• Nelly Nelly
    August 13, 2009
    How many days after a missed period should I test for pregnancy?
    Nelly Nelly
    August 13, 2009

    I'm 30 and have been trying for a baby. My doctor has advised me to do a home pregnancy test every month to check.

    I've always had long cycles (40 days). However, this time my period is two months late. I had some spotting when I was due in the first missed month. I also feel very tired these days and have sore breasts. I had done about 6-7 pregnancy tests which were all negative. My doctor has asked me not to worry about it I'm not sure what to do.



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  • Jane September 04, 2009
    September 04, 2009

    I suggest seeing a doctor who specializes in reproductive endocrinology. When I was first trying to conceive, the same thing was happening to me (long/irregular cycles, spotting, negative tests). I kept thinking I was pregnant but pregnancy tests were negative. My ob/gyn ordered a "thyroid" panel blood test, which showed I had abnormal thyroid levels. She referred me to an endocrinologist who ran more test and diagnosed me with hashimoto's thyroiditis. I started taking synthroid to regulate my thyroid levels. After that, I was pregnant within 2 months. Best wishes!

  • James Leary August 14, 2014
    James Leary
    August 14, 2014



    I see that it has been a while since you posted, and I hope that all is well.  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but I think Jane has a good suggestion.  While women can miss their periods for a variety of reasons (including stress) and a missed period is not a particualr reason to worry, a reproductive specialist might help you feel more proactive and put your mind at ease.  Additionally, if something else is going on, a visit to the doctor is always a good idea.


    Best of luck and let us know how you are doing!




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