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How long can you be pregnant with out knowing and you took test that came back negative?

How long can you be pregnant with out knowing and you took test that came back negative?

Would retake the: home pregnancy test in a week if you have already missed your period. Some women who don't test can be pregnant for many months without knowing it. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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How can you have four negative pregnancy tests and still feel pregnant?

How can you have four negative pregnancy tests and still feel pregnant?

Other reasons: Could be a hormonal problem, an ovarian cyst or other gyn problems and make sure you had a neg blood preg test as sometimes the urine can be - and the blood + and see your gyn. ...Read more

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How would it be possible to have four negative pregnancy tests and still feel pregnant?

How would it be possible to have four negative pregnancy tests and still feel pregnant?

Hysteria: Many perimenopausal pateints have hormonal symptoms they do not understand. Avoid the drama and make an appointment with your doctor to explain the life changes you are experiencing. Also read about menopause and see if you identify with any of the issues. Stay calm. ...Read more

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If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

Terminology: Chemical pregnancy is term used retrospectively for a pregnancy that is lost soon after implantation. If you did the test correctly after a missed period, you are pregnant. If you get your period in a few days, you could call it chemical pregnancy. You may retest any time you wish. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i may be pregnant even though urine tests come back negative?

How can I tell if i may be pregnant even though urine tests come back negative?

Pregnancy: If your urine tests for pregnancy are negative there is very little chance you are pregnant. If you are still concerned, then see your doctor. ...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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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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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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If you can still be pregnant and have a period, when is the best time to take a pregnancy test? i have two hpt, and im hoping for negative results.

If you can still be pregnant and have a period, when is the best time to take a pregnancy test?  i have two hpt, and im hoping for negative results.

No, not at that time: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you still get your period and negative preg. Test and still be preg?

Can you still get your period and negative preg. Test and still be preg?

No: One cannot have a normal regular period and be pregnant. Having a normal period means not pregnant. A negative urine pregnancy test might be a false-negative if the test is done too early (such as in the first few days after fertilization). However, having both a regular period and a negative urine test definitely means not pregnant. But, she could get pregnant a few days after this period ends. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test and it still be accurate?

When can I take a pregnancy test and it still be accurate?

Depends: Blood vs urine. Urine tests are accurate 2 weeks after ovulation. Blood tests can be positive 8 days after ovulation. ...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?

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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Can you take a home pregnancy test after having your period to be sure there's no pregnancy? If so, how long after the period?

Can you take a home pregnancy test after having your period to be sure there's no pregnancy? If so, how long after the period?

Wasting Money: Why would you. The very definition of not being pregnant is having a period of normal length and on time. A test would be superfluous. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant and still come out negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can you be pregnant and still come out negative on a home pregnancy test?

False negative: False negative home pregnancy tests certainly occur. If suspect that this may be the case, may repeat the test the next day with another urine home pregnancy kit. If still negative (indicating probably accurate) but still suspect pregnancy, may notify your gyn who may obtain a serum pregnancy test, which is much more accurate. ...Read more

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