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unusually late period but negative pregnancy test?

Hi! It's my first time posting--hello everyone!
Just have a question that someone might be able to help with...
Ever since I got married I have had a VERY regular 28 day menstrual cycle--never late, never early.
We are trying to get pregnant, and today I am at least five to six days late for my period.
I did a pregnancy test this morning that came up negative.
How reliable is that result since I usually have such a normal cycle?
I don't have any other symptoms besides frequent urination and butterflies in my stomach that could just be from the excitement of the whole situation.
So I guess my question is whether or not it is "worth it" to take another pregnancy test; if so, when; or, what else could even be the cause of such a delay in my usually predictable period?
Thanks for any comments, etc!
Katie L.
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hello there,
i would wait a little bit longer then get tested again, a blood test would be more accurate! that way you will know for sure!
when i first got pregnant i went to the dr and got tested every week each of them come back negative then i finally went in for a blood test and found out i was 5 and a half weeks along, a blood test would settle this for sure!
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any kind of stress can delay your period
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In september i waas due to start my cycle on 9/11/03 I did not come on until 9/21/03 I thought I had concived also, so yes just wait it could just be cycle change, or stress.
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You start menst. about 14 days after ovulation, so if you ovulated late this cycle due to stress sickness or just because, your period would come late.  It could also mean your preggo!
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I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but my last cycle was 36 days and the one before it was 29, so I kept testing thinking I was, but then AF reared her ugly head!  Anyway, don't keep wasting money on testing- wait a few days before testing again, or as suggested go to the doctor for a blood test.  Take care!
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Just putting my two cents in on this issue, because I'm having this problem right now. I'm 34 and have an 11 year old from a previous marraige.  My periods have been every 28 days, literally to the minute.  Now here I sit, nearly a full week late, and I break down to buy one of those HPT's and the thing comes out negative.  I keep feeling like I'm going to get my period and nothing...day after day.  I'll post again with the blood test results, because I'm going in for one tomorrow.  Obviously from the other posts, it can be possible to test negative on an HPT but then positive with a blood test (that's what I'm secretly hoping).  When I took a preg test for my son years ago, I swear the 2nd line showed up even before the urine hit the stick! LOL
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I am kind of in the same boat. My last menstral cycle was in September .. and it is now Nov. 25 and still nothing. I feel pregnant, but I just took a blood test yesterday and it came up negative. How odd huh? I don't know what to do about it. I know that I am pregnant and definitely feel it. I have had one prior pregnancy, and hope this is another one. Can blood tests be wrong ?
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I think  His gorgeous Angel is living proof that tests can come up negative and you could still be pregnant.  She first posted on 11/10 saying the tests were negative then posted on 11/21 saying that she is 3 months pregnant.  So, there is always hope.  Good luck and keep us posted.
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My last period was on October 29, 2003 my periods prior to that were Sept.29,2003 and Aug 31,2003, they all lasted for 5 days. I tracked my fertile days for three months and was sure that I ovulated on Nov 12,2003 I had all the ovulating symptoms. I also had unprotected sex on Nov 11,2003. I went to the doctor on Dec.1,2003 and they gave me both a urine and blood pregnancy test that came back negative. I've been having mild cramps from time to time but I really don't feel pregnant. My stomach is still flat and I always feel empty other than that I'm normal. What are my chances of still being pregnant?
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Hello, My last period was on November. I never miss a period. I feel different, so I think that I am pregnant. I have been with nausea, back pain and a lot of things. I got two blood test negative.  Now, my doctor prescribed me the medroxyprogest 10mg. If I take the pills, it will risk my pregnancy.
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I feel quite comforted to read I'm not the only one with this problem! i've always had v regular periods, every 32 days, but last month I was 5 days late. This month I started using the Persona hormone testing device that tells you when you ovulate and according to that I ovulated (I could see the blue strips on the stick clearly) on the 2th or so - three weeks ago!!! I'm now on Day 39 of my cycle (no period although I have sore breasts and am grouchy which is what happened last month before coming on). Finally this-morning I did a pregnancy test and it was negative. I really don't think I'm pregant but where in the world has my period gone???

