9 Reasons for a Missed Period and Negative Pregnancy Test Result

Updated on June 19, 2018
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Susana has worked extensively with pregnant women and families. She runs a pregnancy website and a pregnancy support group.

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 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 for the woman.

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

• Get 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.
• Drinking too much water can dilute the urine, which may result in a false negative.
• 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.
• Visit a doctor for an 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.

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      Jaci 

      9 days ago

      My last period was june 24 and had sex after that. It is now 8-5. I have taken test and come back negative. Having nipples senistive and slight cramping but no bleeding. I have 1 child and 1 miscarriage. With both the test never should positive until blood work. What shoild i do?

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      Natie 

      9 days ago

      I had my period last 28june ad july i missed but i still come up with the negative test

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      Jun 

      2 weeks ago

      Question: I am 28 yr old.My period was due on the 6th July but i had unprotected sex on the 23rd June, have done a blood test and usg also, negative for pregnancy and no cyst from the usg, still no periods and no symptoms but my stomach has started swelling, pls advise

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      Brenda almanza 

      2 weeks ago

      I havent got my period for this month but took a pregnancy test this morning came out negative wat should i do

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      Ebony 

      2 weeks ago

      I had my last period Jun 25 and I still have not had my period and I took a pregnancy test but it was negative what do I need to do.

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      Sush 

      2 weeks ago

      I had a test lst 4 days ago..it was a faint line ...n i tested it today again..n it was a negative result. Bt my urine was 3 hours late which was kept..

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      Kim 

      2 weeks ago

      I missed april and may period came on june but havent came on this month i did a test and stoll negative am i pregnant and why does it happen

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      Be 

      2 weeks ago

      The first day of my last period was June 23 I haven’t started. I gave some cramping and my pregnancy test came back negative. Could I be pregnant

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      Sherika 

      2 weeks ago

      I had sex couple days before my period would come in June the mid part an now is the 26 of July still no period did a pregnancy test an it's negative but I have no symptoms like am pregnant can I be pregnant

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      Anum Alvi 

      2 weeks ago

      I’m 19 years old my last cycle day was May 21 and I took my pragnancy test its negative am I pragnant?

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      Queeneth 

      2 weeks ago

      I saw my last period on the 28 of June and i and my husband met on the fertile dates, and i have been having mild cramp, creamy discharge, aching boobs and headache and my period is 2days late but d home PT says negative..... Pls do you think i am pregnant..

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      pams 

      2 weeks ago

      My period is late for 2months now, but the PT shows negative

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      Adrienne 

      2 weeks ago

      It has been 15 weeks since my last period. I took a test but it came out negative. I don’t want to get pregnant. Is there any other explanation for this?...

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      Yel 

      3 weeks ago

      I am 24 cycle, 39 years old. my LMP was June 19,2018, we have sex last July 5,2018. My sign is light cramp in lower abdomen only. Until now (July 24,2018) no period. Is it possible that i am pregnant?

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      Jan 

      3 weeks ago

      I have a menstrual cycle of 24 days, my last cycle was on 27th june, so my next cycle was going to start on 20th july. I met my husband at 12th july of this month...2 days have passed but still now my period hasn't started. I never faced lately period any time. I don't wanna get pregnant right now. So what should i do?

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      sha 

      4 weeks ago

      last period was i had june 14 . after july 1 i have the period it was only 2 days and it suddenly stopped . now july 16 am i pregnet?

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      presh 

      4 weeks ago

      My last cycle was june 8 i took a pregnancy test on july 15 and it was negative should i wait and retest again

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      Alicia 

      4 weeks ago

      My last period ended May 9th. Ive taken 2 home pregnancy test and they are still negative. I still havent got my period. What should i do

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      LittleRed89 

      4 weeks ago

      I had a period on may 10

      Then a period on june 5

      Now its july 14 and no period

      2 negetive test

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      Sonali 

      4 weeks ago

      I had got get my abortion done on 22nd march.. then i got mu periods on 4 may then 6 june.. after that its 13 july today I haven’t got my periods... I’ve done 3 tests but all negative... can i be pregnant coz in my last pregnancy i did get my test positive within 3 days of delayed periods

