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Doctor insights on: Can You Still Be Pregnant After A Negative Pregnancy Test

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What if I am 20 days late and still negative pregnancy test?

What if I am 20 days late and still negative pregnancy test?

Then you are not : Pregnant. 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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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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Negative pregnancy test on cd26, still a chance i'm pregnant?

Negative pregnancy test on cd26, still a chance i'm pregnant?

Depends: Depends on the accuracy of the test. You can see your doctor for a serum beta HCG test but we prefer to draw them when you have missed your cycle. Take care! ...Read more

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24 days late & 5 negative pregnancy test... Please help! can I still be pregnant?

24 days late & 5 negative pregnancy test... Please help!  can I still be pregnant?

Don't panic: If you have had 5 negative pregnancy tests in the past 24 days you are not pregnant. You did not enter your age or your menstral history, however, it is not uncommon for women to experience some irregularity in their menses. This can be due to stress, extreme exercise (i.E long distance running) or anovulation. Assess over the next 1-2 cycles, if still no period, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I took a negative pregnancy test , but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant , am I testing to early ?

I took a negative pregnancy test , but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant , am I testing to early ?

Test 3 wks after sex: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

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