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  • Farah

    Hi Monica,
    I’ve been trying for baby the last couple of months. My last 2 periods were a 28 day cycle.

    I missed my last period on 20th Nov and today is 8th Dec. I tried a home pregnancy test many times but it shown negative again and again. I a did blood test on day 9 (29 Nov.) It was also negative.

    Mostly at night, I feel lower abdomen pain like period pain. Having gas problem as well.

    But I feel I am pregnent! I have all those pregnancy symptoms which you talked about in your vedio.

    In that case what should I do now? How long I need to wait for my next blood test??

    Waiting for your reply.

    Regards,
    Farah

    • Monica Healy

      Dear Farah,

      Thank you for your message.

      I want to respond as accurately as I can. You mentioned that your last 2 cycles were 28 days. Tell me about your cycles for the last 12 months. Have they been regular?

      If your period was due on November 20th then I assume that you would have ovulated 14 days prior which would be November 6th. Based on that information if you are pregnant you would be 6w3 days pregnant by menstrual dates and this is often the correct timing for the pregnancy test to show positive. If however you ovulated late then it is possible that you are only 5 weeks pregnant. Wait for one week and try the test again.

      Serum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is produced by the growing blastocyst ( very early baby). A sub unit of hCG is beta and called B-hCG. This substance is found in all pregnancies.

      If your blood test is negative then you may have a very late ovulation and the blastocyst has not implanted into the lining of your womb or you are indeed not pregnant.

      A blood test provides more accurate results than a urine test.

      If you need help, have severe pelvic pain or feel faint please call your doctor.

      I hope this helps.

      Kindly,
      Monica

  • farah

    Thanks Monica for your reply.
    My last 12 months period history is not regular. Most of the time it started 3 to 4 days or some month 1 week priori. But last 2 cycle was regular.

    Regards
    Farah

    • Monica

      Hi Farah,
      I am happy to help. Did my reply above answer your question?
      Kindly,
      Monica

  • Br

    Hello. I’ve been having regular 37-day menstrual cycle periods from 8/2010 through 8/2011 on September 2011, my period was late, and i got it 4 days after i had intercourse for the first time (I got it on September 21). On October 24, I got a lighter period that lasted 5 days. I haven’t had another period so far and it’s December 14, 2011 (so far about 2 weeks late).
    I had intercourse on Sept. 17, sept. 30, Nov. 10 & 11, and Nov. 20. On Nov. 21st i got a vaginal discharge with a little bit of blood, and about an hour later when i went to the restroom again i wiped and saw pink on the toilet paper. I have had more discharge since Nov. 21, I even sometimes think i’m about to get the beginning of my period and it’s only more discharge; it’s sometimes clear and sometimes a small “discharge clog” comes out onto the toilet (sorry for being graphic). On Nov. 23 I woke up with some poky feeling on what I think is my ovary (right side), and it lasted for 2 days. Then my leg cramps started, especially my right leg. I’ve been so fatigued too.

    I just want to know if i’m pregnant. O took a urine test on December 14, 2011, and it was negative, but all the symptoms above have be question the results. do you recommend that i get an ultrasound? what do you recommend?

    • Monica

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Have you spoken to your doctor? After reviewing your information this is what I suggest. After 4 weeks, from what you think was the first day of your last period take another pregnancy test. If this is negative then it is highly likely that you are not pregnant but a blood test is more accurate. I think that a clinical examination from your doctor should follow if your cycle has not regulated and you are still feeling fatiigue and right sided pain.

      An ultrasound may be requested if the doctor after examining you thinks it is indicated.

      I like to stress that continued pain should not be ignored and it is from a doctor that you should seek advice.

      I hope this helps and kindest regards,
      Monica

  • jocelyn

    hi Monica,
    my name is Jocelyn and i last had my period on aug. 11,2011 and i haven’t had my period since then it is now December 28,2011 and i still have no period i noticed some spotting in mid November and also some spotting like 3 days ago. I’m not really sure whats going on i have taken like 5 pregnancy test and they all come out negative i am planing to go to the doctor next week because i dont thik its normal i have had some symptoms like i have been light headed wen i get up and i have had some cravings i have also felt some movement in my stomach and umm also in November i was feeling really tired during the day.

    i hope you can help.

    sincerely,
    jocelyn

    • Monica

      Hi Jocelyn,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If your pregnancy test is negative then it is highly likely that you are not pregnant. However, a blood test from your doctor when you visit next week will be more accurate. There are times in a woman’s life where hormones fluctuate and cause irregular periods. It is these instructions that regulate our cycles. It is also possible that you are under stress. This can cause fatigue and an upset intestinal tract.

      I hope this helps and please keep in touch.

      Kindest regards

      Monica

  • Olivia

    Hi Monica,

    My last period was mid november, and missed my cycle in december. I had two negative home tests and had a negative blood test at my doctor in early January. A week ago, I experience what I thought was my period, however it was very light and lasted only 2 days. (Very irregular for me) Gradually I have become extremely swollen or bloated with what appears to be a ‘baby bump’ with other pregnancy symptoms such as tiredness, constipation and soreness. I took another urine test yesterday which came out negative. Is it still possible I am pregnant? Also I can feel a large round fleshy lump or bulge ‘inside’ my cervix(?).
    Very scared and concerned.

    Regards,

    Olivia.

    • Monica

      Dear Olivia,
      Thanks for writing.

      You need to see a gynaecologist and have a pelvic ultrasound to explain your symptoms and to characterize what you are feeling in your cervix.
      Your belly may be due to an intestinal problem and as your pregnancy test have been negative it is unlikely that you are pregnant.

      Please don’t delay. Arrange a gynaecologist appointment first.

      Kindest regards

      Monica

  • jessica

    my fiencie and i had intercourse roughly 2-3 weeks ago the week after i was neaused all the time nothing sounded good then the end of the next week i had what i thaught was my period but it only lasted one day and that not normal for me last week i thgouht i was better but now im starting to get neaused again…could i be pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hi Jessica,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      From what you describe it does sound as though you are pregnant. The bleed that you experienced was likely what we call implantation bleeding which can occur at the time the newly fertilized egg reaches the uterus. Have you taken a pregnancy test? This will confirm for you.

      I hope this helps and don’t hesitate to contact us again if you have any other questions.

      Yours in health and happiness.
      Monica

  • Mateus

    Hi Monica,
    I had sex with my girlfriend and i was wearing a condom. Well, the thing is, as she was seated over me, when we finished, she was about to stand up when suddenly the condom started to get out from my penis, but i don’t think that it reached inside her because a lot of the content went to my t-shirt and hand. She just had period, and it is normal (the blood is not brown or pinkish).
    Please, answer me as soon as you can
    Thanks for reading my email,
    Matt

    *forgot to say: we had sex on 02/19/2012 and her last period was in 01/24/2012

    • Monica

      Dear Mateus,
      Thanks for writing.
      I know you and your girlfriend might be concerned about pregnancy at the moment but the best thing would be to try a pregnancy test or see a doctor to confirm if she is pregnant or not. It sounds like you were very safe and since she has had her period it sounds like she is not pregnant but a pregnancy test or a doctor would be best at this time.

      Hope this helps.
      Kindly,
      Monica

      • Mateus

        Hi Monica,
        Thanks a lot for the advice, i think she is going to take the test. Can you tell me when is the right day to take it?
        Thanks again for the help

  • sara

    Hello , I love the friendly way you are answering people! God bless u , ok … my last period was in 10th of Feb and to be honest i am being anxious to know if i am pregnant or not, I did 3 home tests and its negative i know its stupid ,my period suppose to be after 9 days … any advise to know if i am pregnant earlier ? thank you in advance :)

    • Monica

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If your last period started on Feb 10th I would take a pregnancy test around the 9th of March. If you are pregnant it should have a positive result. Sometimes you can have a test turn positive in the 3rd week of your cycle so you might try today. It’s a tincture of time.

      Hope this helps.
      Kindly,
      Monica

  • Rana

    Hi,
    My name is rana I am 23years old, I have been married for three years. I was supposed to get my cycle on the first of the month but I am 12 days late. Pregnancy test is negative and blood test is negative. I gonna see my doctor for an ultra sound but do you think there might be a chance of pregnancy? Oh forgot mention that I was on clomid before two months and nothing happened then the doctor increased the dose twice for 100mg instead of 5g…however all the ovulation sticks were negative…any ideas ?

    • Monica

      Hello Rana,
      Thank you for contacting us. Clomid is used to bring on ovulation but it can also lead to hormone imbalances. If you blood work was negative for pregnancy it is highly likely that you are not pregnant. Blood pregnancy test is more accurate than urine. I would suggest having a blood test to assess all hormone levels including the thyroid as well.

      In addition you could also attend an ultrasound clinic near you where you can have serial ultrasounds done transvaginally to assess follicle formation and confirm ovulation. I would suggest day 3, day 9 and day 18 of your cycle.

