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Irregular periods, pregnancy test negative, need prenatal care. Suggestions?

my 17 yr olds last period was aug 10 month before was july 2nd .she is pretty regular give or take a week.she did not have a period in sept she took pregnancy test sept 24 it was negative.if she was pregnant that would have been enough time to show on a test wouldn't it have.she doesnt want to take another test still no period she wants to wait i need to know so i can get her prenatal care if she is what do you think? thank you
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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May 2013
Thanks for the query.
Delay in periods can occur due to many causes.
If she had unprotected intercourse around the time of ovulation, then there is possibility of pregnancy.
But usually urine pregnancy test kit can detect the pregnancy after one week of missed period.
Sometimes due to low beta hcg levels that may not detect in early weeks.
So let her go for blood test for pregnancy once.
If the test comes negative, the possibility of pregnancy is less.
And she can take tablets to induce withdrawal bleeding with your doctor's advice.
If test comes positive, you consult gynecologist, get examined and go for ultrasound.
Then depending on the findings you can proceed further.
Take care.
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