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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 have had 5 faint positive home pregnancy tests. I got a blood pregnancy test yesterday and results came back "inconclusive" what does that mean?

I have had 5 faint positive home pregnancy tests. I got a blood pregnancy test yesterday and results came back "inconclusive" what does that mean?

Depends: Did you have sex since your last period? Did you miss a period? If yes to both you need to repeat the blood test in a week or so.
Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 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. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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, if you have sex. ...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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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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I've taken 5 home pregnancy tests. The 1st was negative, the 2nd was positive, and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th have all been negative. What does this mean?

I've taken 5 home pregnancy tests. The 1st was negative, the 2nd was positive, and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th have all been negative. What does this mean?

Need to repeat: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both please re do 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 took two pregnancy tests and both lines showed up as positive but once the second line showed up the first line dissappeared. Does that mean I am pregnant?

I took two pregnancy tests and both lines showed up as positive but once the second line showed up the first line dissappeared. Does that mean I am pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: The control line must be visible at the end time of the test. If the test line (usually a second line) comes and goes, one cannot be certain of a pregnancy. If strange results like that are appearing, one can buy a different brand of test and retest in 3-4 days, while making sure it has been at least 3 weeks since having sex. ...Read more

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I've gotten 5 positive pregnancy tests does this mean implantation has already happened?

I've gotten 5 positive pregnancy tests does this mean implantation has already happened?

Yes.: Hcg is the chemical measured by the hpt kit. This is produced after implantation. ...Read more

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I've had 8 positive pregnancy tests but, the line stopped getting darker.. Should that mean I'm not having a healthy pregnancy?

I've had 8 positive pregnancy tests but, the line stopped getting darker.. Should that mean I'm not having a healthy pregnancy?

No: A positive pregnancy test is like a light switch. It is either on(positive) or off(negative). Nothing else can be connoted about the status of the pregnancy other than that. ...Read more

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On pregnancy tests, my lines are opposite. The control line indicating im pregnant is really dark and the test line is lighter. What does this mean?

On pregnancy tests, my lines are opposite. The control line indicating im pregnant is really dark and the test line is lighter. What does this mean?

Depends on the brand: Check out the package insert that came with the test. Inside there will be a clear cut drawing showing how that particular brand works and how the results should read. If unclear results then repeat tomorrow morning. If it is still unclear then schedule a visit for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have faint positive pregnancy tests at 18 weeks, what does this mean?

I have faint positive pregnancy tests at 18 weeks, what does this mean?

Repeat the test: Sounds like it's positive but you can repeat the test in a few days to see if the result is more obvious. ...Read more

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Do 5 negative different types of pregnancy tests mean i'm not pregnant?

Do 5 negative different  types of pregnancy tests mean i'm not pregnant?

No. : If the test were taken at the same time then they do not mean that you aren't pregnant. ...Read more

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If you have a dream about positive pregnancy tests does it mean it's real or it's gonna become real?

If you have a dream about positive pregnancy tests does it mean it's real or it's gonna become real?

On your mind: The fact that you are asking about it confirms that pregnancy is on your mind. Like other dreams, it is a reflection of what you care about. Are you trying hard to become pregnant? Are you going to be in big trouble if you become pregnant? ...Read more

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I've had two positive pregnancy tests & im having a slightly pink discharge on & off for the past couple days, what does this mean.?

I've had two positive pregnancy tests & im having a slightly pink discharge on & off for the past couple days, what does this mean.?

It could be a sign: Of vaginal infection or could be normal vaginal secretions. See ur gyn for check up. God bless u! http://www.Babycenter.Com/0_vaginal-discharge-during-pregnancy_270.Bc. ...Read more

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I never had sex am a virgin but pregnancy tests are showing positive, all i did was 7 days ago a naked rubbing with my boyfriend. What does this mean?

I never had sex am a virgin but pregnancy tests are showing positive, all i did was 7 days ago a naked rubbing with my boyfriend. What does this mean?

Unusual: Need to see OB for other cause of chemical shift that shows as false positive pregnancy test? As a virgin.
Too soon for pregnancy from the rubbing event, but if sperm get to vagina, pregnancy is possible later outcome. ...Read more

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I'm 7 DPO and my pregnancy tests are negative. Does this mean i'm not pregnant?

I'm 7 DPO and my pregnancy tests are negative. Does this mean i'm not pregnant?

Too soon: To check. You need to wait at least until your period is due or a few days late and repeat the test. Take care! ...Read more

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I'm eating and peeing a bit more but my pee is normal. Inconclusive pregnancy tests. What is causing this?

I'm eating and peeing a bit more but my pee is normal. Inconclusive pregnancy tests. What is causing this?

See doctor: Please see your doctor for a check up. From what you described, early diabetes needs to be excluded. In any case, avoid gain weight and if you are even slightly overweight, try to lose weight. You may repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days, if you do not get a period by then. 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.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you haven't had your period in a month but get 3 negative pregnancy tests?

What does it mean if you haven't had your period in a month but get 3 negative pregnancy tests?

No period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?

What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?

Anovulation: If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have pcod, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight over a short period of time, it may also cause your cycle to be irregular, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on especially if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more