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      Leonie 

      4 weeks ago

      I had a miscarriage on the 3rd of January to be sent home with no DNC but got caught pregnant again in February but we miscarried again due to confirmed products of conception from the pregnancy in January we had to give birth on the 17 th of May can I sue the hospital as I feel it's their fault but also I had a period at the beginning of June but I haven't had julys period and I'm getting negative pregnancy tests what do I do

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      More 

      4 weeks ago

      I was 14 days late on my period and on the 15th day l started spotting and it was like my period..the blood had no clots..l have frequent urination ..before the period l had done hpt but it was negative..What could be the problem.

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      Kyky 

      4 weeks ago

      Im 39 years old. My last cycle was June 4th was due July 1st. So im 11 days late. Ive been experiencing all symptoms except frequent urinating. Ive taken two tests and they were neg. My lower back kills me. This morning had light pink spotting. By this evening the spotting turned dark brown. Im i having a miscarriage or is my period two weeks late?

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      Cring 

      5 weeks ago

      I missed my period for 35 days now but still negative test...m i pregnant?

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      Jenny 

      5 weeks ago

      Last month I had my period on June 7 and I always get it 3 days before and today is the 7th and haven’t got it when I wasn’t supposed to get it the 4th the last time I had sex was about a week ago. I took a pregnancy test but the result was negative. Is it possible for me to be pregnant? In how many days should I do the pregnancy test again?

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      Tyler Hairston 

      5 weeks ago

      I got my period on the first week of june had unprotected sex on the 25 of june and and was supposed to get my period this week(july 7th) haven't gotten my period yet and took a pregnancy test it was negative is it too early to find out if I'm pregnant or not?

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      afg afgh 

      5 weeks ago

      I haven't had a period for the past two months and I being trying to get pregnant but Every time I do the test they come back negative

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      Aksa Samuel 

      5 weeks ago

      I have a regular periods of 28 days but I missed my periods and I took a pregnancy test on day after my missed period but I got a negative result.is it means I'm not Pregnant. Or is there any hope I'm sure that I'm becoz I have the symptoms and my periods never late before... my periods not yet come when will I took another test

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      April Humphries 

      6 weeks ago

      I had my period in February , the doctor told me that I was red flag high risk precancy but in March I had a period but I have not had a period since then I told two text one said yes and the second test said no , I had sex last night and started spotting what do I do?

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      Mhmm 

      6 weeks ago

      I had my last period may 27 and it is now July 3 is it still in my early for my test to be positive

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      Shaneka 

      6 weeks ago

      My cycle didn't come on in June today is the first of July and I started spotting but it was only for a couple of hours and then it stopped it started again but only spotting I took a test it was negative should I take another one or go to the doctor

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      Vicky 

      6 weeks ago

      My last period was May 12th. My period on June 12th has not arrived yet and am now 18 days late. I am nauseous, gone off certain food, odd cravings, headaches, tired. I did a pregnancy test when I was 7 days late and it was negative.

      I am 47 so could it be the start of the menopause?

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      Ofy ofy 

      6 weeks ago

      I missed my period for two weeks and with these symptoms of sore nipples and dizziness. On that second week I had a pain just like menstruation commending. Then I met my doctor and he carried out a scan and told me he couldn't find anything but later said he has seen a little poorly defined gestational sac.And gave me a drug called dydegesterone, and the bleeding stopped the following day. It's a week now am still taking the drugs but no more sore nipples only dizziness for now. So the doctor said I should return for another scan after two weeks. It's not yet two weeks. But I'm confused because I carried out a blood test today and its negative. Could I not be pregnant?

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      Aparna 

      6 weeks ago

      I had my last period on may 24th. My average cycle is 33-35 days. I dont have any thyroid and pcod problems. Ovulated on 12th june. My period is 2 days late. I took pregnancy tests on 23rd june and today shows negative. Am I pregnant?

