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

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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Could i be pregnant even if test is negative and period is still late?

Could i be pregnant even if test is negative and period  is still late?

Not likely: Home pregnancy tests and blood tests are very accurate. Repeat test if you want to make sure. (expired test, done too early, done improperly). A blood test at your doctors office is extremely accurate and will put your mind to rest. ...Read more

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If I have two negative pregnancy test can I still be pregnat?

If I have two negative pregnancy test can I still be pregnat?

Likely No: The home pregnancy tests these days are very accurate, so if you have had two negatives tests, you are likely not pregnant. The biggest clue that you may be pregnant is if you have missed your period. If you continue to miss your period, see your ob/gyn or family physician to confirm you are not pregnant, and to run some other tests to see why you are missing your periods. ...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 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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Is it possible to test negative still have a period and be pregnant?

Is it possible to test negative still have a period and be pregnant?

Yes: It's possible to have a false negative test, and it's also possible to have bleeding in the first trimester and still be pregnant. So, theoretically, it's possible to have both happen. However, if you are at all concerned that you could be pregnant, why not re-test with a home pregnancy test either today or even in 2-3 days just to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could i still be pregnat if i took a urine pregancy test and it was negative?

Could i still be pregnat if i took a urine pregancy test and it was 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 birth control. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could I still be pregnant and a blood test not catching it if its negative?

Could I still be pregnant and a blood test not catching it if its negative?

If tested too early: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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If my ovulation test was positive then why would I be late for a period if a pregnancy test is neg?

If my ovulation test was positive then why would I be late for a period if a pregnancy test is neg?

Probably OK: So predictable is the menses with many women that any time there is a change - timing. Duration, consistency, color, for ex. - red flags are raised - and appropriately so. It's smart to ask about this. Many women will experience, from time to time, some alteration in menses character. Freq this resolves. If persistent or signs of pregnancy, it may be a good time to see your dr. ...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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11days late and negative pregnacy test could i still be pregnant? If not what is wrong with me?

11days late and negative pregnacy test could i still be pregnant? If not what is wrong with me?

Menstrual cramps: It depends on how irregular your periods are but it's unusual for a woman to never have an irregular period. The worry signs would be high fever (101+), a positive pregnancy test, a family history of cervical cancer, excessive bleeding (especially if you feel weak or dizzy), or unusually severe cramping. Stress is the most common cause of missed or extra periods. ...Read more

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How would it be possible to have four negative pregnancy tests and still feel pregnant?

Hysteria: Many perimenopausal pateints have hormonal symptoms they do not understand. Avoid the drama and make an appointment with your doctor to explain the life changes you are experiencing. Also read about menopause and see if you identify with any of the issues. Stay calm. ...Read more

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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

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Can you be pregnant if test came back negative?

Can you be pregnant if test came back negative?

Take a test : 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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Is it possible for home pregnancy tests to all be negative even if you were 10 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible for home pregnancy tests to all be negative even if you were 10 weeks pregnant?

Very unlikely: Very high levels of HCG can produce a false negative result. If you are 10 weeks pregnant an ultrasound examination is a more definitive way to settle the issue. ...Read more

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I am having some pregnancy symptoms but i took a test and it was negative. So is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms and be not pregnant ?

Yes : Yes, it is possible. However i would recommend rechecking the test in 10 days if you continue to have symptoms. This is because it can take a couple weeks for the hormones in the body to reach the threshold for a positive test. ...Read more