Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > 2 missing periods 3 negative pregnancy tests

2 missing periods 3 negative pregnancy tests

Patient: Hi, I was wondering how reliable pregnancy tests are. So far I’ve missed 2 periods in a row and soon it will be 3. I just came off birth control in December I think and I’ve been known to be irregular when not on the pill but not like this. I’ve taken 3 pregnancy tests (2 clear blu and 1 first response) in the past couple weeks and all have come back negative. I know they say stress and weight and freaking out that you may be pregnant can effect your cycle but I feel like this is a bit ridiculous. That being said, i’m a 5’3 96lb physics major with a senior thesis nearing its due date. If I’m really not pregnant, which would be preferable, is there something seriously wrong with me?

 

 

Symptoms: missed 2 periods
bloating
nipple tenderness

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your query.Instead of relying on the home pregnancy you opt for a blood test for βhCG which is a pr egnancy test that is more reliable and sensitive which can detect even low amounts of the hormone. Or else see the doctor who will do a scan to diagnose the underlying reason for the delay in the periods.Hope that answers your query. Have a good day.

 


Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment