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    How long can af be late with nef hpts till you need to call the ob? I am now three days late, and still no pos hpts.
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    My sister was a week (to the day) late a short while ago and she went to the doc (before AF finally showed that afternoon). They didn't seem concerned at all. Said to test every week but to call if it had been more than 4 weeks late. Sometimes you can just skip a period altogether and it's completely normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nell4Him View Post
    My sister was a week (to the day) late a short while ago and she went to the doc (before AF finally showed that afternoon). They didn't seem concerned at all. Said to test every week but to call if it had been more than 4 weeks late. Sometimes you can just skip a period altogether and it's completely normal.
    Can you skip even with ovulation?
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    I'm not sure. She can't prove ovulation because she hasn't been using OPK's or temping. She started temping this cycle and I think I convinced her to TRY OPK's. She and her doc think that she only has one functioning ovary cause she skips a period almost every other time. Her cycle is normally 22 days long and she's gone up to 44 days 3 times in the last 6 or 7 months.

    But like I said, she can't prove or disprove ovulation cause she hasn't been tracking THAT part, just her AF.
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    Ok, theory, I had a stomach bug, and today's fmu was the first time it wasn't extremely dark. Even though I have been drinking a lot of fluids, could my body still be filtering out blood junk as a catch up, and not filtering out any hcg yet? I know, just grasping at straws, but I am 17 days past ovulation, and no af. Just weird...
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    The stomach bug could be keeping AF away. That's my vote.

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    If you've ovulated I'm pretty sure you're period shouldn't be later than 16 days. When cycles are longer than usual it's usually because of delayed ovulation (due to illness or stress) or it's annovulatory. So... I'd say retest and if still bfn and no af, I'd go for a blood test. Good luck!!

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    I HATE BLUE DYE TESTS!!!! Dh stopped and picked me up another test at the store today. He got a blue dye. I had a line in the positive section, but within 10 mins is just disappeared! It was a dark blue line! It was darker than the control, and very obviously there. Is that a positive or a negative. This being in limbo is horrible, now, 4 days late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by batbird View Post
    I HATE BLUE DYE TESTS!!!! Dh stopped and picked me up another test at the store today. He got a blue dye. I had a line in the positive section, but within 10 mins is just disappeared! It was a dark blue line! It was darker than the control, and very obviously there. Is that a positive or a negative. This being in limbo is horrible, now, 4 days late.
    Go hit up the $ tree or get an frer

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamchaser View Post
    If you've ovulated I'm pretty sure you're period shouldn't be later than 16 days. When cycles are longer than usual it's usually because of delayed ovulation (due to illness or stress) or it's annovulatory. So... I'd say retest and if still bfn and no af, I'd go for a blood test. Good luck!!
    That is exactly what I was going to say!

    I would definitely go get another test. Doesn't your DH know the difference between pink and blue dye tests? Geez. Men.

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