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Why is my period late if I am not pregnant?

I have missed my period, it should have started on the 19th and ended on the 24th (yesterday) but it hasn t been and there are no signs of it coming, I have never missed a period before and have been having unprotected sex with my partner for exactly a month today. I have taken 14 pregnancy tests over the past 2 weeks and they re coming out negative. How likely is it that I m pregnant and how will I know without having to have a blood test? I already told my partner I thought I was pregnant and he s really excited so I don t want to confuse him, especially since I m slightly convinced that I am. I don t want to worry him by having to go to the doctor because then I ll have to explain about the tests being negative so he ll think I m definitely not pregnant which I still think I could be, but I do need to know as if I am I need to make some changes in my life. I m not sure if I actually have pregnancy symptoms or if I ve just talked myself into thinking I do, but I m definitely urinating more frequently, I feel like I have been feeling tightness in my abdomen and I ve been getting a bubbling feeling. I go light headed sometimes when I stand up and the room spins and I feel sick then after literally only a couple of seconds I m fine again. I m really confused because I don t know what else it could be and I ve taken a LOT of tests so is it possible that they re all wrong?
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
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Hello,

As there is history of 1 month unprotected intercourse, no history of previous menstrual irregularities, pregnancy is most likely possibility and the same should be confirmed with blood test of HCG and ultrasound examination of pelvis as repeated urine tests are not confirmatory so. If the pregnancy is not there, hormone disturbances or blighted ovum, extra uterine pregnancy are other chances to be evaluated by an expert OBGYN.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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Why is my period late if I am not pregnant?

Hello, As there is history of 1 month unprotected intercourse, no history of previous menstrual irregularities, pregnancy is most likely possibility and the same should be confirmed with blood test of HCG and ultrasound examination of pelvis as repeated urine tests are not confirmatory so. If the pregnancy is not there, hormone disturbances or blighted ovum, extra uterine pregnancy are other chances to be evaluated by an expert OBGYN. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon