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Period 17 days late and on the 17th day, got a very light period, negative pregnancy test on the 17th day also. Thoughts?

Period 17 days late and on the 17th day, got a very light period, negative pregnancy test on the 17th day also. Thoughts?

See you MD: You may need a blood pregnancy test. There are many different reasons for missing a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age, medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...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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Had very light period last month, negative pregnancy test, this month is the same but 5 days late usually very heavy, trying to get pregnant?

Had very light period last month, negative pregnancy test, this month is the same but 5 days late usually very heavy, trying to get pregnant?

12 months average: 12m is the average amount of time to get pregnant. If you have been trying for 12m then you need a complete workup by your obgyn. Otherwise, get an ovulation predictor and try to time your sex when you ovulate. You can calculate when you should ovulate by subtracting 14 from you cycle length. I.e. if your cycle is usually 30 days then 30 - 14 is 16. You should ovulate on day 16. ...Read more

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Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Consider medications: Medications such as ssri, depression medications such as prozac, (fluoxetine) may affect your hormones and cause these symptoms. A thyroid function test may be of value ...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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I've been having tan mucus for three days now after a weird period. Negative pregnancy test. Why is this happening?

I've been having tan mucus for three days now after a weird period. Negative pregnancy test. Why is this happening?

Possible infection: Consider a microbial imbalance, or infection such as bacterial vaginosis. Have it tested, especially if there is pain or itching. ...Read more

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2 months no period negative pregnancy test and my boibs r sensitive I made a dr appointment for monday but I'm nervous and scared any help?

2 months no period negative pregnancy test and my boibs r sensitive I made a dr appointment for monday but I'm nervous and scared any help?

Skipped periods: There's lots of reasons for skipped periods besides pregnancy. Stress, eating disorders, excessive exercise, pcos, thyroid disorder, elevations in prolactin hormone, medications and a few others. It's best to have evaluation to find a treatable cause. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant, 2weeks late on period. Negative pregnancy test but have some symptoms. Is it still possible to be pregnant with a neg test?

Trying to get pregnant, 2weeks late on period. Negative pregnancy test but have some symptoms. Is it still possible to be pregnant with a neg test?

Unlikely: At two week late the test is starting to get reliable

But w slightly irregular periods you might not be that far along.

Much much more common though is irregular period without pregnancy ...Read more

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Haven't had my period, negative pregnancy test?

Haven't had my period, negative pregnancy test?

Missed cycle: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you keep having sex unprotected, check preganany tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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Two days late period negative pregnancy test why is that?

Two days late period negative pregnancy test why is that?

Normal variant: A regular period could occur every 21 to 35 days. Periods rarely start on the same exact day every month. Sometimes they could be a few days off and still be normal. Sometimes stress may alter our periods slightly. To better help with these issues, I hope that you visit an OBGYN ...Read more

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Late period negative pregnancy test, what could be wrong? : (

Didn't ovulate: If you have one off month, you could have just not ovulated...Stress, weight change, and illness can all cause this as an isolated occurrence. But if your cycle is often irregular, you should see a doctor for a more comprehensive evaluation, especially if you want to conceive in the near future. ...Read more

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Day 31 no period. Negative pregnancy test. Last period was august 6 what's going on with my body?

Day 31 no period. Negative pregnancy test. Last period was august 6 what's going on with my body?

Various possiblities: Early menopause would be one of them. Polycystic ovary syndrome while it can do this, is unlikly to start at this age. Obviously any sort of female reporoductive hormone can affect this (birth control or fertility drugs).
cannot say in your particular case without a histroy and maybe exam. ...Read more

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Light bleeding 5 days before period date. Did not have regular period. Negative pregnancy test. A lot of symptoms. Can I still be pregnant?

Light bleeding 5 days before period date. Did not have regular period. Negative pregnancy test. A lot of symptoms. Can I still be pregnant?

Good chance: 22 year old female light bleeding 5 days before period date. Did not have regular period. Negative pregnancy test. A lot of symptoms, asks if can still be pregnant. Good chance might be pregnant as negative pregnancy test does not always indicate absence of pregnancy. With 'lots of symptoms' might be good idea to see MD/ Gynecologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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2mos delayed period negative pregnancy test?

