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9 Reasons for a Missed Period and Negative Pregnancy Test Result

Susana has worked extensively with pregnant women and families. She runs a pregnancy website and a pregnancy support group on Facebook.

Reasons for a negative pregnancy test result

Reasons for a negative pregnancy test result

Do you feel sure that you're pregnant but ended up with one or more negative pregnancy test results and still no period? You're not alone—getting a negative test with a missed period is more common than you might think.

While home pregnancy tests have improved over the years and are an extremely accurate predictor of pregnancy, there have still been many instances of a test giving a false negative result.

How Home Pregnancy Tests Work

At-home pregnancy tests work by testing a small sample of urine for hCG—human chorionic gonadotrophin. hCG is the pregnancy hormone that is produced by the developing embryo and, later, by part of the placenta.

Measuring the hCG via home pregnancy tests is qualitative, which explains why the results are a plain ‘yes’/‘no’ or ‘negative’/‘positive’.

Most Common Reasons for a Late Period and Negative Pregnancy Test

Dr. Stuart Spitalnic from Brown University asserts that "taking the test too early and not being pregnant are the main reasons for a negative test."

If you take the test too early, then your hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) hormone levels are too low for the test to detect. Missing your period could mean that you ovulated later than usual.

Wait two weeks after your period is missed, and take the test again for an accurate result.

"A very dilute urine (over-hydrating to "study" for the test) is another cause," says Dr. Spitalnic. Don't drink too much water before taking the test. For best results, test the first pee in the morning.

Reasons for a negative pregnancy test and no period.

Reasons for a negative pregnancy test and no period.

What Causes a Late Period or No Period and a Negative Pregnancy Test?

1. You Are Pregnant, but You Took the Test Too Early

Pregnancy tests work by detecting the pregnancy hormone hCG. If you are pretty sure you are pregnant because you've been experiencing some early pregnancy symptoms but have a negative test result, one of the most common reasons is that you have taken the pregnancy test too early, and your body has not produced enough hCG hormone for the test to detect it.

hCG can be detected in the urine only at a minimum of two weeks after conception occurs. For a 99% accurate test result, the test needs to detect at least 25 milli-international units per milliliter (mIU/mL). In the first two weeks of pregnancy, only about 10 mlU/ml of hCG is present.

So, to get a reliable test result, wait two weeks after your period is missed. By this time, your body will be creating plenty of hCG, and your home pregnancy test will be far more accurate.

2. You Are Pregnant, but the Test Is Faulty

The test may have expired, or it may have been stored improperly (e.g. in a wet bathroom cabinet). Buy a new test, and try again to make sure the results are accurate.

3. You Are Pregnant, but You Have Irregular Periods and Late Ovulation

If you have irregular menstrual cycles, then having a negative test but no period might mean that your ovulation was simply late this month. This will ultimately delay the implantation date, which might have caused you to miscount the number of days when you can finally take the test.

This is why it's advisable to test a week or two after the day you were expecting your period. If you conceived late in the month, your hCG levels could very well be lower than the pregnancy test can detect, therefore resulting in a false negative.

Your menstrual cycle can be divided into two phases: the follicular phase, which begins on the first day of your period and ends when you ovulate, and the luteal phase, which begins after ovulation and ends when your next period starts.

The luteal phase usually lasts 11-13 days and doesn't vary much, but the follicular phase could be affected by physical or mental changes, such as exercise, stress, diet, etc.

A negative test and no period could just mean that your period is late because your ovulation started later. Women with irregular periods have a longer window for ovulation, and thus, are particularly prone to miscounting and even having skipped periods.

If you keep getting a negative test but still have no period, then you should consult with your doctor. Major changes in your cycle can be symptoms of other conditions, including but not limited to pregnancy.

4. You Are Pregnant, but You Are Too Far Along in Your Pregnancy

Dr. Ann Gronowski, professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis calls this the "variant hook effect."

She explains that part of the problem is that "hCG comes in many different isoforms, and after five weeks of pregnancy, you get much more of one variant form (called the beta core fragment) than you get of the hCG intact molecule."

In other words, at-home pregnancy tests are intended to detect early molecular forms of hCG. After five weeks of pregnancy, the hCG's molecular structure changes and that structure is unable to be detected as effectively, sometimes resulting in a false negative.

