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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous October 12, 2009 - 8:27am
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Hi. I am 30 years old and trying to determine if I could be pregnant. I missed a period this month and I think it could be from stress, but I'm not sure. My average cycle is 23 days and I am almost always on time. My last normal period started on 9/11/09. My husand and I had unprotected sex (withdrawal method) on 9/27/09. I took a First Response Early Detection test on 10/8/09 (at night) and another on 10/12/09 (first specimen in AM). Both were CLEARLY NEGATIVE - NO 2ND LINE AT ALL. It doesn't seem like I could be pregnant but since I'm normally so regular the missed period has thrown me for a loop. Should I be confident that I am not pregnant with 2 negative tests well after my period should have started? I should add that I have been under more stress than usual and had some very, very light spotting on 9/24/09 and 10/2/09. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated!!

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Thank you susanc! So I took another HPT (different brand) yesterday (10/19) and it said negative as well. I really don't feel like I'm pregnant so I will try and stop worrying about it. It seems like I would have some sort of symptoms by now. Any idea when my period should start? Would my cycle stay the same even though I missed a period? Assuming everything was normal, my period would be due next week sometime. Thank you so much for your help! Nicole

October 20, 2009 - 8:02am
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Hi Nicole,
Some women have late periods, or even miss an entire period, for no "apparent" reason, or can be due to other factors (stress, as you mentioned above).

It is difficult to say when you would get your next period...and you may even get this period and it may just be late. You are at about "day 40" of your cycle (if you were to get your period late), and some women do have periods this late, although it is rare when you are "regular" as you are.

You may want to call your doctor in 2-3 weeks, if your period does not begin and you are not having any symptoms. Again, this is fairly common for women to have late or a missed period, and the medical term "amenorrhea" (absence of menstrual period) does not even technically start until you've missed three of more with no pregnancy.

October 20, 2009 - 12:36pm
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