My period is several weeks late, and I have cramping and painful nipples, but two pregnancy tests have shown that I'm not pregnant. I did have unprotected sex last month, so pregnancy is a possibility. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
Hi there, uneputain -
I just want to echo Paul's recommendations of the articles by Merely Me above, and also give you a few other links that you might find helpful. A pregnancy test performed at a doctor's office after you've missed your period is the best way to know if you're pregnant or not. These could be symptoms of pregnancy or they could indicate other medical conditions that need to be addressed. Either way, it's best to let the doctor decide what the best course of diagnosis and treatment is for your specific circumstance.
Here are some other links you might find helpful:
Pregnant? Here are Your Options
Endometriosis: The Basics
Misconceptions About Conception
You can try reading the latest two articles Merely Me , a writer and community leader for this site wrote:
Am I Pregnant? How to Know? and
Can I Still Be Pregnant If The Home Pregnancy Test is Negative?
There are a number of possible reasons why your period is late other than pregnancy. You could take another home pregnancy test, or be seen by your doctor for these symptoms and possible diagnosis, and they could do a pregnancy test for you at that same time. Good luck.