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I’m 5 days late for my period. I took a pregnancy test when i was 2-3 days late.. could i still be pregnant?

If you take a pregnancy test after your period is late and get a negative result, you’re unlikely to be pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate — about 99 percent — but a false negative is still possible. Try taking another pregnancy test in a few days. There are many reasons your period could be late other than pregnancy. Stress, illness, and changes in weight or nutrition can all affect your menstrual cycle. If you’re still worried, you can contact your health care provider, who can give you a pregnancy test and help figure out what might be going on with your period.

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