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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Urinary tests for pregnancy can accurately test for pregnancy, but cannot tell whether the pregnancy is in the womb or in the tube such as a tubal pregnancy. You should see a doctor anytime you feel pregnant or have a positive urinary test, or have abdominal pain not explained. ...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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I've been having some pregnancy symptoms, day late period and a negative at home pregnancy test .Is it possible to still be pregnant? With neg result

I've been having some pregnancy symptoms, day late period and  a negative at home pregnancy test .Is it possible to still be pregnant? With neg result

Menses: Menses is every 3 to 5 weeks, 9 to 13 a year, lasting 1 to 8 days. Keep menstrual diary and see doctor if your periods does not fall within these parameters. Repeat home pregnancy test in a week . If in doubt, see doctor. ...Read more

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After not having a period for a month, and a negative pregnancy test could I still be pregnant?

After not having a period for a month, and a negative pregnancy test could I still be pregnant?

Home pregnancy tests: 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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Can short spoty period mean pregnancy i took a pregnancy test and showed negative could i still be pregnant?

Can short spoty period mean pregnancy i took a pregnancy test and showed negative could i still be pregnant?

Possible: Repeat the urine test, if still neg then have your gyn do a blood one, i that is neg then your gyn can do a workup, usual cause if hormones monor banormality but other causes shoudl be ruled out. ...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

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If i had a positive pregnancy test then a negative then had my cycle can I still be pregnant?

If i had a positive pregnancy test then a negative then had my cycle can I still be pregnant?

Not likely: If it was truly negative then you are no longer pregnant. It's not unusual for an embryo to implant and dislodge, it's just now we can detect them with early pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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If your five days late, have many pregnancy symptoms but have a negative test can I still be pregnant?

If your five days late, have many pregnancy symptoms but have a negative test can I still be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy tests are quite accurate, but they are not perfect. Premenstrual symptoms can easily be mistaken for pregnancy symptoms. You are probably not pregnant. If you don't get your period in another 5 days, do another test to be sure. ...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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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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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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