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

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What chance is there that i could be still pregnant with a negative pregnancy test 17days after sex ?

What chance is there that i could be still pregnant with a negative pregnancy test 17days after sex ?

Small chance yet: The urine pregnancy tests usually turn positive 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. But there is some variation. If a period still doesn't come by a week later check another pregnancy test. ...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

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Can u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

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 i get a negative pregnancy test (clear blue) three days before expected period and still be pregnant.

Can i get a negative pregnancy test (clear blue) three days before expected period and still be pregnant.

Yes: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two 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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test for long and still be pregnant?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test for long and still be pregnant?

Anything's possible: The number one cause of a missed period in a woman who normally has monthly periods is pregnancy, so it it smart to have done home pregnancy tests. Home pregnancy tests are sometimes falsely negative, if it is too early in the pregnancy for enough hormone to be passed into the urine. I recommend seeing your family physician, who can perform a blood test for pregnancy ; help evaluate why the change. ...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

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