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Why did I only get my period for one day if im not pregnant? Pregnancy test was negative.

Why did I only get my period for one day if im not pregnant? Pregnancy test was negative.

Could be normal: Bleeding during your period lasts between 1 - 3 days typically, but every woman's period is slightly different. You may have only had bleeding on one day for this period. Pregnancy will cause you to completely miss your period. Variations in hormone levels can effect the duration of menses. Occasionally home pregnancy tests can be wrong as well. If you develop pain or other bleeding, see doctor. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Was expecting period but it only lasted one day and then just brownish spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Why did I only bleed for a day?

Was expecting period but it only lasted one day and then just brownish spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Why did I only bleed for a day?

Thin uterine lining: Amount of bleeding depends on how much tissue there is to shed. If you are thin, smoke and excercise a lot your lining will be thin (or if you take hormone therapy as birth control). If you do take birthcontrol it is very common to have a short, or even no period. If you are not on birthcontrol make sure you do get your period every 4-6 weeks; if no period at all for 3-4 months see your doc. ...Read more

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I had a very light one day period the beginning of the month I haven't started again since or had any symptoms. Also negative pregnancy test.?

I had a very light one day period the beginning of the month I haven't started again since or had any symptoms. Also negative pregnancy test.?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Three day late period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Three day late period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Not sure: You might want to try a different test if you are not sure. The other option would we to see your MD and check a blood test. It may just be that you had a delay in ovulation, and that you period may come a little later than usual. If you haven't started in a week and you test is negative, you may want to check with your MD. ...Read more

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Day late on period. Brown dis charge one time today. Negative pregnancy test. Always use protection.

Day late on period. Brown dis charge one time today. Negative pregnancy test. Always use protection.

Pregnancy unlikely: If you always use protection, you are not likely to be pregnant. If you do not get your regular period during the next five days, you may wish to repeat a home pregnancy test.Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me? Last month my period was one day and this month its over a week late but got three negative pregnancy test results.

What's wrong with me? Last month my period was one day and this month its over a week late but got three negative pregnancy test results.

Irregular/ late: If you are not pregnant, other causes of missed/irregular periods include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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I been trying to get pregnant, my first day of last period was dec. 13th and my period has not come yet, a negative pregnancy test. When should I test?

I been trying to get pregnant, my first day of last period was dec. 13th and my period has not come yet, a negative pregnancy test. When should I test?

Home test?: If your period was late, short, or highly abnormal I suggest a pregnancy test today at home to answer this question. Good home tests are reliable 1-2 days before the expected period, you can test a few days later to increase the accuracy. Good wishes. ...Read more

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One day period that lasted less than 24 hours with no cramps. Negative pregnancy test taken immediately after that day. What could be going on?

One day period that lasted less than 24 hours with no cramps. Negative pregnancy test taken immediately after that day. What could be going on?

Normal menstrual: Variation. The amount and duration of a menstrual period is highly variable and depends on hormonal fluctuations. Stress, illness, medication, travel, etc. All can affect. In many cases a short period may be followed by a short cycle (period comes a bit early next month) or longer period with more bleeding next cycle. I would also repeat the pregnancy test in a week if no still no bleeding. ...Read more

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Period one day late. Negative pregnancy test that said it could detect up to 5 days before missed period.?

Period one day late. Negative pregnancy test that said it could detect up to 5 days before missed period.?

Stress or worry?: Stress and worry can lead to late or missed period as your adrenal glands need cortisol to get you thru stress and they "steal" Progesterone from your female cycle which can affect timing and regularity. I can't tell you not to worry but I would suggest repeating test in a few days and then using reliable contraception on a regular basis to remove worry. Stress is bad for your health! ...Read more

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I am one day late on my period. This cycle I took Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. I have gotten a negative pregnancy test. I ovulated late. Could I still be pregnant?

I am one day late on my period. This cycle I took Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. I have gotten a negative pregnancy test. I ovulated late. Could I still be pregnant?

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

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I'm trying to get pregnant but can't. I am late on my period and a negative pregnancy test. Help plz?

I'm trying to get pregnant but can't. I am late on my period and a negative pregnancy test. Help plz?

