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girl friend and I last had sex on april 25

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girl friend and I last had sex on april 25. Took two test one on june 15 second on june 17 both negative. She has no physical signs. We have not been sexually active since then. She switched birth control in mid april. Had slight spotty period may 7th which is the date it usually falls on. She went one week without taking birth control pills two weeks ago. Again we weren''t sexually active during that time frame. She has never missed a period, she''s not stressed but I am. Any answers?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
Birth control pills even with proper use have a failure rate quoted at 1% & in real life this may reach 8%.There is also an added risk during switch of contraceptive measures. In your case, there was a serious lapse in pill use that increases the risk of pregnancy.

The light spotty period she had 12 days after sex coincides with implantation bleeding in time & nature.

A pregnancy test usually comes positive immediately after missed period, but sometimes this can be delayed. If you get a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after a missed period, then pregnancy is unlikely.

I would suggest consulting a gynecologist for evaluation of her missed period. A blood pregnancy test is more accurate & ultrasound would help to look for other causes of missed period.

For more information, please read these-
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It would be a total of 7 weeks since we last had sex. It was two weeks ago when she skipped her birth control. She was on birth control when we had sex last. She stopped taking her birth control four weeks after we last had sex. To negatives over sex weeks after sex. Most test show some sign a week after but it has been over 7 weeks.
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
So, there no lapse in BCPs when you had sex.
This still keeps the 1-8% risk of pregnancy due to failure of BCP contraception.

If the properly done urine pregnancy tests are negative 2 weeks after date of mised period (not date of conception or sex), then pregnancy is unlikely. That would be around 21st june as her period was supposed to be on 7th june.

I would suggest that you consult a gynecologist for a blood pregnancy test (or get a urine test after 21st june) & an ultrasound.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to DoogleNK's Post: she went from one to the other the very next day she has been pregnant before and showed signs. She is overly stressed right now
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
Take a urine test after 21st or get a blood test now to exclude pregnancy.
Once that is done, other causes of missed period need to be investigated for with a gynecologist.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
it was the 15th of april not 20th. just talked to her
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
Please clarify what was on 15th of april &not 20th.

What was the date when she was supposed to have her periods start?

Did she have irregualr cycles before?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
We last had sex on the 15th of april, she started a new birth control the doctor said the spotting was due to the the birth control. She has never missed a period before only last time she was pregnant but she showed major signs by this time last pregnancy. No signs at all this time.
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
The chances of pregnancy are not very high given the multiple negative tests . However, a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after date of missed period ( around 21st june) would exclude a pregnancy.
If pregnancy is excluded, then other causes of missed period should be investigated.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
wouldn't the first missed period be may 7th. After talking to her she said it was spotty for a day or so then really light for three more days. Took another test on the 20th then the 21st. Both neg
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
The pregnancy test on 21st june falls either 2 weeks after missed period on 7th june or 6 weeks from missed period on 7th may. This negative test--in either case-- rules out pregnancy.

Now she needs to be investigated for other causes of missed period like contraceptive pills, stress, severe exercise, malnutrition, polycystic ovaries, pituitary or thyroid gland problem, certain medicines.

I would suggest that you consult a gynecologist for further evaluation.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Im still somewhat worried Im reading that some women get positive results much later. That would conclude false negatives six months in. How rare is this?
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
A negative pregnancy test at 2 weeks from date of missed period rules out pregnancy.This 2 weeks period takes into account delayed conception & slow or delayed rise in beta HCG levels. I have never come across or heard or read about negative pregnancy test as late as 6 months.

The accuracy is to the extent of 97%. There are a few reasons for false negative test like too early test, improper technique & dilute urine, inadequate reaction time.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So if it was infact a missed period in may that would be a total of six weeks without a positive. Since we last had sex in april if she was in fact pregnant she would have missed her period come that May 7th. While on the other hand if it was a period that again rules out pregnancy. Am I correct?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So if it was infact a missed period in may that would be a total of six weeks without a positive. Since we last had sex in april if she was in fact pregnant she would have missed her period come that May 7th. While on the other hand if it was a period that again rules out pregnancy. Am I correct?
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
It could have been a scanty/light period in may.

I think with the given facts, there is no point in considering a pregnancy or going again & again over the dates to see if pregnancy is possible.

She has negative pregnancy tests at either 2 weeks or 6 weeks from her missed period, so pregnancy is excluded. She needs to see a gynecologist for evaluation of her missed period.

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