This is when a serum test (done through blood work) would be your best option for accuracy.

5. You Are Pregnant With Twins or Triplets

Carrying two or more babies causes a woman to produce very high levels of hCG and at-home pregnancy tests may not be able to detect it because there's actually too much. This is known as the "high-dose hook effect."

Dr. Gronowski explains that hCG tests work by forming a "sandwich" with two antibodies as the "bread" and the hCG molecule as the "meat." When the hCG concentration is too high, it saturates both antibodies, and there are so many molecules that the antibodies can't form a sandwich, resulting in a negative pregnancy result.

Some women report positive results after diluting their urine with water, however, a blood test at the doctor's office is a better option for accuracy.

6. You Have an Ectopic Pregnancy that Delays the Production of hGC

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants itself somewhere other than the uterus (usually in the fallopian tube), which delays the production of hCG hormones and causes severe pain in the lower abdomen or to one side.

This condition is quite rare and occurs in only 1 out of 40 pregnancies, but it is very dangerous and must be diagnosed early to prevent life-threatening consequences.

7. You Are Pregnant, but You Have Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

This is extremely rare. Gestational trophoblastic disease occurs when tumors form in the layer of cells called the trophoblast that normally surrounds an embryo. The most common form of GTD is called the hydatidiform mole, also known as a molar pregnancy.

These tumors are rarely cancerous, but the pregnancy usually ends in miscarriage because the embryo cannot form. Very rarely can a healthy baby emerge from a GTD pregnancy.

8. You Are Not Pregnant, and Your Period Is Late for Other Reasons

There are several other medical conditions that can result in a negative pregnancy test and no period, which is why it's always wise to see your doctor if this occurs.

Some conditions that may cause your periods to stop unexpectedly are ovarian cysts, hyperthyroidism, polycystic ovarian disease, high follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), menopause, anorexia, secondary amenorrhea, obesity and adrenal cancer.

Changes in your diet can also result in changes to your menstrual cycle. The ketogenic diet or any diet that puts your body into a ketogenic state on a long term basis can affect your cycle.

One study in teenagers who ate a ketogenic diet to control a particular type of epilepsy found that 45% of subjects reported menstrual changes as a side effect.

9. You Didn't Follow Instructions Correctly

Read the instructions on your home pregnancy test’s package carefully so that you can administer the test properly—the test is only as good as your ability to follow the instructions! Since the tests are qualitative, this makes them sensitive to the process of testing.

Most home pregnancy tests ask you to hold a test strip in urine, and pee on it while on the toilet. Some make you dip the test strip in a clean cup where you have collected the urine (my preferred method for an accurate pregnancy test result).

These are the main reasons for a missed period and negative pregnancy test but there are others. Periods can be late for a number of reasons.

How to Get an Accurate Pregnancy Test Result

  1. Use the first urine in the morning. The first pee of the day is the best urine to use to ensure accuracy because it's so much more concentrated from having collected in the bladder overnight.
  2. Drinking too much water can dilute the urine, which may result in a false negative.
  3. Results may also be affected by medications you are taking. They can mask the presence of hCG or affect their sensitivity. If in doubt, consult your pharmacist or doctor.
  4. Visit a doctor for a blood test or ultrasound.

HCG Levels Aren't the Same for Everyone

A slow rate of hCG production is another good explanation for a negative test and no period. Not everybody is built the same—levels of hCG produced vary from woman to woman.

If you tested too early or your body is not making enough hCG for the test to pick up, then you'll get a false negative.

As previously stated, home pregnancy tests are usually very accurate. However, there are, of course, times when they are less so, and this is one instance where that could happen.

While these tests have become better over the years, it’s always best to get your test result confirmed. The confirmatory tests are usually diagnostic procedures done by your doctor.

This may involve a verification of the gestational sac and fetal parts using ultrasound, the detection of a fetal heartbeat, and the detection of fetal movements by a trained examiner.

Don't Rely Solely on the Test; Look for Symptoms

Remember, don’t just rely on home pregnancy testing because stressing over a negative test with no period isn’t worth it, especially when there is the possibility of having another life to take care of.

