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Old 01-07-10, 10:20 AM
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Question 4 days late but negative test results

I am officially 4 days late and have been TTC for 7 months. I have taken 5 HPTs and all are negative. I used 3 different brands as well in case one of them couldn't detect my HCG levels.

I now just wish my period would come so I could start over on month 8. I've never been late, I've been off birth control for over a year, and I'm 27 years old. What could be going on here? And how long do I wait before calling the doctor?

Thanks so much for any help
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Old 01-07-10, 10:26 AM
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Sometimes you won't get a BFP at home. Sometimes stress can make AF late. Our bodies are usually pretty predictable but sometimes they take a month off and go wonky.
Do you know when you ovluated? Maybe you O'd a few days later than normal which would still leave you in your luteal phase, meaning you're testing a bit early?

If AF still hasn't arrived or you don't get a BFP after another couple of days, give your doc a buzz. My doc won't run an hCG test until AF is a week late (unless I got a BFP and then she'd run it to watch the numbers).

I hope this is it for you. I've known women who haven't gotten a BFP at home until early in the second trimester. So don't give up hope until AF has come and gone.
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Hope you get your BFP soon.
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Hi Colleen! I wanted to share my experience with you when I had my first child.

I was the same way as you. I was never late, even with stress. I was five days late before I tested and it did come up positive. I think each person's body is different, which means hcg levels could not be detected yet. My friend always had to wait at least a week before getting a BFP at home. If you're stressing about this, call the Dr. and tell them your story. I bet they would probably have you go in for a blood test, that's always more accurate anyway.

I think it's going to happen for you real soon. Let's us know what happens.
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Thank you so much for your reply, I still haven't gotten AF and it helps to know there are nice people like you out there that can help me in this tense time. I can't wait to be a mom. I know everyone says that! Thanks again (:
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