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Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Yes...: So it's best for you to see an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Remember that if there is any chance you could be pregnant, avoid drinking alcohol or taking any medications unless cleared by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Can you be pregnant and never get a positive home pregnancy test?

Can you be pregnant and never get a positive home pregnancy test?

Yes: This phenomena is quite common in early ectopic pregnancies measured by home pregnancy tests. The HCG levels are not high enough to trigger the threshold of positive in over the counter tests. However, in uterine pregnancies, the test will eventually convert to positive.(normal pregnancies). ...Read more

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Can u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

Can u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

Yes: It may take two weeks after ovulation for a normal pregnancy test to be accurately positive if you are pregnant. It may take that long for enough pregnancy hormone to be present to be detectable in your urine. A blood test can be accurately positive a little earlier. ...Read more

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I got a negative pregnancy test and im convinced im pregnant can home pregnancy not always be right or detect pregnancy early?

I got a negative pregnancy test and im convinced im pregnant can home pregnancy not always be right or detect pregnancy early?

Pregnancy testing: If you tested before a period is missed then the test result is invalid and you wasted money on it. If you have missed a period then something else must be going on. ...Read more

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Can you have a negative blood pregnancy test, and still be pregnant?

Can you have a negative blood pregnancy test, and still be pregnant?

Pregnancy test : Home pregnancy tests have a wide discrepancy between brands (cole (2004) am j obstet gynecol 190:100-5) in general they are accurate by 4-8 weeks. If still concerned, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Maybe: If you have regular periods and if you tested sufficiently late in the cycle, it wouldn't be very likely because the tests are mostly reliable. Otoh if you tested early or cycles are unpredictable it's definitely a chance. I'd suggest testing again in a day or two before taking too many other steps. ...Read more

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Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Neg test = not preg: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Could I get spotting and have a negative test result and still be pregnant?

Could I get spotting and have a negative test result and still be pregnant?

No.: A reliable pregnancy test with negative result means that you are either within two weeks from conception, or that you are no longer pregnant. A previously positive test that is now negative after spotting is consistent with miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I have negative pregnancy tests and still be pregnant?

Can I have negative pregnancy tests and still be pregnant?

Yes: It's possible. If you really think you're pregnant but have a negative urine test, be sure to have your doc do a blood test. ...Read more

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Can you get a negative home pregnancy test at 5 weeks and still be pregnant?

Can you get a negative home pregnancy test at 5 weeks and still be pregnant?

Rarely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. If worried, can test one more time next week. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test ever read positive and you not be pregnant?

Can a pregnancy test ever read positive and you not be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Not likely. Make sure you see a doctor. However, yes there cases where the HCG level (pregnancy hormone) is elevated when you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant and still come out negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can you be pregnant and still come out negative on a home pregnancy test?

False negative: False negative home pregnancy tests certainly occur. If suspect that this may be the case, may repeat the test the next day with another urine home pregnancy kit. If still negative (indicating probably accurate) but still suspect pregnancy, may notify your gyn who may obtain a serum pregnancy test, which is much more accurate. ...Read more

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Is it possible I am pregnant if I get a negative result on a home pregnancy test?

Is it possible I am pregnant if I get a negative result on a home pregnancy test?

Yes: If you are very early, generally less than 5 weeks, a home pregnancy test may not be positive. Waiting a few days and rechecking it, as long as you aren't experiencing pain or abnormal bleeding, is usually ok. Otherwise, you can go to your doctor to get a blood sample drawn to check a serum pregnancy test which is very accurate. ...Read more

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If a home pregnancy is negative, can I still be pregnant?

Definitely: You may get a negative home pregnancy test if you are very early or if there is a problem with the pregnancy, and a blood test will be more sensitive. Home tests tend to be adjusted to give false negative rather than false positive results. Also, test first thing in the morning when your urine tends to be most concentrated. ...Read more

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Can you still get your period and negative preg. Test and still be preg?

Can you still get your period and negative preg. Test and still be preg?

No: One cannot have a normal regular period and be pregnant. Having a normal period means not pregnant. A negative urine pregnancy test might be a false-negative if the test is done too early (such as in the first few days after fertilization). However, having both a regular period and a negative urine test definitely means not pregnant. But, she could get pregnant a few days after this period ends. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant, 2weeks late on period. Negative pregnancy test but have some symptoms. Is it still possible to be pregnant with a neg test?

Trying to get pregnant, 2weeks late on period. Negative pregnancy test but have some symptoms. Is it still possible to be pregnant with a neg test?

Unlikely: at two week late the test is starting to get reliable But w slightly irregular periods you might not be that far along. Much much more common though is irregular period without pregnancy ...Read more

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