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Dr. Stephen Richards Dr. Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
4 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test and be several months pregnant?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test and be several months pregnant?

HPT not =100%: Although the hpts are quite good and many claim 99% accuracy, which means about 1% false. So, it is possible to have a pregnancy and the test is not picking it up. Have a blood test and/or ultrasound will confirm your suspicion. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have a negative pregnancy test and there is no way I am pregnant. What should I do?

I have a negative pregnancy test and there is no way I am pregnant. What should I do?

Wait until period: missed to test, can re-test in another week if negative. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Could I have a negative pregnancy test if my period was months late?

Could I have a negative pregnancy test if my period was months late?

Amenorrhea: Yes, it is possible. Some teenagers can miss their menses within the first year of having their first menstrual periods and this is normal. Some conditions like pcos can interfere with the frequency of one's menstrual cycle. As well, female athletes can experience the same situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Vladimiro Giua Dr. Giua
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Universita degli Studi di Cagliari
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I'm having a lot of pregnancy symtoms and still have a negative pregnancy test from home. I would be between 4-5 weeks. I have chronic mental illness ?

I'm having a lot of pregnancy symtoms and still have a negative pregnancy test from home. I would be between 4-5 weeks. I have chronic mental illness ?

Pregnancy: Urinary pregnancy test kit are higly sensitive and specific. However if you are not convinced yet you can see your doctor and ask him to check the beta-HCG in your blood. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Glassman Dr. Glassman
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is there an easier way to have a negative pregnancy test result right after a week or two of having an abortion??

Is there an easier way to have a negative pregnancy test result right after a week or two of having an abortion??

Pregnancy test?: What do you mean exactly? I don't understand what is hard about a pregnancy test. Please explain your question and I'd be happy to give you a better answer. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My period is 1 week late, but I have a negative pregnancy test. What's going on?

My period is 1 week late, but I have a negative pregnancy test. What's going on?

Hpt: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I'm 16 days late, and I have a negative pregnancy test. What are the chances that I'm pregnant and what else could cause my late period?

I'm 16 days late, and I have a negative pregnancy test. What are the chances that I'm pregnant and what else could cause my late period?

Pregnancy unlikely: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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My menstrual cycle is late and I have a negative pregnancy test. What are causes for this?

My menstrual cycle is late and I have a negative pregnancy test. What are causes for this?

See below: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. Anovulatory cycle is a common explanation. For more information, please consult this site. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes.aspx. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Im 2 weeks late on my period and have pregnancy symptoms but I have a negative pregnancy test. Is it likely that im pregnant with low hormone levels?

Im 2 weeks late on my period and have pregnancy symptoms but I have a negative pregnancy test. Is it likely that im pregnant with low hormone levels?

Not pregnant: 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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have a negative pregnancy test no pregnancy symtom period missed feburary came march then no april buy I have slight cramps n back pain any ideas?

I have a negative pregnancy test no pregnancy symtom period missed feburary came march then no  april buy I have slight cramps n back pain any ideas?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Valenti Dr. Valenti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I have a negative pregnancy test but my period is late, I am emotional and my nipple occasionally hurts?

I have a negative  pregnancy  test but my period is late, I am emotional  and my nipple occasionally hurts?

How late?: Home pregnancy test may not turn positive for 5-7 days after a missed period. You may see your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive. Or you could repeat the home test in 3-4 days, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore Dr. Gilmore
Urgent Care
22 years in practice
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I am 2 days late. My lower back is hurting , breast feel very tender , headaches. But , I have a negative pregnancy test. What do I do ?

I am 2 days late. My lower back is hurting , breast feel very tender , headaches. But , I have a negative pregnancy test. What do I do ?

Premenstrual: The symptoms you describe could all be premenstrual. The hours feel like years at times like this. Presently you have negative pregnancy test. You may repeat it in 2 days if you have not started for your own peace of mind. By 7-10 days late, see a doctor for an in office test. ...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