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By June 10, 2010 - 9:51am
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Hi im 26 days late for my period i have a 28 day cycle and i had unprotected sex in may.The last period i had was on april 18 2010 i had a little spotting in may but im scared i might be pregnant. I have taken at least 4 pregnacy tests all say negative i was under stress in may i just want to know what might be going on and also i had a D&C in march could i be pregnant thank you.

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Hi, Nacole,

I'm so sorry you're going through such a difficult time, worrying about pregnancy but having negative pregnancy tests (that's a good thing, though). With you being almost a month late, I can't see how the HPTs could possibly miss a pregnancy -- they work by detecting the pregnancy hormone, HCG, in your urine, and there would definitely be some if you were pregnant and this far along.

In reality, it may be that you are having some hormonal fluctuations and you've skipped a period. The only way to know for sure is to go to the doctor's office and have them do a blood test. It's more accurate than HPTs and will tell you for sure whether you are pregnant. If you're not, then what's probably happened is that you've just skipped one and it will return normally next month.

Is there anything else going on in your life right now? Have you started any new medications (or stopped any)? Are you under a lot of stress? Have you had any big changes recently? High levels of stress can cause a period to be delayed or even skipped, did you know that?

Since this is worrying you so, please consider making an appt at your doctor's office to find out for sure. Will you do that?

June 11, 2010 - 9:37am
(reply to Diane Porter)

i did go to the doctor but he wouldnt do a blood test and my grandpa passed away right before i was supposed to start my period but i havent been under any more stress.

June 11, 2010 - 9:13pm
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