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Ok i ovulated 6 to 8 days ago and i have been feeling more tired and sleepy and have taken 3 test all negative what should i do could i still be pregnant and get negative test results we have been tracking ovulating but i don't know

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hello, : Hello, if using a standard home pregnancy test, usually the woman can test as early as the first day she misses a period. Sometimes the results can show as negative even if the woman is pregnant because the HCG levels are too low to trigger the test. If in doubt, can wait a week after the first test to retest (can do it earlier as well). The early home pregnancy tests provide +/- sooner. Normally a woman won't develop classic pregnancy symptoms until she has missed her period (nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, increased urination, enlarging waist line, insomia, moodiness, breast tenderess and swelling, etc.).
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Too early to test: Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period. Negative result from a test done sooner doesn't exclude pregnancy. Take prenatal vitamins. Wish you good health.
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Last updated Jan 4, 2019


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