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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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to test negative still have a period and be pregnant?

Is it possible to test negative still have a period and be pregnant?

Yes: It's possible to have a false negative test, and it's also possible to have bleeding in the first trimester and still be pregnant. So, theoretically, it's possible to have both happen. However, if you are at all concerned that you could be pregnant, why not re-test with a home pregnancy test either today or even in 2-3 days just to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant if you had to faint positives followed by a negative?

Can you be pregnant if you had to faint positives followed by a negative?

Probably not: If the test is positive, you are pregnant, when it changes to negative, you are no longer pregnant. ...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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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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If your five days late, have many pregnancy symptoms but have a negative test can I still be pregnant?

If your five days late, have many pregnancy symptoms but have a negative test can I still be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy tests are quite accurate, but they are not perfect. Premenstrual symptoms can easily be mistaken for pregnancy symptoms. You are probably not pregnant. If you don't get your period in another 5 days, do another test to be sure. ...Read more

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If i had my regular period, but still think i might could be pregnant, would a urine test be able to detect the pregnancy?

Urine tests: Yes, a home urine pregnancy test will turn positive 10-14 days after conception, even if there is some bleeding. Using the first urine of the morning will cause a positive sooner because the hormone levels concentrate in the urine overnight. ...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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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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If you suspect a miscarriage can you still check and see if pregnant while bleeding with a pregnancy test.

If you suspect a miscarriage can you still check and see if pregnant while bleeding with a pregnancy test.

Yes: Yes, you can check, but urine pregnancy test may not be quite reliable because blood may alter the test and the level of hormone sometimes may be too low to be detected. A serum pregnancy test, instead, is more reliable. ...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 have a period and still be pregnant?

Pregnancy: As I am sure you know the answer is no. You cannot have a normal period and be pregnant. Now there are some instances where there is spotting or minor bleeding early in pregnancy. ...Read more