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2weeks late pregnancy test are positive, but husband doesn't believe it.

2weeks late pregnancy test are positive, but husband doesn't believe it.

What are you asking?: There's no understanding what people do, think, or say. Don't argue. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Often feelings make us unable to accept the obvious. I trust your husband will come around and be as pleased as I hope you are. Best wishes to all three of you. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Is it ever too late to take a pregnancy test? Had sex in july took the test in september

Is it ever too late to take a pregnancy test? Had sex in july took the test in september

It's never TOO late: But by now you should be able to discern whether you are pregnant or not. The hpt will still be accurate even this long after possible conception. ...Read more

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Is it ever TOO LATE to take a pregnancy test? The last time I had sex was 7mo ago, I took 3 test 2wks ago. All neg, but were they accurate?

Is it ever TOO LATE to take a pregnancy test? The last time I had sex was 7mo ago, I took 3 test 2wks ago. All neg, but were they accurate?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy happens only if you have unprotected sexual intercourse around the time of your ovulation (a few days window) when you have a mature egg ready to be fertilized. Neither the egg nor the sperm survives more than 3-5 days. If you had no recent sex, there is no need for pregnancy testing ...Read more

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Period 10 days late. Pregnancy test was negative. What should I do? What does this mean? Is it late?

Period 10 days late. Pregnancy test was negative. What should I do? What does this mean? Is it late?

Repeat test: If you are usually regular and are 10 days late be very suspicious. Repeat EPT on a first voided urine of the day (right after you get up). ...Read more

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Would it be too late to take a pregnancy test at 21 weeks? Would it still be accurate? What is the hook effect on pregnancy tests?

Would it be too late to take a pregnancy test at 21 weeks? Would it still be accurate? What is the hook effect on pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy test: If you are pregnant and 21 weeks, yes a pregnancy test would be positive. But at 21 weeks, you would probably be feeling movement. If you are that late and pregnancy test is negative, you should see your GYN. ...Read more

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Hi there I had sterilisation reversal 4 weeks ago. I feel pregnant, 3 or so days late, pregnancy test negative?! when should I re-test please?

Repeat now: Repeat test now, if negative and still have not gotten a menstrual cycle, then repeat again in a week. If positive then you must seek medical care early to ensure you don't have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does late +pregnancy test correlated to future misscarriage? I took a very faint positive pt on cd29 and today on cd30 its -. My cicles are 28days

Does late +pregnancy test correlated to future misscarriage? I took a very faint positive pt on cd29 and today on cd30 its -. My cicles are 28days

That's not late: There is no need to do a pregnancy test until 1 week after missing one's period. If menstrual cycles are 28 days, that means doing a pregnancy test when one arrives at day 35 (28+7=35) and there is still no period. There is no rush, because a period can be late and then start a few days later than expected. As long one's period arrives and looks normal, she is presumed not pregnant. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, pregnancy test negative. Should I be worried?

Period 4 days late, pregnancy test negative. Should I be worried?

Tests are accurate: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (such as hormone pills), hormonal imbalances, being near menopause, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurrent, or worsening. No worries yet. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied in 2008 but I'm 2months late pregnancy test came out negative, should I be worried??

Tests are accurate: 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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Period is 21 days late, pregnancy test came back negative. I haven't been stressed lately. What could this be?

Period is 21 days late, pregnancy test came back negative. I haven't been stressed lately. What could this be?

Various causes: There are several possible causes of skipped periods besides stress and pregnancy. Thyroid disorder and elevations in prolactin hormone can both cause it. Also medications, eating disorders, excessive exercise, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome and a few rarer things. Evaluation by a doctor is a good idea if the period continued to be late another 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Last period 3/25/13, was supposed to start cycle 4/21/13. My cycle is 3 days late. Pregnancy test today came back negative. Could I be pregnant?

Last period 3/25/13, was supposed to start cycle 4/21/13. My cycle is 3 days late. Pregnancy test today came back negative. Could I be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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Last month, I had 2 periods, just 18 days apart. Now it is 6 days late. Pregnancy test shows negative. Should I be concerned? I have taken 2 pregnancy tests, both negative. My husband and I have been trying to conceive. I am not sure if my abnormal p

Last month, I had 2 periods, just 18 days apart. Now it is 6 days late. Pregnancy test shows negative. Should I be concerned? I have taken 2 pregnancy tests, both negative. My husband and I have been trying to conceive. I am not sure if my abnormal p

You: You should take another pregnancy test if you have not had your period yet. The only reason that abnormal periods may be a problem is due to the fact that you may not know when you are ovulating. Consider buying an ovulation prediction kit and follow the detailed instructions.
After one year of trying to conceive with no success you and your husband should have an infertility work up. In the meantime take a daily prenatal vitamin, live a healthy lifestyle, and decrease stress and anxiety.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My period is a week late. Pregnancy test was negative. My period is never late. What's going on?

