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Missed Period - Negative Test
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An_218491 posted:
I am now four days late for my period. This is my second month off birth control periods and had a period a month ago starting March 23rd. For the past 5 days or so I have had cramping and the feeling I am going to get AF at any moment but still not here. My nipples feel sensitive and last night had a full/almost slight burning sensation. I have had a big increase in appetite until today and now not much sounds good. I have also had some pretty nasty mood swings. I took a digital test on Wednesday, one day after my missed period, and again this morning. Both were negative. Could I be pregnant? When will it show on the test?
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jenfur79 responded:
Well your cycles might be trying to get regulated since you were on birth control. I know mine were all screwy when I was getting off of them. This pregnancy I was 4 days late before I even got a faint line. Have you tried the reg HPT tests to see if you get a faint line at all?
 
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eager2bprego replied to jenfur79's response:
No I haven't and I probably should. Can it really make that much of a difference? I really feel like AF could start at any minute which bugs me! I hate the feeling and now it's even worse because I really don't want it to!
 
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jenfur79 replied to eager2bprego's response:
That's how I felt too. I felt like AF was coming any second because of the cramping. I even wore a panty liner just in case I started. You could also just be really messed up from coming off birth control though too.
 
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eager2bprego replied to jenfur79's response:
Can you take the reg HPT tests during the day? If I wait like 4 hours or so (if I can :) ) before I try? I'm so glad you are here to talk to! I am really, really trying not to get my hopes up but my husband thinks I am preggo and I would be so disappointed if I'm not. The funny thing is, I think he sometimes has more symptoms than me! - gas, fatigue, heartburn...
 
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phoenixfire76 replied to eager2bprego's response:
Yes you can take a home test any time during the day when already late. Yes you should wait at least 4 hrs before testing. *IF* it's negative try again with 1st morning urine.

Best of Luck.
 
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eager2bprego replied to phoenixfire76's response:
Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it! I just really feel like I'm going to get AF at any moment but still not here. Don't know if my cycle is just screwed up and maybe I ovulated a lot later than I thought maybe. Aren't the digital tests supposed to be pretty accurate though? Or could it just be too early, like if I did O late, that it just hasn't sensed the hcg yet?
 
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jenfur79 replied to eager2bprego's response:
That's how i felt too. I am crossing my fingers for you. Like PP said you can take it anytime, just wait the 4 hours but first morning urine is the best. It is very possible you O'd later than you thought. the digital tests are the same as the reg ones. If you break open the digital test it's a pee stick inside LOL it just tells you in words that you are preggo rather than looking at a( or -( (or II or I)
 
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eager2bprego replied to jenfur79's response:
So would it be best to wait until after the weekend to test again or see if the digital one was maybe wrong? I just want to know! :)
 
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jenfur79 replied to eager2bprego's response:
Try and wait till Monday morning if you can stand it lol Then if still neg make an appt with your Dr about it.
 
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eager2bprego replied to jenfur79's response:
I was able to wait until this morning (not easy! :) ) but still got a BFN. Now I'm really confused as to what's going on! Should I try to wait another week or call my doctor about a blood test?
 
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mesha84 responded:
I have had 4 kids and i am pregnant with my 5th n everyone of my home pregnancy test n even the urine test from the doctors office always come back negative after at least 2 missed periods. it wasn't until i got a sonogram that they discovered that i was pregnant. so even if the blood test comes back negative ask for a sonogram if ur period doesn't come in the next couple of days.
 
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eager2bprego replied to mesha84's response:
Oh my! I can't believe that! I'm really hoping if I test again in a few days it will show up otherwise I'll go get a blood test from my doctor. I can't believe the hpts can come back negative as often as I have heard about on here!


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