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Missed Periods. Pregnancy Test Negative. Could I Be Pregnant?

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Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2012
Question: Hi im 4 days late with my period I did both a urine and blood test and both were negative and my urine is dark yellow, could I be pregnant or not? That last day of my last period was 28/9/2012
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (1 hour later)
Hello, I would be happy to help you.

Assuming regular cycles, if you are 4 days late and a blood test is NOT positive, then you are not pregnant! The most common explanation for irregular cycles relates to irregularity in terms of when you ovulate. This can be normal, but also related to abnormal things such as thyroid disease. If you don't get your period within the week then you need to discuss this with your doctor and get the appropriate warmup.

I hope this helps. Let me know!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle (21 minutes later)
Ok, so what is thyroid disease? Thanks for your help!
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (33 hours later)
The thyroid gland sits low on your neck and produces thyroid hormone. This substance is important to the function of every organ in your body. Women are more prone to thyroid disease. Alterations in the levels of normal thyroid hormone in the body lead to irregular cycles.

So when women come in to the clinic with irregular cycles, we often check labs related to thyroid activity and hormone levels.

I hope this helps!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Missed Periods. Pregnancy Test Negative. Could I Be Pregnant?

Hello, I would be happy to help you.

Assuming regular cycles, if you are 4 days late and a blood test is NOT positive, then you are not pregnant! The most common explanation for irregular cycles relates to irregularity in terms of when you ovulate. This can be normal, but also related to abnormal things such as thyroid disease. If you don't get your period within the week then you need to discuss this with your doctor and get the appropriate warmup.

I hope this helps. Let me know!