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It has been 8 days passed by period due date. I feel the

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It has been 8 days passed by period due date. I feel the period symptom such as strong pain in my lower abdomen, my legs, fatigue, breast and back pain. my periods are normally within schedule. I have been taken home Pregnancy tests and are always showing negative results. any idea what might be happening?

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A blood test is necessary in the first week of missed period to know exactly about the pregnancy. Home urine pregnancy test are not sensitive enough to detect the pregnancy hormone in the first week of missed period. Only blood test can exactly tell whether you are pregnant or not.

The other way is to wait for further 5 days and if your period does not come, you may do a home pregnancy test again, which in the second week is able to tell with reasonable certainty as pregnancy hormone is raised in urine, by this time.

Apart from pregnancy, there are other causes of missed or delayed periods also;

1) Ovarian hormone dysfunctions

2) Thyroid hormone abnormalities

3) Stress, anxiety, emotional disorders

4) Sudden weight loss or gain

5) Excessive physical activity

6) Hyperprolactinemia

Read the resource under the heading secondary amenorrhea;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/amenorrhea/DS00581/DSECTION=causes

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