Read up on what a woman experiences during early pregnancy and the symptoms you can expect to experience. Listen to your body as well. If you firmly suspect that you are pregnant or your period still hasn't arrived after a few weeks, set an appointment with your doctor without delay to find out for sure.

Sources

  1. Anne Paxton, " Not So Obvious—Ifs, Whens, Hows of hCG Testing," Cap Today. June 2012. Accessed January 16, 2018.
  2. Gnoth and Johnson, "Strips of Hope: Accuracy of Home Pregnancy Tests and New Developments," National Center for Biotechnology Information. July 2015. Accessed January 16, 2018.
  3. "What Is Gestational Trophoblastic Disease?," Cancer.org. Reviewed November 10, 2017. Accessed January 16, 2018.
  4. Chaunie Brusie, "Causes of a Negative Pregnancy Test with No Period," Healthline. June 21, 2016. Accessed January 16, 2018.
  5. "The Ketogenic Diet: adolescents can do it, too." Mady MA, Kossoff EH, McGregor AL, Wheless JW, Pyzik PL, Freeman JM. Pubmed. June 2003.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2010 Susana Smith

Comments

Elizabeth on August 17, 2020:

I’m Elizabeth, almost 18, I haven’t had my period sense, July 5th, I’m 14 days late, I’ve taken a pregnancy test but they all come back negative, what’s wrong?

Larrissa on August 02, 2020:

I am 10 days late had unprotected sex on the 3rd of July I was supposed to get my period on the 21st of July and I am now 10 days late I have tested negative on multiple home tests but my periods are like clock work could I be pregnant

Sarah on August 01, 2020:

40 days late and not pregnant

queen april may on July 27, 2020:

I'm 44 and have always been regular with my periods I have only missed then when I have been pregnant. I am currently 8 days late for my periods and I have been nauseous and have tender breast all home test come back negative can I still be pregnant if not what else can it be.I would love to have one more child with my new partner

Zinhle on July 12, 2020:

My last period was on April and now its July still no period and negative test results im confused.

Ruksana on July 08, 2020:

I have 42 days not seeing my periods, I've tried a home test but it's negative. I feel no changes in my body rather than eating too much. I don't know what to do any more. At first I experienced cramps and back pains, but now I hear nothing, am just normal. What will be the cause?

Court on July 06, 2020:

See I have sex on 30 on June in 2019 do it mean I pregnant yes or No please I get help

Ella velayo on July 05, 2020:

Hi I’m ella my last period is may 1 but til now I’m still negative

Nokwanda on June 22, 2020:

Hi im nokwanda 20yrs old my last seem period is 15 april añd i tested negative result

Kgoby sesh on June 12, 2020:

Hi im 34 years of age my last periods was on 22 April May/June never seen periods

The test result shows Negative ,i visit public hospital going to sonner Dr never seen Nothing

I want to know why me?

Stephina on June 04, 2020:

I have 42 days not seeing my periods, I've tried a home test but it's negative. I feel no changes in my body rather than eating too much. I don't know what to do any more. At first I experienced cramps and back pains, but now I hear nothing, am just normal. What will be the cause?

Thandeka Ngcobo on June 03, 2020:

missed my periods for 1 mth and my pregnency test is negative my stomach is bloating and feel nausea all the time what should I do i am really very upset

Nayomi on May 28, 2020:

Last month april 6th my period till now did not got got period me and my husband took precautions not to ejaculate semen

But still we took many hcg tests and all are negative but did not got period in scanning it is telling harmonal imbalance ......

Priyanka Agarwal on May 24, 2020:

I last periods on 17 april but to is 24 may..i hv test is negative..but i hv regular periods..why

Lori on May 21, 2020:

I recently had a full work up at my fertility obgyn, all is well except after being on three month packs I had to take ten days of prometrium to reset my cycle, but I then was given a sure day 1 to count, Ive had every early preg symptom including larger chest with obvious viens common to pregnancy...day 28 past still no pos test! Its possibly the hook effect for twins or multiples but they can only confirm using sonagram and its too early to see...pulling my hair out for definiative conformation, exausted now EVERYDAY hubby teases me and he noticed bust changes so its not just ME or id check into a looney bin..I feel your pain girls and wish to hear posative updates!

