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I missed my period & it's 38th day. Am I pregnant? I tested a hcg test two times when my period time expired & the result was negative. What can I do?

By Anonymous July 18, 2014 - 6:21am
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It's also my 38th day today and I didn't take any tests. Sometimes I experience irregularly with my period and I had unprotected sex recently. I'm also wondering if I could be pregnant.

February 11, 2015 - 10:05am
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Hi Anon,

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER with your question! When a pregnancy tests reads negative, it means you are not pregnant, but I understand why you may be worried about a false negative pregnancy test.

I have a few questions I was wondering if you could answer so I could get a better idea about the situation:

  • Are your periods usually regular and right on time or do you sometimes experience irregularity with your period?
  • Do you use any forms of birth control? 
  • Did you recently have unprotected sex or do you use back-up contraception like a condom?

If your test is showing up negative, it should mean that you are not pregnant. However, since your period is late I would recommend visiting the doctor for a more accurate pregnancy test. 

Please let me know about those questions I asked above and I can get a more accurate answer back to you. I hope this has helped a little bit for the time being though!



July 20, 2014 - 12:51pm
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Anonymous (reply to Erin Kennedy)

Its my 38th day of cycle..I missed my period.. I took a test today in morning n its negative..
My cycle is usually of 30 to 32 days..max 34 only.once..never more than.that..its been 3 years of my marriage..
I took Lezra (letrozole) for the first time this month..so i was expecting for positive result.. is it still early to take pregnancy test?

September 19, 2016 - 3:06am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

Letrozole is a medication for breast cancer but is also used to help with fertility. However, it doesn't guarantee you'll get pregnant the month you take it - these things can take time. It may have affected your cycle. Since your test is negative, it's not likely you're pregnant but you can take a blood test at the doctor's office to be sure!

Good luck!

September 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
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