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Delayed periods, negative pregnancy test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hello i have a quick ?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   my period is usually about a week later then the month before
User :   but im at 3 weeks late now
User :   i took a pregnancy test(2) and they were negative but that was about a few days after i had sex
Doctor :  
Doctor :   when was your last period?
User :   we had unprotected sex, and there is a high chance i could be pregnant
User :   it started october 2
Doctor :  
and what is your cycle length?
User :   its usually the full 7 days
Doctor :  
and when was it that you had unprotected sex?
User :   october 31
User :   he had came in me though.
Doctor :   cycle length means in how many days gap do you get your period once?
Doctor :  
is it 28 days? 30 days?
Doctor :  
or more?
User :   well for months now, i always get my period a week later then it had started the month before.
User :   so 30?
Doctor :  
it could be 35-40 days then
User :   yeah
Doctor :   do a blood HCG test to confirm/rule out pregnancy
User :   how do i do that
Doctor :  
as sometimes the urine pregnancy test can come negative when HCG levels are low
User :   what are hcg levels
Doctor :   go to a diagnostic lab, ask for this test
Doctor :  
HCG is the hormone that is secreted during pregnancy
Doctor :  
it is the pregnancy hormone to support the growing embryo until placenta is formed

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