pregnancy test question

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2014
pregnancy test question
Thu, 02-06-2014 - 2:27pm

This question is mainly for and about my 18 year old daughter.

I noticed that my daughter hadn't got her period this month and knowing she had recently become sexually active, asked if they'd used birth control. Her answer (aggh) was that no but he had used the withdrawal method.

Her periods arent aalways regular so she thinks she's about 2 weeks late. She last had sex 4 weeks ago and 2 pregnancy tests taken this week have both been negative but she still hasn't got her period.

If she was pregnant would a test pick it up by now?

Ive had concerns about her developing an eating disorder in the past and recently she has been exercising a lot and not eating properly so dont know if period is delayed for that reason.

She doesn't like the family Dr so its difficult getting her there which doesn't help.

I've ordered some more pregnancy tests but if anyone can advise before they arrive it might set my mind at rest.

Thank you


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-05-2010
Tue, 07-01-2014 - 8:55pm

I would say generally a preg test would show up pos. by now (not always but usually).  If she is struggling with an eating disorder that will definitely cause the irregular or missing periods.