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19 days late, negative pregnancy tests - how common is this - women to have low HCG?

By Anonymous February 21, 2011 - 5:10am
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I know the questions have been over-asked but I really need some advice. My last period was 5th Jan and I had unprotected sex on 12th Jan (Day 8th). I am now 19 days late and no sign of my period. My periods are typically 26-30 days and I am very regular - except for the last one which was a week late and only lasted 3-4 days (normally it's 5-6).

Symptoms-wise, I noticed extra discharge few days after period was due and I felt mildly dizzy a few times. Have been waking up a few times a night to pee. Nipples were sore for half a day last week, when I was ten days late. Was at a car showroom with my bf last weekend and felt nauseated by the smell of new leather.

Thing is, I've tested 4 times and it's all negative (last test was today). Am I stressed? Well, kinda, but not anymore than I usually am. Wondering if it's common for some women to just not register enough HCG to get a positive test. Some background: I was pregnant about 7 years ago and I only picked it up after I was 2 months plus. Aborted at 3 months :(

A part of me really hopes I'm pregnant and I keep thinking about it. Please help.

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Hi I am 19 days late done 2 pregnancys test they were negative !!!

January 14, 2017 - 1:40am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Did you do both tests in the morning? Did you use the first urine of the day, that is when you first woke up and used the bathroom?

Have you had unprotected intercourse since your last period?
Are your menstrual cycles regular?

How old are you?
Have you been under more stress? lost or gained a significant amount of weight? been seriously ill? or traveled between time zones?


January 16, 2017 - 8:56am
EmpowHER Guest

I have missed my period of 5/17/16 and we are already in June 5 2016 I took a pregnancy test but it wasnt early morning pee.. It came out Negative .. I have soarness on my boobies and also back lower pains and sometime get a bit a cramps. I want to know if their is any possibilities or should i go to the doctor or if i took the preganacy test too early or wrong.. This would be the first time i do anything like this.

June 5, 2016 - 1:35pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

Early morning pee isn't really necessary anymore with pregnancy tests being so advanced these days. A pregnancy test would be accurate by now but not all women show a positive (most do).

If you have been having unprotected sex then a blood test at your doctor's office is a solution. Good luck!


June 6, 2016 - 6:10am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi I don't know if anyone can help or offer any advice, my period is 17 days late my last period was 2/2/16 then I missed one due on the 1/3/16 I have took 4 hpt and they have all been negative, I'm due another period on 22/3/16 and I really don't know if it will come, I have been going to the loo a little more often, I don't have sore/tender breasts but I have been feeling a bit sick, I also have a mild cramping in my stomach like cramp but not as sore just doesn't feel rite, we are trying for a baby so every negative test is more stress !!, iv never missed a period before so my hopes are high I'm so anxious !!!! I phoned my doctor and he said try next week !! Anyone who can help please !!! Thanks xxx

March 19, 2016 - 3:34pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Are you pregnant? I'm the exsct same way!!

June 5, 2016 - 1:38pm
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May 1, 2016 - 9:18pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
Pregnancy is possible since not all women have positive tests - I suggest you take a blood test at the doctor's office.
Good luck!

March 21, 2016 - 2:50pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hey ladies, I have had 3 beautiful girls, each one has taken different times to read a hcg level. My first I did not get a positive urine test until I was 8 weeks along, my second child I did not get a positive until I was 11 weeks along. And my third I was 4 weeks. Doctors kept telling me I was not pregnant and I would believe them. Each time I would take a positive test into show my doctor he would say oh you must have ovulated late but my ultrasound would prove them wrong.
Hope this helps anyone who feels lost in these times waiting to either get your period or that positive result

February 27, 2016 - 4:17am
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi thank you for sharing but I have never been pregnant I had fibroid surgery in 2009 and which I had 26 of them and a few weeks later after I took the dye test and which it showed both of my tubes we're block and only chance I had was IVF or Adoption but I said know I trust God now it's 2016 I have always had a regular period but July of this year I can on on the 4 and went off on the 8 I was due to come back on on July 29 but not period and I'm 19 days late as we speak I took a pregnancy test today but it show negative I don't know what to think. Can you please give me some advice. Thank you I'm 39 years old and o have never missed a period

August 17, 2016 - 2:13pm
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