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      R.rajeshwari 

      7 weeks ago

      Hai i got my miscarriage in 4 march 18 after that i got my periods in april .it was my last periods .i didn't get my periods frm may & this month . Even i have take medicine to get periods. In test it was negative

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      RuchikaShivalkar 

      7 weeks ago

      I'm 12days late usually its 6 days late I have done pt test which showed negative last date was 7 may and expecting date was 13 June, a few days back found dark brown spotting after that nothing does this means I'm pregnant?

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      Mumof3 

      7 weeks ago

      My last period was on the 2nd may it’s now the 24th June and still negative pregnancy test! I had a scan 10 days ago which they saw nothing atall other than thickened endometrium lining!

      She said I may have only been 4 weeks!

      So based on that I’d be 5 weeks 3 days! Surely I’d have got a clear positive by now! All I get are stupid squinty lines!

      I’d rather have a completely blank test than questionable lines! I’m going insane :(

      I do have nausea , sore boobs , bloating , darkened areola and fuller breasts

      I keep telling myself I can’t be pregnant if a test isn’t clear! But I have all these symptoms so now I worry I’ve just tricked my body into thinking it’s pregnant

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      Vivienne 

      7 weeks ago

      My last period was April 5th since then I didn’t get my period and I’m having symptoms of pregnancy, including discharge from my breast and the pregnant test came out negative

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      li 

      8 weeks ago

      I had sex on march since i wanted to become pregnant but period flowed in the last week of march till April 2nd ..had sex again and there was no pregnancy symptom.. i tested in the month of may and june but the result was negative twice and i did follow the instructions given in pregnancy test too... But still no periods... Please help

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      Katieb91 

      2 months ago

      My last period was April 19th 2018 and have taken test all have been negative idk what to do??? My period sometimes is irregular and will skip a month but not this long.... My doctor tested to see if I had thyroid disease but I don't so no real serious reason except being pregnant...

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      Krystie 

      2 months ago

      I'm 3 months late. The last period I had was very light but lasted about 14 days. I've taken 9 tests. All negative.

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      fabiola 

      2 months ago

      I HAVENT GOT MY PERIOD IN ALOMOST 3 MONTHS AND EVERY PREGNANCY STICK I PEE ON IS NEGATIVE ! I COULD I BE PREGNANT ?

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      Lorna Coutain 

      2 months ago

      hi my last period was april 27th to may 1st...my next period was suppose to come on the 27th may....now my period is 13 days late....i have tender breast i get cramps here and there...but am not seeing any blood...i dont know whats wrong with me can u help

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      Alice 

      2 months ago

      I hv got miscarriage in october and also hv polysistic overy.. But From last 6mnths my menstrual are in between 28days,this month i hv missed my periods and hv pregnancy symptoms for only 1week now its 10days i hv missed periods and hv a home pregnancy test and result is negative and now i hv no early symptoms...

      I am pregnant????

      Please help me...!!!!

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      Kelsy Maria 

      2 months ago

      Right I had sex about 2 weeks after my last period, unprotected but used the pull out method. I am now due for my next period and I’m 5 days late but I’ve had no symptoms of being pregnant and taken a test and has come back negative? What should I do I’m so worried

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      Chelle 

      2 months ago

      Glad i found this. I've been having irregular periods this being my longest 47 days since last period. Fertilty friend says I'm now 5 days late but again it's guessing due to the variation of my periods. For the last week my boobs have really hurt so On Sunday I tested and got a negative pregnancy test, is there still any Hope? Do I wait and if period doesn't appear try another test in a weeks time. I have no idea if I'm even ovulating. I've been off the pill since last March and am feeling very lost and hopeless that this will never happen for us

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      Faith 

      2 months ago

      My last period was on 22February l did many tests they negative,what can I do

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      Hannah 

      2 months ago

      I haven't had a period for the past two months and I being trying to get pregnant but Everytime I do the test they come back negative

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      Donna 

      2 months ago

      My last period was the 30th of april 2018 am now 4 days late on period done 6 tests all negative what can it be

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      jen 

      2 months ago

      Last month I experienced cramping at my low back portion,fever, vomittimg and some symptoms . Supposed go be my mimstruation is regular date April 30 but last month I only have brown spot for 2days while having stomache cramping,vomitting,tiredeness . Then for the next month this month May 30 I have missed period but I tried Pregnancy test and It is negative. fell that I am pregnant since my belly is bloating. what I am supposed to do? am I really pregnant?

