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Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Mentral periods: Periods vary from 3 to 5 days, light and heavy. This is normal and depends on your health and activity level. However, if you had sex and are worried, make sue you did your pregnancy test correctly as per the instructions and repeat it a week later to double check the accuracy. If no sex, then no way pregnant. If not pregnant, do nothing about the light period. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Timing: It is possible that the urine pregnancy test detected HCG that was in the urine even as a pregnancy was failing (impending miscarriage) but by the time a blood test was done, the miscarriage had already occurred and the levels of the HCG pregnancy hormone were cleared. Alternatively, it could have just been a false (+) urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but really light period?

Negative pregnancy test but really light period?

Not a period?: It might be that this bleeding is not, in fact, related to your period, but rather breakthrough bleeding occurring during a cycle where you did not ovulate this is common and women who have anovulatory cycles often present with absent cycles or unusual, confusing breakthrough bleeding. Talk to your doctor about working through this problem. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

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 ...Read more

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Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you've experienced an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary failes to release the egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...Read more

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After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Nevertheless it is possible that you ovulated sooner. ...Read more

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2 missed periods light spotting but negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

2 missed periods light spotting but negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Technique & time: If you did the test 4-5 days after missed period and performed the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test, using first morning urine and following the directions in the kit carefully. You could also see your doctor for a blood test and may be an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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Multiple negative hpt and negative blood pregnancy test. Sore nipples. Definatly Not pregnant?

Multiple negative hpt and negative blood pregnancy test. Sore nipples. Definatly Not pregnant?

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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No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy?: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Negative test no period having pregnancy symptoms?

Negative test no period having pregnancy symptoms?

Repeat test: Sometimes an initial test won't be positive in early pregnancy and there are other causes for not having a period and having seemingly pregnancy related symptoms. The best thing to do, as long as you are not having any concerning symptoms, is to wait a few days and test using your first morning urine when pregnancy hormones are higher. See your doctor if any other questions to look for other cause. ...Read more

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Tubes tied and missed period but negative pregnancy test. Possibilities?

Possibilities: 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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Negative pregnancy test after implantation bleeding, possible?

Negative pregnancy test after implantation bleeding, possible?

Wait until due: Home pregnancy tests are not useful until perhaps a day or two before the period is due. Most implantation does not cause bleeding and most bleeding in the last half of the cycle is not from implantation. No matter how badly you want to know, there is no reason to check a pregnancy test before it is time. ...Read more

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Missed period, pregnancy test neg, could i still be pregnant?

Repeat test : Repeat the test in a week and if negative then it may just be a missed period for any number of reasons other than pregnancy. It can be normal to miss up to 2 periods, but once you miss three it is time to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Last period jan 31st. Having pregnancy symptoms. Period late but home pregnancy test negative. Whats wrong?

Last period jan 31st.  Having pregnancy symptoms.  Period late but home pregnancy test negative.  Whats wrong?

Not sure: You are obviously late for your period, and in the setting of a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. This indicates that you did not ovulate or it was significantly delayed. Talk to your doctor about ways to induce a period and pills to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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Urine pregnancy test says negative, yet a period is 14 days late. Pregnant?

Urine pregnancy test says negative, yet a period is 14 days late. Pregnant?

Not likely: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. ...Read more

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Period 10days late home pregnancy negative. Past pregnancies urine pregnancy test will always show negative, could i still be pregnant or just late.

Period 10days late home pregnancy negative. Past pregnancies urine pregnancy test will always show negative, could i still be pregnant or just late.

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Period 9 days late cramping negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Period 9 days late cramping negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time you'd be one week late. Perform one then and repeat in a week it it's negative. ...Read more

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Home pregnacy test posirive.( first response.) dr. Urine pregnacy test negative. But no period. Last period nov 17, 2013?

Home pregnacy test posirive.( first response.) dr. Urine pregnacy test negative.  But no period.  Last period nov 17, 2013?

Defer to your Doctor: Health tap is not a place to pit our anonymous advice against the professional there in person taking care of you. What did your doctor tell you about these results? Did they offer you a blood test? And as an aside on december 16, 2013, with an lmp of 11/17/2013 it surely seems early to be testing. ...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


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more