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4 negative tests, still no period

By January 27, 2010 - 8:04am
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I have a question about birth control and being pregnant. I am usually always on birth control however the end of November I missed starting it due to being sick so I restarted taking it the end of December. My period came on December 23 like regular, all my periods are 28 days like clockwork. I took my birthcontrol all the way until Jan 15 and 16-which I missed because I had a sinus infection and just forgot to take it-these 2 pills were the last 2 pills in my active 3rd week of pills. I went ahead and took them on Monday Jan 18 just thinking better safe than sorry even though I knew it was too late. Well my period was due Jan 21 and still hasn't came. My husband and I were using condoms until around Jan 10, and we only had sex unprotected that 1 time and haven't had sex again since because I ended up getting sick with the sinus stuff right after that. I went on Jan 17 and got an antibiotic shot. I have been working alot and stressed. I am on ocella which says that it prevents ovulation-if thats correct then there shouldn't have been an egg to fertilize, right? My question is could I be pregnant. I had sex Jan 10 and didn't miss pills until Jan 15, 16-which were the very last 2 active pills. If not then I'm not sure why the period is late, could it be because I took those 2 pills a few days late which threw everything off? I've been hurting in my back and side for months-kidney area and around the front where my liver is. They can't find anything wrong other than fatty liver. I am overweight. I have taken a pregnancy test everyday this week and they are all negative. Timing wise it would be 2-2 1/2 weeks since conception, when should the hcg levels start getting high enough to be tested? I am not super excited about being pregnant right now because we have a 2 year old who isn't sleeping through the night yet. I guess that's why we have 9 months to prepare! Thanks for the advice.

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Thanks for the help! I didn't get the antibiotic shot until Jan 17, which was after I missed the 2 pills. I actually have a friend who works at an ultrasound studio and she had me come in today to see if there was a sac there. She said no sac and that my endometrum was very thin. She showed me the uterus and everything and there wasn't a sac. Not sure if it would be too small to see, but she said it should be a very small-smaller than a peanut-size black sac on the ultrasound.
Still not sure what's going on. I did schedule an appt with the OBGYN for this coming Monday so I may have him run some other tests if I'm not pregnant. Thanks again!

January 27, 2010 - 5:52pm
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Dear Sassieshassie,

Thanks so much for your question and welcome!

I'm sorry to read you've been dealing with a sinus infection- I know just how awful they are.

You are about 6 days late now which means your hCG levels should actually be quite high. They are at their highest in the beginning - this is the bodies effort at sustaining the pregnancy.

However, some women do have low hCG levels in the beginning of pregnancy (and go on to have perfectly healthy babies) so a blood test might be a better option (they are a little bit better at finding pregnancy faster).
Ocella should stop ovulation but there is always the chance of it failing. Did you make sure your antibiotic did not interfere with the effectiveness of the Ocella? Some antibiotics and birth control definitely don't mix.

If you don't get your period in the next day or two, head to the doctor for a blood test. And bear in mind that the illness and stress you've been under can delay your period.

And if you are pregnant, your toddler will be 3 by then, you'll be ok!

Please let us know the outcome and we're hoping you get a result that is best for you and your family. Take good care and we hope to hear from you soon!


January 27, 2010 - 2:26pm
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