Could I be Pregnant?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2003
Could I be Pregnant?
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 12:35pm
My last period began on March 9th/10th and ended on the 15th. I still have not gotten my period this month and for the last three months they have been very regular...about 28-29 days in between. I took a pregnancy test on April 8th and it was negative. I've been having cramps on and off for about 5/6 days now but no bleeding at all. Should I retest or give it some more time?

If I was pregnant, wouldn't the test on the 8th have been positive?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 1:32pm
yes, retest! you could have been pregnant then and not had enough of the hcg level (pregnancy hormone) to show up. general rule of thumb is 10-12 days after possible conception to show up. but that's not set in stone. depending on your gyn doctor, you could call them and request a blood preg test which is much more accurate and shows up much earlier.