      I hope this helps,
      Monica

  • Taylor

    Hi my name is Taylor, I am 16 and I think I’m pregnant.
    I took 2 at home pregnancy tests and they both came out negative. I have had a few small symptoms such as, foods that i usually love don’t appeal to me anymore, I am sleeping every chance I get, my lower back is sore, my breasts feel very heavy and tingly, and I have had a tiny bit of spotting maybe like a pea amount but more discharge than usual, I have also been getting more frequent headaches, Every month my period is Right on time or early and it’s 3 days late. Could I still be pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hey there Taylor,
      Thanks for writing.
      Since you’re only three days late for your cycle it is still possible that you are pregnant even though you have had a negative pregnancy test. Menstrual periods are identifiable events, where conception and fertilization are not.
      If you have not had your period in a few more days, take another pregnancy test. Make sure you use an early morning urine sample as the hCG in the urine is more concentrated and will give you more accurate results.

      I hope this helps. Hope to hear from you again.
      Kindly,
      Monica

  • carissa

    Hi! i have 2 missed periods now, my last period was on Jan. 17 2012, i had an irregular cycle since last 2010. last April 2011, i also have my period and it lasted for more than a month (yeah it’s true, i remember it stop on May 2nd week), my mom and I went to an OB to check what was happening to me, and she conclude that it must be an abnormal cycle and she gave me medications ,hemostan and 2 mefenamic, i should take that 3x a day until my period stop and thank God it stopped but it happened again 2weeks after that 1month period.(June 2011). so we decided to go back to the OB for another consultation last June 27 2011. she found out that i had Hormonal imbalance, she gave me pills good for 28 days. so it went back to normal but irregular cycle 5-6 days. so now, here i am, wanting to know what’s happening inside me. 2 missed periods, got 1 negative test, mood swings. dizziness… maybe there’s a connection on what happened to me last april 2010, i just want to know if im pregnant or something.. i’ll wait for your advice. thanks. :)

    • Monica

      Hey there Carissa.
      Thank you for contacting us.

      From what you describe your doctor has diagnosed an imbalance in your hormone levels. These hormone imbalances can cause some of the symptoms you describe. In addition to the medications that you have been prescribed, it might be a good idea to have a pelvic ultrasound to assess the womb, ovaries and especially the lining of the womb to reassure you that there is nothing else going on that could be contributing to the abnormal bleeding and irregular bleeding.

      I hope this helps.
      Thank you and kind regards.

      • carissa

        Here now, my period went back, mar. 24 2012. i am very confuse. :( i think this will cause infertility.

  • Allie

    Hey Monica,
    I’m having all sorts of symptoms but I’ve continuously gotten negatives on the HPTs I’ve taken. I started my period the 28th of this month at the end of the day, which is a couple days sooner than regular, and as of now my flow is pretty light compared to the way it usually is. I’ve also noticed some brown spots on my tampons and the oder isn’t as distinct as normal either. It just smells different. Starting about 3 weeks-a month ago my appetite decreased, to hear or think about food made me sick to my stomache. I started getting an appetite again a couple weeks later. Around the same time, a couple weeks ago, I woke up early in the morning and got sick twice and also felt nautious until late afternoon. I also started getting headaches every day around this time. Yesterday I got that metallic taste in my mouth which is also considered a symptom. The symptom that really gets me, though, is that i look like I have a ” baby bump” and I also have a linea nigra leading up to my belly button and my boyfriend claims he can see it go all the way up to my breast line. Sorry for such a long post but I’m weirded out by the whole situation and I need some proper guidance. Please help!
    Thank you!

    • Monica

      Hello Allie,
      Thank you for writing.
      The symptoms you describe sound like pregnancy but women can experience these same symptoms with hormonal imbalances. The vomiting in the morning may be due to a flu. Why your lower abdomen looks like a baby bump, I can’t explain this exactly nor your linea negra which often takes time to appear.

      The period that you mentioned, you started on the 28th and this may be implantation bleeding and not a real period. The pregnancy hormone hCG doubles every 48 to 72 hours so it may be a good idea to wait at least 72 hours and use a HPT with an early morning concentrated urine sample.

      If you are pregnant you will see a positive result. It may also be helpful to contact your doctor.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards

  • indyana

    hey Monica,

    i’m confused on whats going on with my body.. i had always been regular so on March 9th 2012 was my period it lasted 7 days and it says on my chart of ovulation my O-day was Mar 23. I’m trying to have a baby. So today is April 1 , I supposed I have already conceived … i keep on doing pregnancy test but they are all negative.. could it be i try to early?is it possible for me to get pregnant we did it on 22 and 23 ! can i get some advice please…

    thank you

    indyana

    • Monica

      Hi Indyana,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If your LMP was March 9th and you think you ovulated on the 23rd you would be 3 weeks and 3 days pregnant as of today and yes that would be a little too early to detect enough hCG in your urine. Although we count the pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period you have only really just conceived approximately 10 days ago. I would wait one week and try again. I know and understand it is difficult to wait but time will tell.

      Let us know how you get on.

      Thank you

      Monica

  • indyana

    hey monica thank for our advice .. i would def wait another week and see..

    hey i have another quick question this is something the started happening to me monday April 2 .. my breast or boobs started hurting a lot within just a touch or rubbing it it hurt alot its more like soreness and i cant have my husband touch me or anything and yesterday April 3 the soreness increase my left boob looks bigger them my right one and on my left boob i have like really thick green veins that when you touch its delicate ..my nipple def sore it been today and its 1:27 am April 4 am they still sore…my question is why do you think is going on? this has never happen to me before not even when i used to get my period before.. is this a sign of pregnancy or its to early to get this sign…i;m very confuse.. please help me with your advice if you understand whats going on with my body or if this had happen to anyone before..what should i do??

    thank you so much,

    indyana

  • anie

    my 10days above in my periods but m pregnancy test is negative.my last periods date 28feb plz suggest .i have no baby. i do ultra sond but repoart is not see mass

    • Monica

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If you are 10 days past your period and your pregnancy test is negative there may be other reasons for this. If your period doesn’t start wait a week and perform another HPT.
      I’m glad to hear that you had an ultrasound. I assume that all appeared normal.

      Hormones are little messengers that are found in your blood that give orders to certain cells in your body to perform certain functions. Some of these hormones are what gives messages to your ovaries to release an egg and others to regulate your cycles. If your cycle doesn’t regulate itself then may I suggest you have your doctor perform a blood test. This will give you and your doctor important information about the level of hormones in your blood.

      Sometimes stress can alter our cycles as well.

      I hope this helps.

  • Clara

    Hi Monica my last LMP was on the 13th of February. I had slight bleeding on the 11th and 12th when my period was due. aslo had spotting on the 13th, 14th. Have sore boobs and heartburn which i had to look uP AS I never got it before. took 3 tests all negative whats going on. would like some help please….last period 8 weeks ago

    • Monica

      Dear Clara,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Sometimes a real period can be very light, as in just one day. I think the slight bleeding you experienced in the middle of March was likely a real period even though it was light. I would wait another week and try the pregnancy test again.
      I hope this helps.

  • Sana123

    hey monica,

    I’m having cramps,lower back pain& tiredness for the past 4 days….do u think I’m pregnant? my last period was on march 16th….if so, when is the good time to take the test?

    • Monica

      Hello,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      If your last menstrual period was March 16th then you would have ovulated approximately two weeks after that. It then takes 5 to 7 days for the fertilized egg to implant into the lining of your womb and this is when hCG is produced that gives the pregnancy its positive results. I would wait until April 14th and take a pregnancy test then at the time of your next cycle. Use an early morning concentrated urine sample.
      I hope this helps.

      • Sana123

        Hey Monica,

        Thanks for your advice…i have a doubt…is sotting always a symptom for pregnancy? i didn’t get my spotting yet….so that’s why i got confused….

  • stephanie

    Hi

    I suffered an Ectopic pregnancy last August since then I have had regular periods cycle normaly between 29-33 days I have ovulated every month since as well.

    I was due my period round the 28.03.2012 however it still hasnt arrived, i have taken 2 pregnancy tests 7 days apart both negative. over the last 3-4 days i have started to feel very Nausea although i have not thrown up (yet).

    Is there a chance i could be pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hello,

      There is always a chance that you are pregnant. You suffered an ectopic pregnancy so your chances of having another ectopic are a little greater as the factors that caused your first ectopic are likely still present even so if you are pregnant a HPT should reveal positive results.

      Here are some tips on using home pregnancy kits and to avoid false negatives.

      1. Be careful of the timing of the test. You should wait at least 12 days after ovulation to make sure there is enough hCG in your urine.
      2. Home pregnancy kits vary in sensitivity so research available test kits in your area or talk to the chemist.
      3. Be careful to follow the instructions carefully. If you are using a test strip maybe you did not dip it well or didn’t hold it well in your urine stream.
      4. Use early morning urine when the urine is concentrated.
      5. Also be careful to read the results in the time suggested on the instructions. If you let it sit too long it may give a negative result.

      I hope this helps

  • Hope

    Monica,

    I haven’t had a period in almost 3 months. I took a pregnancy test 3-4 weeks ago that came back negative but still not period. I believe I might be pregnant. any advice?

    Hope

    • Monica

      Dear Hope,
      If you have not had a period in three months and the pregnancy test is negative then it is likely that you are not pregnant. You didn’t explain why you think you might be pregnant so I think a visit to the doctor is what I would suggest.

