It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Women's Health Message Board

late period - negative test results?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-03-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1
scattergold13 HB User
late period - negative test results?

Hello all

For the past week I have been terribly stressed because of the simple fact that my period is late, a week exactly today. My periods are almost always exactly 28 days apart, once or twice a year it might be a day off.

So I broke down and took a home pregnancy test (my boyfriend and I always use contraceptives, which is also something that confuses me about how all of this is happening).

So let me draw out for you the events of this month-

New job, started it 2 weeks ago (which is, btw about 98% female, my last job I was the only female)... fairly new relationship... my car died 3 weeks ago and had a hefty $500 repair bill.... temporarily living with my sick mother... I am trying to get into my own apartment.... and then this.

Needless to say... alot of stress.....

But can stress really lead to a period to be delayed this long?

What else could be contributing to this?
Is it true that entering a largely female dominated environment can effect your cycle, like my new job?
I've also heard that being sexually active for the first time in a long time (which is the case in my situation) can cause a delay.... has anyone else heard any of this?

Hoping for input... and a little reassurance - I dont particularly want to be pregnant at this point in time. :\

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-03-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
Kaleb's Mom 04
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 674
Kaleb's Mom 04 HB User
Re: late period - negative test results?

Stress can really mess you up and your cycles. And yes working with women can change your cycles, they kinda start moving to where you are closer in time of have AF at the same time. I know that was the case with some women I worked with that we were friends after I been there a while and we discussed it, I wouldn't think it would happen that fast, but with everything else going on no doubt it is the stress. Take care!
Kaleb 6/23/04 aftr TTC 4yrs
Miscarried 12/31/04 @ 6wk 5 days
It's a GIRL EDD Jan 12, 2006

Old 06-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 468
Spanish HB User
Re: late period - negative test results?

Oh yes stress can not only make your periods late but can cause them to stop altogether. If you are ovulating and having periods then your body is saying that it could cope with having a baby. If you are ill, underweight, stressed etc etc then your body recognises that you couldn't cope with a baby at the moment and that is why ovulation is delayed or stopped.

Old 06-04-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Minnesota, just moved from California where I lived my whole life.
Posts: 441
polarized13 HB User
Re: late period - negative test results?

Ditto what the other ladies said, it has happened to me before, when I worked in an office full of women, my cycle changed right away. In a few months you will all be getting your cycle at the same time, that's real fun, all that PMSing at once!!

It is possible of course to have a negative pregnancy test, and be pregnant also, It happened to me with my son, I took a home test after I was one week late, and it was a BFN, then I kept waiting and waiting, and finally took a blood test after I was three weeks late, and it was positive.

Try not to stress, that has also caused me to be late before, it sounds like you're under quite a bit of stress right now ~ I know easier said than done, right?

take care,


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Negative pregnancy test, three days late for period and a lot of signs of pregnancy. mandeegirl26 Trying to Conceive (TTC) 19 02-16-2009 11:04 AM
Period a week late & 2 negative pregnancy tests... d3sire Women's Health 0 10-31-2007 08:06 PM
Late.. tinkerxbell Women's Health 6 06-19-2007 10:45 AM
.....late period J1313C Women's Health 2 01-29-2007 12:22 PM
2 days late... megano543 Pregnancy-Teen 3 08-08-2006 12:11 PM
period late but no positive result - advice please? emmababe Pregnancy 4 09-30-2005 05:06 AM
Late period, negative test Miss Suzie Women's Health 2 04-07-2005 01:51 PM
late on period hollyann2487 Pregnancy 4 08-09-2004 10:35 PM
Period 2 weeks late/negative preg test. why? lynnbby Infertility 1 07-22-2004 03:36 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:49 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!