55 Days Late but Negative Pregnancy Test

CT asks, “I’m 55 days late and recently I have little brown spots. I got tired easily and terrible back pain. I checked but it’s negative. I went to the doctor days later and had another check and it’s still negative. Am I pregnant?”

Dear CT,

Thank you for your question. There are a number of different possibilities, and it’s difficult to conjecture without more specific information. Are you currently on any form of birth control pill or other medication? Did you take Plan B recently?




  1. Hello Doctor! I am 33 years old and have been on the pill called Lovonorgestrel and Quinestrol Tablets that can be purchased OTC here in China. This is a pill that you take only once a month. My period arrives every month on the 3rd or 4th like clockwork, and I surmise it is because of the pill (I take the pill every 25th of the month, and if I take it 3 days late, my period arrives 3 days late). My husband and I are TTC, and I have only been off this pill since October (2010). My period has not arrived in November as expected eventhough I had symptoms of PMS (was irritable, had enlarged breasts but not sore, felt so very bloated). I already took a number of hpt, and they all came out negative (one before the 3rd cos I was already feeling the symptoms of PMS, but was thinking of possibility of pregnancy, and four others after expected arrival of period).

    I understand that it might take more than just a month for my body to get used to being off the pill. However, my question is: what are some possibilities of having these symptoms and then having these symptoms disappear after about two weeks? I am not stressed at work nor have I gained or lost significant weight (I might have gained about 1 or 2 kgs in the past month). What should I be looking for? It is really difficult for me to be able to communicate this with a doctor here in China and would very much appreciate any light you can shed on this.

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to read this. If there are any other details you need to know, please let me know.


  2. Hello I am 26 years old. I have a 2 year old. I miss my period 2 month. I take 2 test and it say negative went to the doctor and took a next test and it said the same. I always get my period. we are trying to get pregnant . I am getting a lot of back pain feeling sick and spotting a little. Am I pregnant?

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