20 days late for period, negative test? please help!

I apologise for the length of this post but wanted to give as much info as needed! :)

I am now 20 days late for my period, I was due on the 13th January, I keep track of my periods and no my average cycle is 31 days. I have never been late before and my periods are regular, I have not been using any contraception for the last 4 months.

I have done 3 home pregnancy tests one after 5 days late on the 18th Jan, one on the 21st Jan after 8 days late (both of these were done at night) and one on the morning of 27th after 14 days late. All three were negative, but the last one was a clear blue test it looked negative but couldn't be sure if there was a very faint positive as In the light I could see a very faint cross line?

I went to the doctors on the 26th and did a urine sample the following morning. The results came back on 31st and were also negative. I have been back to the doctors again this morning and he has advised that I keep doing tests for the next few weeks but there £8 a go, also If I am pregnant I would like to be sure so I can start to take the medication which Is needed throughout a pregnancy.

I would like to know if anyone has had the same experience and what happened in the end? Were you pregnant?

A little bit more information for you, I am 22 years old I have not lost or put on a huge amount of weight, I have not been stressed, I have been eating as usual and have done no more exercise than usual. I have noticed that my trousers feel a little tighter, an I may have put on a pound or so in weight..

Over the last few weeks I have been getting pregnancy symptoms such as:

1) Tender nipples - at night mostly, but I h e noticed little lumps around my nipple but no colourful change

2) I had a clear gooey like discharge during the week I should have been on my period

3) I have experienced some nausea, it's on and off throughout the day feels like butterflies but worse?

4) I have had lower back pains but again only at night time

5) Headaches, keep coming and going

6) Fatigue - finding myself very tired in the morning when getting up and I have been going to bed earlier

7) Some cramps but these were around the week my period was due, these have now stopped

8) Urination - been going to the toilet a lot more than usual twice every hour

9) Some heartburn - like a acid feeling again this happens mostly at night

10) Bloating

11) Mood swings! Been annoyed and irritable a lot more than usual

Again I apologise for the length of this post! Please can someone offer any advice? Thanks xx
REPLIES
By: chattychic
Member since Jan 13, 2011
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
Sounds like you're pregnant! Have you had a blood test done? If not that's what I would get doc to do as hcg levels may not be high enough for hpt :)
Good luck
By: tara_leigh115
Member since Jan 21, 2011
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
I havnt had a blood test no, I went back to my doctors on Tuesday, to ask for one, he just told me to keep doing hpt's then go back if I get a positive! Not very helpful!

I wouldn't no where else to go to have a blood test as I have never been pregnant before, could I just walk in to the hospital for one?
By: mummyto2uk
Member since Dec 28, 2010
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
Generally if your 20 days late and bfn then a doc would assume your not pregnant as a test would pick it up by now. For a very few women this does not happen and they need a blood test. Have your periods been normal since coming off bc? It's possible your hormones are still trying to regulate themselves giving false pregnancy symptoms- the same happened to me. Or it's possible that ovulation has been delayed and your ovulating now. X
By: tara_leigh115
Member since Jan 21, 2011
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
My periods have been very regular since coming off the pill, i have been keeping track of them since before I stopped taking it and after and the average has been 31 days, do you think I should wait to see if my next period comes? I should be due again around the 13th feb?

Does anyone know of someone who had the same issues with hpt's and what happened in the end? Xx
By: mummyto2uk
Member since Dec 28, 2010
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
I think take care of yourself for now- just in case u are pregnant. Wait and see if af turns up- if not go bk to doc and say look no af again and demand blood tests to see what's going on. Good luck x
By: hairdresser06
Member since Feb 02, 2011
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
I done 2 home pregnancy tests about a week apart both negative went to doctors few days later they done a test also negative left it a week as I was getting cramps so I just thought it was a very late period my friend then asked if my boobs where sore and they was so I went out and bought a clearblue test v.expensive but I needed to know it came up with 5+weeks pregnant I then got another 1 same result!! Just keep going to the doctors as there's are free but take all the tablets etc if u where pregnant and look after yourself fingers crossed and good luck xx
By: hairdresser06
Member since Feb 02, 2011
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
I was well over 20days late too did not worry me at first as I've skipped a period from stress before and doctor put it down to that.
By: tara_leigh115
Member since Jan 21, 2011
Posted: on Feb 02, 2011
Thank you all for your replies, I have been told there is a walk in centre near where I live so will go there now for a blood test! Thanks again all! :) xxx
By: AcrylicArtist
Member since Dec 18, 2010
Posted: on Mar 15, 2011
fx!!!
By: MummyJDx
Member since Feb 20, 2012
Posted: on Apr 14, 2012
Hi tara what was the outcome? Im in a similar position at the moment

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