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Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Timing: It is possible that the urine pregnancy test detected HCG that was in the urine even as a pregnancy was failing (impending miscarriage) but by the time a blood test was done, the miscarriage had already occurred and the levels of the HCG pregnancy hormone were cleared. Alternatively, it could have just been a false (+) urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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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Miss carried missed period negative home test .

What's ?: Please ask us a question that we can help you with. It sounds like you may have had some bad days recently, but I'm not sure what your question is. ...Read more

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Period 12 days late home pregnancy test negative?

Period 12 days late home pregnancy test negative?

Check with your MD: If this something new, you need to check with your MD to see what's going on. If you have irregular periods chronically, you may not be ovulating. You would still need to see your MD to talk about treatment. ...Read more

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Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test after implantation bleeding, possible?

Negative pregnancy test after implantation bleeding, possible?

Wait until due: Home pregnancy tests are not useful until perhaps a day or two before the period is due. Most implantation does not cause bleeding and most bleeding in the last half of the cycle is not from implantation. No matter how badly you want to know, there is no reason to check a pregnancy test before it is time. ...Read more

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After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Nevertheless it is possible that you ovulated sooner. ...Read more

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When will pregnancy test show positive after missed period ?

When will pregnancy test show positive after missed period ?

One week after misse: A pregnancy test one week after the expected period should be accurate. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Mentral periods: Periods vary from 3 to 5 days, light and heavy. This is normal and depends on your health and activity level. However, if you had sex and are worried, make sue you did your pregnancy test correctly as per the instructions and repeat it a week later to double check the accuracy. If no sex, then no way pregnant. If not pregnant, do nothing about the light period. ...Read more

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Negative pregnant test after 7 days of missed period.Pregnent?

No: If you're pregnant, a pregnancy test will usually be positive by the time of a missed period. There is still a slight chance of pregnancy, since you might have ovulated late, but most likely you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Missed period negative test?

Missed period negative test?

See your doctor.: I assume from your question you had a negative pregnancy test. The menstrual cycle can vary by a few days from month to month, so if your period is only a few days late, i wouldn't worry. However, if your period is delayed by more than just a couple days you should repeat the test and call or visit your doctor. ...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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Home pregnacy test posirive.( first response.) dr. Urine pregnacy test negative. But no period. Last period nov 17, 2013?

Home pregnacy test posirive.( first response.) dr. Urine pregnacy test negative.  But no period.  Last period nov 17, 2013?

Defer to your Doctor: Health tap is not a place to pit our anonymous advice against the professional there in person taking care of you. What did your doctor tell you about these results? Did they offer you a blood test? And as an aside on december 16, 2013, with an lmp of 11/17/2013 it surely seems early to be testing. ...Read more

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Last period jan 31st. Having pregnancy symptoms. Period late but home pregnancy test negative. Whats wrong?

Last period jan 31st.  Having pregnancy symptoms.  Period late but home pregnancy test negative.  Whats wrong?

Not sure: You are obviously late for your period, and in the setting of a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. This indicates that you did not ovulate or it was significantly delayed. Talk to your doctor about ways to induce a period and pills to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate. ...Read more

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Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant. Or you could repeat 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex, late period and negative test. Pregnant?

Unprotected sex, late period and negative test. Pregnant?

Unsure: If you have a negative pregnancy test then it is not likely that you are pregnant, unless you have taken the pregnancy test too soon for it to change. It takes about ten days for the pregnancy test to turn positive after conception. If you are unsure then you can always repeat te test. ...Read more

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Period two weeks late, negative hpt, negative blood test?

Period two weeks late, negative hpt, negative blood test?

Late period: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Negative test no period having pregnancy symptoms?

Negative test no period having pregnancy symptoms?

Repeat test: Sometimes an initial test won't be positive in early pregnancy and there are other causes for not having a period and having seemingly pregnancy related symptoms. The best thing to do, as long as you are not having any concerning symptoms, is to wait a few days and test using your first morning urine when pregnancy hormones are higher. See your doctor if any other questions to look for other cause. ...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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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???

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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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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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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Missed period- 14 days, negative pregnancy test, no other symptoms of pregnancy. :/ ?..I don't understand

Missed period: A missed period could be caused by many reasons, most common pregnancy. Depending on the test you use it will be the accuracy of detecting pregnancy if that is the case. Occasionally stress, skipped ovulation among others can cause a late period. My recommendation is to visit your health provider and get tested. ...Read more

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Missed period (due 25th of november) negative pregnancy test?

Missed period (due 25th of november) negative pregnancy test?

Missed periods: Missed periods can be caused by hormone issues, such as thyroid or prolactin abnormalities. They can also be caused by stress, by gaining or losing weight, by eating too much soy, or being overweight or underweight. I recommend my patients come in to get checked if they miss 2 or 3 periods and are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Missed period 3 months negative pregnancy test , lose weight , not eating regular?

Missed period 3 months negative pregnancy test , lose weight , not eating regular?

Late periods: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. Things like medications, stress, travel, changes in your weight, can all cause a late period. If your pregnancy test is negative, i would see your gyn doc for a check up. S/he might order some hormone blood tests and maybe an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is a negative pregnancy test 29 days after sex, 8 days after missed period accurate?

Is a negative pregnancy test 29 days after sex, 8 days after missed period accurate?

Yes: 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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Missed period but no pregnancy symptoms with a negative pregnancy test. 48. What is it?

Anovulatory cycle: It sounds as if you had an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles where the ovary failes to release an egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...Read more

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Missed period for 3 months with negative pregnancy test and now I have pain in lower back and left side?

Missed period for 3 months with negative pregnancy test and now I have pain in lower back and left side?

Not ovulating: If you do not get a period, and your pregnancy test is negative, then you are likely not ovulating. You should visit your doctor who will talk about appropriate blood tests and options for "inducing" a period. It is not healthy to not get a period. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test 10 days after anticipated missed period and 20 days after sex. How accurate is this negative?

Negative pregnancy test 10 days after anticipated missed period and 20 days after sex. How accurate is this negative?

Accurate : 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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Had a negative pregnancy test but having pregnancy symptoms and a missed period of 10 days. Stopped depo in May. Had period June 10th. Pregnant??

Had a negative pregnancy test but having pregnancy symptoms and a missed period of 10 days. Stopped depo in May. Had period June 10th. Pregnant??

Blood HCG: If you did hpt correctly and it was negative at 10 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. To be sure, you may get a blood test for HCG level. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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On pill, missed period, had a negative pregnancy test that week and another negative test the following week with slight bloody discharge when wiping?

On pill, missed period, had a negative pregnancy test that week and another negative test the following week with slight bloody discharge when wiping?

Missed Periods: You can still be pregnant even being on the pill and with negative urine pregnancy tests. Different medications and certain foods could affect the potency of your birth control pill, especially antibiotics. So if you are sexually active and still haven't gotten a full period i would advise getting a blood pregnancy test. The spotting may not be your period but the implantation of the baby. ...Read more

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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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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 ?

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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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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How much time after a missed period can you be sure that a negative pregnancy test is really negative?

One week : Home urine pregnancy tests are sensitive especially if done on the first morning urine. If the specimen is collected later in day, urine more diluted and can be a false negative. Can usually see a positive by third day after missed period. To be safe I'd recheck at one week. ...Read more

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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