Last Period in December. When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Ariyana (22) writes: hi hannah. i need some advise please. my last period was in december and i’m yet to get one as to date.

i had sex on 1st jan but he had condom on and i was pretty sure the condom didn’t broke. i don’t get any of other pregnancy symptom except that i missed my period.

could i possibly be pregnant? when is the best time to use the pregnancy test kit? i had missed my period after sex before but didn’t get pregnant but i’m still worried. and i got this thing that i think might be spotting. please advise.

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Dear Ariyana,

I don’t think you’re pregnant. You should be able to take a home pregnancy test now to find out if you do have any hCG in your urine. Just be sure to take the pregnancy test first thing in the morning with your concentrated urine for best results.

As I’m trying to figure out why your period may have been skipped or delayed, a few questions pass my mind. Was this a rare time having sex for you or do you have sex frequently? Have you been overly worried after having sex this one time about becoming pregnant? Have you recently made major changes to your diet or started some new physical or exercise regimen?

Best luck,
Hannah

Comments

  1. I took 3 home pregnancy test and they all came back negative.felt relieved but after reading about false negative result info I start worrying again.my cycle is irregular so that’s why I didnt pay much attention earlier but now it’s almost month end of February and my period still yet to come.I can’t get pregnant coz the sex was a. mistakecan I rely on the test result to confirm I’m not pregnant?

  2. Sorry about the typo.the sex was a mistake and a 1 nite stand kind of thing so I can’t be pregnant.it’s too complicated and yes i’m stressing out about it.I’m scared the result could be false negatives and it’s too late to do anything by then.I didn’t make any changes in diet or exercise,and not sexually active.just a lot of pressure at work and been wworking late for the past month almost everyday.I just broke up with my boyfriend whom I’ve been crazily in love with since I was 13 so yes that has effected me emotionally too.

    • Yep, definitely sounds like it’s the stress and nerves taking over. I’ll strongly side with the home pregnancy tests and go with you not being pregnant. Your chances are basically almost zilch for being pregnant. Breaking up and going through work pressure and all the rest that you are experiencing can easily impact your cycle. I wouldn’t be worried anymore if I were you.

      Cheer up!

  3. I’m just so scared and I don’t know whether to trust the result or not? do I need to go to clinic urgently so that I can do something if in case i’m pregnant? How late is considered too late for an abortion?my last period was on dec 25-30..pls advise!some more abou

    • When did you take the most recent pregnancy test?

      • Sharonica Taylor says:

        Hi I’m going through the same thing but I am having more
        symptoms then ever first it was my period then it was aches, craving, and constantly
        urinating and I just so scared is it possible that Im pregnant.

    • Ashanti Taylor says:

      Hi I’m going through the same thing but I am having more
      symptoms then ever first it was my period then it was aches, craving, and constantly
      urinating and I just so scared is it possible that Im pregnant.

  4. 1 day ago.it was on 15.

    • And you said you took other tests before that. You’re fine, Ariayana. There’s no need to worry about being pregnant or having to get an abortion. Your period will return, though it may take several more weeks.

      • Ashanti Taylor says:

        Hannah can you help me I’m going through all the things that a pregnant person goes through
        I can’t be the home test because I’m scared of my parents responds to me buying one
        Can it be so that I am pregnant.

  5. would it be too late if I go to see a doctor and find out i’m pregnant a week from now?i dont want to avoid seing a doctor if posible.sex before marriage is still very taboo at my place here and even abortion also is illegal.

  6. my period is irregular so how can I tell how many days i’m late?

    • If you really had gotten pregnant when you had sex on Jan 1st, then you would be experiencing some other symptoms by now and any pregnancy tests that you took would read positive (by this time, your body is making plenty of hCG). You could go to a doc and have a blood pregnancy test (which could be more sensitive than a typical urine based home pregnancy test); however, any normal home pregnancy test should easily detect the level of hCG you’d have in your urine by now if you were really pregnant.

      Since your period is irregular, you don’t really know how many days you are late. Whenever we get super stressed and anxious over something (especially when we are extremely worried about being pregnant), it’s very normal for our menstrual cycle to go out of whack. Millions of girls experience this. From what you’ve described, and based on the several pregnancy tests which came back negative, I don’t believe you are pregnant at all. It’s time to calm down and get your life back to normal. Once you do that, your period will come back.

  7. is it safe to rest asure i’m not pregnant and never see a doctor?sorry for asking too many questions but I just want to know when is considerred too late to do anything if someone in my case got pregndnt after the sex on 1st jan.

  8. dear hannah,

    it’s ariayana again.i didn’t go to doctor and convinced myself that i’m not pregnant.but now it’s almost march and my period still not come yet.what should i do next?need your advise please.help me.

  9. hope to hear from you soon hannah.thanks in advance.

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  11. Dear Hannah, i have been having unprotectedsex for the past 3 years, i have been using the withdrawal method, This time around my period is 3 1/2 months late, have taken pregnancy tests n came out negative. Recently though i have really sore nipples n still the absence of my menstrual cycle, May i be pregnant????

  12. Ashanti Taylor says:

    Hannah can you help me I’m going through all the things that a pregnant person goes through
    I can’t be the home test because I’m scared of my parents responds to me buying one
    Can it be so that I am pregnant.

  13. i am 12 days late i used a clearblue test around christmas it was negative then i used one 5 days ago that one also came back negative… My last period was 12/12/14 my cycle was due according to my calendar was 1/9/15… today is 1/21/15 amd still no period… No spotting no nothing not even cramps… Im planning to go to the doctor soon… Otherwise i do not know what to do… Can you please help me?

  14. I’m in panic i took oral pill on the 9th day starting from day of my period but abstain using protection and have sex with my boyfriend any possibility that im pregnant i have 25 days cycle

  15. I missed my period in Nov. Had a very intense flow when I got my period in Dec around the 4_5. Had sex sometime after my period stopped , but before Christmas. Either right after x-mas or right before New Years I had a very light period. I thought it was implantation bleeding then. But I figured that it could not possibly be because at that time I did not remember the sexual episode in Dec. Had sex again in Jan. With a different guy. . My baby was born on Oct 2. When do you think I got pregnant?

  16. can people fall pregnant on the impact

  17. Hannah pls I need you r help on this; my last period was on Dec 16th and I saw blood on Jan 2 as well. Just for that 1 day, series of test has been done and the result is negative. But the one I did this morning the test line was so faint. Don’t knw if am pregnant pls

  18. Good day Hannah,am Anthonia (26) I had sex 3 days after my period and now am experiencing something like spotting for 3days now and am scared I might be pregnant and my discharge now comes quantity on like before I do have little or no Stainon my pant….. Please help me out.

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