Quot I M Late But Getting Negative Pg Tests Quot

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snickelfritz - May 22

Hey ladies.... I thought I'd post a bit of an explanation for anyone in this situation. Quite often, a person can experience a longer-than-normal cycle without actually being "late". In fact, it happens frequently. There are two major events in a normal cycle: menses and ovulation. The time after ovulation typically stays the same (this is also called your luteal phase). However, the time before ovulation can be affected by many things. Most of the time, this phase of your cycle stays the same, but sometimes it can be much longer. When this is delayed, your period is delayed as a result, often leading people to test earlier than they should. If you want to be accurate in your testing, you need to know when you ovulated so that you can know how many days past ovulation you are. For example, my cycles are usually 28 days long... I usually ovulate around cycle day 14 or so. My luteal phase is 14 days. So, I look at my chart to see if I'm really "late". There have been times when I didn't ovulate until cycle day 21. So, day 28 of my cycle came and AF didn't show. But, this wasn't because I was "late"... based on my luteal phase, I still had another week before AF's arrival. This is why I HIGHLY suggest that women chart when they are ttc... it is the best way to know what is happening with your body. And by the way, I'm currently on cycle day 43, but still don't think I'm officially "late" yet because I could be as early as 11 days past ovulation... so AF should arrive in the next few days. HTH!!

 

Saird - May 22

Well I'm on CD60 or something past that. What does that mean? Still no AF. And since I don't temp I have no idea what's going on...

 

snickelfritz - May 22

That's when it gets hard. I started temping 10 days ago and I know my temps are in my normal post-O range, so I'm a__suming I O'd at least 11 days ago, but I don't know either. Basically, if you don't temp and are past your normal cycle length, the only thing you can do is test every 3-7 days until you get either a positive test or AF. When you reach the point where you are, it's hit the point of doctor intervention. If you're on cd60 and still getting negative tests, I'd recommend seeing your doctor. Lots of luck!!

 

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