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Late period and 2 negative tests- any ideas?

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tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 16:07:08

Or is this normal?

My last period finished 40 days ago. I have had period pains but no period; did a test at two days late and one yesterday, both negative.

So WTF is going on?

I have sore boobs and feel that special mix of teariness and anger that I get every month, but no period. Am fed up.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but thought I could use your expertise grin

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 16:15:21

Go to your GP and get a blood test. Only way to be certain one way or the other. If it turns out you are not pregnant then at least the doctor can look into why you haven't had any periods.

tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 16:21:00

Have booked GP for next week, hopefully will start before then.

tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 16:28:25

Any idea what could be causing it? Am a bit worried now...

buggerlugs82 Fri 15-Jul-11 16:44:22

Hello op - come to the conception boards and you'll see this is TOTALLY normal and really common. Personally i'm on CD140 but am nearing the end of the tunnel i think

Looking for AF will keep her away, keep yourself busy and try to forget being late. (easy for me to say i know)

homeaway Fri 15-Jul-11 17:02:03

Hi, it could just be that you ovulated later this month making this a long cycle. The later you ovulate the longer the cycle is. Stress can delay ovulation, to give an example : if you normally ovulate on day 15 of your cycle and you had lots of stress at that time then you might not ovulate until day 25 , if you have a luteal phase ( which is the number of days from ovulation to period) of 15 days then you would end up with a cycle of 40 days! Your luteal phase does not vary much from cycle to cycle but the number of days up to ovulation can. HTH and it is not too boring smile

tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 17:52:23

Thanks guys- am completely clueless. Not boring at all- in fact, completely fascinating! DD was not planned, and am not TTC as such, although this has raised the question of whether we want to...

buggerlugs82, what's CD140? Do you think I should repost this in conception, or just relax and see what happens and go to GP next week?

buggerlugs82 Fri 15-Jul-11 18:02:59

Hey - CD is cycle day, so im on cycle day 140!!! Yes you may shock but the Dr's can find NO cause so have put me on some funky drugs to force a bleed next week. Bloody marvellous eh!

I'd relax, honest. Maybe do a pregnant test with your first wee tomorrow am but then forget all about it. Keep busy and she will come.

She always (cept in my case!) does

tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 20:14:52

Wow... good luck getting to the bottom of that. Are you TTC?

claricestar Fri 15-Jul-11 20:20:20

Sorry to throw a spanner in the works but I tested positive 20 days after my normally clockwork AF was due, after numerous negative tests. It was awful not knowing, in a state of limbo and spending hours on forums wondering what was going on. However now I am sat here feeling sick as a dog and 11+3. Scan next week and I'm curious to see if there was a reason for getting such a late positive test.

tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 20:25:15


ShowOfHands Fri 15-Jul-11 20:32:24

tethers, sometimes you do just have a longer cycle than normal. Mostly it's cause by ovulating late (often stress or illness when you should have ovulated will do this) or just not ovulating at all. It's utterly normal, even expected to have an anovulatory cycle (one without ovulating) every now and then and without the hormones/egg to trigger a bleed, it can mean a long cycle. As you've already discovered, the time between ovulation and your period is generally fixed so if you ovulate late, you bleed late. Likewise, if you don't ovulate at all, your body can just amble along in limbo for a while. If it continues, the GP can help with getting you back to square one.

Of course you might also be pregnant and it's too early to show up just yet.

I wouldn't panic though, it's really common as a one off.

tethersend Fri 15-Jul-11 22:22:18

Thanks SoH.

Right. So I'll test again next week and see GP on Thurs.

Cheers again smile

buggerlugs82 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:26:37

Hey - Yes im TTC - Well not really atm as no periods = no baby!

We'll be at it like rabbits soon enough.

tethersend Sat 16-Jul-11 13:53:23

grin good luck!

I've bought another test to do tomorrow morning. Erk.

pregnantmimi Sat 16-Jul-11 21:47:45

yeah i had a negative test plus two very hard to read faint lines get a clearblue digitalxx

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 09:30:53

Another negative. Am getting confused now, as have started to feel sick. Probably psychosomatic.


buggerlugs82 Sun 17-Jul-11 10:03:31

Morning. Its unlikely you'd get so many false negatives.

AF will come, honest. When she's ready!

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 10:04:25

Thanks buggerlugs.

pregnantmimi Sun 17-Jul-11 12:38:44

tethersend i had two negatives just go doctor hun

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