Need to see doctor: The issue of inability to conceive is more complicated than can be addressed in this forum. You need to consult your doctor as both you and your partner/husband need to be examined.
Practice safe sex
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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6 days late, cramping like I'm about to get my period. Negative pregnancy test! What could it be?? HELPPPPPP PLEASE!

6 days late, cramping like I'm about to get my period. Negative pregnancy test! What could it be?? HELPPPPPP PLEASE!

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to re do the test in 2-3 days. 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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Can I get a negative pregnancy test (clear blue) three days before expected period and still be pregnant.

Can I get a negative pregnancy test (clear blue) three days before expected period and still be pregnant.

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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If you get four negative pregnancy test taken within a five week period of time can you rule out pregnancy?

If you get four negative pregnancy test taken within a five week period of time can you rule out pregnancy?

Yes.: The pregnancy test is very reliable when done properly and repeated. It will rule out pregnancy in the recent past. It may not detect a new pregnancy (within about 14 days.). ...Read more

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I have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years now and still no joy. Could I be in change. I haven't had period for 2 months and negative pregnancy test?

I have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years now and still no joy. Could I be in change. I haven't had period for 2 months and negative pregnancy test?

Need help: At the age of 40 yr, yes possible to get pregnant to make it possible, need help from team fertility expert, gynecologist, specialist who will evaluate your partner, such services are available in your area, please seek that help soon, and good luck. ...Read more

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Had light period in one month ago and negative pregnancy test this month. Should I be worried yet?

Had light period in one month ago and negative pregnancy test this month. Should I be worried yet?

No: Doesn't sound like anything is awry here. I don't know if there is a specific concern that needs addressing here. ...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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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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Missed period one month, negative pregnancy test at hospital, but have symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

Missed period one month, negative pregnancy test at hospital, but have symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: If you had a negative pregnancy test, you're likely not pregnant. The tests are very accurate. If still no period in 5-7 days, recheck another pregnancy test and in the mean time, don't have unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Can I get a false negative pregnancy test and still be pregnant if I tested 3-4 days before my period?

Can I get a false negative pregnancy test and still be pregnant if I tested 3-4 days before my period?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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I get regular periods I haven't had a period in a month and 5 days and I had 3 negative pregnancy test what can be wrong?

I get regular periods I haven't had a period in a month and 5 days and I had 3 negative pregnancy test what can be wrong?

May be nothing: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. If you did the test correctly, the negative test essentially rules out pregnancy. You may wish to see your doctor for an ultrasound examination to be sure. In most cases, menstrual irregularities do resolve without treatment. If you do not wish to get pregnant, keep using contraception consistently. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex in april. Period 31 days late and counting had negative pregnancy test 3 weeks ago. Should I take another one?

Had unprotected sex in april. Period 31 days late and counting had negative pregnancy test 3 weeks ago. Should I take another one?

Yes: Take another pregnancy test--if it is positive, you have your answer. If it is negative, then you are very unlikely to be pregnant--modern urine pregnancy tests are quite accurate (but not 100%); make sure you are having safe sex by using both good birth control (hormonal method or iud) and infection control (condoms); see your gyn to get more information and to get started. ...Read more

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I have had four negative pregnancy test and yet my period is four days late...I've never had a late one before. Could I be pregnant?

I have had four negative pregnancy test and yet my period is four days late...I've never had a late one before. Could I be pregnant?

Technique: If you did the test correctly at four days after missed period, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. You may take a blood test for HCG which is more sensitive and would be positive now if you are pregnant. Or, you could repeat the home test in 4-5 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant got a negative pregnancy test few days ago period is due in 5 days but no pregnancy symptoms can I still be pregnant?

Trying to get pregnant got a negative pregnancy test few days ago period is due in 5 days but no pregnancy symptoms can I still be pregnant?

Possible: Most urine pregnancy test can pick up a pregnancy when HCG is around 50 miu or above. Since your period is not due for another 5 days, it is very unlikely the upt can pick up a pregnancy that early. Repeat a pregnancy test when you miss you period, then more than likely it will be positive if you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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