      There can be many reasons for missed periods such as hormone imbalances. 25 % of women have polycystic ovaries and these women don’t have regular periods.

      I hope this helps.

  • Eve

    Hi Monica,

    I really hope you can help me because I’m going crazy over here! Here’s the thing, I’ve been having every pregnancy symptom under the sun, except no missed period. The last time I had sex was Dec. 13-15, 2011 (my last period before that started on Dec. 1st, and my cycles are normally 26-28 days). Anyway, since then, I’ve had a “period” every month, but I’ve also had, and still having, so many symptoms of pregnancy! I’ve had nausea, excessive saliva (which REALLY gets on my nerves), achy and sometimes sharp pains in my lower abdomen, breast soreness (which occurred after my “period” went off), enlarged breasts, extreme hunger at times, swollen feet & ankles (which I’ve NEVER had before), and my face is breaking out (I rarely ever get pimples)! Also, at around what would’ve been my “12 weeks” mark, I began to feel flutters in my stomach. I have on daughter, so i remember what they feel like, and it feels EXACTLY the same as when I was pregnant before.

    Now, here’s the thing; I’ve taken multiple hpt’s and they all came back negative. I went to see my gyno for routine std testing around the time I would’ve been “13 weeks”, and he did a pelvic exam and told me my uterus was enlarged! So I’m like, huh?? But, I do have a few very small fibroids (about 2cm), so he said that they could’ve caused the enlargement of my uterus. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I’ve gained about 10 pounds since December (and my eating habits haven’t changed), and I also have a “pouch”, which I never had before, even after my daughter. No matter how much weight I gain, my stomach is usually the last to see it. But lately, my stomach has been looking big, even when I suck in (which is unusual for me). Anyway, so about a week after I saw my gyno, I went back for an ultrasound. He scheduled an ultrasound for me because I told him my concern about the fluttering and the “bloating” in my stomach, and not to mention since he discovered my uterus was enlarged. So, the sonograhper did the ultrasound and told me that my fibroids had not grown since my last ultrasound (which was in Aug. 2011); however, she found an ovarian cyst during the scan. Now, the only other time I’ve had a cyst on my ovaries is when I was pregnant back in Decmember 2010, and my gyno told me that when women get pregnant, they form a “temporary” cyst that gives the fetus a blood supply (or something to that effect; it’s been so long ago). Nevertheless, I ended up having a miscarriage at 5 weeks, and when I went for my follow-up ultrasound, the cyst was gone.

    So, she didn’t tell me she saw a fetus; is it possible that she missed it??? or mistook it for my fibroids???? I’m asking because I know someone who was told that they had a fibroid tumor, but she went and had a 2nd opinion, and low and behold, she was actually pregnant!

    Anyway, if I’m not pregnant, what else could it be??? I need answers because I’m tired of not feeling like myself. Please help!!

    • Monica

      Hello Eve,
      Thanks for writing!
      Wow yes a lot of symptoms of pregnancy. These symptoms can also be due to hormone imbalances. Firstly the ultrasonographer I will assume is proficient and would not miss a pregnancy. Also when your Gynaecologist examined you he would have looked at your cervix. The cervix changes color in response to pregnancy becoming bluish in color. Your uterus may feel bulky because of fibroids and also the position of the uterus whether it is tipped back or not.

      Okay so now for symptoms. I would suggest you have blood work done to see if your hormones are normal. Hormones are little messengers that give instructions to different cells in your body in order to function normally. If these little messengers get lost or mixed up as in hormone imbalances then your body will not respond as expected.

      Also I would suggest checking for food allergies. Different foods and their ingredients can cause reactions to our gastrointestinal tract…..sometimes small changes go a long way in making things better.

      If you are pregnant the hormone hCG will be increased and this will show up in an early morning urine test and a blood test.

      Are you under stress ? If so this can manifest in physical problems.

      Let us know how you get on and thank you for contacting us.

  • Brittney

    Hello Monica,
    About two and a half weeks ago I had this brownish spotting for about four days and I am on the depo shot and have not had any kid of bleeding in probably 7 months. And this bleeding happened 8 days after unprotected sex. (I have been on the shot for a year). It only lasted four days and then I felt fine. But now more recently I have been peeing more frequently, have had some cramping, excessive saliva and some food cravings and my nipples have been tingly/itchy and somewhat tender. I took a hpt this morning and it was negative. But I’m still having all these symptoms and I’ve never had anything like this before. Should I take another test in a week or am I probably just not pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hi Brittney,
      Thanks so much for writing!

      Becoming pregnant while on Depro Provera is very unlikely if you have been taking it regularly for one year. Pregnancy can rarely happen if you had unprotected sex just before the shot was taken. It is common enough to have some break through bleeding while on Depro. I suggest if you symptoms continue that you take another pregnancy test in one weeks time. You would not want to continue the Depro if you find yourself pregnant.

      I hope this helps.

  • Charlie

    In early March, I believe I experienced implantation bleeding. I noticed something weird was happening with my body too. My sleep cycle was really messed up, my belly felt rather bloated and on some occasions it would either cramp or experience sharp pains on either the bottom or sides, my breasts felt fuller/heavier/sore, I have been also been experiencing fast changing body temperatures. It’s now April and I have not received my period yet. I’ve taken 3 hpt and all negative except for one showing a faint positive. I am now feeling strange movement in my tummy and am more tired than ever with really bad lower back pain and fatigue. I’ve been having fevers come and go plus I am currently going through a cold. My boyfriend doesn’t think of it to be much and neither do I, but I have a gut feeling telling me that I am pregnant. I have seeked answers from my friends who either gave birth already or are still ongoing with their pregnancies. All of whom have explained the exact same occurances that I have explained above…
    Could I be pregnant and my body is trying to convince me that I am?

    • Monica

      Hi Charlie,

      Thank you for contacting us. If you have taken a HPT and it is faintly positive I would wait a few more days and take one again. Follow the instructions carefully and use first morning concentrated urine. The hormones of pregnancy cause havoc with your intestines. Some women experience bloating and even symptoms that mimic movement. If you are pregnant your body will let you know although you may not experience all of the symptoms of early pregnancy.

      Hope this helps.

  • stephanie

    Hi Monica

    Further to my message on 10.04.2012.

    Still no period, pregnancy tests still negative. Nausea is getting worse as the days have gone by, today was extremely dizzy and also suffered unusual nose bleed. On monday I had a show and thought my period was starting but it was 1 small show which wasnt anything like my normal cycle It was strange colour. Going to DR tomorrow to request a blood test as I am more high risk for another Ectopic.

    My last period was February 26th, surely if i was pregnant it would be detected by now?

  • MzMya

    Hi Monica,

    I had peroid last march 15 so now i miss peroid this month so i did test pregnancy test home say Negative 2 times and too was hosptial er take blood test pregnancy say Negative.. i tired cramp sometime & back pain & gas lots & headache badly so what u think im preganacy?? thank u

    • Monica

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting us. If your urine and blood test was negative for hCG it is either too early to detect enough hCG or you are not pregnant. You mentioned that your last cycle was March 15th so you are only just past missing your period. It is possible that you ovulated late or may have a long cycle this month. Wait one week and take another pregnancy test.

      I hope this helps.

      • MzMya

        thank god so i get peroid late so thank u & sorry becuse i worry about miss preoid..

  • Danielle

    Hi monica, my name is danielle,
    Me and my other half have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years, i have a cycle of 25 days, my last bleed was on march 1st 2012, i am now 4 weeks late, i have done several hpt and had a blood test all neg the doc has done other blood test and the came back normal. so is sending me for a ultrasound to see if i have polycyistc ovaries i have never been this late befor in the 5 years of trying so this is very very unusual for me. The thing is my nan and aunt never produced the hcg hormone my aunt only found out she was expecting by a scan and my nan only found out by giving bith!!! (didnt have scans in those day) so my question is could i possibally be following in there footsteps and be infact pregnant or could it be more serious??? please please help me thankyou very much kind rgurards, Danielle xxx

    • Monica

      Hi Danielle,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      It sounds as though your doctor examined you and also found something in your blood results that would encourage him to send you for an ultrasound. Polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosis is a combination of the level of hormones in your blood and the volume and number of tiny follicles (cysts) within your ovaries as well as other physical features. Not everyone has all of the features. You can have polycystic syndrome with normal appearing ovaries and also have polycystic ovaries without the syndrome. To answer your question in regards to hCG. Every pregnant woman has this hormone. It is the hormone that supports every pregnancy, without it the pregnancy cannot continue. Your Aunt likely got tested after 11 weeks gestation at which time the amount of hCG levels off.

      I hope this helps.

  • Maria

    I spotted brown blood before my period was suppose to start and then it started late but its very light. I am nauseous and very sensitive to smells. My last period was march 22nd and ive already taken a pregnancy test and it was negative. Am i pregnant or could it be my birth control thats messing up?

    • Monica

      HI Maria,
      Thanks for writing.

