17 days late, neg pregnancy test.

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Registered: 09-11-2011
17 days late, neg pregnancy test.
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 5:44pm
Te I'm 17 days late. I've been having signs for about three weeks now, and my last period was on July 25th. The symptoms I've had are sore breasts, on the sides and around my nipples. Fatigue, increased hunger, nausea and higher body temperatures. Along with the missed period. I tested at a clinic to get my birth control started back up again (ran out in July) and it was negative, this was about three weeks ago. It was negative. I'm not sure what this means, and if I should test again. I feel pregnant. I just need some advice. If this has happened to you, please let me know and give me your opinion, this is really important.
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Registered: 04-02-2011
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 6:48pm
I'm sorry. That can be so frustrating, not to know what's going on with you body. What type of test did they do? Urine or blood?
Blood tests reveal if the pregnancy hormone is present where as urine depends on having a high enough among of hormone to get an accurate reading. I've heard of many false negs for urine tests due to not enough hormones. I've even heard of a very few women who don't get positives until 3 weeks late.
What day of you cycle Are you tracking your cycles: temping, cervical mucus, or ovulation predictor kits? Sound like you may be temping.
You may have ovulated late for whatever reason and that's why you're late.
Unfortunately, our bodies do a great job of tricking us with symptoms. Most of them are caused by progesterone mimic pregnancy but are not.
Have you talked to your primary doctor? If missing your period is not normal for you,they might have a more sound opinion.
Good luck, fingers crossed that you have answers soon.
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Registered: 09-11-2011
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 7:08pm
My period's are pretty normal. I'm going in tomorrow to get another test this week, the previous test was urine test.
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 9:57pm

Get a blood test. It's possible for a urine test to be negative even when you're pregnant. I knew a girl who tested for 3 months (all negative) before going to the doctor and finding out she'd been pregnant the whole time. Then, her second pregnacy, she tested negative for 5 months. (She went to the doc early that time, just tested at home for fun.)

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 6:43am
Absolutely test again for reassurance but if you ran out of birth control and hadn't refilled it yet or even if you missed a day or two, your cycle could just be screwed up because of that. It takes about 3 months typically for cycles to regulate after birth control, however, some women get lucky and regulate right away. You could also be having an annovulatory cycle where you didn't ovulate so you wouldn't have a period. Definitely test so you know one way or another. Good Luck!

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