My period is a week late. Pregnancy test was negative. My period is never late. What's going on?

Delay: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more

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2 weeks late pregnancy test all negative 40 days since last period and I am having some pinkish spotting when I wipe. What could be going on?

LIkely your cycle: Likely it's the beginning of your cycle. Sometimes women will have a pregnancy, and then have a miscarriage right away, that could have happened too. Regardless, if your test is negative it's likely that you're not pregnant. If you're uncertain or if your period doesn't come, you may want to repeat the test in 2-3 days. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I was put on a 14 day course of doxcycline 100mg two times a day. Can it disrupt the menstrual cycle? I am 3 days late pregnancy test are negative.

I was put on a 14 day course of doxcycline 100mg two times a day. Can it disrupt the menstrual cycle? I am 3 days late pregnancy test are negative.

Doxycycline: Doxycycline does not impact the menstrual cycle. Being sick can. If you had an acute illness that required treatment with antibiotics then being sick could delay the cycle. Your pregnancy test is negative indicating that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I have had the implanon for five years now but am recently experiencing pregnancy symptoms. Period is 15 days late pregnancy test was negative. Help!

I have had the implanon for five years now but am recently experiencing pregnancy symptoms. Period is 15 days late pregnancy test was negative. Help!

Watch for pregnancy: Please be aware that Implanon only lasts for 3 years. So if you have really had it in for 5 years it is no longer effective, and you had more chance of getting pregnant. If you really are not pregnant, and period 2 weeks late, there can be multiple reasons including stress, hormones being off, gaining or losing weight, too much soy, for instance. ...Read more

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Am 45 years old, and my period is late, pregnancy test is negative?

Am 45 years old, and my period is late, pregnancy test is negative?

Re-check PG test: If you redo the pregnancy test in 2 days and it is still negative, your period could simply be delayed for any number of medical or psychological stress reasons. At age 45 you are also heading into the peri menopausal time frame where periods often are late or are skipped. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on all days of being fertile. Period is 5 days late. Pregnancy test neg. Could I be pregnant? When should I check again?

Had unprotected sex on all days of being fertile. Period is 5 days late. Pregnancy test neg. Could I be pregnant? When should I check again?

Possible: Usually an otc pregnancy test is reliable at the same time you missed your menses. But if you ovulated late it may take longer to show positive. I would test again in a week. ...Read more

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I'm 7 days late. Pregnancy test was neg at 4days late. I'm on pill but did take some sleep aids. I have never been late before should I worry?

I'm 7 days late. Pregnancy test was neg at 4days late. I'm on pill but did take some sleep aids. I have never been late before should I worry?

No: Most sleep aids do mint interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. If the pregnancy test was negative and you have been taking the pills at the same time every day, you should not worry. With the low dose pills in use today it is not uncommon to miss a period every now and then. There simply isn't enough estrogen to grow much of a lining to bleed off. Just keep taking your pills. ...Read more

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Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick. Will get a blood test in a few days. Could I be pregnant?

Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick. Will get a blood test in a few days. Could I be pregnant?

Package insert: Compare your test result to the image portrayed in the package insert that came with your pregnancy test. A negative test is reliable. If you are uncertain of the interpretation of the test result then a blood pregnancy test is reasonable. ...Read more

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Taking b12 lipotropic injections weekly for a month. Period 1day late, never late. Pregnancy test, negative. Seems others are reporting the same help!

Taking b12 lipotropic injections weekly for a month. Period 1day late, never late. Pregnancy test, negative. Seems others are reporting the same help!

Unrelated: B 12 injections are unlikely to affect the period. If you did not have sex since your last period, there is no concern. If you did, you may wish to repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days, 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. ...Read more

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I need to figure out why my period is late & pregnancy test negative?

I need to figure out why my period is late & pregnancy test negative?

Late/absent ovulatio: Either you did not ovulate or you ovulated late and the cycle is off because of it. ...Read more

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I had sex Saturday and it's now next Saturday, but my period is 2 days late. Pregnancy test said negative. Is it still possible to be pregnant.?

I had sex Saturday and it's now next Saturday, but my period is 2 days late. Pregnancy test said negative. Is it still possible to be pregnant.?

If no condom used: Can be possible. It depends what part of your cycle that You were at Saturday. You can try a home pregnancy test again next week, and if it's negative then you are not pregnant. I usually people are the most fertile around their ovulation time in their cycle, and this is usually two weeks after a period not one week before your period.. ...Read more

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My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to wait a couple of days to re do the pregnancy test. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Began bc 2/27/16 after miscarriage 11/2015.Had unprotected sex 3/4 & 3/12.Missed my 3/12 pill & am now 5 dys late. Pregnancy test neg. Could I be pregn?

Began bc 2/27/16 after miscarriage 11/2015.Had unprotected sex 3/4 & 3/12.Missed my 3/12 pill & am now 5 dys late. Pregnancy test neg. Could I be pregn?

Just retest: 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

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