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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. Ira Friedlander
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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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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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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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How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

2 ships crossing...: It sounds like you were juuust pregnant - like maybe a few days - when you took the first pregnancy test; and then later, your pregnancy progressed enough to be detectable by the test. It isn't that you weren't pregnant. It was that you weren't pregnant enough for the test to see it yet. ...Read more

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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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Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Neg test = not preg: 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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Is it possible to still have a negative pregnancy test two weeks after missed period and be pregnant ?

Is it possible to still have a negative pregnancy test two weeks after missed period and be pregnant ?

Unlikely: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at two weeks after a missed period, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. You may repeat the test in 3-4 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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Is it possible after missed period to test positive on an ovulation test and negative on a pregnancy test if you're pregnant?

Is it possible after missed period to test positive on an ovulation test and negative on a pregnancy test if you're pregnant?

Possible: It depends on the sensitivity of the pregnancy test and when it was done after ovulation. Pregnancy tests measure HCG, and the blood and urine levels gradually rise after fertilization. Most over the counter tests on urine are sensitive enough to give a positive test about 2 weeks after ovulation, around the time one would expect a period. Urine concentration also affects test. Blood test-best ...Read more

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If a pregnancy test is negative five weeks after sex are you likely not pregnant?

Maybe: Pregnancy tests will usually be positive within a few days of a missed period. If you typically have longer cycles or ovulate later in the cycle it could take a little longer for the test to turn positive. Wait a few more days then check again. See your doctor if you don't get a cycle and the test remains negative. ...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 still be pregnant after a negative blood test from doctor?

Can you still be pregnant after a negative blood test from doctor?

Pregnancy test: Yes. It might be too early to detect the pregnancy hormones. You may want to repeat the test in 10-14 days to be sure. ...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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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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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 you be pregnant and never get a positive home pregnancy test?

Can you be pregnant and never get a positive home pregnancy test?

Yes: This phenomena is quite common in early ectopic pregnancies measured by home pregnancy tests. The HCG levels are not high enough to trigger the threshold of positive in over the counter tests. However, in uterine pregnancies, the test will eventually convert to positive.(normal pregnancies). ...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

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

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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