      You mentioned that you are on birth control so it is not likely you are pregnant. I know that it does happen occasionally that one can become pregnant during the days the pills are stopped but you didn’t mention what kind of birth control you are on. Based on your last menstrual period of March 22nd I think that it is too early for a pregnancy test to give you positive results. Wait another week and take another HPT if your period doesn’t arrive.

      I hope this helps.

  • Nel

    Hi

    I have always had fairly regular periods (usually the 20th or 21st of every month) last month it came six days early. I was intimate for the first time on the 22nd of last month as well as the 25th. At the moment my period is 8 days late. I have been experiencing some bloating with slight abdominal movements, I guess you can say,(especially 2 days after having sex on the 25th) and increased tiredness and frequent urination. I have taken two pregnancy tests some days apart and both were negative. I have been under some unrelated stress as well. Could my missed period be due to stress? Or am I experiencing these changes because I had sex for the first time? Or could I be pregnant and my results are a false negative?

    Thank you.

    • Monica

      Dear Nel,
      Thanks for writing.

      If your period is 8 days late it would be a little unusual to have significant symptoms of pregnancy this early. It takes 7 to 10 days after fertilization to produce the hormone hCG that gives your test its positive results and also for the increase in hormones which cause your symptoms. If your results are negative it could be that it is too early or that you are not pregnant. In regards to stress yes stress can be one cause of a late or missed period.

      I hope this helps and I wish you well. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

  • Carol

    Hello
    I am pretty sure I had implantation on April 9th. (pink/ brown bloody discharge). My last period was on March 9th. So now I am on day 42 however I am irregular. My husband and I have a 7 and 4 year old and have been trying for a third. Hoping for a girl:)! I took a test today and got a negative. So I am wondering when to take another test. I thought if I had implantation HCG would show up by now.
    Thank you for your help and thanks for helping us ladies out with all our questions!

    • Monica

      Hi Carol, thanks for writing!
      It does sound as though you experienced implantation bleeding although you also mentioned to me that you are irregular. Bleeding can appear at any time and often cannot be explained. If your last menstrual period was on Mar. 9th and then you bled again on April 9th although you mentioned that it was light I think that it likely represents a real period and not implantation bleeding. Also your HPT was negative. If your last period was Mar. 9th then you would be 6 weeks 4 days pregnant as of today’s date. Try the test again and if it is negative then it is very likely you are not pregnant and that the bleed on April 9th was a real period.

      I hope this helps.

      • Carol

        Thank you Monica,
        I got a blood test 2 days ago and it came back negative. I thought I was getting my period except it’s just a tad bit pink but lots of discharge. If I thought it was implantation but you thought period I am wondering why this could be another period in the same month. I also was checked by ultrasound for tumors/cysts and everything looked perfect according to my midwife:) thank goodness. So now I’m confused but thinking I will use ovulation sticks to help and hopefully we will get it right. Being irregular is frustrating because I never know the correct time of ovulation therefore making it difficult to conceive. I will take any other advice.
        Thank you:)

  • katie

    Hi Monica,

    okay so i have a regular 28 day cycle. I have been having breast tenderness, they are heavy feeling and my nipples are very sore. I have frequent urination, bloating, very very fatigued, lower back pain and alot of discharge. The weirdest symptoms i have is a sharp pain underneath my rib cage it feels kinda like i have had the wind knocked out of me. But i was supposed to get my period April 17th and my last period was March 20th. I didn’t get my period like i was supposed to but i took an Hpt test the day after my missed period and it came out negative. I noticed about two days before my missed period that i had very stringy, clear discharge as thick as egg whites. I just don’t know what to do am i pregnant? could my Hcg levels not be getting to my kidneys? What’s going on?

    thanks,

    Katie

    • Monica

      Hi Katie,
      Thanks very much for writing!
      If you have regular periods yet yielded a negative pregnancy test after your missed cycle it could be that you are not pregnant and that your symptoms are due to stress. In addition to this you describe clear egg white discharge and this could represent late ovulation which means it would be too early for a HPT to give you positive results. It can be difficult to say with the information I have. I must stress that if your sharp pain continues you must visit your doctor. The hormone hCG would definitely be excreted into the urine.

      I hope this helps. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.
      Kindly,
      Monica

  • johanna

    Hello Monica, iam suppose to get my period April 23 i have not got it yet,my last period started March 23 it lasted 3days..my period is always on time but iam only one day late,ive been tryin to get pregnant for over a month,but nothing yet,iam spotting a red brown blood it looks like a very light period but barely much only wen i wipe myself,i started spottin yesterday same day iam suppose to get my period,but its not a regular period,wat can it be?could it be a sign of being pregnant?i took 2home pregnancy test 5days sooner on April 21 and it was negative,i have been feeling sleepy,but no pain in my breast,a little sharp pain in my lower right side stomach it cums and goes,i dont kno wat to think..could i be pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hi Johanna,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      It does sound like you are experiencing some pregnancy symptoms, every woman is different. It may be that you took the test a little too early. You are only just past missing your period. I would wait one more week and try the pregnancy test again, by then it should give you positive results if indeed you are pregnant.

      I know it’s hard to wait but all the best.

  • elyse

    Hi Monica,

    So I went off the pill in August 11 and went back on the pill just before December 11.

    I’ve had no period during the time I was off the pill, so I went to the doctors to be put back on it so I would get it. I’ve had a regular period since. I had unprotected sex on Feb 14 and 21 and have not really felt right ever since.

    I’ve been having regular periods and I have not noticed a difference in my cycle. It’s always been heavy the first day and the light for the next couple of days.

    Lately I’ve been having gassy feelings in my tummy and my tummy is just sort of bloated and i’ve noticed a little pouch that I can’t seem to get rid of – and I’ve lost weight over the past month (3 lbs). I just switched 1.5 months ago to the generic brand of my birth control and was also on medication for the month of March.

    I’ve taken three pregnancy tests and they have all come back negative.

    I think that I am over-analyzing everything a bit. I had been on birth control for 7 years when I went off last August. So perhaps my body is still adjusting to the hormonal changes of being on the pill. I can’t quite remember what my body went through when I first went on the pill when i was 17. I’m hoping that’s all it is. I know going back on the pill and changing your hormone % can give you pregnancy-like symptoms. Gassy belly is really the only symptom I’ve had. At one point I had heavy and tender breasts, but that hasn’t returned in about 2 months. I have always gotten nausea during certain times of my cycle and that seems to be the same.

    Do you think it’s possible I’m pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting me.

      You mentioned being on the pill so it is unlikely that you are pregnant. These symptoms you are experiencing can be from the gastointestinal tract and flucuations in hormones.
      Thank you very much for writing it helps us help you.

      • elyse

        Thanks Monica — I’m probably just overanalyzing!

  • lisa

    my period are regular and im on the pill but i did have un procted sex in febuary and i got my period but it was light and watery and then i got it in march the 28 and then i sarted felling sick like everything i eat i want to throw up and i cant eat some foods and i have sharp pains in my stomach and my boobs are sore and i dont know what it is.
    Hope you can help
    lisa

    • Monica

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for writing to me.

      If you had unprotected sex then it is always possible that you are pregnant. Have you tried a home pregnancy test ? The symptoms that you describe may be that of pregnancy. Was your period in March what you would consider normal ? Some women experience bleeding while pregnant.

      Let us know how you get on.

  • Marianne

    HELLO MONICA,

    I haven’t gotten my period fro a little over 2 months now. My last period was February 09,2012, I am irregular but I never missed more than 2 months of cycle. I took pregnancy test almost once every week but all negative. I have a 13 month old daughter so I know how it feels to be pregnant. But It worries me cuz I’m starting to feel new symptoms. I’ve had 3-4 days of brown discharge last week(smells like old blood, its very strong so i can smell it from far) then 2 days ago, I’ve seen fresh blood but not enough to fill a pantyliner. I’ve had really bad back cramp like i was going to have my period but nothing, headaches, and lately i been eating a lot, now im recently sick with fever, sore throat, runny nose…..I’m a little worried, cuz I’ve never experience this with my daughter. I am 10 weeks late with my period and I’m scared and confused. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow. I know I took a pregnancy test yesterday and its negative, but Im gonna try and see if they can do blood and probably do an ultrasound to be very sure. Is it Eptopic pregnancy? help?

    Thanks,
    Marianne

    • Monica

      Hi Marianne,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I am happy to hear that you went to the doctor and yes I was going to suggest an ultrasound. With irregular periods you may have polycystic ovaries and hopefully the doctor will do a blood test as well to check your hormone levels. You may not be ovulating.

      Even if it was ectopic the pregnancy test would still be positive. It doesn’t sound as though you are pregnant.

      Keep in touch.

  • kalena

    Hi Monica,
    I had achild 6 months ago in October ’11 and had my first post partum period at the end of october, end of november, and started on the same day. I was late in december by three days then started a normal period. I had another one jan29th, then february 28th. I was late in March by three days, so I tested and got a very faint positive. Then three days after the positive tests (3 of them)on april 3rd I started bleeding. However it was not like my normal period, it was much lighter. My normal period is 7 days and kinda heavy. This one lasted three days and had a few clots, but would have only filled up one pad the whole three days. Then the third day it went to just a brown dischare (on april 6th). I just assumed that I had a chemical pregnancy and took the bleeding as my period. This week I have been having pregnancy symptoms. Fatigue, a few days of on and off queeziness, frequent urination, light headedness, headaches. I was just wandering if it would be possible to still be pregnant and if I should take another urine test? Thanks!