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      Jasmin chavez 

      2 months ago

      Period have every month 21-23 but now may 30 I test pregnant test but negative but why are vomiting if take a bath

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      Susana Serer 

      2 months ago from UK

      Marley, when you start taking birth control your periods change. You shouldn't be having unprotected sex for the first 14 days of taking it. Here are a couple of links with more info for you https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/contraception-birt...

      https://popit.io/first-time-starting-the-birth-con...

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      Moesha 

      2 months ago

      Hey everyone, I'm 35 days late for my period, I toke 2 pregnancy testes and they were both negative. I don't want what is the problem. Lately I've been having abnormal periods. It didn't come August, December, February and didn't show up April until now it still hasn't shown in May. Any suggestions.

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      Blue 

      2 months ago

      In January I was pregnant found out in February and I had an abortion and my period didn’t flow in March, so April it came normal and then I had sex severally in may it came very abnormal and I have been having symptoms of pregnancy so I went for a test and the result was negative but I am still have the symptoms of pregnancy.

      What do I do?

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      Erin 

      2 months ago

      So I’m 4 weeks late on my period. I have some of the symptoms such as tender breast, fatigue , food cravings , and nausea throughout the day. I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. My doctor recommended me to wait 2 more weeks before I can get a blood test done since my periods are always irregular. But it’s going on June and I haven’t had a period since March. Is it possible to still be pregnant but have low HCG ?

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      Samie 

      2 months ago

      One week late in April. Came April 10th very light for three days. Late again. Three tests taken none positive. May 26th experiencing cramps and clots. Period or miscarriage

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      Anonymous 

      2 months ago

      I had sex April 13 and I didn’t want to get pregnant so I took a plane B but then we decided we should have another child so we been trying to get pregnant. I been feeling of not my normal and i am late for a week now I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but I feel like I am pregnant because I am getting the same symptoms when I was pregnant with my first.

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      Via 

      2 months ago

      My periods late for 15Days,I took pregnancy test on the 14days but it came negative.Am I pregnant?

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      Karley 

      2 months ago

      I just started taking a very low dose of birth control pills on May 1st. My period was due May 13th but I never got it. I was told to start the pills right away and not wait for the first day of my period. I have been having unprotected sex, is there a possibility of pregnancy or is the missed period because of the pill? Or is it to soon to tell?

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      Sarah 

      2 months ago

      Ahhhm hello....

      I'm 16 years old...

      I have no boyfriend and i haven't a sex

      Almost 3 months i haven't got a period what can i do? I m scared

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      Xhy 

      2 months ago

      My period came april3-8 my husband and i have sex may 3 which i know its my fertile day we also do withrawal but until now may 22 i donth have my menstration . I have tried pregnancy test last week but its negative. Should i try it again?can i get a result?

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      Neetika 

      2 months ago

      My last period was on 21 march... i missed it in april and tgen took a home pregnacy test , it came negative...then again missed in may .. tested on 19 may .. result negative..

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      Suriya 

      2 months ago

      I have last month miscarriage but this month no period pregnancy test is negative

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      Jane 

      2 months ago

      Hi. I’ve missed my period for 2 weeks now, but the thing is, my period have always been irregular. There are times when I will be delayed for 3-5 days, sometimes even a week. But this is the first time that I’ve been delayed for 2 weeks. I took at home pregnancy tests (2 pregnancy test with kit, 2x pregnancy test using colgate & my urine and 2x stored urine) and all are negative. I don’t have any symptoms of pregnancy, but there are no signs that I will be getting my period any time soon too (but getting my period without any sign beforehand is not new to me too.) I’m just very worried because again, this is the first time that my period is delayed for 2 weeks! Please help!!!

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      Leen 

      3 months ago

      I get my periods regular every month, my lay month periods date was 4th April..is it possible of getting pregnant??

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      When did you get the ultrasound? They may not have been looking for pregnancy? It usually takes around 10 -14 days after the sperm fertilizes the egg to implant in the womb lining and although you're already pregnant it's at that point when pregnancy truly begins. You had sex during a fertile phase so pregnancy is possible though I would expect your pregnancy test to have been accurate. Go back to your doctor and ask for a blood test to find out for sure.