Nica on May 08, 2020:

My expected menstruation is april 26, i had unprotected sex with my husband on 22 before my period cause i know it has a low chances of getting pregnancy, but until now im delayed its almost 2weeks. i take pregnancy test and its negative results. Am i pregnant?

Doris on April 01, 2020:

I had sex with my husband on my 10-11day after my period im 28.im 2weeks today after my missed period. I tested negative on my expected date n after a week later still negative. I'm such worried can tell weather I'm pregnant or there is something going wrong with me. Please what should I do?

Kim on March 23, 2020:

I’m 21 years old I had my period February 19th I’m never late it’s march 23rd I’m 4 days late! I have lower stomach pain back pain and cramping that comes gos I have took 3 pregnancy tests all came back negative what’s going on with my body

Lychiele on March 17, 2020:

Last january 10 -13 is my last menstration, after my menstration i stop taking my pills then feb until now month of march i never had a monthly period... then 2 pregnancy test are negative...pls help me

Shahana khatoon on March 14, 2020:

1 month 15 days Ho Gaya pregnancy test negative bata raha hai to kya Karen yah pregnancy hai ya nahin hai kaise maloom Karen

Rica on March 13, 2020:

Hi . my depo expired at jan.7 .it was my first and last shot.

I got my mens at jan.29 .. .And we have Contact at my ovulation day .and my expect next period is feb.29 but stil nothing. I already take pt but the result is negativ whats happen ?

Vivian on January 30, 2020:

I saw my period 19dec 2019,i had sex with my husband on the last day of my ovulation,i am supposed to see my period again on 20th dec 2020 up to now i have not seen it,i test it but it was negetive,am just confused what will i do?

Precious on January 27, 2020:

I am having irregular menses since am breastfeeding and I saw it last December 19 still now I have not see it I have stop breastfeeding

Cindy on January 25, 2020:

Missed period for 10days. Done about 7 strip tests all negative. But been having unprotected sex with hubby. What could be wrong?

Arti joshi on January 12, 2020:

hi i am arti i am married. My last period was 3 december.. In this month it suppose to 1 of january but yet not period it is 12 days late, I have checked trice time last time i have checked yesterday, still showing negative.. Some time i am feeling vomiting cramp.. So i am pregnant or not.. Please help me and suggest.

Hope on January 04, 2020:

Im 20yrs old and I need some one to help me. 4months ago I was getting symptoms of Pregnant I start taking home pregnant test says im not pregnant,I see online pregnant test says im pregnant I hear something inside my stomach sometimes it's moving.Idont know what happened about me, I feel tired,dizziness, when I have sex with my partner I feel tired,my temperature is to higher than usual,I'm just confused.

queen on October 13, 2019:

my period Is change every month, it may come on 11dis month and come on 9next month. but today mark a9days I have no see my period, please what happened

Nat on October 03, 2019:

Hello there ,I was wondering if I could be pregnant if I had unprotected sex with my fella but got my periods the next day even that he left inside of me IAM now 7 days late did home test at day 3 late of my period it was negative then day 5 did blood test it was negative but my chest is sore also gotten bigger and I was getting morning sickness and I get headache off and on ..is it still possible

Faith on October 02, 2019:

Haven't seen my periods for 4 months and i keep getting negative pregnancy tests

cia on September 29, 2019:

please help me ...am have4 months am not menstruating....when i was 2month I went to a doctor check pregnancy bt results says am not...but no I have 4month am not bleeding...please help what must I do..am21 years

Kayla b on September 20, 2019:

I neeeed help look at the test an help me decide pregnant or not??

am i on August 25, 2019:

it has been 42 days since i last got my period and i have been taking pregnancy tests, all came negative. :( Could i still be pregnant/

Queen on August 07, 2019:

Last saw my period 28 June. Feeling pregnant but home test result says negative

damilola on August 03, 2019:

I did not see my period and have do the test

Romesa on July 29, 2019:

I missed my periods for 2 mths and my blood test is negative my stomach is bloating and feel nausea all the time what should I do i am really very upset

Robbie coates on July 26, 2019:

I’m 6weeks late for my period am I pregnant

Valerie Jack on July 18, 2019:

I havent had my period since the 29th of March. Its currently the 18th of July. Thats 4 going on 5 months. I have twitches in my stomach with adominal pain and feel bloated i thought i had started my period couple days ago i had all menestral cramps and everything wake up next mornig nothing. Next day late started spotting, again thought had started my period and again next morning nothing. Near my belly button and above belly button cramps feel like wanna puke cant eat much. Please help.

