Missed period, 4 days late, negative test and no symptoms

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2019

kvv1990 :  wait it out. Take another test in a few days. If I remember correctly the doctor can take a test that will tell you definitively 2 weeks after conception, maybe make an appointment to have one done. 🙂 

 

my cycle is always all over the place so I expect to be anywhere from a day to a week late with out being pregnant, it’s normal for me. 

 

Good luck! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

A couple times, I’ve completely skipped a period for seemingly no reason. I’m always as regular as clockwork, so I was concerned, but my gynecologist said not to worry too much, as college was stressing me out like nuts at the time and that was likely the cause. Sure enough, I started right back up again the following month, exactly on time. 

Periods are weird, but good luck!!!

Post # 5
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5124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Perhaps you ovulated late, did you use any ovulation kit or do temping to pinpoint when you ovulated? 

Post # 7
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7705 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ovulation predictor kits show that you’re gearing up to ovulate (releasing the hormone LH), but they don’t mean that you actually ovulated. It’s not uncommon for a woman to have the occasional false LH surge that doesn’t lead to ovulation. If you had in fact ovulated on May 31 or June 1, you would have AF or a blazing positive pregnancy test by now, so the only conclusion is that you didn’t ovulate then. You either ovulated later or are having an anovulatory cycle (one with no ovualtion). I know this is super frustrating – I hope you get AF or a BFP asap so the limbo ends! I’d keep testing every few days or so until AF arrives. Good luck bee!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

kvv1990 :  i had the exact same thing happen this month (except we arent TTC) i had PMS symptoms, then nothing.. period was late by a week. Looking back now i think it may have been delayed due to stress (i just started a new job a month ago)

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

kvv1990 :  I get it bee – this stuff really does take an emotional toll, especially after you’ve been trying for awhile. Have you considered temping? That’s really the best way to be sure that you did in fact ovulate, since OPKs aren’t entirely reliable. Anyway if you’re up to it I’d carry on bd-ing until AF arrives or you get a BFP – it’s possible you still haven’t ovulated so it can’t hurt! Sending you all the baby dust!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

tiffanybruiser :  this 

OP, you definitely did not ovulate on 5/31 or 6/1.  The OPKs are not a guarantee you ovulate, you can gear up to O and get a positive test but your body doesn’t follow through.  Perhaps it happened a few days later.  Keep testing every few days, good luck!  If you’re not charting/temping and don’t reliably know when you ovulate every month (temping and charting is the only way to actually confirm ovulation short of a doctor) you should probably continue to have regular sex every few days (if possible) until AF shows up instead of stopping after the positive OPKs

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

kvv1990 :  It’s always possible this is just a one off longer cycle.  Stress, travel, etc. can all delay O making your normal cycle longer than normal occasionally. 

My cycles were usually 24-26 days longer but I didn’t usually O until CD 15 or CD16.  One cycle we were traveling I actually had a 29 day cycle and didn’t O until CD 20.  Though I’ve never had a positive OPK that didn’t result in O I know it can happen.  But on the longer one, since I was charting I knew not to expect my period after the 24-26 days but that it would be later than normal.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah, while OPKs were generally reliable for me, I have seen on the POAS boards muuuultiple times where someone has an LH surge along with fertile CM that doesn’t result in ovulation. This isn’t just women with wonky cycles either – it can happen to people who have really regular cycles and then out of nowhere just get a totally weird one due to stress, travel, health issues or who knows what. 

The reason temping is useful is because it confirms that you did in fact ovulate, and that either AF or a BFP WILL arrive in about two more weeks. If you get a positive OPK but your temp doesn’t show a sustained increase, then you’d know it was a false surge, which would save you some frustration wondering wtf is going on.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I second temping. There are so many apps that make it SO easy…in fact, there are some BBTs that you can use in the morning, and roll back asleep and when you wake up for real, the temp is stored so you don’t even have to fumble with your phone early in the morning to record your temp. The other cool thing about temping is you can see how long your luteal phase (between O and your period) is, since that usually doesn’t change (most variances occur in the first part of your cycle, between your period and ovulation). Most people assume their LP is 14 days, but that is not always accurate. Mine, for example, is 11 days. Some people on the Bump boards could even time, down to the hour, when their period would start.

 

As someone with an irregular cycle, who’s body gears up for ovulation multiple times and generally has a few false starts, temping was absolutely necessary for me unless I wanted to take a pregnancy test almost every day (sometimes my cycles, even when I’ve been off hormonal BC, are still like 7-9 weeks long).

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