(Closed) Almost a Week Late but Coming up Negative… Help!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: If you have experienced this it turned out to be:
    Nothing, I waited it out and finally had my period : (47 votes)
    89 %
    I was pregnant, but was reading false negatives at first : (5 votes)
    9 %
    I had an undetected pregnancy that resulted in a miscarry : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I did not have this experience, but I just wanted to wish you good luck.  It sounds like you are hoping for it to be positive?

    Post # 5
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    the littles bit of stress can set my period back days/even a week or so. It could very easily be stress even if you are very regular.

    Post # 6
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    No real suggestions. If you are really worried I would go to the doctor and get a blood test done to ease your mind!

    I know you said you don’t have and new stress/diet changes in your life, but like @July said, even the tiniest change in routine can set my schedule off!

    Post # 8
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Pregnancy tests measure the amount of hCG in your system, which increases each day early in pregnancy.  If you implant or ovulate late it can take awhile for your hCG levels to grow.  Some brands of pregnancy tests are more sensitive than others, meaning that they will give you a positive result at  a lower hCG level.  Consumer Reports rated First Response as the most accurate test.  I’ve read online that digital tests (those that actually say Pregnant or Not Pregnant) instead of displaying lines  are less sensitive, and women will not have a positive result with these tests as quickly (I can’t verify the accuracy of that information, but wanted to share). 

    Also, please try to test first thing in the morning or when you have held your urine for at least 4 hours since hCG is more likely to be detected in concentrated urine.

    I had a period delayed by a week, and it just came late.  I know how scary that is, and hope that everything works out whichever way you are hoping for!

    Post # 10
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    You should try to think about anything stressful or unusual (traveling?) that might have happened the first 2 weeks after your period. Your ovulation date can be thrown off quite a bit from cycle to cycle, while the later phase is supposed to be about the same length every month.

    Post # 11
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would say give it a couple more days, and then test again.  If you still have a negative but don’t have your period I would call your doctor to get checked out, just to put your mind at ease.

    Post # 13
    3252 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My sister had this happen. She didn’t register on a urine preg test until she was around 4 months pregnant. So wierd!! They can def see if you are with a blood one tho. I would wait another week.

    Post # 14
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had this happen to me 3 times in my life where I didn’t get my period for 2-3 months.  The doctor told me that this is fairly common for young women and that even the slightest bit of stress can alter your cycle.  She told me to wait it out and sure enough eventually it came back to normal.

    Post # 15
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Change in workout plan? lifestyle change? I had the same scare this past month actually, and like you, it’s old faithful for me. It came 1.5 weeks late so I was relieved! Hold out for a few more days? Let us know though! Good luck  to ya!

    Post # 16
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    If you’ve been charting, then you should know how long your luteal phase is (the high temps after ovulation).  From what I’ve read, that time period is usually pretty similar (+ or – a day or two) from cycle to cycle.  It’s the time prior to ovulation that gets extended due to stress, etc.  Maybe reviewing that part of your chart will provide a little insight?  Good luck regardless!

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