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How many days can a period miss for?

By Anonymous April 3, 2015 - 1:43am
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Hi, I mandi I have irregular period sometimes and some times it come on a stead date. However I have my period on the 22 of February 2015 and my next due date is march 22,2015 my period normally last for 7days I haven't have my period for the month of march. Its now the 4th of April and I still haven't have my period, I have backache breast beginning to get tender since 3days ago and I'm having some slight cramps like when I'm going to have my period. So I do a pregnancy test on the 3 of April and it comes out negative, could I be pregnant?

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Hello Mandi,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us with a missed period and the possibility that you are pregnant.

Did you take the pregnancy test in the morning? Did you use the first urine of the day? Was it a name brand product? Did you check the expiration date?

If you answer yest to all these questions, then I think you can believe the negative result. Otherwise, repeat the test.

Consider consulting your gynecologist or primary care physician, who can order a blood pregnancy test, which is much more accurate.

Likewise, your health care provider can order blood tests to determine if a hormonal imbalance is the reason for the missed period.

Please keep us updated.


April 3, 2015 - 8:04am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

No is the answer for all the questions

April 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Mandi,

Retest. Purchase a name brand test; check that it has not expired; test in the morning, using the first urine of the day.


April 6, 2015 - 9:44am
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