Kira lightner on July 16, 2019:

i haven't had my period in 5 months and i have taken home test and they are negative and i took a blood test and it came out negative to and i keep getting told that blood test are never wrong so i need so help?

Jenni on July 14, 2019:

My period is 10 days late today, I've taken 5 at home PT all are negative. Ive experienced breast tenderness a week prior to when my period was suppose to start, last week i had a sharpe pain in the left lower abd, nausea throughtout the day, fatigue, and clear discharge 2 days ago. I do have alot of stress at work but it is always been stressful and has never messed with my normal 28-30 day cycle in now at day 38of my cycle and took a pt test this morning which was again negative. I had a miscarriage in 2017 but when i took a PT test then i was 7 days late when i got a positive result and misscarried btw week 6-9. Should i wait to take another test or should i go see my doctor? I just dont know what to do right now. Help!!

Amanda on July 07, 2019:

31 days now since my last period and i did a few pregnancy test but results are negative....have bad feelings headache backache and Tommy pains reason for that ??????

Nobuhle m on June 22, 2019:

I saw myperiod on 6june end on 10 june.i had sex on 11 june up to now.so myproblem is my breast are painful n wen i took a home pregnancy test it says negative.what could be the cause of breast pain?could i be pregnant?

Rose on June 20, 2019:

Its now 3 months sinces i had my periods..and the pregnancy results shows negative alwys ..what do i do?!

gina soarez on June 03, 2019:

my period is late 3 days i have pelvic pain and lower back pain i have been having this for 12 days. i did a blood test it says negative.

Thansira on May 28, 2019:

I am 24 years old. I got a miscarriage may 2018 pregnant for 45 days. On 28th May we had a sex my LMP 10th April... Now 48 days passed but no periods... Now White discharge is there it feels like got a period.... I had done twice test but negative results..... What should I do Dr

Dejah on May 27, 2019:

My last period was April 15 & my period was post to come May 13 but it didn’t i took 3 pregnancy test & all 3 was negative the doctor told me to take another one if my period doesn’t come in 3 weeks I’m so confused can someone help

Bbpbb on May 19, 2019:

Im 29 days latr snd sm 40 years old. Is it possible that im pregnant..

lubna on May 09, 2019:

Had my last period finished on the 9th April 2019, Im normally on time but I am 9 days late i tried Morrisons own brand Pregnancy test turns out negative.

I am so confused

jhenni on May 07, 2019:

my period 9days delayed til now..and i already use pregnancy test but it comes negative,,why is this happening?..please give me some usefull advice,coz i do really want another child. thanks and more power

Rose on May 06, 2019:

I had my period on 1st of April for 4days and hv unprotected sex n dis may my period didn't come n I tested it and e test is showing negative what might be e problem

Miranda.zetroc11 on April 29, 2019:

I had my period march 29 through april 1 im now 6 days with a negative pregnancy test what should i do please please help

Sakura Reddy on April 26, 2019:

My last period on 13th of February, haven't had any from March until this month of April!

I am 41 days late of my period! I did a home pregnancy test but it says negative! I feel pain in my lower tummy and back pain! Like I'm having a period but day passed by nothing happen...no period then pain gone and come again and again...what should i do?

monica on April 25, 2019:

im 46 years old lady i mis my period from february my tummy is getting big the is a discharge into my nipples my husband is sleeping since last months he is complaining about lazzyness and i did my test it says negetive i feel like im pregnent and i feel dizzy sometimes plz help

Lle30 on April 22, 2019:

My last period started on the 30th of march but was supper light but ended in april. It last 5 days but i usually have my period before the month is over. I took a test and it came back neg.

kalah on April 22, 2019:

Hello, I just need an opinion or thoughts as to what could be going on.