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      Aash 

      3 months ago

      I had sex on 3rd 4th April and my periods came on 25th March and then it's 16th may and I did not get my periods I have swollen back and stomach and lower abdominal and vomitted thrice and also had a ultra sound of abdominal for other reasons to detect stomach infection.also I took home pregnancy test twice and it came negative on 15th may ..Am I pregnant or it is something else

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      Home pregnancy tests advertise that they're reliable around the time your period is due or before, but often your body is not producing enough hCG hormone to be detected until 1-2 weeks after your period is missed.

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      jesly 

      3 months ago

      I have a 38 day menstrual cycle. We had sex during the ovulation window time as i calculated through the ovulation calculator. And i missed my period. But still my pregnancy test shows negative.

      Ma LMP was on april 1

      What may be the cause of a negative test result?

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      Elizabeth 

      3 months ago

      I had my period on 5th April but this month I HV not seen ma period I should have gotten it within this week but I see nothing .I had protected sex and I have not experience any symptoms of pregnancy so please help mi am I pregnant ? what should I do

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      Katherine 

      3 months ago

      If I haven’t had my period since February 24 and I have multiple negative tests!!! Could I be pregnant?

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      It's good you're having the blood test.

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      This is definitely a problem for the doctor to check out.

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      It's possible. Try another test with your morning pee. Wee in a clean cup and put the stick in it for 10 minutes. If your urine is diluted then the test may not be accurate

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      Sorry I don't know. Is it possible the hormones you take to help with IVF affect your cycle?

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      The blood test is accurate so you're not pregnant. Missed periods can be due to many reasons, not just pregnancy. I'm not a Dr or a pharmacist so I can't advise you regards the medication you've been prescribed. Best wishes x

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK

      The blood test can't be wrong so follow your doctor's advice.

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      Cosmo 

      3 months ago

      My last period was on February 15, didn't get my period March or April today is May 01, 2108 and still no period. I've done HPT at least every other day and there all negative also took a urine pregnant test at my obgyn and also negative, I have pregnancy symptoms, I'm so confused , making a doctor's appt soon to have a blood test.

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      cecil 

      3 months ago

      hi it has been five years since my first baby ,yet i haven't seen my periods and i don't use any of birth control methods ,please help me ,since i need to get pregnant again.

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      zinhle 

      3 months ago

      I starts my periods on 1 until 5 march and again double period on de same months march 26 until 2 april its may now I m still waitng for periods I buy prgnt test say negetive my breast is painful n my womb hv periods pain

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      Chris 

      3 months ago

      I'm 39 years old, had a tubal ligation 13 years ago and I am 2 weeks late for my period. I took a pregnancy test this afternoon after drinking my morning coffee and a soda before I took the test. Could I be pregnant or possibly pre menopause?

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      Didi 

      3 months ago

      Hi

      I had an IVF treatment last month Which ends with failure, I got my period on the 25th of March and until now no period, I did pregnancy test yesterday result is 0.. what could be the reason

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      Jahanara 

      3 months ago

      My last period was on 14 March. still now my period is missing. I have tested lab bhcg test on 24 April but result was negative. My doctor suggest me to take Norethisterone 5mg 8 hourly for seven days. what should I do now? would it be right to take this tablet without taking another test or ultrasound for confirming about my delayed period?because I m facing the symptoms of pregnancy.

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      Aurora Martinez 

      3 months ago

      Okay so I had a light priod in February 11-14 and April 7 I had a pain on my left side went to er they told me most likely it was a kidney stone they asked me if I thought I was pergent but then it was almost time of the month I said I dount now , today is now April 25 and I have not had my priod but I have taken 4 test of different brands in the morning at different weeks shens March tell now and they say nagtive,my Brest are swollen and have not really show in any outher way if I may be pergnet but my belly feels hard and looks a little lager but if I am pergent it's to early for it to be this big and then the test telling me nagtive

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      Liz 

      3 months ago

      Hi my last period was on January 24th-27 . One thing I would mention is that I didn’t fill up the pad how I regular do. The pad will only be stained brown with pink. After the 27th I been having unprotected sex. Since I missed period for February and March I took a home pregnancy test and the results were negative . Until this date i kept having home pregnancy test until I went to the doctor for blood test ... will I be pregnant ??

