I have a delayed period with a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Q. Is it possible to get pregnant if spotting occurs two weeks after sex in a woman with a negative pregnancy test?

Answered by
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 14, 2023 and last reviewed on: Oct 06, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had sex during the first week of this month after which I noticed spotting two weeks later. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but I doubted that since my period date for this month is delayed. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

As you had intercourse around your ovulation day so there are some chances of getting pregnant. There is a possibility that the spotting you got could be implantation bleeding.

Sometimes the at-home pregnancy test kit might show false results in the early days. So I would suggest waiting for 2 weeks after your due date even if periods would not come then do a urine pregnancy test. You can also confirm it by checking your blood hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels.

Hope this helps.

Thanks and take care.

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