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I am 25 married only for a year and not really mentally prepared for a pregnancy, but my period is a week late and I just did a pregnancy test which can out negative.I have no other symptoms like nausea ets. but dono what to expect!!
Its the holiday season and all labs are closed and I dont kwno how to handle this curosity!!
Thanks for the usefull comments as they make me feel there are more people out there in my situation.
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well you would not believe how delighted I was to stumble accross this thread.  I too missed my period last month I was due Dec 13th and still to this day nothing.  I am trying to fall pregnant but took 2 home preg test followed up by a blood test, all NEGATIVE!!  Where has AF gone?  I am always 31 day cycle, never missed a period in my life, not stressed or worried about anything, I had all classis symptoms of pregnancy but strangely when all tests came back negative the symptoms dissapeard which makes me think it was in my head.  Being caught up in the holiday season I really did forget about ovualtion and trying to fall pregnant so would ahve been the perfect time to actully conceive without putting much stress on it.  I have been trying for 9 months now amd really thought this was it!  I begin to wonder after 9 months if it hasnt happend yet is it going to??  In Australia where I live they will not begin looking at fertility problems until 12 months of genuine trying so I can only wait.  I dont feel at all like my period is going to start where has it gone.  I was wondering if you still ovulate if you miss a period, does anyone know?  I have been doing BD every other day just to make sure I dont miss an ovulation. hhmmmm  wondering ........
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My period is regular to the second. We have been trying for a baby so i have been monitoring my ovulation dates and we had intercourse at exactly the right time. And my period was late. I thought we had hit the jackpot but we did 2 tests and one was negative, the other positive. Then a week later i started to bleed. The doctor says  probably we got a fertilized egg but it failed to implant. Now im worried i'll never have a baby.
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Hello, I am kinda in the same boat with everyone else.  I am very regular with my cycle. I am kinda of confused...on Dec. 7th my fiance and I had sex and we did slip up....I came on my cycle which was early the following day....it was very light pink..I always stay on for 5 to 6 days, but only stayed on for 3 days.  So counting up from the 8th of Dec.  I should have stared my cycle on Jan. 4th...now I am two days late...I have also taking some test and they all came out negative.  This same thing happened when I was pregnant with my daughter...I took several pregnacy test and they were all negative....I went to the doctor and they told me that I was four months preg....I do plan to go to the doctor this week, but could I still be pregnant....I also have all the symtoms.  My breast are sore, I have gained a ton of weight, I crave sweets, I go to the restroom every 5 to 10 minutes...What do you think?
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hi, I have always had a normal cycle.  I mean it may have came a day late or a day early, but I was suppose to have my period around the 3rd and it is now the 9th and nothing.  I have had unprotected sex lately, but I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative.  But the thing is I am having bad cramps and grouchy and still there is no blood.  I don't know what is going on or what to.
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hey i am 24 years old my period is week and a half late. all test have shown negative. i am having sytoms my breast is tender my nipples are always hard like they are cold they never relax i have mild cramping here and there i have never been late in my life. i have this white discharge (i know that is gross) i am always naused i have sever headaches i am always slepping i can hardley get my eyes open i have been taking drugs to help me get preganant could i really be PG. on my first child the i showed positive the day i was late . someone please help me
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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant - charting ovulation, ect - and now I am 12 days late!  I have taken a pregnancy test almost every day since my period was late.  They have all been negative.  It is very frustraiting, not to mention expensive.  I want to make a doctor's appointment, but I am scared that my period will start.  Any advice?
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So great to find this site - My story is that I was diagnosed with PCOS about 20years ago, (I'm 39yrs now) but for the last 5 years have been as regular as clockwork.  In 2001, I fell preganant by 'accident', thinking that it wouldn't happen 'naturally', my husband and I were of course delighted.  Our daughter is now 2.5yrs old and we decided to start trying for No. 2 in the Dec 03 cycle, as I know exactly when I'm ovulating, can read my mucas etc. My last period was on 25 Nov 03, it is now Jan 16th 04 and haven't had a period since 25/11/03.  I went for both a urine and blood test 1st week Jan and both were negative.  I have been very crampy, boobs feel full and have been extremely tired, plus my abdomen seems 'swollen' and feel sure I might be pregnant, but no real medical evidence to prove it!!??.  I did a home urine test yesterday, and it was negative again !  feeling down and not really sure what's going on as this seems highly irregular, particularly given that we were 'officially trying in Dec and no period since ?!.  Plan to go back to the Dr at the end of Jan 04.  I have heard so many stores about negative tests (both urine and blood) when people actually were pregnant ! Any comments/feedback welcome.
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Hi everyone,
    I am 5 days late on my period, have tender breast, and crampy.  I had very light spotting between periods, approximately 10 days ago.  I took a HPT and it was negative.  I am always like clockwork and have NEVER been late, except for my first pregnancy 7 years ago, which resulted in miscarriage.  I am confused and concerned because I am 35, I have blocked fallopian tubes and my chances of becoming pregnant are through IVF.  I guess I am hoping for a miracle but again, I am also concern because if I am not pregnant, could I be experiencing Ovulation failure? Please share your thoughts
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Thank God I am not alone waiting! I am in the same boat. My period was supposed to be on Jan. 5 still I am late. I had done more than 14 pregnancy test with the same results negative, My appt. with the doctor is on Jan. 27. I cant't hardly wait. I am 41 years old waiting to have my second baby. Should I give up!
I want to know if anyone got good news after waiting this long?
Good luck!
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My name is Erin and I am having a problem. I think I am pregnant because I have been having alot of symptoms. I took a pregnancy test 10 days after I thought I might have gotten pregnant and it came out negative. I am so confussed. I feel pregnant but I dont know now. Maby I took the test too early? If any one has been through this please give me some advise!
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I am so glad I found this site. I had a misscarriage in October 2003, so my husband and I waited until I had 2 normal periods before we tried again. My last period was December 12 and I am very regular(every 28 days)so I am about 13 days late. I have taken 3 pregnancy test all have come up negative. I have been very tired the last 3 weeks and my breast have felt very full and now they look extremly vainy. Is it possible to be this late and so many negative test and still be pregnant?
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Hello all

I have four children and am now late on my period (around 5 days late) I usually have fairly regular periods, however the last two weeks I have been suffering from swollen breasts, extreme nausea at various times in the day, exhaustion and an aversion to alcohol (this only usually happens when I am pregnant).

You would think after having four children I would 'know' the feeling of pregnancy and I do, but have taken two hp tests and both come up negative, had some cramping and very slight blood stained clear mucus on the day my period should have arrived but nothing else.   This is driving me insane, my body is telling me i'm pregnant but the tests are saying no, please can anybody offer any advice.

many thanks.
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