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5 days late and negative pregnancy test

I was suppose to have my period 5 days ago and took a pregnancy test today and it came back negative. I feel a little bloated but that's about it. But I don't know what to do. I'm 21 and never really had to worry about anything like this before. Please help a girl out. I'm scared and confused

  • Anonymous
    Aug 04

    Stress can cause your period to be late. Easier said than done... but try to relax. I’m usually pretty regular (28-30 day cycle) but I’ve been late up to 11 days before because of stress. You can try to test again tomorrow or do every other day until you get answers. Or call a dr to see how many days late they would like you to wait before going in. Take one thing at a time. Wait to get your straight answer first before figuring out the next step.

  • Hannnn
    Aug 04

    Could it cause spotting because I did spot the first two days of my missed period as well. That's what really triggered it

  • Anonymous
    Aug 04

    So my first thought is that could be implantation bleeding. I just googled and it said it can take 2-3 days after implantation bleeding for there to be enough hcg for the most sensitive test to detect a pregnancy. So if you spotted for 2 days and you tested on the 5th day... that would be the third day after implantation bleeding I think. Unless they count the first day? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I would try again tomorrow or maybe the next day. Doesn’t hurt to call your drs office for a health professional’s answer about this though.