2mos delayed period negative pregnancy test?

See below: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. Anovulatory cycles are one cause. You may wish to consult this site for more information.

http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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Missed a few pills, late period, negative pregnancy test...what could it be?

Missed a few pills, late period, negative pregnancy test...what could it be?

How late?: If you are more than a week late and hpt was done correctly and it was negative you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may repeat the test in 3-4 days. 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 help! I have brown clearish discharge and I am 4 days late on my period, negative pregnancy test?

I need help! I have brown clearish discharge and I am 4 days late on my period, negative pregnancy test?

Pregnancy possible: The possibility exists. If you are one week late and still haven't had your menses, you should perform a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat in one week. ...Read more

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Iam 23 days late for my period, negative pregnancy test. Supposed to ovulate today and thay was negative too. Possibly pregnant?

Iam 23 days late for my period, negative pregnancy test. Supposed to ovulate today and thay was negative too. Possibly pregnant?

Trust the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Cycle typically 28-34 days. Spotting day 28, no period, negative pregnancy test day 35. Pregnancy symptoms. Could I still be pregnant?

Cycle typically 28-34 days. Spotting day 28, no period, negative pregnancy test day 35. Pregnancy symptoms. Could I still be pregnant?

Possibly: Since your periods vary some it is possible you checked the pregnancy test too early to detect a pregnancy. Wait 3-5 more days then check again. If your pregnancy test is still negative then and your period still hasn't come then you could get a blood pregnancy test, which is more accurate to detect early pregnancies. ...Read more

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A week and 1/2 late for my period. Negative pregnancy test, but I have all th symptoms of pregnancy, but I have period like bleeding. Pregnant?

A week and 1/2 late for my period. Negative pregnancy test, but I have all th symptoms of pregnancy, but I have period like bleeding. Pregnant?

Possible: It's always possible to get pregnant. Home pregnanccy tests generally do not become positive until you are about one week late. If that test is negative, repeat it in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Missed 2 and half months of my period. Negative pregnancy test but im having a lot of pregnancy symptoms. By the way I have pcos. Could I be pregnant?

Missed 2 and half months of my period. Negative pregnancy test but im having a lot of pregnancy symptoms. By the way I have pcos. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe: Its also likely your symptoms are due to not ovulating. If you go more than 3 months without a period, you may have very heavy prolonged flow. I would schedule an appointment with your physician or GYN and get some provera (medroxyprogesterone) and ask for a serum pregnancy test as well. ...Read more

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Took plan b, no period, negative pregnancy test. Definitely not pregnant?

Took plan b, no period, negative pregnancy test. Definitely not pregnant?

This may be a side: Effect from Plan B. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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I've spotted 3 times this month with no period. Negative pregnancy test should I could see a doctor?

I've spotted 3 times this month with no period. Negative pregnancy test should I could see a doctor?

Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, hormonal changes, polyps and fibroids can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Endometrium present 18 days on period negative pregnancy test results via blood and urine tests. Possible causes?

Endometrium present 18 days on period negative pregnancy test results via blood and urine tests. Possible causes?

Unclear meaning: Not sure what you mean by "endometrium present." This needs clarification. If you mean that you have been bleeding for 18 days then you will need to see an Obgyn for evaluation, STD testing, possible a sonogram and you can discuss options for cycle control. ...Read more

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Missed one BC pill, late period, negative pregnancy test. Is it still possible I could be pregnant with a negative test?

Yes: It is possible to be pregnant with a negative test if you took the test too early. Pregnancy test can be negative for 4 to 6 weeks depending on the test kit you used. Be safe and stop meds until you have a test by a healthcare professional. The timing from your missed period is very important. ...Read more

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Three week late period, negative pregnancy test, no symptoms. Period came early last month, but is now late. Always used protection. What's going on?

Three week late period, negative pregnancy test, no symptoms. Period came early last month, but is now late. Always used protection. What's going on?

Non-ovulatory cycle: The most likely reason is you didn't ovulate in your last cycle, or that it was a late ovulation, but there's a long list of other possibilities. This is usually not to worry about, and you might wait a little longer to see when the next period starts. A doctor should be able to help you start sorting through the list. ...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