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clmclaug
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Hi there, so me and my boyfriend always use condoms when we have sex, and we use them properly. (BTW: Im 19 years old) I havent gotten my period though the last 2 months. I am thin and my weight changes sometimes so they have never been really regular since I was 12. I thought I may be pregnant so I took 2 home pregnancy tests. Once was about a week ago and then I took the other a couple days ago in the morning (so it was more accurate). Both came back negative but I still havent gotten my period. I have been having some slight cramping and back aches lately so I think it may be coming but im worried theres a chance that the pregnancy tests were faulty. I read the scary stories saying some women can never find out they are pregnant form a home pregnancy test when they actually are. Also, i know cramping can be a sign of early preganancy. HELP! I would just like some more knowledge though from you, Scarleteen, since I know google and the internet cannot always be so reliable. Thanks
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Heather
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I'm not sure where you are hearing cramping is a common symptom of early pregnancy, as it's not.

If you have concern your tests were expired per their date, or otherwise faulty, then you'll want to get another test to take, or visit a clinic for a test there.

Personally, if you haven't yet checked in with a healthcare provider about missing periods for months or more, at 19, if you have had your period for at least a few years, I'd advise checking in about that. Not per pregnancy concerns, but per your health, especially if you feel this may be due to being underweight, something you may need healthcare with if you are so underweight it's not allowing your body to have regular cycles.

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Molias
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Hi clmclaug,

First off, if you haven't read our article on pregnancy tests, you may find it helpful: Peeing on a Stick: All About Pregnancy Tests If you're using them according to the instructions, they're really quite accurate, so I don't see any reason not to trust the results you've had so far.

I'd really encourage you not to read any of those "my pregnancy didn't show up on tests!!!" stories that are easy to find online; there's really no way to verify any of that information and a lot of those stories describe things that just can't happen at all. If you know you're prone to worrying then I think keeping yourself off of those sites will be your best bet. =)

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clmclaug
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It wasn't expired, the exp. date was June 2015. But I have the pill to start to help make my periods regular, I just havent started it yet cause I've been waiting to get my period. I am not underweight, just that my weight can fluctuate. This "no period in a couple months" has only happened to me a couple times before and its been due to stress usually. But thank you for the help, I do feel much better about not being pregnant. I feel i did take the 2 tests correctly, especially since i got the digital kind, and those have a little book appear on the screen if the test wasn't done properly.
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Molias
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You can start your pill before your period arrives, if that would help you feel more relaxed about pregnancy in the future. The literature that came with it should have information on how to start taking it if you don't want to wait for your period.
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