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      Pluvette Mouscard 

      3 months ago

      I have my last period since february 20th now we are in april 25th i already have 6 home pregnancy i went to a doctor i have a blood test it came out negative the doc has prescribe me some meds should i order it or wait please any advice.

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      Mimssss 

      3 months ago

      My last period started March 7th, ended March 11th, I had sex March 17th, my period was suppose to come one April 7th, it’s about to be four weeks late in two more days. I took three test when I was two weeks late all came back negative. I will be taking another one at the three week mark. I’m only 17, I don’t want to be pregnant, I am an excellent student; have scholarships for a wide select of colleges, and I can’t let my mom down, I’ll be the one to mess up the generation of all my cousins graduating with no babies.

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      Mj 

      3 months ago

      My last period was on 28march the next date will be 20april but now I missed my period from 4days and m feeling very tired too much pain in my back and stomach I test myself with preganews but test is negative but all symptoms are same for pregnancy should I do travel????? Plz suggest me it will be my first tissue m too much confused????

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      maria 

      3 months ago

      my boobs have been feeling so sore and they hurt but i havent had my period and it was suppose to start and i took a test already and it came back that i wasnt pregnant do any of yall know what could be going on

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      Mrudula 

      3 months ago

      I had laproscopy on 20/12/2017 to remove ectopic pregnancy. Next my period was on 25/01/2018 & next 26/02/2018 but next was not yet come. I done home pregnancy test on 9/4/2018 but result is negative still I have not a period

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      Cole 

      3 months ago

      Hi

      I'm four days late, im always like clockwork as my husband as I have been trying for years. Negative test but i have no symptoms of either my period coming like usual or of pregnancy. Anyone have a clue whats going on?

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      Shikha 

      3 months ago

      My period date was 14th March always my cycle is 28 days. Today I m 8days late. It never happen for me. Pls suggest

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      BBles 

      3 months ago

      MY last period was on feb 5. I HAd sex we 3rd of March 3. I took a test the 5th,11th,13th, 16th, and the19th all of them negitive. It is currently april18th and I still haven’t had a period.

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      kenyonstacey 

      4 months ago

      period as normal 4/3/18 then again 13/3/18 then slight brown spotting 1/4/18 done tests all negative have you any ideas to whats going on ? this never happened before i alreay have 2 kids thankyou

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      kenyonstacey 

      4 months ago

      had a period on 4/3/18 5 days on as normal then again 13/3/18 for 5 days had slight brown spotting on 1/4/18 for 1 day which should of been a period. had slight cramping lower right side done about 10 pregnancy test all negative I'm very confused

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      Gibbs 

      4 months ago

      Just got done breastfeeding to months ago didn't have a period that whole time due to that but been done for two months. Last week I had spotting with lots of discharge for 5 days where it didn't even fill up a pad. I didn't have to wear one. It was very light pink and I got 2 time where it was bright red. And husband has done deed all last month and this like a lot. Took a test 6 days after spotting got a negative. You think I should call doctor yet or what you think it is

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      Esha 

      4 months ago

      My last period startd date iz 12th april,never face irregulatiy in periods , MC iz 28 days but now 32 days no bleeding .feelng periods pain .whats a reason

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      Ms. O 

      4 months ago

      I am 46 yes of age and my tubes were tied....not clipped or burned....my period was 5 Days late in March and then 2 weeks after my period was over I started bleeding a very lite pink color n then almost orange or brown and haven't started my period for April as of yet....what's going on

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      Wilma 

      4 months ago

      I had period my on last month 3rd March ..now it's been 10days crossed I checked UPT .but it's negative...when to check it ? Or any problems I get ?

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      Shree 

      4 months ago

      Hii my last period was on Feb 15 n it's almost 8th week but still getting second line very light in colour by home pregnancy kit...Am I pregnant or not confused...Plz help

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