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Trying to conceive. Late for period, HPT came negative. What is the appropriate time to check? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:hi doc...have query regarding pregnancy
Doctor:sure , please proceed with ur query
User:im 29 yrs old female ...m trying to concieve from past 8-9 months
User:i have done tests for both me and my husband and the results are normal
User:i have 36 days cycle
User:last month i had my periods on 14th dec
User:this month my periods are not yet started
User:i did home pregnancy test twice
User:n both times it was negative
User:so do u think i should wwait for few more days
Doctor:since you do have a 36 day cycle , as mentioned, in that case, you might have ovulated on day 20 of your cycle
User:or sld i take a blood test also
Doctor:this means that you may have concieved around 4th of XXXXXXX
User:bt my hpt test were negative
User:i did my first test on 15th XXXXXXX and 2nd test this mrng
Doctor:in that case, your expected period should be around 22nd of XXXXXXX
User:thats y m confused
Doctor:the best way to confirm your state of pregnancy, would be to wait until 26th of january
User:normally wen my periods are due i start getting backache n pain in thighs
Doctor:that is about 1 week , from the date of the missed period
User:dis time i didnt had any of those
Doctor:You can relax for the time being , and do the urine pregnancy test , after 5 days from now
Doctor:this will confirm your pregnancy, if positive
User:i should not go for blood test so soon?
Doctor:If you still not have your periods, and the Test is still negative on 27th XXXXXXX then you should do a blood test , to check for pregnancy
Doctor:pregnancy tests can be done , at least 1 day after the missed period . In case they are negative, it should be done after 1 week of the missed period
User:both my hpts were negative then what mite b the reason for my delayed periods
Doctor:The most probable reason, could be Pregnancy.
User:is it possible that although ur pregnant u can still get the hpt result negative
User:how reliable is the hpt result?
Doctor:as i said, that it is too early, for testing
Doctor:Urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive, and help in diagnosis
Doctor:it is only in select cases, where there is low HCG in urine
Doctor:hence it can result in negative tests
Doctor:as i also mentioned, the best time to check for pregnancy, is 7 days after the missed period .
Doctor:Hence, you just need to be patient and wait for a few more days
User:thanx for ur help
Doctor:you are most welcome
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