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Is delay in menstruation a sign of pregnancy?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: I usually have a rear 24-26 day cycle occasionally it has been 28 days (6 months ago). I am currently on day 33 and no signs of a period. I am actively trying to get pregnant. Urine pregnancy tests are negative. Could I still be pregnant? I have been trying to conceive for 2 years and had no success. I really am scared that I am not pregnant and this will be a real heartbreaker for me.

I am scared to let my husband near me as I worry intercourse will bring my period on. Please help do I have any chances of pregnancy? If not what could it be?

Please see my period tracking below and please comment if you do think pregnancy is possible. I have taken a test today still negative. Don't want to get my hopes up to be let down:

JANUARY 2015
23rd January - 27th January (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 24th December – 22nd January = 30 days

FEBRUARY 2015
NO PERIOD

March 2015
4th March – 8th March (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 23rd January – 3rd March = 41 days

April 2015
9th April – 13th April (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 4th March – 8th April = 31 days

MAY 2015
8th May – 12th May (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 9th April – 7th May = 29 days

Started Acupuncture
XXXXXXX 2015
3rd XXXXXXX – 8th XXXXXXX (6 days bleeding) 2nd XXXXXXX spotty pink, cycle day 1,2 only pink when wipe, cycle day 3,4 red bleeding but only requiring 1 towel, cycle day 5,6 pink/brown discharge
Cycle 8th May – 2nd XXXXXXX = 26 days

16th XXXXXXX – 21st XXXXXXX (6 days bleeding)
Cycle 3rd XXXXXXX – 15th XXXXXXX = 13 days

JULY 2015
1ST July – 5th July (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 16th XXXXXXX – 30th XXXXXXX = 15 days

Finished Acupuncture

JULY 2015
22nd July – 26th July (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 1st July – 21st July = 21 days

AUGUST 2015
11th August – 15th August (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 22nd July – 10th August = 20 days

SEPTEMBER 2015
4th September – 8th September (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 11th August – 3rd September = 24 days

SEPTEMBER 2015
30th September – 4th October (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 4th September – 29th September = 26 days

OCTOBER 2015
23rd October – 27th October (5 days bleeding)
Cycle 30th September – 22nd October = 23 days

NOVEMBER 2015
NO PERIOD CURRENT DAY 33

I am no longer having acupuncture please see start and finish as it messed my cycles completely
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy not likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Your cycles seem to range from 22 days to 41 days.
Since it is only33 days from the last period date, it is likely to be within your ranges.
Delay in periods can be due to pregnancy, stress, or hormonal disturbances like hypothyroidism, hyperprolactemia or polycystic ovarian disease.
If the urine pregnancy test is negative, then the pregnancy is ruled out.
If pregnancy would have been there, the test would have been positive on the day after missed periods.
Inability to conceive can be due to many causes for which the couple should be evaluated for and properly treated.
Hope you found the answer helpful. Please do get back for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
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Is delay in menstruation a sign of pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Pregnancy not likely Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Your cycles seem to range from 22 days to 41 days. Since it is only33 days from the last period date, it is likely to be within your ranges. Delay in periods can be due to pregnancy, stress, or hormonal disturbances like hypothyroidism, hyperprolactemia or polycystic ovarian disease. If the urine pregnancy test is negative, then the pregnancy is ruled out. If pregnancy would have been there, the test would have been positive on the day after missed periods. Inability to conceive can be due to many causes for which the couple should be evaluated for and properly treated. Hope you found the answer helpful. Please do get back for further queries. Wishing you good health. Regards Dr Deepti Verma