3 years

UPT negative and missed my period

I am 26 y/o woman. I missed my period for 3 weeks already, I’ve already done UPT few times but it came out negative. previously, I’ve never missed my period even though my mental state is at stake that time. I was really worried it could be something else happen. Kindly advise, thank you.

Thank you for your questions.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as

  • Stress, stress can cause hormonal imbalance which controls your menstrual cycle, and also in a long run, affect your bodyweight which will be further elaborated in the next 2 point.
  • Low body weight, it affects your body metabolism and affects your hypothalamus, both of which can affect your menstrual cycle. If it’s associated with an eating disorder, getting your treatment for it will help alleviate the symptoms. Otherwise, eat a balanced diet and gain some weight may help you regulate your menstrual cycle.
  • Overweight, just as low body weight can affect your metabolism and hypothalamus, so can being overweight, having a proper diet and exercise plan to lose weight can help with this.
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition where too much male hormones are produced in a female can lead to a cessation of menstruation. It is accompanied by hirsutism which is excessive hair at the face, the chin, the chest and the body.

For your information, there are various causes that may cause the line on the self-UPT kit to give out a blur or negative line. Here are some examples:

  • Wrong usage technique
  • The hCG hormone is too low for the kit to detect
  • Twin or multiple pregnancy: In this case, the hormone is too high for the kit to detect
  • Broken test kit

We suggest you to seek a doctor’s attention as the reading may give a false negative reading. Confirmatory investigation should be done to rule out whether you are pregnant or otherwise.

Get through that time of the month comfortably without leak.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Still worried about your menstrual cycle? Speak to a gynaecologist today to ease your mind .


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