    • Monica

      Hi Kalena,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      It sounds as though your body is trying to regulate your cycles and that you may have had a very early miscarriage with a positive pregnancy test although faint. I would take another test in one week’s time to confirm. If you are not using contraceptives pregnancy is always a consideration.

      Please keep in touch.

  • johanna

    Hi Monica,its me again,later that aftertenoon i wassuppose to get my period on the 23rd,i didnt i had a very light brown discharge,i den started bleeding but only a little tiny bit,like a light period for two days,but i didnt get my period like usually do,iam now feeling my breast heavy and feel sharp pain that comes and go,i been sleeping alott very tired,and feel a little sharp pain that comes and go on my right side of my stomach,and i frequently urine more,i did a pregnancy test and its negative but i been feeling weird. wat do you think should i call my doctor and get a sonogram or blood test?

  • Teenie

    Hi Monica,
    I’ve always had irregular periods my partner is in the army and we’ve spent the past 5mths trying for a baby. I have a dead end tube so apparently I half the chances of falling pregnant :(
    my partner and I had sex from 1st of april until 17th of april… I got my period on 18th of April… I’ve done 3 HPT and they all say negative… I have put on weight (which is very strange for me) boobs have gotten a size bigger very sore and tender to touch. I’m extremely tired, dizzy and getting head aches. I’ve also been experiencing alot of abdominal pain and lower back aches. Dreams are crazy and feel so real…
    Could I be pregnant?? When should I test again??
    Any advice or help would be fabulous :)
    thank you millions xx

    • Monica

      Hi Teenie,

      I’m sorry I couldn’t reply right away but thank you for contacting us.

      Tell me how things worked out. I would say that pregnancy tests on the market today when the directions are followed as specified, are fairly accurate.

      About the dead end tube…. I wanted to tell you that as long as you have one tube open you have an excellent chance of getting pregnant. The egg that is released from the side where the tube isn’t functioning can migrate over to the other tube. I had two children then suffered an ectopic where I lost one fallopian tube. I had four more children after that.

      Keep in touch.

      Kindest regards

      Monica

  • kayley

    hi monica I came off the contraceptive implant on April 2nd and got the contraceptive injection straight away the nurse told me not to have sex for 5-7 days but me and my partner did every night from that day. I have took 2 pregnancy tests one on the 20th and one the morning after they both were negative but I have been having cramps, tender nipples and headaches and some belly ache I am more gassy and have put on 7pounds in 2weeks and also have had constipation sorry if Its to much info but need some advise please help

    • Monica

      Hi Kayley,

      Thank you for contacting us and sorry for the late reply.

      After changing contraceptives it may take your body awhile to adjust. I would think that you would not conceived yet. Your symptoms may be due to some other ailment and if they continue I would visit the doctor.

      I hope you are feeling better.

      Kind regards

      Monica

  • Misty

    Hi Monica, My last period was on March 23rd and today is May 2nd, me and my husband had unprotected sex on March 29th I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative my periods are always 29 to 33 days apart could I be pregnant and it not be showing on the pregnancy test yet? I havent spotted or had any bleeding so far. Thanks

    • Monica

      Hi Misty,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      Unprotected intercourse on March 29th would have been only days after your period of March 23rd and likely too early to conceive because you would have ovulated much later with your long cycles.

      I hope this helps. Thank you and kind regards

      Monica

  • christina

    ok for the past @ months ive had what i thought was my period but the 1st one lasted 2 days the 2nd one lasted 1 day ive been feeling really tired and sick could i be pregnant its not normal ive alway had a 3-7 day perion ive been haveing unprotected sex but the pregnacy urin tests comes out negative

    • Monica

      Hi Christina,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Sometimes a period can last for only one day and it is still considered a “period”. Wait a week and take another pregnancy test. If it is negative and you are still feeling tired and sick then I would suggest you call your doctor.

      Thank you and kind regards
      Monica

  • Carla

    Hi my sister hasnt gotten her period for 6 days and she took a pregnancy test and it read negative

    • Monica

      Hi Carla,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      You might find the missed period video helpful.
      Pregnancy tests on the market today are relatively accurate.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLIJ0L7KVwE

      Kind regards,

      Monica

  • Diana

    Hello Monica,
    My last period was Feb 23-29 after that i had sex w/my boyfriend on the 2nd and 8 of march then on March 16 i got my period again or my friends have told me it could of been implantation bleeding im not sure . then i was spotting on April 8-13 and now i have spotting again it started on the first of this month. i have had pregnancy symptoms the past two months like body aches . i have had really sore breasts/nipples they ache so bad sometimes . sometimes while im eating i feel like gagging and i sometimes vomit i’ve had a change in appetite where i want to eat everything . i’ve been really tired lately i cant stay awake past 9pm which is so weird cause i usually stay up all the time and frequent urination. anyways itook three pregnancy test the first one i took had a faint line in the positive . and the last two tests have showed negative. i also have had cramps before i started spotting this month like a full week before my body was aching so bad and the bottom of my feet hurt when i stand on it for awhile also a shortness of breath . I’ve been really gassy and bloated . could i be pregnant ?

    • Monica

      Hi Diana,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Some of these symptoms are similar to pregnancy but the shortness of breath isn’t usually one. I would suggest you visit your doctor if your symptoms do not settle whether the HPT registers negative or positive.

      Thanks again and all the best.

      Monica

  • tianna

    Hi please help! I’m so confused, here’s my story my last normal period was march 22. M husband & I have sex regularly no protection & for the most part
    my period is pretty regular. the month of April I completely skipped my period until Monday the 30th I started spotting lightly not even enough to mark a pantyliner. I just notice when I wipe I have slight cramping & woke up yesterday with some back pain been wearing a pantyliner just in case since then I only marked it once today. Only symptoms I’ve had are frequent urination my breast are swollen bloated I noticed my veins are more noticeable, I’ve had loose stools and runny noserandomly I am not sure of they’re symptoms. I haven’t had a flow with the spotting & taken two pregnancy test but they’ve come back negative. Could I be pregnant? or is this my period?

    • Monica

      Hi Tianna,

      I apologies that I am answering so late. Thank you for contacting us.

      Sometimes we can miss a cycle and not ever really know the reason or one can be very light.

      Did your next cycle arrive on time? Thank you and kind regards.

      Monica

  • kristen

    Hello my name is kristen I’m havin negative pregancy tests but also havin a lot of symptoms that I’m pregnant I should have started my period around the 25 of march well me and my boyfriend had sex on march 24 and march 27 at that point I still had not started my period well on march 30th I woke up and had started what I thought anyways but it lasted till the 4th of april and normally they last a week to 8 days well haven’t had another period or anythingtook 2 test and they were both negative is it to early for a home pregnacy to show positive or what??? Thanks would love to hear back from you! Kristen:)

    • Monica

      Hi Kristen,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I’m sorry I took so long to contact you. Did your next cycle arrive? Let us know how you get on and thank you.

      Kind regards

      Monica

  • jocelyn maritnez

    hi monnica, so i had unprotected sex around 6 times and ive been throwing up and having morning sickness and i get craving and i dont eat usually what im used to eating idk when my period comes so im hoping it will come but i wanna know if iam pregnat because i took 2 tests and they came out negative ..

    • Monica

      Hi Jocelyn,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If you had unprotected sex then it is always possible that you are pregnant. Your symptoms may be due to a flu as well. You never mentioned whether or not you have actually missed a period.

      Let us know how you are.

      Kind regards

      Monica

  • BRIANNA

    ME AND MY HUSBAND HAVE BEEN TTC #2 FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS NOW I OVULATED 4/15-4/20 AND WE HAD SEX EVERY OTHER DAY DURING THAT TIME. I AM NOW TWO DAYS LATE FOR MY PERIOD BUT I GOT A NOT PREGNANT ON MY CLEAR BLUE DIGITAL TEST. IVE HAD CRAMPING FOR TWO WEEKS AND GROWING PAINS IN MY THIGH THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS AS WELL AS PAIN ON MY LEFT SIDE ONE DAY THEN MY RIGHT SIDE THE NEXT. NOW IM HAVING PAINS IN MY HIPS. IVE BEEN HOT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS NOW LIKE A FEVER ALSO.

    • Monica

      Hi Brianna,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I’m sorry for the late reply. You are you getting along? I know it’s hard to wait when you want to conceive but three months is not a long time. The discomfort you are having may be related to the gastrointestinal tract.

      Let us know how you are getting on and thanks again.

