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Could stress make my period late and have a very light flow? I've taken 2 negative pregnancy tests and always had irregular cycles.

Could stress make my period late and have a very light flow? I've taken 2 negative pregnancy tests and always had irregular cycles.

Possibly...: Yes it can, but it usually needs to be a significant amount of stress. I would still recommend that you go see a gynecologist for a full evaluation to make sure the irregular bleeding isn't due to something else and also obtain treatment so that you can have regular cycles. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 have irregular periods but never normally this long, I'm 8 and a half weeks late and have done 2 pregnancy tests which have both been negative?

I have irregular periods but never normally this long, I'm 8 and a half weeks late and have done 2 pregnancy tests which have both been negative?

Needs evaluated: Urine pregnancy tests while quite accurate depend on the particular hormone being in the urine. This in turns depends on the level of hormone in the blood [varies person-person and length of gestation] and how the kidneys are functioning. Many pregnant women have neg urine for as long as two months. A blood pregnancy test is completely reliable. Perhaps pregnancy needs ruled out. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods, but it's been 7 weeks since last period. Negative results on 2 home pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

I have irregular periods, but it's been 7 weeks since last period. Negative results on 2 home pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

CONTRACEPTION?: YOU DO NOT GIVE ANY INDICATION OF ANY TYPE OF CONTRACEPTION BEING USED... OR MISSED PERIODS IN THE PAST THIS LONG. BLOOD TEST MORE SPECIFIC THAN URINE TEST IF YOU WANT TO KNOW FOR SURE. MANY OTHER BODY STRESSES CAN AFFECT MENSTRUATION...ACADEMICS AS IN FINALS, OR ATHLETICISM. ...Read more

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I always had irregular periods. I had me daughter 7 months ago and am 45 days late. All pregnancy tests say neg. Is this something I should be worried?

I always had irregular periods. I had me daughter 7 months ago and am 45 days late. All pregnancy tests say neg. Is this something I should be worried?

Depends: If you have always had irregular periods but had a baby, that's good news. Usually, when a woman has irregular periods, it's because she ovulates irregularly. This could be a problem if you're trying to get pregnant within a certain time frame or if your periods are very heavy & prolonged. Some women with irregular periods also have polycystic ovary syndrome. You should be checked for this. ...Read more

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Does faint pregnancy tests over 2 weeks mean miscarriage may happen? Have irregular periods and none since dec. No clue how far along

Does faint pregnancy tests over 2 weeks mean miscarriage may happen? Have irregular periods and none since dec. No clue how far along

Blood test: It may be helpful to get a blood test for HCG level. If you may be pregnant or are trying to be pregnant, you should be under the care of a doctor and take pre-natal vitamins.
Wish you good health.
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Practice safe sex.
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I'm 10 days late and currently been diagnosed with pcos but never had irregular periods before this time. I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests.

I'm 10 days late and currently been diagnosed with pcos but never had irregular periods before this time. I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests.

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. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Femulen take birth control pills for two years I had irregular periods, this month did not show up at all, I did two pregnancy tests and they were neg?

Femulen take birth control pills for two years I had irregular periods, this month did not show up at all, I did two pregnancy tests and they were neg?

Probably normal: Minimal or no periods on birth control pills is one of the beneficial side effects. If it bothers you (it does for some women) then a different formulation pill should give you regular periods. ...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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I would like to know if have 2 irregular periods, pain in the abdomen on left side, never had sex but a guy fingereed me in august, am I pregnant? I did pregnancy tests that came back negative. I did touch his penis but I washed my hands with soap and wa

I would like to know if have 2 irregular periods, pain in the abdomen on left side, never had sex but a guy fingereed me in august, am I pregnant? I did pregnancy tests that came back negative. I did touch his penis but I washed my hands with soap and wa

Hormonal imbalance: From what you described, you are not 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. 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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4 neg pregnancy tests 13 days after unprotected sex and taking Plan B. Light bleeding. Irregular periods. Is it a period, spotting, or implantation?

