Medical Questions > Pregnancy Forum > Am I Pregnant Forum

Late period and bleeding during intercourse

Must Read
Birth control is helpful in preventing pregnancy. Need to know more about birth control? Start here to learn more about popular methods of birth control....
You have many birth control options. Each works differently. What are the choices and what should you consider in order to help you make your decision? ...
Each method of birth control comes with risks to your health. What are the general problems you could encounter?...
User Profile
hi. i am 9 days late with my period. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests and they all came out negative. 2 days ago, during intercourse, I bled. I figured my period has come. But it didn't. So i decided to get a blood test and it came out negative. I have no symptoms of being pregnant aside from the ocassional minor cramps. i am also taking ampicillin for my skin. i am just concerned on why my period hasnt come yet. I havent been this late in a long time. thanks.

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied July 29th, 2010
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A14789
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the absence of periods or amenorrhea that you are having. Even if you had protected sexual intercourse, still pregnancy needs to be ruled out.

I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated again since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy tests.

The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy.

If pregnancy is ruled out, then other causes of delayed periods need to be looked into.

It can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis.

So my suggestion would be to consult a gynecologist and get serum HCG levels done. Confirmation can be done by an ultrasound uterus.

Not only it clears the status of pregnancy but also can help in diagnosing medical conditions causing delayed periods.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Am I Pregnant , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.