Spotting a week before my period and into my period week. Sexually active. On birth control. Took HPT on day period was supposed to come- negative?

Repeat test. You may wish to repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 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.

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I've been spotting all week but I haven't actually started my period. I'm sexually active but I'm on birth control. What does it mean?

Take 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...

My period is supposed to start today. Instead I am spotting and have mild pain in my ovary. I am sexually active with birth control. Am I ok?

Abnormal Period. It may just be the start of your period which happens to be painful this month. If your flow doesnt start completely by tomorrow, I would definitely do a pregnancy test. Good Luck. Read more...
Yes OK. Sometimes unsolicited gifts like STD may pop up....be aware of the by product of sexual activity; the other one is pregnancy. Read more...
May need to be seen. I would keep an eye on your symptoms. Either your period will start and your pain will go away, or you will continue to have pain. If you continue to have pain on one side with just spotting, you will need to be seen. This can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy and this can be quite serious. A home pregnancy test won't help you in this case. You will need a blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! Read more...
BC failure. It is possible that you may have a contraceptive failure. Best to have a pregnancy testing to rule that out. If your pain continues, go to see your doctor for more testing to rule out ectopic pregnancy. Read more...

I've been on a 21 pack birth control for 2 months and was supposed to get my period and haven't. I have been sexually active. Is this normal?

Probably. It's not unusual to miss periods while on the pill. However, it's best to do a pregnancy test, just to make sure you're not pregnant. As long as it's negative, i would keep taking the pill the same. If you miss 2 periods, you might ask your doctor about switching pills. Read more...
Not normal. You are supposed to get your period about 7 days after finishing your 21 pills pack and if you are not getting period, check with your gynecologist. Read more...

I was wondering what could be wrong with me?! I am over a month late on my period. I took 5 pregnancy test just to be on the safe side. All negative. I have two children 3 and 5. I am sexually active and not on birth control. My appt is mon but I was jus

Several causes. There are several causes for delayed cycle and negative pregnancy test. Glad to see that you made an appointment as it is difficult to know what may be the cause without an evaluation. This may require blood work or possibly a pelvic ultrasound. Most of the time, the delay is because of benign reasons. Read more...

Off birth control for a month, went back on it and was sexually active, used condoms, got my period and 4 negative tests, having pregnancy symptoms?

Trust the test. 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...

I've been spotting instead of having my regular period. I'm not currently sexually active, nor am I on birth control. What could it be caused by?

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 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. Schedule a visit. Read more...