 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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My period is 1 week late. Negative. Pregnancy test(s). Should I see my doctor?

My period is 1 week late. Negative. Pregnancy test(s). Should I see my doctor?

Check again.: Check a pg test to be sure, anytime your period is abnormal, in length, symptoms, or timing. Repeat in a week and if negative, and you miss another period, see your doc to find out why. Follow the instructions on the kit, and be sure it has not expired, too. Also, infections can occur, if you are at risk of pregnancy. So get checked for those if your pg test is negative. Practice safe sex! ...Read more

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My period is 3 weeks late, negative pregnancy test, no symptoms of pregnancy either and now I am spotting. What is going on?

My period is 3 weeks late, negative pregnancy test, no symptoms of pregnancy either and now I am spotting. What is going on?

Non-ovulatory cycle: You didn't ovulate in your last cycle, or that it was a late ovulation. You might wait to see when the next period starts. A doctor should be able to help you start if the period doesn't come when expected. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I took 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) and my period 2 weeks late negative pregnancy test but I have slot of cervical mucus why is this?

I took 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) and my period 2 weeks late negative pregnancy test but I have slot of cervical mucus why is this?

Clomid (clomiphene) use: Is this your first time taking the clomid (clomiphene)? Are your cycles regular? Sometimes Clomid (clomiphene) can cause a delay in ovulation.An ultrasound would be able to confirm what is going on may be helpful to monitor your cycles on clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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My period is a week late. But am still getting negative pregnancy test. I have a predictable cycle. No health problems or stress. What's going on?

My period is a week late. But am still getting negative pregnancy test. I have a predictable cycle. No health problems or stress. What's going on?

Not sure: 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

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I am on metformin and took Clomid (clomiphene) this month, my period is a week late but I have had negative pregnancy test, what should I do?

I am on metformin and took Clomid (clomiphene) this month, my period is a week late but I have had negative pregnancy test, what should I do?

More reliable test: Many things, including some drugs, can interfere with the regularity of the menstrual cycle and 7 days is still close to the limit of acceptable variations. If you have no reason to suspect that you are pregnant, then your preg test is most likely accurate but if in doubt get a more reliable (in a lab) pregnancy test ...Read more

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Took plan b a month ago. Period is a week late. Tested negative for pregnancy test.I have Sore breast and cramping. Is this normal?

Took plan b a month ago. Period is a week late. Tested negative for pregnancy test.I have Sore breast and cramping. Is this normal?

Hormonal imbalance: Plan B has higher dose of hormone and may upset your cycle. Nevertheless, you should repeat pregnancy test in 3-4 days if you do not get a period by then. Other symptoms may also be due to hormonal imbalance. ...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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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