my boyfriend and i have been using the 'pull out' method (stupid, i know, but my prescription ran out and i just moved from michigan to chicago so i had to wait for my new health insurance to kick in and find a new doctor blahblahblah) i've been off the pill for 3 months. i'm only 4 days late but my periods are usually eerily regular (i thought it was just the pill making them so regular, but they've started every 28 days on the nose for the past 2 months).
on friday night i thought i started my period, turns out it was just spotting. i finally found a doctor and had already set up an appointment for my yearly (and in order to get back on the pill...lol). i told her that i was only 3 days late and had some spotting (while doing the pap, she told me i definitely wasn't on my period) she did a urine test and it came back negative, but she said that the test might not detect a pregnancy this early. she told me to retest after i was a week late.
the only symptom i'm having (other than the missed period) is breast tenderness, which doesn't help at all because my breasts get extremely sore before my period.
i'm just really anxious about finding out. i've never been pregnant so i really have no idea what to look out for (other than the obvious). so i guess i'm asking:
1. could the doctor's test be wrong because it's too early? (i assume that a urine test at the doctor's office is more accurate than a home pregnancy test, right?)
2. are there some other, less common symptoms of pregnancy that i should looking out for?
3. are there other reasons i might be late on my period?
thanks for any help!