My husband and I are actively attempting to conceive. Ive only been off the pill for 3 months but my period is always on time and always has been like clockwork. I generally experince no PMS symptoms at all. My period is 6 days late I have slight cramping and twitching in my lower abdomen and my breasts began getting very tender yesterday and are worse today. I took a pregancy test the day my period was due and just two days ago. both negative. it took a couple weeks to get a positive test with my first child. Do you think I could be pregnant and when should I try to take a test again.Im just curious if maybe I tested too early given my first experience or if there could be something wrong.
Person's Age: 28
at home pregancy tests. first response brand. Took a urine test at the Dr.'s office but negative there as well. Im military so they dont just let me see an OB/GYN. Told me to come back later but didnt really have much advice.
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You should take another test in 4 days for sure.
If you want to know earlier, you should see your doctor to take a blood pregnancy test which can detect pregnancy as early as 8 days from conception.
If the pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant.
If it is negative, there are some possibilities such as a functional ovarian cyst, non-factional ovarian cyst, temporary imbalances of hormones due to some reasons (stress, strenuous exercise, rapid weight gain or loss), thyroid problem, high prolactin in the blood, polycystic ovary syndrome.
the breast tenderness and cramping could be any of those things?
If it is not pregnant, it seems to be premenstrual symptoms.
due to a functional ovarian cyst.
even if i never have pms symptoms and my period is a week late.
You would have an irregular period later.
such as a heavy period.
functional ovarian cyst is temporary.
it will be gone on its own.
any symptoms for that?
It causes late periods and heavy periods.
Rarely if it is big, it could cause pain or discomfort in the pelvic.
also nausea, vomiting or breast tenderness
Fullness or heaviness in your abdomen
Pressure on your rectum or bladder that causes a need to urinate more frequently or difficulty emptying your bladder completely
dont most people have a history of ovarian cysts before they're 28?
Possibly pelvic pain during intercourse
Ovarian cysts are very common in the reproductive age.
Functional cysts are usually harmless, rarely cause pain, and often disappear on their own within two or three menstrual cycles.
if you have a cyst can you still be pregnant?
Yes, you can if it doesn't cause imbalances of hormones.
There are two types of functional cysts.
Follicular cyst. Around the midpoint of your menstrual cycle, an egg bursts out of its follicle and begins its journey down the fallopian tube in search of sperm and fertilization. A follicular cyst begins when something goes wrong and the follicle doesn't rupture or release its egg. Instead it grows and turns into a cyst.
Corpus luteum cyst. When a follicle does release its egg, the ruptured follicle begins producing large quantities of estrogen and progesterone in preparation for conception. This changed follicle is now called the corpus luteum. Sometimes, however, the escape opening of the egg seals off and fluid accumulates inside the follicle, causing the corpus luteum to expand into a cyst.
Rarely it ruptures and causes severe pain.
Non-functional cysts will not be gone on their own.
should i try to see if the dr can do a sonogram to see if thats the case or do i just wait it out.
If your period is late or misses in the next cycle, you should see a gyn to have a pelvic exam and an ultrasound.
If you are not pregnant.
You should also have a blood test for thyroid and prolactin if they are suspected.
I think the late period is temporary if you are not pregnant.
yeah i guess ill just wait it out.
I see you expected more – is there something you are unclear on, or that I can be of further help with?