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Missed Period, bloating, dizziness, negative tests

By hannahc7891 July 7, 2010 - 4:20pm
 
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I've seen a question similar to mine asked all over the web, but I haven't found much good information. I have an appointment with my ob/gyn on July 28, but I would like to get more insight into my situation before I go. I'm 30 years old and generally healthy (excercise, diet, etc.). I went off the pill a couple of months ago after being on for most of 8 years and had two normal 28-day cycles - no delay in starting, nothing odd. My last period started May 31. Around the third week of June, I started having dizzy spells with twinges of nausea. I had sex with a condom on June 13th (not applied until after intercourse started, but before ejaculation) and unprotected (condom came off) on June 20. On June 28, when I was expecting my period, I instead got about an hour of mild cramping, then nothing. The following day, I had more cramping and some thick, stretchy discharge, but nothing else. Since then, I've had cramps and a backache off and on, EXTREME mood swings with crying (odd for me) and increased nausea/dizziness, especially when I don't eat. I'm also noticeably bloated and have white, completely odorless discharge. No changes in bowel habits. I've gagged a couple of times when brushing my teeth or smelling something strong and have taken to keeping a ginger ale around. I finished treating a yeast infection (7 day treatment) on June 30, but it shows some faint signs of returning. I also have to tell you that my boyfriend and I just bought a house and are moving - so there's definitely some stress in my life. I've take four home pregnancy tests (the sensitive ones) and all are negative. What's throwing me is that these "period like" symptoms have now been going on for more than a week with no sign of slacking off - including the irritability and the bloating. I've stopped even expecting bleeding. This is definitely hormonal - but why?

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Anonymous

I have been cramping and bloated but no period and out of the blue last night I fainted twice. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. Could I be pregnant?

June 23, 2016 - 7:28am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Pregnancy is possible if you have had unprotected sex. If you are late, a pregnancy test will be accurate by now.

Best,
susan

June 23, 2016 - 1:13pm
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Anonymous

I know this is a very old post, but maybe someone can help me. I'm only 18, and I'm having similar symptoms. I was with my friend around April 17th, About a week after my period ended. We were going to have sex, but he only got the tip in before I became scared and said no. But since then, I've yet to get my period. Now my period has never been regular, but never this late. I've experienced bad cramps, and pretty heavy bloating. I can't go to the doctors because my parents can't know if I am pregnant. Am I just bring overly paranoid? I did start a new job on overnights, and I've had a lot of added stress. Could those factors just be messing my period up?

May 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

Unless there was ejaculation, you can't get pregnant. Since you are irregular anyway and have added stress, you may be just late. A pregnancy test can confirm this for you.
Best,
Susan

May 18, 2016 - 6:09am
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Anonymous

Hi ive been having the above issue of 2 week missed period and neg preg test via urine and blood. Ive even looked into cryptic pregnancy im so lost... Ultrasound is pretty normal as we were also looking for cysts or masses cuz of low left belly pain... Also ask doctor to do premenapausal labs of estridol ,progesterone, lh, fsh, and it was low and normal in some cases... So now moving to tsh thyroid and prolactin ? For the pituitary gland... To see if its def hormonal... Maybe you should look into that. I will do those labs on oct 2nd as i have to wait until im off my patch (birth control) when i do them as the last ones i was on it and possibly fudged the results.

September 16, 2015 - 3:35pm
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Anonymous

I know these are old posts but I thought I would share my experience for anyone else going through this same situation. My periods were pretty regular but when Mother Nature didn't show her face I started to get a little worried. I took my first test when I was a week late and it came back negative. Symptoms continued to increase including a pulling sensation down there, cramps,backache, headache and restless nights. After two weeks I took another test and still negative. I contacted my doctor who ordered a urine sample and for a swab to be done which both came back negative. The next stage was blood test. By day 18 I was losing my mind and certain I was either pregnant or something was very wrong. Later that night I woke up with a raging headache and bad cramps, low and behold my period had finally arrived. I still don't really know what happened but I was definitely not pregnant even though my body was giving off all the symptoms. It's not a nice situation to be in because you're confused and dont really get any answers. I noticed a lot of people asking questions but no one really giving conclusions so thought I would let you know my outcome for anyone that's in a similar situation.

March 31, 2015 - 3:28am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I know that this is an old post. However, I am experiencing the symptoms now. Checked for twice, turned out negative. Menses not coming for 1 mth already. I am just waiting for the "full blow" of menses.

April 7, 2016 - 7:14pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thanks a lot. Your story at least relaxed me about this that this thing happens! I am going through this situation now. So I've decided to check with my doctor. Let's see what the report says.

April 3, 2016 - 11:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

What was wrong and did you see a doctor and how did they treat it

October 22, 2015 - 6:50am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am relieved to read this. I am going through the same thing. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests and all were negative. I havent had a period in 40 days, although my work just switched to overnight shift. So I am hoping that is all it is! I have no symptoms of pregnancy other than a missed period. Cramps that feel like menstrual cramps... but no blood.

May 9, 2015 - 3:28am
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