My LMP was March 14th I have 35day cycles that are always on time. I am currently 6 days late and getting negatives. It's very frustrating as I've been trying to concieve for 3 years now. My breasts are sore and Nausea on and off these last 4 days.

Kathy on April 15, 2019:

Had my last period on the 9th of march havent had one this month of april and im 12 days delayed but 2 negative results. What should I do?

tery94 on April 11, 2019:

my last period started on 13th march, expected my ps this month on 10th today is 12th but still not yet and i took a test but it showed me negative please help

Cherie on April 11, 2019:

I am 15 days late. Took hpt on 4/6 got a faint positive. Waited 5 days and took another test this morning 4/11 and it came out negative. I am extremely exhaused, getting lots of head aches every day, my back hurts and very bloated. I am going to wait another 3-5 days and test again. This time i will use a digital.

Stephanie on April 06, 2019:

I had my tubes tide 12and half years ago I haven't had my period in 2months but I feel Funny im 40 I have 3children already l took 3 tests they were negative do u think it's menopause or Im pregnant

Elisheba jones on April 05, 2019:

Had my last period on the 17th off february havent had one since but have been spotting a little bit twice since..have all the symtoms of pregnancy but the test say negative..plz i need to find out whats going on am worried a little bit.

Rhiri on April 04, 2019:

Am I pregnant?mu period is regular the i had have unprotected sex last March 03 and 17. Mu last period last February 27 to april 02.. now i am 9 days delayed.. i took home pregnancy test on the 4day being late but the result is nega.. then i retest on the 7 days being late but same nega result.. now im very confused.. please help

Mindy on April 03, 2019:

My last period was February 22nd. Nothing in March its early April all at home pregnancy tests show negative. I see my obgyn April 8th. Whats wrong with me? I'm 10 days late.

Elag on March 30, 2019:

I got period on Feb28 and supposed to start period last march 27/28. Still has no period upto this day.

Paisley on March 28, 2019:

Had sex on march 4 and 5 and missed a period on march 19

Envy on March 27, 2019:

I haven't had a. For 3 months and every time I take a pregnancy test it comes out negative

Kaur b on March 20, 2019:

Hi i am 30 year . I have last period on January on 8 then after that i been holiday 6 weeks and my husband was not with me then i got little bleeding on 5th of February. I reken it was period but after 5 February to till know i have not got my period its know 45 days and checked many times my pregnancy test still negative.

This afternoon i am not feeling well. I have lower right abdomen pain.

I am trying pregnancy last 3.5 years now.

Please give me suggestions

Am i pregnant? Cross the fingers

Susana Smith (author) from UK on March 19, 2019:

Sorry I don't know. I've never heard of a womb shifting.

Susana Smith (author) from UK on March 19, 2019:

It sounds like a false negative to me. Make sure you're testing the first pee of the day as your hCG levels will be more concentrated.

Brandy on March 17, 2019:

I had AF on Febuary 3 and was supposed to have it on the 3 of March! I’m 14 days late and on day 43 of my cycle! I’ve had 3 negative test but I’ve had pinkish when I wipe a few times but it’s only happen a few times! My breast hurt, cramps, foods and things make me nauseous, I can smell things others can’t and they are strong! Some foods and smells make me sick even some of my favorite foods! I go to bathroom a lot and I have to get up multiple times during night to go! I’m starting to worry because I’m 37 and test came back negative! I have two girls already and I’m excited but afraid all at same time! Hoping to find something out soon!!

Doris on March 13, 2019:

I saw my period 2time on Jan, 12 and Jan 28 the one of 12th flow with offensive odour and not too bright for three days, the second came for normal. But since February til now I have not seen it, I went to my doctor to complain I have serious waist pain he checked and tol me my womb shifted, also gave me 6 rounds of ingestions and drugs, though I don't know the type of drugs he gave me cos it was written in China language. I av taken the medicine for 3days, still did not see my period I became angry and did not take it again bcos I still have waist pain. I will be 39 this March 30th and single but to get married by September, and will want to be pregnant immidiately after my marriage, please what do I do.

