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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. Gregory Moneta
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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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Mild cramps no period. Didnt have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Mild cramps no period. Didnt have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Repeat test: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at three days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. It would be prudent to repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. 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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On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

Wait: Sometimes your periods can be delayed due to fluctuations in hormones. If you dont have a period in a week, repeat the preg test then. you may have a delay or missed period without being pregnant. It is not common but does happen best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you've experienced an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary failes to release the egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after missed period. What else can this be?

Negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after missed period. What else can this be?

Missed cycle: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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How accurate is a negative pregnancy test taken 6 days after a missed period?

How accurate is a negative pregnancy test taken 6 days after a missed period?

Very accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) 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. ...Read more

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I've had a missed period and negative pregnancy test but have pregnancy symptoms ?

I've had a missed period and negative pregnancy test but have pregnancy symptoms ?

Hormonal imbalance: If you did the test correctly at more than 5 days after a missed period and it was negative, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may re do the test in 4-5 days unless you get a period by then. 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. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after missed period?. What could cause this missed period?

Negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after missed period?. What could cause this missed period?

Irregular periods : A pregnancy test would be accurate by now so you can trust the result. 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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