Week after missed period, negative pregnancy tests

posted 4 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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8887 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It could be a few things, the most likely being that you ovulated later than you thought. 
It’s also possible that the home tests aren’t picking it up, I’ve heard of cases where the home tests are negative and the blood test at the doctor is positive.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

jackie86 :  How did you confirm ovulation? If you haven’t confirmed ovulation with either temping or a blood test, then even OPK might not have been accurate in your O date. And if you don’t have a definite O date, then you can’t calculate when to expect your period.

I think it is highly unlikely that you would be getting negataive tests a week after a missed period if you were indeed pregnant. It’s most likely that you did not ovulate when you thought and your period is theoretically not late at all.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

BeverlyGeese :  this. You probably just ovulated late or haven’t yet. Sometimes you just have a wonky cycle. You still may get your bfp tho! Good luck!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I’ve been 20 days late before I got my positive pregnancy test but it was because I ovulated later than usual 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes to all above. The cycle I conceived I ovulated on day 35. I usually ovulate later than most anyway (around day 25 or so) but temping to confirm ovulation helped avoid unnecessary worry and testing, and most importantly, continue to have sex until ovulation was confirmed. 

Many women are able to get pregnant without temping, but if you do have long cycles or irregular ovulation patterns it may be useful to at least use OPKs (which do not confirm ovulation, but can at least help suggest when it may occur) or temp. Good luck!

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