4 neg pregnancy tests 13 days after unprotected sex and taking Plan B. Light bleeding. Irregular periods. Is it a period, spotting, or implantation?

Plan B: Implantation usually causes no bleeding or minute amount of blood. Plan B may cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period). ...Read more

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I have always been a little irregular on my periods but I am two months late and my pregnancy tests say negative and still no symptoms of period help?

I have always been a little irregular on my periods but I am two months late and my pregnancy tests say negative and still no symptoms of period help?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor for a blood test and evaluation to see why you period is missing
there is many factors besides pregnancy that could affect the cycle and the timing of the period
if persistent see your PCP or your GYN
good luck ...Read more

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I'm having early symptoms of pregnancy but I'm also on nexplanon which has similar side effects also I have irregular cycles when should I take a test?

I'm having early symptoms of pregnancy but I'm also on nexplanon which has similar side effects also I have irregular cycles when should I take a test?

3 weeks after sex: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding for 2-3 days heavy to light, very irregular times of each month. Pregnancy tests are negative. The last bleed had serious cramps any idea?

I'm bleeding for 2-3 days heavy to light, very irregular times of each month. Pregnancy tests are negative. The last bleed had serious cramps any idea?

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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My last period started on October 4 and lasted until October 15. I have not had a period since, and have taken a few pregnancy tests, all negative. Is something wrong with me? I'm just wondering what is causing my period to be irregular.

My last period started on October 4 and lasted until October 15. I have not had a period since, and have taken a few pregnancy tests, all negative. Is something wrong with me? I'm just wondering what is causing my period to be irregular.

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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Can an irregular menstrual cycle affect the accuracy of home pregnancy tests?

Can an irregular menstrual cycle affect the accuracy of home pregnancy tests?

No: With an irregular cycle it is more difficult to figure out the best time to do the test, but the test itself remains very accurate. ...Read more

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A week after sex I had a normal period. I'm irregular but I have never gone 3 months w/out a period so it's unusual. 2 negative pregnancy tests?

A week after sex I had a normal period. I'm irregular but I have never gone 3 months w/out a period so it's unusual. 2 negative pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A 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 negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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I am having unsafe sex, IV taken 3 pregnancy tests and they come up negative but I haven't had my period in 2 months. I do have a record of irregular?

I am having unsafe sex, IV taken 3 pregnancy tests and they come up negative but I haven't had my period in 2 months. I do have a record of irregular?

Why: Why you are gambling with your life pregnancy is not the only danger from unsafe sex there is a lot of dangerous conditions you can encountered from unsafe sex
You are young and healthy and regardless of the nature of your relationship and how much you trust and love your partner practice safe sex ...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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Can irregular cycles have an impact on the amount of hCG released and therefore cause a false negative pregnancy test?

Can irregular cycles have an impact on the amount of hCG released and therefore cause a false negative pregnancy test?

No: Irregular cycles do not impact HCG levels but do result in inaccurate estimation of length of pregnancy and so if pregnancy test done too early after conception, maybe negative. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms for 3 weeks have not taken a pregnancy test due to irregular cycles. Pink discharge into red discharge w/o clots. Pregnant???

Early pregnancy symptoms for 3 weeks have not taken a pregnancy test due to irregular cycles. Pink discharge into red discharge w/o clots. Pregnant???

Cannot tell: Go ahead and to a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. If the result is negative, please repeat the test in 7-10 days, unless you get your period before then. ...Read more

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I have a 38 day cycle and I'm passed my period on CD48. Negative pregnancy tests and second day of very light brown spotting. Am I just very irregular?

I have a 38 day cycle and I'm passed my period on CD48. Negative pregnancy tests and second day of very light brown spotting. Am I just very irregular?

? Ovulation: It sounds like you are not ovulating for some reason. You need to see your family doc or a GYN for an evaluation including a pelvic exam and blood work. You likely also will need an ultrasound of your pelvis as well. ...Read more

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Been trying to conceive for 11 months have irregular cycles some have been 34days others 38 had a stopping and starting period last month but having some symptoms of pregnancy but have also had neg tests please help thank you?

