I Missed My Period and the Pregnancy Test is Negative
I missed my period and the pregnancy testis negative! You may be testing too soon. My period is late, so the pregnancy test shouldbe redundant. The early pregnancy tests may come up positivea few days before your period is late. Cheaper and less sensitive pregnancy tests may barelycome up positive when your period is late. The same hormones that put your period onhold show up in the pregnancy test. The pregnancy hormones go up fifty percentto a hundred percent every two days. In your particular case, the hormone signals may beenough to put the period on hold but not show
up on the pregnancy test. What else could it be? Check the control strip on the pregnancy test.If that's blank as is the pregnancy test stripe, the test is bad. I would hate to think the test is bad. If the test has expired, you're more likelyto have both strips change color when you're not pregnant, or the pregnant stripe darkensbut the control doesn't. That's the point of the control strip, totell you if something is wrong.
And then there's the fact that they selltests in boxes with several so you can check yet another one. I thought that was to cash in on the excitement.Or the anxiety. If you haven't used the test right, it mayshow negative when you are pregnant. You pee on a stick. How can you get that wrong? You peed on the stick but only sprinkled onit for fear of getting pee on your hands. If I'm pregnant, I'll have to get overthat really soon. Or you are supposed to soak it in a cup ofpee and you didn't let it soak long enough.
That would be a reason to test it again. Another thing that can make a test come upnegative is if the urine is too diluted. It isn't like I peed in a cup that alreadyhad water in it. No, but later in the day after you've drunkwater, it is less diluted than in the early morning. So use first morning pee, since it is stronger. Using first morning pee means there is moreof the hormone for the pregnancy test to detect. And it may detect that level when it cameup negative today.
That might explain it. Then there's the possibility that you aren'tpregnant now. So why would my period be late? You've been sick and thus so stressed yourreproductive cycle has skipped this month, you have thyroid and other hormones that areso out of whack you have neither a pregnancy nor period, and so forth. I don't have a hormonal disorder. You could have conceived, miscarried, andnow the hormone levels are dropping but your
period hasn't started up late. That causes the pregnancy hormone to peakbefore dropping. It would also explain why the hormone levelsare too low to detect, though you'll see the pregnancy hormones drop before the miscarriagecompletes. Does that require a ? Not unless you have an infection or reallybad bleeding, but if you still don't have a period, talk to the to find out whatelse is preventing it.