Could I be pregnant? On pill, missed period, negative test??

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

At the end of my junior year of college this same thing happened to me.  I was really freaked out, convinced I was pregnant and that I would have a baby in my senior year.  I took several tests and they were all negative.  Then I went to the doctor and they did a test which was also negative.  The doctor told me that sometimes when you have been on the pill for several years in a row your body just skips a period.  This was about 15 years ago so birth control pills might have changed since then, but that might be what’s happening for you.  You could ask your doctor to do a blood test, which is more reliable than the home urine tests.   

Post # 3
287 posts
Helper bee

This started happening to me after 7-8 years on the pill. I would just randomly miss periods. I wouldn’t worry too much about it if you are taking them carefully.

Post # 4
771 posts
Busy bee

That is the thing about the pill… you will miss a period here and there. But be sure to get a blood test just to put your mind at ease.

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee

This happened to me and FREAKED me out. When it happened, I was on the pill for about 5 years. Sometimes you literally just.. miss a period. Weirdest thing. Don’t freak. If you are not having any other symptoms regarding pregnancy, it’s likely just a fluke. If you’re concerned or have questions though, always reach out to your doctor.

Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee

You could do another test in a week or so to be sure.

Post # 7
302 posts
Helper bee

I randomly miss periods all the time – like my period hasn’t been regular for 7 years (I’m 23). If you’re super worried about pregnancy maybe go get a blood test just to ease your mind, but otherwise I wouldn’t worry. Diet changes are one of the #1 causes of missed periods!

Post # 8
895 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

If you missed a couple of pills it totally throws everything off. I was on the pill for so many years and it would always happen to me. That’s why it is so important to try and remember to take them everyday around the sametime. 

Post # 9
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

This has also happened to me and I read the internet like crazy and yes missing your last two and first two pills of your pack highly increase risk of pregnancy but if you missed your last two then chances are if you were to fall pregnant it would most likely be after your placebo week (your placebo week is 7 pill free days that you are still safe from pregnancy, missing last two or first two however,could cause you to ovulate.)

With that being said, it is most likely you are just missing your period now. I have been on the pill for 10 years and I always got my period on the Sunday through Friday and now it comes Wednesday right through to Wednesday even though I’m 4 days into a new pack! If the test is negative I’m 99.9% sure you are not but just incase, hold off for another week and test again. 


Post # 10
2657 posts
Sugar bee

My period slowed to almost nil after being on it for several years with a regular period (albeit a light one).

Our cycles tend to change over time plus weight loss, increased exercise, stress and diet changes are some of the major factors that can disrupt or change it – even if it’s not TOO dramatic. Don’t stress! 

Post # 11
267 posts
Helper bee

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shebreezy :  This happened to me after being on the pill for years, however I didn’t get a period for like 6 months, and no I was not pregnant. Sometimes your body adapts to the pill and this starts to happen. For me they had to change my pill, and they suggested it wasn’t now working as it should. I would definitely consult with your doctor. And also take your pregnancy test in the morning (your first urine) as that is when you are most likely to detect a pregnancy. In the evening you are much less likely and it could end up giving you a false negative. Either way consult your doctor! 

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