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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   i am 3 days late on my period, ive just taken a test with a negative result?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so u have taken a urine preg test ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   and it is negative
User :   yes
Doctor :   May i know your age
User :   24
Doctor :   and when was the last time you had intercourse ? This is to know whether you can get pregnant or not
User :   3weeks ago
Doctor :   when was your last period ?
User :   first day of last period was 31/12
Doctor :   Have u under a lot of stress, any flu like illness, etc ?
User :   no
Doctor :   have u been stressed at work ?
User :   no
Doctor :   have ur periods been regular before ?
Doctor :   have u taken any medications like plan B ?
User :   yes, i record them on a calender and never had a late one
User :   no medication
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so your last intercourse was probably on 8th or 9th of jan 11
User :   9th and 10th
Doctor :   and your probable date of ovulation would be 13th -15th jan
Doctor :   so the chances of pregnancy would be less
Doctor :   around 10-15 %
User :   i dont know, ive been using ovulation kits to try and get pregnant but cant figure out the ovulation day
User :   i had spotting on the 13th and 14th
Doctor :   ovulation occurs on the 14th day of the cycle
Doctor :   was it very severe ?
User :   um not too bad i had to use a pad, but only enough blood for one pad i would say
Doctor :   In that case, u need not be worried about
Doctor :   Now with regard to the current situation, u can wait for about 3-5 days more
Doctor :   then if still u dont have your period, u can repeat the urine preg test
Doctor :   If it is negative, you need not be worried
User :   im not worried, im more curious to why its late if im not pregnant
Doctor :   If you have doubts getting checked by a blood test for pregnancy can confirm
Doctor :   the chances of getting a late period could be due to stress , hormonal changes
Doctor :   many women have such occuraces
User :   hormonal changes?
Doctor :   yes
User :   like what?
User :   are there any signs?
Doctor :   changes in gonadotrophin levels like LH , etc
Doctor :   nothing of that sort
Doctor :   there are no specific signs
User :   ok i only ask because i have been alot more tired then usual recently, my breasts are alot more tender and the past 2 days i have been urinating a lot more then usual
Doctor :   those are nonspecific
Doctor :   and not related
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :   they can be due to pregnancy as well or they could just be coincidental
User :   ok
Doctor :   they are not considered to be specific for pregancny
Doctor :   many women who are not pregnant , do experinece them
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   for now, repeat the test in 5 days
Doctor :   In case it is positive, you can see a gynae, to get checked with a blood test and an examination
User :   ok and if negative and still no period then see a doctor
Doctor :   in case, its negative, confirm with a blood test again
Doctor :   and if that is negative , u may have a missed period
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