(Closed) BFN, 11 days overdue.. when do i go to the doctors?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Maybe call doctor and see what they recommend for you? I know it’s usually past CD60 or something that you start needing to be concerned 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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miss-honeybee3:  When did you get a bfn?  Are you ttc, or just not sure what’s going on?  Do you think it’s possible you might be pregnant? My cycles are werid so I never worried about it, but if this is totally out of the norm for you, maybe just give your doc a call. Can’t hurt!  Depending on when you took a test, you also may have tested too early, so maybe try that again too.         

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

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miss-honeybee3:  since coming off of BC my cycles are all over the place. Some long, some short and I too have been frustrated. I went to the doctor for my annual and she didnt’ seem too concerned just yet. But this is because I’m recently just off of BC and that can be blamed. I think if this is a new thing for you I would go to the doctor just to be safe. TTC can throw of your cycles in general, and it could be something as simple as stress or even your age. From the time I was 25 until 30 my cycle changed quite a bit. I’m now a tad more regular in that I no longer skip entire cycles but there’s still no real schedule i’m on. Go see a doctor and just ask to get some peace of mind. 

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Bumble bee

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miss-honeybee3:  Are you charting? There are a lot of things that can delay ovulation (stress, travel, etc) and maybe your O date was later than you thought? 

Generally the OTC pregnancy tests are very accurate and would show that you were pregnant within a few days (or even before for the “early” tests) your missed period. I would call your doctor if you are truly concerned.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if you are concerned, it can’t hurt to call you ob/gyn.  they will either tell you to wait a little longer or make an appointment.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not really sure whether you need to call your doctor or whether they can give you a satisfying answer–there are a lot of reasons why you might be irregular, which could be a simple lifestyle change (stress), to a physical problem (a nonfunctioning ovary, PCOS, etc.), to pregnancy and/or a chemical pregnancy. An OB checkup on its own is probably not going to be sufficient to tell you these answers, especially if you have a fluke long cycle and you’re otherwise regular. Rule of thumb for being TTC is that if you are younger than 35, they want you to try for a year; if you are older than 35, then it’s 6 months (give or take; some healthcare systems are a little different). So, unless you detect a pattern of long cycles or you’re irregular, the OB is unlikey to be able to offer you much–and if you DO detect a worrisome pattern or irregularity, then your OB will probably refer you to a fertility specialist who will give you blood tests and possibly ultrasounds to try and figure out a problem. So by all means, call your doc–it can’t hurt–and ask for a professional opinion, but just be realistic in your expectations. 

The exception I would say, is if you FEEL any differently in connection to this late/missed cycle. If you notice any unfamiliar symptoms in yourself, then yes, that’s a sign to call your doctor. 

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