Fertility MD needed: You need to see a GYN MD whose focus is fertility or a GYN Reproductive Endocrinologist. Most patients conceive at your age with unprotected intercourse within one to two years. At nearly age 30, it is imperative that any fertility problem be identified now between yourself and your partner so it can be corrected before ovulation frequency declines with age. ...Read more

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3 months have irregular menstruation. This month do not even have. I did a pregnancy test but it was negative. Am I pregnant? Thank You

3 months have irregular menstruation. This month do not even have. I did a pregnancy test but it was negative. Am I pregnant? Thank You

Are you: Sexually active? On birth control? If no to both unlikely if yes to sex and no to birth control it is possible. It may just be a irregular menses I need more info ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test at 17dpo now 20 DPO with light bleeding I have irregular cycles am I still pregnant or is this my period?

Positive pregnancy test at 17dpo now 20 DPO with light bleeding I have irregular cycles am I still pregnant or is this my period?

Not your period: If you were pregnant 3 days ago this is not your period. It could be a threatened miscarriage. Some studies show that as many as 1/2 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and half of those occur so early that only with our more sensitive pregnancy tests do you even know you were pregnant. Patients use to just think their period was late. Do another pregnancy test to see if it is still positive. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex in March, 2negative pregnancy tests, light period In April nothing in May. It should be coming in on June, irregular? Pcos? What to do?

Unprotected sex in March, 2negative pregnancy tests, light period In April nothing in May. It should be coming in on June, irregular? Pcos? What to do?

Safe sex: If you have not had unprotected sex since March 2, did the pregnancy test correctly at least three weeks after sex, you are not likely to be pregnant. 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.
Get HPV vaccine.
http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more

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Can I tell if I'm pregnant by feeling my stomach? I've had my period every month even though it's been irregular and I've also taken a few pregnancy tests and they come back negative but I've had a few pregnancy symptoms and it looks like I'm getting a b

Can I tell if I'm pregnant by feeling my stomach? I've had my period every month even though it's been irregular and I've also taken a few pregnancy tests and they come back negative but I've had a few pregnancy symptoms and it looks like I'm getting a b

Pregnancy test: Feeling your tummy is not a reliable way to diagnose pregnancy. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Took 3 pregnancy tests all negative no period for 2 months irregular period and breads sore any ideas?

Took 3 pregnancy tests all negative no period for 2 months irregular period and breads sore any ideas?

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.
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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How to read pregnancy tests?

How to read pregnancy tests?

Yes: Each kit is a little different but there is usually a control line that is always there and a line next to it that is there if the pregnancy test is positive. ...Read more

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How accurate are pregnancy tests?

How accurate are pregnancy tests?

See below: When performed correctly they are extremely accurate, reliable and valid. ...Read more

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How accurate are drugstore pregnancy tests?

How accurate are drugstore pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy tests: Over the counter pregnancy tests can pick up a pregnancy less than three weeks from conception. They are very accurate. ...Read more

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How infrequent are negative pregnancy tests?

How infrequent are negative pregnancy tests?

Please clarify: Are you asking about false negative test results, false positives or pregnancy tests in general? ...Read more

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What are different types of pregnancy tests?

What are different types of pregnancy tests?

Urine or blood: Most common approaches to diagnosing pregnancy would be with a urine pregnancy test (over the counter or in a doctor's office), or a blood specimen pregnancy test (requires a blood draw and ordered by your doctor). Keep in mind that urine testing, which is the most common, can take up to 2 wks after a missed period to turn positive. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Yes: Most currently available pregnancy tests are about the some. Dsome of them are for testing urine and some are for testing blood. ...Read more

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Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. There are urine and there are blood tests. It is always best to follow the instructions on the product your buy as to when you test and what urine you use (i.e. First urine in the morning is a common recommendation). ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more