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I am 7 days late with my period and negative pregnacy tests

By Anonymous May 13, 2010 - 3:17pm
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I am seven days late for my period. I took a pregnacy test 5 days late and today 7 days late, bot times negative results. I checked my cervix the day I was suppose to start and it was so high I could not even reach it. Today day 7 my cervix is low and soft (feels like my lips). There is not a lot of mucus either. does this mena my cycle is coming or am I pregnant?

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Really, I think you can relax. Yes, pregnancy tests are very, very accurate this far out from your missed period. They are actually quite accurate within 1-3 days of a missed period. When a woman is pregnant, her body manufactures a hormone called HCG. and that's what the urine tests detect. Since your pregnancy tests are negative, it means you just do not have any HCG in your system. And by this time, you would. And the most important thing? No unprotected sex, no accidents! Plus negative pregnancy tests on top of that. I really, really believe that you're just late, perhaps having to do with the stress of the antibiotics, bone infection, and other tests. That's enough to get anyone's hormones a little off.

May 19, 2010 - 8:57am


What were the antibiotics for? Anything that might be connected to your late/missing period?

From what you say -- no accidents, no unprotected sex, and negative pregnancy tests -- I would have to agree with you that indeed it might be hormonal changes due to stress or your PMDD. I will tell you that cervical mucus changes from cloudy/white to clear and stretchy (like egg white) when you are ovulating. So it may be that you just skipped a period altogether and are about two weeks out from your next one.

Are you normally very regular?

May 17, 2010 - 9:02am
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Anonymous (reply to Diane Porter)

The antibiotics where Flaygal and Levequin. I had to take them for a bone infection. I took them for two weeks. Also during that time I had an MRI of my lumbar region to detect the bone infection which is in the upper half of what is left of my tailbone. I sitll have not yet started my cycle and I took two more pregnancy tests this weekend both negative. For the most part of my cycles I have always started either the second to last week or last week of the month. But this march it switched to starting somewhere between the 3rd and 7th of each month. I am having touble relaxing and trusting the pregancy tests. Are the home ones reliable this far out from my missed cycle? I have a doctors appointment scheduled Friday.

May 17, 2010 - 3:39pm

Are you trying to become pregnant? I ask, because most women are not checking their cervix, and if they did, would not know what it is supposed to feel like! You are very "in touch" with your body...great!

Home pregnancy tests, when taken after an expected period, are about 99% effective at detecting any pregnancy hormones. You can feel fairly confident in the results.

Cervical mucus changes throughout the month, and I'm wondering if you are trying to conceive (or, trying to prevent a pregnancy)? Let us know, as I can send you information on checking your cervical mucus if you are trying to conceive. Cervical mucus can be different if a woman is using hormonal contraception.

- Are you using any form of hormonal birth control (pill, for instance)?
- Are you having unprotected intercourse on a regular basis?
- How old are you?

May 13, 2010 - 8:20pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

No I am not on the pill..have to get yearly pap smear in order to get new perscription. No Unprotected intercourse..I think we did it twice the last month no accidents. I am 26 we are really not trying to become pregnant right now. I was on levequin and Flaygal for two weeks after my last cycle. I honestly believe I am stressing to much over this. Also I do have PMDD. The cervical mucus has not been very much at first it was a little clumpy and white...today its clear and stretchy.

May 14, 2010 - 4:37am
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