Princess on March 11, 2019:

I had men last menses on 6 February and I was expecting it on the 3 of March but it never came. Am 9 days late today but the test shows negative. Please what should I do am worried.

shaki kareem on March 04, 2019:

So my period was to start 5 days ago which it did but didnt. I had the whole cramping and sore breast. But little to no blood. The only time i saw blood was when i wiped after peeing. It was like this 3 out of the 5 days. I have taken 3 test all negative. I am going to be 40 in July dont know if that makes any difference. My period has always be regular and never late, will once when i was pregnant with my son who is now 4 years old. Please advice. Thanks.

Christabel on March 03, 2019:

Please my period normally comes twice a month,but last month I didn't have my normal period. I saw blood stain the first day,half day period for 2days,then stain again after 3days.am also experiencing pregnancy symtoms but keep showing negative result both urine & blood test for 5times.

Gabriella Guerrero on February 24, 2019:

It keeps coming out negative

mor on February 14, 2019:

Hello i am 24 years old my last period was the 7 of january this month now i got a app on my phone that tells me i was expecting it two weeks ago or so i thought n today is the 14 february and still nothing two days ago i was wiping on the inside sorry if i sound disgusting but i did it because under my belly was hurting like its coming but it wasnt flowing so when i wiped inside i got a kind of light red looking kinda colour but i cant say i look up it said implantation bleeding but i doubt it is i need help please am worried.

Igwe sarah on February 13, 2019:

Hi last month my period came normal but dis month I only saw it for 3 days is it possible dat I will still ovulate

Rae on February 11, 2019:

I have not seen my period for the past 2 months and the test keeps coming out negative im confused

15 days missed period HMPT negative on February 06, 2019:

I'm 24 years old. Recently married (3 months back). Last two months only we started trying for baby. I've irregular period but last 6 months i used to get period every month 24th. But my period usually last for two week that means ovulation will happen at 3rd week.

My last period start date was 23rd December. I had bloating after two days of my ovulation, We had unprotected intercourse on the same day when i thought my ovulation. i had other symptoms like headache, Cramps, Backache. White discharge (thick) before my period due. As expected i missed my period and tested HMPT in 5 days post missed period it was negative so we went to Doctor for check up she did blood test and the HCG level was 10 %, and she asked me to come after one week means @ 12 days post missed period still in HMPT it's negative but this time she didn't took blood test, but by Scan she said uterus size increased but not seems like baby tissue. she didn't took blood test. She said I'm not pregnant. Today I'm 15 days missed period I'm planning to wait one more week. Do i need wait ? But still i've frequent urination, food cravings, minor cramps, fatigue all these symptoms (not with Brest). Please do let me know do i need to wait or can i start hormone pills for periods ?

abi williams on February 04, 2019:

i havent had a proper period since august. ive had spotting or very light bleeding happen until october. I have been having the symptoms of a pregnancy and have taken a pregnancy test today and it was negative. could i be to far gone to detect it on a home pregnancy test?

Anthonia on January 25, 2019:

It is 42 days after my last period the test is showing negative what should I do

ashley on January 23, 2019:

I have not had a period since dec 4 and I have taken test and they keep coming out to be negative I feel sick when I eat I have been very tired wat is going on with me ?????

Cindy on January 16, 2019:

I saw some brownish pinkish spotting on the 8 to 9 of this month I did a pregnancy the day after and it was negative

I lifted something heavy and I spotted on that day

Now I am a day late for my period and I did a test just now and it’s negative... I don’t know what’s happening.. one more thing I squeezed my breast and saw something looking like milk

Aktar on January 10, 2019:

I missed my period 7 weeks ago i did home pregnancy test but results was negative i have no pregnancy symptoms what shalm i do now

Tracy on January 08, 2019:

Hi im 3 months late motber of 6 daughters im 49 i have had not a drop many symptoms but negative test im going crazy

Rho on January 08, 2019:

I have not had my period since nov. 29th.I have never been this late on my period. but have taken 3 different tests and have been negative. i am going for a blood test soon. not sure if i am pregnant or not.

