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missed last month and still havent had my next one?

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have took a few tests and they were negative, but i have missed last month period and still havent had my next one, a week late now. me and may partner are trying to concieve, we stopped contraception about a year ago. but was on the pill for 10 years previous . help?

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replied October 7th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A27453
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Your normal fertility can take a few months to upto a year’s time to return back after you stop with your birth control use. The time depends on how your body responds and also on the type and duration of the birth control measure used. The chances of ovarian suppression or failure should also be ruled out if you are not successful in your pregnancy plans. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation/completely infertility work-up for you and your partner (especially to rule out any underlying cause for infertility/inability to conceive). Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results would be started to help you in getting pregnant. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
If you suspect chances of pregnancy as cause for your missed periods, 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).
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