My periods are irregular, but my pregnancy test is negative?

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Question: My periods are not regular, and I feel pregnant, but my test is negative. How can I know for sure I'm not pregnant?

Great question! If you have irregular periods, determining if you are pregnant can be more challenging. Most women conceive when they ovulate approximately 14 days after the start of their period, but if your periods do not come every month, knowing when you ovulate can be tricky.    

Watch For Pregnancy Symptoms

Women are good at knowing when they are pregnant, even if they don't have regular periods.  If you have pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness, nausea, enhanced sense of smell, or fatigue and you have had unprotected sex, it's a good idea to keep checking a pregnancy test weekly until you get a period.   

Pregnancy Tests Are (Usually) Trustworthy

The good news is that today's pregnancy tests are very sensitive and accurate. If your pregnancy test is negative, you can be reassured that you're mostly likely not pregnant. There is a possibility that you have an early pregnancy that is not yet producing enough hormone (HCG) in your urine to detect a pregnancy, but that is rare.

Reach Out To Your Doctor

If you would like more information, schedule a telehealth appointment to speak with a clinician who can help. If it turns out you are pregnant and you don't want to be, you now have the option of having the abortion pill mailed directly to your home. Abortion by mail is safe and more than 95% successful if you are less than 10 weeks pregnant.

If you confirm you are not pregnant, we can help you choose the most effective method of birth control like an IUD or a birth control implant, so you never have to wonder again. Call (877) 883-7264 or visit to book an appointment online.