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I am 40 yrs old and have been trying for a baby for what seems

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I am 40 yrs old and have been trying for a baby for what seems like forever, and now got to the point of it never happening as my husband has had a vasectomy before I met him. My periods have been pretty much as regular as clockwork for several years now, but have found myself 40 days (approx) between this month. I did a pregnancy test (admittedly while under the influence of alcohol as I feel it seems an improbability, which I do realise IS wrong) and it unsurprising was negative at the 37 day. I really don't want to put my hopes up, but is there a chance that it was wrong?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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most likely the pregnancy test is correct

Dr. David :

and you are not pregnant.

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if your husband has had a vastectomy

Dr. David :

you could be irregular or late for other reasons.

Dr. David :

excessive drinking and other stresses can cause you to miss your period and be very irregular with your period.

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hello?

Customer:

I do not drink to excess, in fact it is quite rare I drink. I am also not stressed at this precise time, and was on annual leave around the time my period was actually due

Dr. David :

I see.

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you can always repeat your home urine pregnancy test or get a blood pregnancy test for bHCG, but most likely it will be negative.

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I know you want to try to get pregnant.

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has your husband looked into getting his vasectomy reversed.

Dr. David :

this sometimes can be done for men with some mild rates of success.

Dr. David :

there are also options for possible IVF fertility clinic treatments as well to help you get pregnant.

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hello?

Customer:

Sorry, had to leave pc. We can't really afford this so this is why we haven't looked at it.

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I see.

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Customer:

It hadn't actually dawned on me I was late initially until it had got to around the 36th day. I have been getting cramps like I usually do but nothing has actually happened.

Dr. David :

I see.

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you need to get a updated gyn exam and possible uterine ultrasound as well.

Dr. David :

you could get your period any day now.

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this could be just a very irregular late period.

Customer:

There have been months when I thought I had symptoms of pregnancy but have had my period as arrived as normal (normally between 28 - 32nd day) this was the first month that I hadn't actually thought anything of it!!! I have extremely sore and sensitive breasts at present too - more than usual, but that could be bogus cos it's in my mind now.

Dr. David :

hello?

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I see.

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the mind can play tricks on you very easily as you know.

Dr. David :

if you are hoping to get pregnant, then your mind can play these tricks and make you think you might have signs for pregnancy.

Customer:

My last period started around the 26th January by the way.

Dr. David :

yes. so you are a bit late at this point.

Dr. David :

but this could just be an irregularly late period for you.

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do you have any other questions?

Customer:

No I suppose not. Thank you

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