M.G. asks from Flower Mound, TX on April 20, 2008
On BC and Completely Missed Period, EPT Came Back negative..but Still Wondering
I recently missed a period..completely. My husband and I are on ther verge of TTC but we are still currently "on the pill". I took a preg. test and it came back negative. I decided to continue taking this months pills since the test came back negative, but have an uneasy feeling about it. I have never, in my 8 years on the pill, missed a period, so I have no prior experience with this. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this normal? Any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch!
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Went to the dr. today and took a preg. test...results came back negative. thank you for all your advice!
A.F. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2008
If you need peace of mind stop the pills for this cycle and just use alternative birth control. Best way to make sure is to go to your doctor and get a blood test. You know your body and obviously it is trying to tell you something. IF you are pregnant those BCP can be harmful (but dont worry because many of healthy babies come from moms who didnt know they were pregnant and took them that month). Good luck!
S.N. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2008
M., It can be caused by stress or by worrying about not getting pregnant. The pill normally keeps you normal so I would stop the pill and have a test done by you dr or your local christian organization like sound options... You ept might be bad or you may have done something wrong.....
I was tested by a doctor several times at one time in my life after my first child and was told I was not pregnant -- when I knew I was and I was correct. so best to be safe and not take the pill especially since you want to start your family this year and God's timing is not our own.
K.S. answers from Dallas on April 23, 2008
It shouldn't be a problem. My doctor told me recently that it can take up to 4 months for the pill to get out of your system. I would call just in case. If the test is negative you probably aren't pregnant, but I would make sure its not something else.
J.S. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2008
If your still not sure, just take another EPT test, Or call your OBGYN. I have 4 kids and with my last preganacy I took 4 tests just to make sure it was positive, because I didn't believe it, and all 4 were positive.
Most test are pretty accurate, they have something in them that detects the HCG levels in your urine, to verify a positive result.
J.L. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2008
M., How many at home pregnancy tests did you do and when? Just to be sure and for piece of mind, you can call your OB/GYN and tell them you'd like to do a pregnancy test. I do know someone who had a negative at home pregnancy test but was positive when she did the blood test at her physician's office.
C.T. answers from Dallas on April 22, 2008
My understanding is that due to the high levels of estrogen in the pill, pregnancy tests often come up negative in the first months when you are, in fact, prego. And I had 2 negative prego tests and wasn't on the pill. Don't quote me but your best bet is to call your OBGYN.
T.C. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2008
I would say go to your doctor to get another test done, and maybe a blood test. However, yes, I did experience the same thing as you did after being on the pill for years. May be normal, but wouldn't hurt to go to your gyno to double check. Have you done more than one test?
A.F. answers from Dallas on April 22, 2008
hello just to let you know i got pregnant while taking the pill with both my daughters. They never told me that taking some medications weaken the pill and your able to get pregnant. have you taken and antibotics? that weakness the pills big time . I suggest going to your gyn dr and taking a blood test to confrim whether or not you are pregnant. i tried ept test is was neg but i was pregnant. hope this helps.