Last updated on July 27th, 2018 at 05:14 pm
Question – What causes 2 Weeks Past Period Negative Pregnancy Test?
Now you realized that your period has gone off and yet to come for two weeks; While you may think it’s pregnancy, the chances are slim. SO DON’T PANIC!!!
Many other reasons may cause hormone fluctuations that may either make your period late, lighter than normal or heavy.
Common reason for 2 weeks late period and not pregnant are
- Poor pregnancy test technique
- Poor sample collection— that is when less concentrated urine was used in your test.
- Stress and weight loss
- Thyroid problems
- Emergency pills usage after sex
However, if you’ve had sexual intercourse without using protective measures, there is a possibility you could be pregnant.
The article explains the causes of a delayed period, and when you should worry.
What causes 2 weeks past period negative pregnancy test?
Menstrual period occurs after 21 to 35 days. It’s not abnormal for a shift of period date, however, it could mean something more serious if it’s persistent. Here are possible reasons you’ve missed your period for two weeks and still test negative.
You probably may not have known that women have body changes as they grow old. As you grow into your 40’s and just before early 50’s, when menopause occurs, you may begin to have some changes in your period, ovulation, mood and vaginal discharge
These signs are peri-menopausal and signals you period will soon cease. Easy ways to identify perimenopause are
- Age more than 40 years
- You experience vaginal dryness that is worsening
- Hot flashes
- Bone pain due to osteoporosis
If you are more than 40 years with a delayed period, then it’s likely peri-menopausal changes have already started. You should inform your doctor and ask for easy topical estrogen cream to ease symptoms.
2. You have multiple ovarian cysts
In some young women, deep voice and male type hair distribution from the chin to the chest may be the first signs of a Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Polycystic ovaries are relatively common. In the United States, about 10 million women have cystic ovaries. If you’ve persistently had less bleeding during periods and now missed period for 2 weeks, chances are it could be PCOS.
Other ways to know it’s PCOS are
- Missed period for weeks and months
- Excessive hair or abnormal distribution
- Weight gain or obesity
- Excessive acne due to high androgen level
- Regular intercourse but still difficult to conceive
- Persistent hair loss
- Irregular menstrual cycle
What can I do to confirm polycystic ovaries?
Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. There are many other reasons you could have the above symptoms. To confirm PCOS, an ultrasound and other blood tests will be carried out.
Treatment is possible with increased fertility in women.
3. You stressed yourself out
If you had strenuous academic, emotional or physical stress for a long time, your body reacts by sending signals to your brain, where ovulation and period are controlled.
Stress may not always mean getting physically work-out. If you are worried either psychologically or emotionally, your hormones may be secreted in an abnormal way
The body hypothalamus (brain center that controls ovulation) may not work properly by either blocking or reducing hormone release.
8 signs you could be stressed without knowing are
- Memory problems
- Getting confused with poor concentration
- Not being optimistic about your ambitions
- Feeling depressed and unhappy
- Feeling isolated
- Taking alcohol or cigarettes to relax
- Body pains
- Lack of sexual desires
What steps may help out?
Ways you can get your period back is by talking to a therapist, taking some time off to relax, or talking to friends and family about issues bothering you.
4. You’ve lost excessive weight
Trying to work yourself more than required can shoot down hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. After exercise and loss of more than 10 percent of total body weight, your period could be absent for a while.
5. After an abortion
If you’ve taken some medications or surgically ended your pregnancy some weeks ago, it’s normal to have a delayed period for weeks or months.
Initially, the first weeks after an abortion may still test positive. This occurs because you still have detectable levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
By the 4th week after an abortion, you will test negative. The time frame for the first period after an abortion varies from women to women. However, most women should get period after 4 to 12 weeks.
Just because your period is 2 weeks late and you test negative does not rule out pregnancy. It’s possible your hormones are still undetectable, due to very low levels. Some women miss that period because of wrong dates.
Should you get pregnant, your period will stop coming and you may still test negative depending on when the test was carried out, type of pregnancy kit used and time of day test was conducted.
Generally, it is advised to use strips with early morning urine or after holding off urine for at least 8 hours. This enables hormones to reach a level that can be detected.
Another reason for a negative test may be due to the type of kit use. I always advise my friends and readers to use first response kit. It’s very accurate and can detect a little rise in HCG hormone.
Possible symptoms of pregnancy are
- Cramping after missing your period
- Feeling very weak and tired
- Feeling like vomiting, which worsens in the morning
- Your nipple becomes itching and tender
- Your breast become bigger and tender
- Mood changes
What to do?
To confirm if it pregnancy, you could either wait for some days or use a more sensitive pregnancy test with your early morning urine.
If you still test negative but have pregnancy signs, you should wait for another week and test again. Always inform your doctor for more health information and care.
7. You are on Girls pill
Taking contraceptive pills can block your period for weeks or months.
If you are not sure why are on pills, ask your doctor about the mode of action and side effects you may experience.
It’s not abnormal not to have period for weeks and months on contraceptives. Seasonale brands can stop period for about 4 months. This implies you only have period four times in a year.
8. After sex pills
You had sex, without a condom, got worried and took emergency pills. These pills act by blocking or preventing ovulation resulting in a delay of period.
Other reasons for 2 weeks late period negative pregnancy test are:
- Long-term ailments like diabetes and high blood pressure
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Eating disorders
- Early ovarian failure