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Hello, Hope you can give me some advice..... Me & my husband

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Hello,
Hope you can give me some advice..... Me & my husband decided to start trying for a baby last month. My period is now 7 days late & I have done quite a few tests (FR brand & Clear blue) all have been negative..... My periods are always very regular on a 28 day cycle so very unusual for me to be late!
I have extremely sore breasts (I usually get swollen breasts a week before my period also) but not this sore! & have been very tired & feel nauseous sometimes throughout the day, also wantto eat all the time..... Is it common to get a negative test at 7 days late but still be pregnant? Thanks in advance
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
Was ultrasound obtained?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No, I haven't seen a doctor yet.... Thought it would be too early??
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Lucy,
I am sorry for the delay.
The pregnancy detection tests are very sensitive and need to be done once you miss your expected menstrual date. It is generally advisable to gt them done after one week of the missed date.
Missing a date does not always mean that you are pregnant. The cause can be varied - hormonal/ ovarian cyst/ anemia, vitamin deficiency/ stress, extra. As it is already one week past the expected date I would get to the doctor and obtain few investigations like blood tests/ ultrasound to give us more answers.
Ultrasound can pick early pregnancy {as early as 5 wees} when done trans-vaginally. It can also pick any ovarian or uterine abnormality too.
Wish you well.
Best
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