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Is it possible to be pregnant and the home pregnancy test to be negative.

Is it possible to be pregnant and the home pregnancy test to be negative.

Possible/not likely: The home pregnancy tests are pretty good. If you feel sure that you are pregnant and the home test is negative you could ask your doctor to check a serum pregnancy test. Also you could just wait a few days and recheck the home pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Could somebody be pregnant and the pregnancy test be negative?

Could somebody be pregnant and the pregnancy test be negative?

Not likely: Only when not performed properly. Or if done too early. If you have doubts have your family doctor or ob/gyn perform a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If you are a week late is it possibles to be pregnant 2 pregnancy test negatives what would be the symptoms of being pregnant?

If you are a week late is it possibles to be pregnant 2 pregnancy test negatives what would be the symptoms of being pregnant?

Could be...: It is possible to have negative pregnancy tests and still be pregnant especially if they are home based tests. If it is an early pregnancy this is a possibility. For confirmation you would probably need a blood test if you are very suspicious of being pregnant. The most common symptom is lack of or abnormal period, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, breast soreness, to mention the most common. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant even if the home test are negative?

Is it possible to get pregnant even if the home test are negative?

Yes: The home pregnancy test may be negative if the levels of HCG is too low to detect. The HCG levels would be best detected after the first missed period or 4-6 weeks of gestation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a negative home pregnancy test if you believe you are around 4 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible to get a negative home pregnancy test if you believe you are around 4 weeks pregnant?

Not if negative : 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. 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. After this much time clearly you are not pregnant. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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What will the be the result if home pregnancy test is done during implantation bleeding? Or can still pregnancy happens if hpt result is negative

What will the be the result if home pregnancy test is done during implantation bleeding? Or can still pregnancy happens if hpt result is negative

Negative: A home pregnancy tests will not be positive during implantation. A pregnancy test at home will potentially be positive approximately 5 to 7 days after implantation. ...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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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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Is it possible to get a negative blood pregnancy test if you're actually pregnant?

Is it possible to get a negative blood pregnancy test if you're actually pregnant?

Yes, but not likely: For the first week after fertilization and for about 2 days after implantation, it is likely there will not be any measurable change in hcg, the hormone triggered by implantation. That time frame is shorter than the time it usually takes for anyone to suspect they are pregnant and have a blood test. The urine, hct, test often is not positive until days after the blood test is positive. ...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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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy tests detect beta HCG and one cannot be pregnant and not have HCG in the blood and urine. The only way to have negative test would be with bad test method. ...Read more

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If your pregnancy test is negative and you have the symptoms can you be pregnant i'm 14 days late?

If your pregnancy test is negative and you have the symptoms can you be pregnant i'm 14 days late?

No: 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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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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Is it possible to fail a pregnancy test and still be pregnant?

Depends: It depends on how pregnant you are. A test done very early may be negative. ...Read more

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Is it to be pregnant while pregnancy test is negative?

Is it to be pregnant while pregnancy test is negative?

Possible: Pregnancy tests depend upon the presence of certain biological chemicals above a certain concentration to be found in blood or urine. You could be pregnant but without having reached the threshold for the tests. Wait a week or two to confirm the data. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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