Jessicamarieexoxx on January 07, 2019:

I have PCOS, but was put on hormones to help get pregnant. I’m 5 days late. I took a test 3 or 4 days ago it was negative. But I’ve felt dizzy, headachey, a lot more than normal in the past couple weeks I’ve been urinating more frequently in the past week or so and I’ve been feeling weird for the past couple weeks. Could I possibly be pregnant with a false negative???

kgbtechie on January 02, 2019:

To ALL of you that have not had your period and are worried, please see your gyn, I can't impress upon you enough. Worry can really eat you up, there are many things in our bodies that can cause it, but some of them can be life threatening, like ectopic preg if not caught soon enough. If you are trying, and your clock is ticking, you need to see a fertility specialist. There are sometimes reasons you are not pregnant that can be fixed. The bottom line is Call your doctor....

Tay on December 31, 2018:

I was 14 days late and I had a few negative home pregnancy tests and 2 negative blood test and then all of a sudden on day 15 I started bleeding. I was reading the posts. I was wondering have anyone experience anything like this before. I never been 14 days late and then started bleeding.

Teresa on December 29, 2018:

I’m 8 weeks late period and my tube are tied since year ago

Unknown on December 28, 2018:

I’m 13 days late with my cycle. I had two negative blood work and negative home pregnancy test. I’m not stressing. I have an appointment in 2 weeks. I’ve been having morning sickness, sore breasts, constantly urge to use the restroom, food cravings. I don’t understand what it is. Is there anyone else experiencing the same thing?

Stephy on December 18, 2018:

Hi...11days missed my periods..I checked today using a hcg tester..but result is negative...if any chance in my pregnancy...

Sherique on December 16, 2018:

I have irregular period with PCOS... I had my period on the 5 of Oct it stop on the 7 then came on the 8 then finish on the 9. Now am 13 days late for my period did a pergnancy test on day 10 but show negative.. I have been trying for an year now with my boyfriend. What should i do?

chandrakala on December 07, 2018:

Pregnency test is negative having no period in three months but one day small amount of bleeding plz tell causes

Xcccccc on December 07, 2018:

Period has not being for three and half weeks and i tasted two times but its negative... what should i do????

Annie on December 02, 2018:

Its been 5 months without my periods and still gets the negative test

Salazar88 on December 01, 2018:

I’m 39 and a mommy of six I had a period on August 27-29 and then I hit it again on September 10-14 . I haven’t had a period since then I have taken three pregnancy test . The first one I took on October 15 and it was negative then I took one on Thursday and it was negative . But I read that it was probably because the urine was very deluded. So I took one awhile ago and it was negative too. Could I be pregnant or going through early menopause??? I know I have six kids but I never got any of the pregnancy symptoms.

Salazar on December 01, 2018:

I’m a mommy of six my baby is going to be six years old. I’m 39 and haven’t had my period since September. I had my period on August 27 -29 and then I got it again on September 10-14 z I still haven’t had a period since and I have tested and have gotten negative results . Could I be pregnant or starting menopause?? Can anyone help

Stephanie T. on November 29, 2018:

My last full period was July 25th & my ovulation date was on August 25th (I have irregular periods and this is based off a 40 day cycle).

Anyways, no period arrived in August, but September I had 3 days of light flow. Which never happens. My periods are always 5+ days, never less.

October shows up, and no period.

November comes and goes (as we have a few days left of the month) & no sign of Aunt Flo either.

I have been having several symptoms, such as : fatigue, hunger, moodiness, excessive drool at night (I will literally drool and leave puddles on my pillow at night), I’ve got massive back pain, and head aches from time from time.

However each time I take a test, it comes back negative.

As it stands right now, I am 31 days late and negative tests. If my ‘period showed up in September’ and wasn’t implantation bleeding could I still be pregnant?!

My husband and I have been trying for over 15 months and still have not had any success.

Please let me know if you have had any/same/similar symptoms!

Robina Griffin on November 22, 2018:

I got my tubes cut and burned seeing a regular period every month but now i had my peroiod october 1 but has not come on yet i have all the pain for the past 3 week but still no period.

Haritanu on November 20, 2018:

My last period was Oct 7th.dond two times pregnancy test but negative. What would be reason and what should I do?

Amanda on November 19, 2018:

I am 6 days late. I had a couple of pregnancy test all were positive. I took another test the next day and it was positive but the line was more faded. I went in for a blood test but am waiting on the results. I just started to cramp but no period. What’s the possibility that I am experiencing a chemical pregnancy?

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