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My last periods started on 17th Sept & I had unprotected sex once during the cycle and few times after the periods got over. Now tdy it is 1stNov and I haven't got my periods yet. Last week the preg test showed negative. How long should I wait to do the test again? I do not feel any morning sickess or anything related. My husband & I are ready to have a kid now. Please advice.

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replied November 3rd, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A28137
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The appearance of symptoms suggestive of pregnancy depends on how your body reacts to the changing hormonal status. Few women can experience symptoms as early as 24 hours after fruitful intercourse. Few women can experience few symptoms after having missed periods. Few women do not experience any symptoms throughout pregnancy. Few women can keep having false negative results during early pregnancy. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If pregnancy gets ruled out, further investigations would be needed to look for the underlying cause for your absent periods. Get started on treatment as indicated by your examination findings/investigation results to help you regulate your periods.
If you are not successful with your pregnancy plans, you can also consider going ahead with getting infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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