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Pregnancy scare

By Anonymous December 23, 2016 - 1:06pm
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My cycle is long and irregular. Between 35-45 days normally. It is currently 11 days late and I'm on day 47 of my cycle. I took 2 pregnancy tests this week two days apart. I tested with the first urine of the day and the test strips were both negative. What causes a false negative? Also, if you get a cheap test strip (I paid £5 for 5 test strips) will the result be less reliable? It claims on the packaging to be over 99% effective.

I have been getting brown discharge about a week and a half ago and it has come back this week. It's light and I don't even use a full pad for the whole day. It gets darker in colour everyday. I used to experience this when my period had been delayed and I visited my doctor and she said it is not a cause for concern. But now I'm thinking, what if this is implantation bleeding ? It is accompanied by slight back ache and I got a lot of zits a couple of weeks ago. Or could this just be my delayed period and just old blood?

Also I must mention that I've not actually had real intercourse. However I have been fingered with a hand that may have touched semen before coming in contact with my vagina. However the hand was fully DRY when touching me. I am also worried about sperm being able to go through clothes. Not once has a penis penetrated me I'm just very concerned that a dry finger could have transferred traces of sperm onto my vulva (as he never actually put his finger inside of me, only rubbed the opening. It seems like it is possible to me, I'm not sure. I don't understand why it wouldn't be possible. I'm also just generally worried if sperm could have got through my boyfriends clothes on to me and got me pregnant.

I have been going through a lot of stress and worry this month, so could this have made my period delayed ?

Thank you for your time and merry Christmas.

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