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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: Late period, negative HPT's
|Lovingmother - Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:52 am||
I am a 23 year old female. I have a 2 year old son, whom I got pregnant with on the birth control pill. He was delivered healthy at 40 weeks. I have not been on any kind of contraception since he was born. My husband and I have unprotected sex as well. My menstrual cycles are every 28-30 days and I have never missed a period. My last menstrual cycle was December 3rd, which means I was due to start December 31st or around there. I still have not started my menstrual cycle which means I am now 51 days late. I have taken 3 HPT'S and they have all been negative. I am having some lower back pain and abdominal cramping. The cramping does get more severe at time which makes me think I am going to start then nothing. I have been experiencing some clear vaginal discharge however. I am not sure what that's from. I normally only have that at ovulation time, but I have noticed it for about a week now. I am not sure what I should do, I currently do not have health insurance due to being between jobs. Please help!! Thanks!
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:13 am||
Given your history, pregnancy is the likely cause of your missing period but other hormonal irregularities can affect it as well. Sometimes your hcg levels can be too low to be picked up on the home test. A blood (serum) test can be more accurate and these are often available without charge at family planning clinics and hospitals. You might ask your local health department about such resources in your community.
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