      Kind regards

      Monica
      P.S Please go easy on the caps! :)

  • Jolly

    Hi there I think I might be pregnant,I show a lot of signs like sore breast bigger breast pukey more tired craving wired foods and my smell is more sensitive but the thing is march 6th I went off my birth control due to nonstop bleeding by apirl 8th I got a period that was normal and lasted 3 days witch I never had a period for more then 4 or 5 days but the thing is that me and my husbin have been having nonprotected sex at least two times a day sence my last period has stoped my friend said that my period is due today sence it’s been 28 days the first day of my last period but yet I don’t have any bleeding or cramping and I usually have preperiod cramps and I haven’t had any I’ve taken two tests and they came back negative but I taken three different online tests and they all came back says I should see a doctor because I’m most likely pregnant I don’t know what steps I should take please respond when you can

    Jolly

    • Monica

      Hi Jolly,

      Thank you for contacting us. 

      Going by your above dates it may be that your pregnancy test was taken too early. If your last period was April 8th then your current one is due now. It is always possible to become pregnant when you have had unprotected intercourse, however keep in mind that it also takes the body some time to regulate after coming off the pill.

      I would wait one week ( I know it’s hard to wait ) and use an early morning urine sample and take the pregnancy test again.
      If it remains negative and you are concerned then contact your doctor.

      Thanks again and kind regards

      Monica

  • Lolly

    Hi Monica, its been 56 days from the first day of last period. March 12th was first day of last period, was due again April 9th but it was a no show, I should be due again now tomorrow May 7th going by my normal cycle (am always fairly regular 28 days give or take a day or 2). Have been experiencing some early pregnancy symptoms like a metallic tast in mouth, mild cramping, fatigue, pimples, have taken 2 hpt’s both of which returned a negative result! Will just wait to see if i get it now tomorrow or there after and if not, will make appointment with GP. I would really appreciate any comments or advice you might be able to offer:)

    • Monica

      Hi Lolly,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      With your very long cycles and negative pregnancy tests it sounds as though your missed cycles and pimples may be caused by hormonal fluctuations. 

      It would be advised to attend your doctor to see if a blood test and an ultrasound can be performed. You may have polyscystic ovarian syndrome. Twenty five percent of young women today have PCOS.

      I hope this helps and thanks again.

      Kind regards

      Monica

  • Sanju

    Hi Monica,
    plz help me, i got married at dec, after having sex my menstrual cycle is change, it’s now 35 to 40 days. For the last 2 months it’s 35. I’d my last period on april 5.. As i want to conceive i did regular intercourse.. My periods are due on May 10, but on april 30 i started spotting brown for 3 days n i’d no pain or cramping or any symptoms while this started.. I never experienced this before.. My periods are always clear and for 3 to 5 days.. I feel sick sometimes, I feel hungry all the time, i also feel like vomiting and fever n fatigue and dizziness, my breast n nipples are very soft n swollen, i did a HPT today but it’s negative. Am i pregnant, when should i again have HPT.. Plz help n tell what was that brown spotting as i never had this, Am i pregnant?

    • Monica

      Hi Sanju,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      I understand that it can be so difficult to wait when you are wanting a baby.
      From what you have told me your periods are irregular so determining ovulation will be difficult to predict. I think that if your period is due May 10th it may be too early for the HPT to give you positive results. I would wait another week and take the pregnancy test again.

      Thanks again and fingers crossed.

      Kind regards

      Monica

  • Samantha

    Hello Monica
    So much like some of the other woman on here I’m not sure if I am pregnant or not and not sure where to go from here. I am 26, My last MC started March 28 (30 day cycle) I should have started the 27th of April. All of the tests I have taken at home have been neg. si I went and had a blood test done today and they calld me back with a neg result this afternoon. But the nurse said there is a chance that it could still be too early and that if i havent started at all in the next week to call back and have more blood drawn and see if the results change.
    I have NEVER had irregular cycles usually when I stress it might delay my start by a few days but never this long. I have been pregnant once before but I cant remember how far along I was when I found out.
    I’m just not sure if I should go in and have my hormones checked at this point to make sure that everything is ok. We are TTC and I very much want to be pregnant so I dont know if im messing myself up :O( Sooooo any suggestions would be appreciated
    Thanks
    Samantha

    • Monica

      Hi Samantha,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Stress can be a cause of a missed cycle and sometimes when we want a baby so badly it puts us under increased stress on top of everything else.

      A blood test would be very accurate to determine pregnancy but only after about 7 to 10 days post fertilization.

      If your period doesn’t start in one week then take the pregnancy test again. If it is negative then it might just be a missed cycle for a reason we may not be able to explain. The missed period video explains a lot of reasons for missed periods and you might find helpful.

      You are not messing up your hormones. Try to relax. If you have any concerns at all return to your doctor.

      Kindest regards

      Monica

  • sami

    My name is sami and I am 19. My last period started on april 4. during the weekeund of april 19-22my boyfriend and I celebrated out 3 year anuniversary. We had intercoursee 15+ times unprotected using the pullout method. This was during the time I was supposed to be ovulating. My periods have been abou 29-31 days and it is now two days late. I took a test that came back negative yesterday. I am trying to see if anyone has any ideas of what’s going on. I am under stress with having 14 more weeks of college left plus working an. Along witd trying to run a busness. Lately I have been feeling sick when I eat, constant headaches and dizziness. I also have been having worse back pain then usual. I have not a lot of energyat all. My breasts haven not bee very sore. I’m just anxious to find out a yes or no because I want to find out early rather than later. Any advice would be great. I’m trying to not stress out over it I am just not good at the waiting game.
    Thanks!
    Sami

    • Monica

      Hi Sami,

      Thank you for contacting us. 

      I know it can be difficult to wait for definite news. Having unprotected intercourse using the pull out method is not reliable. Some sperm may escape prior to ejaculation so it is possible that you are pregnant but you would have just missed your cycle and it might be just that little bit too early to provide positive results, so if your period doesn’t arrive then contact your doctor. You mentioned that you are very stressed and stress in itself can be a cause of a missed period.

      I hope this helps.

      Kindest regards

      Monica

  • Lauren

    Hi Monica, my LMP was March 12th and lasted the normal 5-6 days. My next one was due April 9th (i’m fairly regular, every 28-30 days), however a day or so before i had some brown discharge and nothing more for the month of April. To date still nothing, however, today I had what appeared to be brown spotting on my underwear! I’ve taken 3 hpt’s over the last 2 weeks, all of which returned a negative result, despite experiencing early pregnancy symptoms (from what i’ve read anyway) like increased vaginal discharge, metallic taste in mouth and always very tired. Have appointment with GP on Friday morning, but was just wondering if you could shed some light. Many thanks;)

    • Monica

      Hi Lauren,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      It does sound as though you have symptoms of pregnancy. I’m happy to hear you are visiting your doctor who can perform a physical examination and do a blood test. A blood test is more accurate. There are times in a woman’s life that she misses a period and we may not always have an explanation for it.

      Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

      Kindest regards

      Monica

  • Mavelou is my name

    Hello Monica, i have missied my period since last year December, i told dt am pregnant but am not feeling anything i don’t no maybe the baby is kicking or not, please if the baby is kicking how are they no because i have never born before.

    • Monica

      Hi Mavelou,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If your last period was in December and it was confirmed that you are pregnant then the reason you are not feeling the baby’s movements is because it is just that little bit too early. Some first time Mom’s don’t feel the baby until at least 22 weeks. If you have an anterior placenta that is another reason you may not be feeling the baby. An anterior placenta forms a barrier between you and baby preventing the feelings of movement from the womb.

      I hope this helps but if you are still concerned please contact your doctor.

      Thank you and kindest regards

      Monica

  • Megan

    Hi Monica, I had what I thought was a period on the third of may started out very very light, when I wiped it looked pinkish but mostly red. It lasted only 3 days which isn’t normal for me.it got brownish towards the end and the last I saw of it, it looked a little slimy like pudding. (tmi I know) but before then like a week before I was due for my period I was cramping. Then a couple days before I was supposed to start I didn’t have any cramps at all. Which I normally do. I didn’t cramp at all for those 3 days. Now after the fact I’m starting to ramp again and I’m feeling very tired,and been having mild headaches. at times I feel light headed and nauseous. I get hot easily which I’m normally cold natured. I’ve also started urinating frequently.i have taken like 3 different kinds of pregnancy test but all came back negative. Idk if it’s too soon… It’s only been like 8 days since I’ve had bleeding. I’d like to get your opinion on this. Cause if I’m not pregnant idk what it is.

    • Monica

      Hi Megan,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      From the information you have given me I think that the period on May 3rd was a real one although light in nature. This happens and I have encountered this often with my clients. If you were pregnant the HPT should have given you positive results by now. There is a small percentage of error with these tests but if a test comes back negative it is usually taken too early or you are not pregnant.

      As women our hormones fluctuate and can cause symptoms that mimic those of pregnancy. Please let me know how you get on I am always interested to here from you and I’m trying my best to respond to all of the emails sent to me.

      Thanks again and kind regards

      Monica

  • Melina

    Hello Monica,

    I am 20 years old.
    I always have protected sex with my boyfriend and the condom never broke. i am not on birth control yet.

    My last period was April 4th.
    I have never been regular and don’t really keep track of my cycle before I was sexually active but I its pretty normal for me to be a little late, but I don’t really know what’s normal for me.

    So I haven’t had my period for 38 days.
    Took 2 pregnancy tests, one 3 days ago and one this morning and both were negative.

    Im really stressing out

    I dont have any symptoms besides me freaking out
    Helpp!

