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What do inconclusive pregnancy tests mean? Period is 8-9 weeks late, pharmacist said too late to test at home now, is this right?

What do inconclusive pregnancy tests mean? Period is 8-9 weeks late, pharmacist said too late to test at home now, is this right?

Can do a urine test: In general, the urine pregnancy test shows a POSITIVE line if there is enough HCG in the urine (which usually is the case 2 or more weeks after conception). That means it is not "too late" to do the test. An "inconclusive" test result means a person cannot be sure if the test worked properly, was negative, or was positive. One can just repeat an "inconclusive" pregnancy test, such as a week later. ...Read more

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Hello, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests today from different brands and both have come back inconclusive, what could that mean? Kind regards, Lee

Hello, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests today from different brands and both have come back inconclusive, what could that mean? Kind regards, Lee

Repeat test: If you have missed your period, repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had two pregnancy tests & they seem to be inconclusive dont know what to do?

I had two pregnancy tests & they seem to be inconclusive dont know what to do?

See below: Assuming both tests were done soon after you realized your period had not come on, you should wait 1 week and then repeat the test on the first voided urine on awakening in the morning. Be sure to re-read the instructions carefully to be sure you are doing it correctly. If the result is still (-) see your Dr for a pregnancy blood test. ...Read more

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My pregnancy tests that I have taken The lines are really light does that mean I'm pregnant?

Depends on the test: Read the directions that come with the test and they will explain how to interpret the results. If unclear, repeat the test in a week if you still do not have a period, or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took 4 pregnancy tests, 2 were positive and the other two were negative. What does this mean ?

I took 4 pregnancy tests, 2 were positive and the other two were negative. What does this mean ?

Preg tests +/-: Urine pregnancy tests which alternate between positive and negative may occur because of the pregnancy being very early, and the level of pregnancy hormone (HCG) is still low. The uncertainty may however be due to a poorly growing pregnancy, so consult your healthcare professional for a serum HCG pregnancy test and other advice. ...Read more

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I had 20 neg. Pregnancy tests, 1 positive, and then 10 more negatives after the positive. What does this mean?

I had 20 neg. Pregnancy tests, 1 positive, and then 10 more negatives after the positive. What does this mean?

More to the story: I do not understand. Why would anyone spend money on so many tests and not go to the OB and get a blood test and be done with wondering? What is it in your story that you have not shared that made you think that twenty tests could be falsely negative? I would be very curious as to such an expenditure of money on this. ...Read more

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I took 2 pregnancy tests yesterday it was positive but negative today what does this mean? Any advice would be appreciated.

I took 2 pregnancy tests yesterday it was positive but negative today what does this mean? Any advice would be appreciated.

Repeat test: In early pregnancy the test results may be variable due to variation in the concentration of urine. Please redo the test in 2-3 days, use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternatively, you could see your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive, ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 11 days late she has taken two pregnancy tests back to back and they came back negative what does this mean?

It means basically: A) She is not pregnant OR B) It's too early for a positive test. OR C) She is not producing enough HCG to convert to a positive test. I vote for option A. ...Read more

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