Q. I am 13 days late, but all the pregnancy tests came back negative. What could be the cause?

Answered by
Dr. Sanya Dhingra
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 25, 2020 and last reviewed on: Sep 30, 2020

I am 21. I am now 13 days late. My periods are usually very consistent and start every 28-29 days. Just after my last period my partner and I had unprotected sex. The following morning I took the morning after pill, and the morning after that we had unprotected sex again. A few days later I experienced some light spotting, I thought this was because of the Plan B pill. As I now haven’t come on I assumed that I was pregnant because I’ve never missed a period but after taking 4 tests they are all coming back negative. I haven’t had any period pains or tender breasts like I usually do before I start my period. And the only time I’ve felt any sort of pain/tenderness was during sex with my partner this week. I’m just confused as to what could be causing this? What’s my best option to take? I’m a little concerned now.



Greetings from icliniq.

I understand your concern . I would like to tell you that after taking emergency contraceptives , it is possible that your periods may be delayed and irregular . Slight bleeding as you mentioned is also possible . Also the urine pregnancy test is negative , so i would like to advice you to wait for your periods.

Just in case you feel any nausea or morning sickness which you feel is unusual , i would advice you to repeat the urine pregnancy test after 7 days from now if you don’t get periods till then . If still the pregnancy test is negative , you must get an ultrasound of the uterus done .

I hope it helps . Kindly follow up if you have any other queries .

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