    • Monica

      Hi Melina,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      You mentioned that you use protection and that your periods are irregular. In addition you took 2 HPT that were negative. I don’t think you are pregnant.

      It might be worthwhile to pay a visit to the doctor to have some blood tests done and possibly an ultrasound. If you have irregular periods it could be that you are not ovulating and it would be worthwhile finding out why. Approximately 25 % of women have what we call polycystic ovarian syndrome and this caused irregular periods because you may not be ovulating.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards

      Monica

  • sami

    Wel, I took two tests and they were both positive :) I go to the doctors to make sure on thursday! Excited but scared.

    • Sanju

      Congrats Sami.. Plz tell me after how many days of your missed period you got your positive HPT.. I used Prega News, which HPT did you use? Plz help i’m very confused that am i pregnant or not?

      • sami

        I used first response! And I tested positive at 4 days late. Ive taken 3 total tests that have come up positive:) im anxious and nervous about my appointment thursday. Scared something will go wrong.

  • Sanju

    Hi, Monica
    it’s me Sanju again.. I again took HPT after 2 days of my missed cycle, it’s still came negative.. Monica is it again a possibility of my being pregnant? I’m feeling nausea and also vomited twice today.. My knees are aching badly for last 5-6 days. Is it also a symptom of pregnancy? I’m feeling so much gas and acidity, my breasts are swollen and the diametre of my nipples has increased.. And a brown line below my naval is visible now, what’s this? May i still be pregnant inspite of 2 negative HPT

  • sarah-jane x

    Heyyy! :) I have a couple of questions.. :)
    Basically I got diagnosed with polysyctic ovaries about 4 months ago but had it longer but never knew! My periods have been irregular now for a year I think that’s probably when the polycystic ovaries started! Because before hand my periods were spot on :/ now a days I’m having one period then next ones late or having a period and then 12 days later having another full 5 day period! I am ttc and have been for about 7 -8 months now but nothing I have.a 2 year old son and are hoping to have another soon :)!. Anyway my period was 2 weeks late a few months back! And now the same is happening again currently 12 days late atm iv been hot more, shaky,feeling faint and dizzy! Emotinal wreck and my moods! Omg! I’m suprised my other half hasn’t left me its like monthly is due but 100times worse! I upset myself from my moods :( anyway I took a test today Negative! :( could my pcos be causing everything I just listed or could I actually be pregnant!? The symptoms are unusual for me :/ and I don’t think af will be arriving anytime soon. And if anyone has any advice on ttrying to conceive with pcos please speak :) Thankyouuuu xxx

    • Monica

      Hi Sarah-Jane,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Your symptoms are likely the result of fluctuating hormones not specifically due to PCOS. If you are trying to conceive and have a diagnosis of PCOS ask your doctor about FSH injections to help you ovulate in hopes of becoming pregnant.

      Please let us know how you get on and thanks for writing.

      Moncia

  • cw

    hi,

    im a bit lost, past months ive been pretty accurate 28 day cycle give or take 1 day either early or late some months, this month i was suppose to start the 8th and it is now the 15th, my last period was April 11th, but i keep getting negative hpt (dollar store brand). i have noticed using the restoom a little more than normal, change in food eating (more than usual), bloatin even looking like i have a baby bump, breasts havnt changed that ive realized, not feeling up to doing much lately either, and i have unbelievable mood swings like crazy 1 min i could be happy w my husband then out of nowhere i become upset or want to cry for no reason at all, could i possibly be pregnant even with the negative tests?

    • Monica

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I have heard of someone claiming to be pregnant even though the HPT registered negative but this is rare.

      Your symptoms could be from the gastrointestinal tract and also mid month your hormones change in preparation for ovulation. These swings in mood could be due to hormones.

      I hope this helps. Take care.

      Monica

  • Sanju

    Plz Monica, help me. My knees and joints are aching badly, i’m even unable to move properly. Is it due to my probable pregnancy or something else.?It has never happened to me, why i’m having all these pains..

  • sami

    Went to my appt yesterday. Im 6 weeks 2 days now and due in january :)

    • Sanju

      Congrats Sami……

      • sami

        Thank u

  • sarah-jane x

    Hey well just letting you know u are infact correct AF arrived 2 weeks late so deffinetly is due to my polycystic ovaries :( thankyou for the advice and I will let.u know how I get on at doctors :D xxx

  • shetal

    Hello,Iam shetal,my LMP was 7th oct 2013 and i observed bleeding 4 days before my next period i.e., 3 nov2013.is this implantation bleeding?? if yes then i did my HPT on 11th nov 2013,it was negative… am I pregnant?? i hav some feeling like iam pregnant.but after listening to you i feel like is this psychological feeling????

  • miztweety pie

    i’m 2 months late on my period… my last period was in September 19th and today is November 25th and i haven’t seen my period…. i took a test when i was 1 month late and got a negative result… i have headaches and often feel dizzy i vomit about every 2 days apart and i have a lot of abdomen pains so am i pregnant???… am afraid to go to the clinic cause it would be my first time under this situation and i don’t know what they will do with me can u help???

    • PregnancyChat

      Hello thank you for contacting us. You didn’t mention if you periods are usually regular. If you have missed your period and the PT is negative you are likely not pregnant. Your symptoms may be that of a flu, illness or stress which can affect your cycle. Don’t be afraid to visit your clinic they will offer you much reassurance. Kind regards Monica

  • SuzzyQT

    Okay so im 5 days late for my period but iv been having mild cramping in my lower abdomen and when I wiped earlier there was a light pink color on the toilet paper. Iv taken one dollarstore HPT and it said negative but I also took it at night instead of in the morning (not sure if that makes a difference) my periods are usually normal and never over 2 days late. But me and my boyfriend have unprotected intercourse quite often and he also ejaculated inside me two times durning my last peri . Iv been tired a lot and urinating more than normal along with mood swings. Is there a chance im pregnant? Oh and I am 18 if that helps at all.

  • kesha

    Hi got off depo in sept this year I gotten an 7 day period in oct nothing in nov had an blood test done two weeks after my missed period that was negative and spotted for 4 days in dec.. whats going on help

    • PregnancyChat

      Hi Kesha, thank you for contacting us. It can take several months for your body to regulate itself once coming off birth control. Don’t get too stressed. I wish you well. Kind regards Monica

  • ebony thomas

    Hi I have been trying to figure out if I could possibly be pregnant.Okay my last period was Dec 9th. It lasted til the 15th but I’m normally irregular. It will come on every other month and sometimes it will skip two months in a row. However, I had unprotected sex on Dec 29th as well as Jan 1st. I have been charting my cycles on my phone and according to the app on my phone my period was suppose to start on the Jan 6th. ( It took the last date of my period and charted it the second week each month.) Well since then I have been having lower cramps in my stomach as well as a lot of pressure in my back over my right side. I also notice that I have white looking discharge I don’t know what is going on. I haven’t experienced any tender breast or sickness that I could remember but I’ve had the dreams and today I was getting hot but I’m always hot mostly. I don’t know if I should wait to take a test beings that it might be too early. Please help

  • ebony thomas

    Hi I’m sorry I left a few things out. This is my first time posting please forgive me. I have been gassy lately as well as having hiccups, but not as much in the last few days. The hiccups turned into burping. I’m just confused I have been trying to conceive but I don’t want to get my hopes up.Thanks for whatever information you can give me.

    • PregnancyChat

      Hi Ebony thank you for contacting us. It is difficult to say whether you are pregnant or not it is simply too early. The symptoms of pregnancy usually don’t manifest them selves until at least the pregnancy test is positive which would be at least two weeks conception. Your symptoms can be due to gastrointestinal issues as well. If you had unprotected sex the first of Jan. and the end of Dec. it would still be too early to be certain as this is only Jan. 11th. I would wait one more week and take a home PT. I wish I could be more help but it is simply too early to say. Fingers crossed for you. Kind regards Monica

  • PregnancyChat

    Hello Ashley, Thank you for contacting us. It is simply too early to say whether you are pregnant or not. Your issues may be intestinal in nature. I would wait until you are another week past your period’s due date and take a home PT. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help. Kind regards Monica

  • Mommyof3

    Hi…I’ve been having some very mild cramps & pinches in lower abdomen, gassy, irritable, burping, etc…I don’t chart but according to my calendar I “should have” ovulated jan.3….am now 12 dpo & hpt negative…is it ok to say I’m not pregnant…or could I still get a positive?

  • Dianne

    Hi my name is Dianne my fiance and I have been trying to conceive for about a year on and off OK we’ve had unprotected sex every time,Im starting to think i cnt have kids,we recently had sex on the 10th of january i was having terrible cramps and a light green discharge for 3days before my period came on,on the 20th of January it was regular blood cloths and all,during the day on the 24th Of january I was very lightly bleeding wit terrible cramps still,today is the 25th of january I’m not bleeding or spotting still having terrible cramps, back pain,pushed in my stomach then had gas bubbles now the lower part of my abdominal is pressure like I have to urinate! Idk I’m just confused could this be a sign of me finally conceiving or no?

