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I took a pregnancy test and it said negative but I'm four days late?

I took a pregnancy test and it said negative but I'm four days late?

Repeat test: If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I took two first response pregnancy test four days before my expected cycle. Is it safe to consider them accurate?

I took two first response pregnancy test four days before my expected cycle. Is it safe to consider them accurate?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. If you had 2 positive tests - that should be accurate. If you had negative test results then consider waiting until you miss your period before repeating (and use first morning void). ...Read more

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I took four pregnancy test and on two of them the possitive line showed up but they are not as dark as the others the other two were a little lighter?

I took four pregnancy test and on two of them the possitive line showed up but they are not as dark as the others the other two were a little lighter?

Positive: This means you have hcg, hormone that is detected with these tests. Most often (unless you have some rare tumors) this means you are pregnant. However, only 100% sensitive test is blood test. ...Read more

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I'm four days late i took a pregnancy test and it came out negative what should I do now?

I'm four days late i took a pregnancy test and it came out negative  what should I do now?

Late periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I took four pregnancy test and they are the ones that have the plus sign for the possitive, to of them the plus had both lines but one of them is ligh?

I took four pregnancy test and they are the ones that have the plus sign for the possitive, to of them the plus had both lines but one of them is ligh?

Home pregnancy tests: You have a common question. Tests used by labs are basically the same as your home test. If there is any advantage, it is that they can "spin" the urine which concentrates the it (& hormone) and may show a very early positive test better. But if you do the test with first morning urine it is very accurate. A quantitative blood HCG level at your doctor will confirm test and your dates. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a blood pregnancy test at four weeks and it was negative. How accurate is this at four weeks?

Had a blood pregnancy test at four weeks and it was negative. How accurate is this at four weeks?

Very accurate: Do you mean four weeks after a missed period? If yes, a negative blood test at that stage is very accurate. If you have any doubts, you may request an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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How many times can i do home pregnancy test? Done four times already with negative results but still in doubt.is it reliable?

How many times can i do home pregnancy test? Done four times already with negative results but still in doubt.is it reliable?

A reliable test: Home pregnancy tests are really very good. To improve their accuracy, use a first in the morning urine and if you think you might be pregnant but get a negative, wait a few days before checking again. At 48 years old, however, missing a period is more likely about nearing menopause than about pregnancy. ...Read more

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If i miss four days and i took a pregnancy test and it comes out negative was it because it too early or that's the final answe?

Time & technique: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. To have a margin of safety and assurance, you may wish to repeat the test in a couple of days; use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the test package carefully. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant how do I find out what's my due date ! my last cycle was january 4 nd i never see it yet but i took four pregnancy test ?

I'm pregnant how do I find out what's my due date ! my last cycle was january 4 nd i never see it yet but i took four pregnancy test ?

Try next week!: It's only been a week after your expected period. Try again next or your period might just come because it was late for some reason -that happens. Do you have regular 28 day cycles? If not consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more