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How long after a negative pregnancy test should I test again?

How long after a negative pregnancy test should I test again?

Any time: You can take a pregnancy test after a negative one at any time if you missed your period and/or having symptoms suggestive of one. Ideally, i'd wait a week or even two and do it again, but there's no set time frame in which you must do it. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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How long can you get negative pregnancy test and trust it to rule out pregnancy?

How long can you get negative pregnancy test and trust it to rule out pregnancy?

Not long : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and reliable. If your are two weeks late for your period then it should be correct. You can wait a few days and repeat it. If still negative then see your doc to discuss birth control and avoid the scares in the future. ...Read more

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6 days late..How much longer should I wait to test again after negative pregnancy test.

6 days late..How much longer should I wait to test again after negative  pregnancy test.

Today is fine : 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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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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Is it. A.coincidence that im over a month late and I started have spotting after sex? Been active for a long time. Negative pregnancy test.

Is it. A.coincidence that im over a month late and I started have spotting after sex? Been active for a long time.  Negative pregnancy test.

Can be normal: There can be variations in a womans menstrual cycle that are considered normal and not to alarm about. If these changes become consistent and constant, then evaluation with a provider can shed some light on a problem. Wait another week and take another pregnancy test because sometimes women can take them too soon to detect early pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 41 years old. Last 3 periods have been irregular. Two extra long and most recent Period is so far 8 days late. Negative pregnancy test. ?

I'm 41 years old. Last 3 periods have been irregular. Two extra long and most recent Period is so far 8 days late. Negative pregnancy test. ?

Common in 40’s: Periods tend to change a lot for women in their 40’s. Although not yet in menopause hormone levels are less stable. There are many treatment options for regulation and others to lighten or eliminate the cycle altogether. Endometrial ablations are popular, safe options you may want to consider. Discuss with Obgyn ...Read more

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Last month period was only 3 days long, this month period is 22 days late. 2 negative pregnancy test. Am I pregnant?

Last month period was only 3 days long, this month period is 22 days late. 2 negative pregnancy test. Am I pregnant?

2 neg tests?: Doubtful with 2 negative tests. May be an anovulatory cycle. If you are having unprotected sex, there is always the chance you can become pregnant. If you miss your next period, check another preg test, and if still negative, then get GYN eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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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