  • Jassy

    Hi, 8 days ago i had sex with my boyfriend he came inside of me. Ive been cramping for 7 day some day are light cramps and other days there are cramps like im on my period but no period 2 days after he came inside of me i had the cramps and very light pink spotting that lasted for like 3 minutes. I also been having very bad gas mostly burping, ive been eating all kinds of thing and a lot more head hurts some times and more attached to me boyfriend more then normal. I dont not if im pregnant or if my period is coming. Pregnacy test was negative i dont no if i took it to early. Please help ..

  • Steph

    Hi, I’ve been pretty nauseous and dizzy lately and got my period last month but it was very light, and only brown. I took a test at night a week ago, and it was negative. Is there still a chance i’m pregnant? If I am I should be at least a month already.

  • deanna

    hi. my name is deanna my period’s are regular, but i missed my period in january and had some random spotting this month in February it would only last for a day at a time, but for three weeks i would feel really sick and nauseous. and i’ve been craving food that i dont really eat, my stomach has grown a little but i’m afraid to take a pt test, so is there a chance i’m pregant?

    • PregnancyChat

      Dear Deanna,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If you have had unprotected intercourse recently then there is always a chance that you are pregnant. The only way to know for certain is to take a pregnancy test. There are times periods can be irregular and that you can have a change in the way you feel. This is not only due to pregnancy but could be attributed to illness or stress.

      Thank you and kind regards

      Monica

  • Gabby

    Ok so for a good 2 weeks I’ve been feeling sick light headed tired cramping bloated headaches but not sick like with the flu or anything. I do have a 2 year old boy and last year I had 2 miscarriages and I knew right away when I was pregnant. I did have a mishap with my husband and could be pregnant but I’m nervous I took 4 test 2 didn’t work and one was negative the other was positive but that was after the 10 minute mark I am irregular and should be getting my period within a week or so I get mine every 23-25 days I guess I just over reacting but I want to know the good thing is I have been taking prenatals but I need help to ease my mind and at the moment I have no insurance so it’s hard to go to a doctor when would the best time be to take a test and get an accurate result or which brand is best?

  • tanya jones

    Hi my name is tanya… I need help. Um i havent seen my period since January fourteen 2014 my nipples are hard they itch on and off.ia m bloated an gasy so embarassing also sleep more than usaul no sickness. Pee a lot..

  • joana

    Hello good day, To be honest, before, me and my boyfriend was having sex everyday. Now, it’s been a year already and haven’t sex for a while. And I’m experiencing these symptoms, haven’t had a period for 1 month, my abdomen’s getting bigger, and I feel sleepy always, and I’m eating any food a lot.

  • joana

    Hello, To be honest, before, me and my boyfriend was having sex everyday. Now, it’s been a year already and haven’t sex for a while. And I’m experiencing these symptoms, haven’t had a period for 1 month, my abdomen’s getting bigger, and I feel sleepy always, and I’m eating any food a lot.

  • dee148

    Hi there. i am just alot worried at the moment. my menstrual cycle ended on the 3rd of February 2014 and to date i have not got it. i have never been late and its been 3 days now. for some odd reason my feet is swollen, dehydration, i am tired all the time and a little nauseous now and then. i have also done a blood pressure test and am experiencing low blood pressure. all home pregnancy tests which i have done (which is 6) is with a negative result. could these be the symptoms of pregnancy? Thank you

  • Celia

    Hello, well I’m so confused. My period is 17 days late, I had a spotting on day 6 that lasted about a day and a half, also experienced lower back pain, headaches, going to the bathroom every 30-40 mins, light headed, feeling slightly nauseous, but hpt come back negative. I do have an appointment with my doc. But it’s in a couple of weeks, I don’t know what to think, can I be pregnant? If not, what else can it be? Thank you so much!

    • Celia

      Up?

  • Kelly

    I took a pregnancy test and it was negative the next day I believe it was my monthly it came 5days early but only last for 4days 1st two days it was heavy then the next two days it was really light it was even pink then it stop spotting then two days later I started to spot again very lightly & its light pink.. I keep feeling like I am pregnant my boobs are sore and by my upper ribs it hurts like if its being push open and having cramps on my lower abdominal.

  • Christine

    Hi my name is Christine and I’m confessed, I’m 10 days late and it’s March 11th I had a little but of spotting yesterday but it quit and I don’t even know if I should call it spotting there was just alittle blood and it was pink looking not red, I took 2 pregnancy test first Wen I was 4 days late it was undecided, I took the other at 6 days late it said negative but ive been moody, throwing up, tired, and my breasts are sensitive, and my tummy is hard, I’m a bigger girl so I don’t know if the tummy being hard would be one of them, so does anyone know what it is am I pregnant or not???

    • PregnancyChat

      Hi Christine,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      The symptoms you describe are those of pregnancy however they can also be symptoms of illness. I would wait one more week before trying another pregnancy test. Sometimes you can ovulate late in the month and that would delay a positive result. Kind regards Monica

  • Emma Waby

    hi we got married one month ago today, we are TTC i finished my period 8 days ago but it wasnt as heavy as usual, my boobs hurt im tired and have headaches, my lower back hurts and feels like im getting my period again. the hpt was negative could i still be pregnant or is something wrong. thankyou

    • PregnancyChat

      Dear Emma,

      Thank you for contacting us. You are newly married and have just experienced a lot of excitement which can affect your cycles. I don’t think anything is wrong although if you are concerned you should contact your doctor. Sometimes we ovulate late in the month and this would delay a positive result. Other times we miss a cycle all together for some reason and then your cycle will go back to its regular rhythm. If you have not had your period in one week try another HPT. Kind regards Monica

  • EBONY HILL

    HI MY NAME IS EBONY IM EXPERIENCING IRREGULAR PERIODS FOR YEARS AND I STARTED SPOTTING THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY FOR ONE DAY THEN ITS GONE THEN I ALMOST FAINTED AT WORK AND IF SOMEONE COOKS SOMETHING ITS MAKES ME SICK AND I STARTED FEELING MOVEMENT IN MY BELLY LIKE KICKS AND TOOK 2 HOME PREGNANCY TESTS AND THEY’RE BOTH NEGATIVE COULD I STILL BE PREGNANT???? HELP PLEASE!!!!

  • kellz

    im 22 with no std my period in February was from the 22-25 and started back up march 5-14 i took a home pregnacy test it came back negative but im having lower right stomach pains feelin nauseated and this morning i woke up gagging throwing up what could it be please help…

  • kelsie atkin

    hello my name is kelsie. I’m a mum already. me and my partner had sex the 20th of Feb and my period was due the 6th of march I started bleeding a little bit March the 1st. it started very pale pink for 2-3 days then it got a brighter red for a day or so then it got light pink with abit of brown init but it lasted 4-5 days? I took a pregnancy test after the bleeding but it came back negative. if I’m pregnant ive worked out I will be nearly 5 weeks I didn’t find out I was pregnant with my daughter until I was about 4-5 weeks. I’m having symptoms like.. metal taste in my mouth. heart burn, belly cramps, my breasts are larger and I will get the tingly sensation and my nipples have become darker? could I be pregnant?

  • Shannon Paxton

    Hi me and my husband have been TTC for about 8 months now. I just had my period it ended about 4 days ago. It was a light medium flow for 2 days and spotting for three. I just started to get a metallic taste in my mouth, I’m breaking out, sore nipples, and cramping a lot. What could this be could I be pregnant

  • Lindae

    Hello I’m Lin’Dae, I am now 16 years old. So me and my boyfriend had sex February 27th and I was suppose to come on my period march 13th. My period is irregular, I am now 18 days late on my period. I never been this late before I took 2 pregnancy tests on march 26 and they both were negative. My boyfriend told me he didn’t pull out, lately I only had a few symptoms such as headaches and back pains in my lower back and I have also been using the bathroom alot and I have a metallic taste in my mouth. Could I still be pregnant?

  • Tasha

    Hi, I haven’t a had a period in about two months. I had a light pink spot here and there in Feb, but it lasted a day and was very light. But I have the symptoms of being pregnant. All the tests I’ve taken say negative (5 tests). But I have slimy discharge and I keep getting sick. Could I be pregnant or could I just be sick? My period is irregular anyway.

  • darling

    I tried hard to concieve this month i availed my ovulation days and after few days i felt metallic taste for few days then my nipples hurted alot i.was tired and wanted to.sleep.alot and yes headaches and dizzyness but then i got 5 days earlier af the 1st day was very unusul because normally i dont have very heavy bleeding on day one then again the 2nd day was also surprising because it was very light which.was supposed to be very heavy and today 3 rd day no blood nothing at all.i still have headaches and very dizzy feelings and when i eat i cannot finish it i have a very severe feeling of fulness which is again also strange i took urine strip test before af or bleediing what ever u cal it but it was bfn…what r da possibilities for me.and i definetly want to get bfp

  • Rose Saini

    hi, i’m worried at the moment actually my postpartum periods return after 7 month of my baby, i missed my second period it was on 23 feb i’ve taken 3 PT but negative, i’m some how feeling like voimit am i pregnate, i have abdomen pain and feel period return but no, sometimes i have stomach pain too,am i prente
    thank you