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41 days since lasy period neg hpt 2 weeks ago help!

By Anonymous September 4, 2011 - 5:07am
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My bf & I had unprotected sex. 11 days after my last period and following this I experrienced dark brown spotting 10 days later. I've since had no period and 2 negative hpts but the last of these were taken 2 weeks ago. I don't want to keep spending unneccessary money and its impossible to get an appt to see my GP due to the fact that I work during opening hours. I'm 25 y/o and my last period was now 41 days ago. My cycles are usually approx 28 days. I've had no nausea but my breasts are heavy, extremely tender and I've had strong cramps and lower back pain for weeks now. What should I do??

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A home pregnancy test is about 99% accurate, when used after your expected period has not started. You said you took the last test 2 weeks ago, which means the first test you took was probably too early to be accurate. I am unsure when exactly your last menstrual period was, what date you took the test (when you are expecting your period now). If you want to confirm that you are not pregnant, you can take one more HPT now. If you are sure that the last HPT you took was after the date your expected period did not start...you can assume those results are 99% accurate.

I am concerned about your symptoms of having "extremely tender" breasts" and "strong cramps", and not because of pregnancy. I assume your employer allows for employees who are sick or injured to seek medical care, and your symptoms of pain for a few weeks indicate that you should see your doctor (your regular gynecologist, or your primary doctor, or go to a walk-in clinic) so they can determine the cause of your pain. (Pregnancy symptoms do not include "strong cramps", and since your period is past the 35 day-cycle, you need to also call your Gynecologist office and talk with the nurse to ask for his/her medical advice).

September 4, 2011 - 5:45am
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Hi Alison, thanks for your reply. My last period started on 25th July, I had unprotected sex on august 6th and dark brown spotting for no more than an hour on August 15th. My period was due on august 22nd. This morning there has been some light red spotting on the tissue when I wipe but apart from that, nothing. The last pregnancy test I took was on August 19th. I have been feeling tremendously tired and sleeping most of my spare time away. I can't imagine what's wrong with me?

September 4, 2011 - 5:58am
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Since there was light red spotting this morning, you can wait a few days and see if this is your menstrual period.

Are you no longer experiencing the strong cramps or pain?

September 4, 2011 - 7:12am
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

The. Cramping pain has stopped and I bled a large amount of deep red blood but it also seems to have stopped. If this is my period why has it taken so long to arrive? I'm getting worried.

September 4, 2011 - 8:07am
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If you are bleeding, and had been experiencing cramping, it sounds like your regular period.

Menstrual periods can be delayed for any number of reasons: stress, recent illness, new medication...any environmental factors that you can think of, as our bodies and hormones are constantly interacting with the environment...and changes in our environment can lead to changes within our cycles.

September 4, 2011 - 12:42pm
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