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Hello, I was due my a week ago, I have took two different

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Hello, I was due my period a week ago, I have took two different pregnancy tests including a digital test but both came up negative. I am not currently taking contraception and have been with my partner for three years so I'm 100% its not an STI as I got myself checked after we got together. I don't think any of my past family have had any problems in that area that I know of. I'm unsure what my next step is?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been under increased stress recently?

Customer:

I wouldn't say any more than usual, I have 2 boys, 6 and 19 months so I can be very hands on..

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

When was the last pregnancy test done?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Was it today after one week of not having a period?

Customer:

I took the last test on Thursday. yes today is exactly a week overdue

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should have the test repeated today.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If its negative then I would wait for another week or so to see if the periods normally come.

Customer:

Is it worrying if I still have the same outcome.. no period or pregnancy, its not being pregnant that worries me that just means im still working I just don't normaly have late periods?

Customer:

and both previous pregnancy showed up positive on the first tests.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Which is why I want to be sure.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Sometimes a pregnancy test can take up to a week to be positive.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Stress can cause hormonal problems that can lead to missed periods.

Customer:

I see, even if I may have conceived early in the cycle?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One of the most common causes of absent periods other than pregnancy is stress.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

yes because the urine test detects beta HCG only after it goes above a certain level.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

A blood pregnancy test is the most accurate test.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So if there is any doubt one can have a blood pregnancy test done to be sure.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

With all the negative tests that you have had its UNLIKELY to be pregnancy.

Customer:

Ok so you would suggest to "chill out" have some space and then see if my period comes?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

For the time being.

Customer:

ok sounds great

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Customer:

You covered it, thank you

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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