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    What causes delayed menstruation and negative pregnancy test?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in General Health
Question: Hi doctor, I hope you are well. Doctor, I was using contrapectoves but I have not got my period. I am always on time 27/28 day cycle. Today is the 30th day. Could I be pregnant? I did a pregnancy test it came negative. Or could it be just hormones all over the place that's why I didn't get my periods. After my delivery I was getting my periods on time every 28 days and also he's not breastfed,. I tried a lot but he just doesn't want he screams. I'm just thinking what if I'm pregnant again? Is it too early to take a test now? If I take a blood test tomorrow which is day 31 will it appear?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy chances are remote.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
if you have taken the contraceptives regularly during the last cycle then you are protected against pregnancy and the delay in periods can be due to hormonal changes in the body. At day 31 it is a bit early to test for pregnancy using a urine test card. Do wait till day 33 at least and test early morning sample of urine to rule out pregnancy. You can get a blood test done tomorrow. it is more accurate and can detect the pregnancy on day 31.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 19 minutes later
Thanks doctor for your kind response. We were using condoms and pull out method. Iv been getting perild like cramps alot of discharge and water discharge. Urine is dark yellow this morning. Im so confused my head isnt working i dont know whAt to feel as i just had a baby i feel scared happy confused i think il go tomorrow and get it tested so i know where i stand.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Only a test can rule out pregnancy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Condoms and pull out method does not give more than 90% protection. The symptoms that you have are non specific and may not be related to pregnancy. Only a test can rule out the pregnancy for sure.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 17 hours later
Ok thanks doctor. After my pregnancy I was getting my periods on time like 28 day cycle. If it's not pregnancy what could be the other cause of a missed period.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
May be hormonal imbalance, emotional upset

Detailed Answer:
The other reasons of delayed periods may be hormonal imbalance, emotional upset, anxiety, stress, or other medical conditions that affect the ovaries, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland. In case the test comes negative then you can consult your gynecologist and get hormonal pills prescribed to get back the periods.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 8 hours later
Ok thanks doctor.

We had unprotected sex on day 22-23 as I thought ovulation would be over. Do you think I could have conceived around then? Sorry doctor for so many questions but I'm so confused
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ovulation less likely after day 20 in regular cycles.

Detailed Answer:
Ovulation is difficult to predict with 100% accuracy without any blood or urine test. Chances of ovulation on day 22 or after are less but cannot be ruled out completely. Only your next periods or blood test will confirm the absence of pregnancy.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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