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If a home pregnancy is negative, can I still be pregnant?

If a home pregnancy is negative, can I still be pregnant?

Definitely: You may get a negative home pregnancy test if you are very early or if there is a problem with the pregnancy, and a blood test will be more sensitive. Home tests tend to be adjusted to give false negative rather than false positive results. Also, test first thing in the morning when your urine tends to be most concentrated. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Maybe: If you have regular periods and if you tested sufficiently late in the cycle, it wouldn't be very likely because the tests are mostly reliable. Otoh if you tested early or cycles are unpredictable it's definitely a chance. I'd suggest testing again in a day or two before taking too many other steps. ...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 get a negative home pregnancy test if you believe you are around 4 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible to get a negative home pregnancy test if you believe you are around 4 weeks pregnant?

Not if negative : 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. 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. After this much time clearly you are not pregnant. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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If a pregnancy test is negative five weeks after sex are you likely not pregnant?

Maybe: Pregnancy tests will usually be positive within a few days of a missed period. If you typically have longer cycles or ovulate later in the cycle it could take a little longer for the test to turn positive. Wait a few more days then check again. See your doctor if you don't get a cycle and the test remains negative. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Yes...: So it's best for you to see an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Remember that if there is any chance you could be pregnant, avoid drinking alcohol or taking any medications unless cleared by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant if test came back negative?

Can you be pregnant if test came back negative?

Take a test : 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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Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Would you still get positive pregancy test if eptopic?

Would you still get positive pregancy test if eptopic?

Usually: Ectopic pregnancies are still pregnancies and will produce HCG, the hormone that pregnancy tests look for. However, sometimes the hormone level is low enough that a home pregnancy test will be negative (when an ectopic pregnancy is present). A blood test will almost always still give the correct positive result, even if the hormone level is too low for a urine test. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have your regular periods, no pregnancy symptoms, negative home pregnancy tests and still be pregnant?

Is it possible to have your regular periods, no pregnancy symptoms, negative home pregnancy tests and still be pregnant?

Not likely: If you are concerned that you might be pregnant, and you don't want to be pregnant, please go to a doctor or clinic and get on birth control. Also, in my opinion, you should insist on having your partner wear a condom every time for backup protection and to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test negative still have a period and be pregnant?

Is it possible to test negative still have a period and be pregnant?

Yes: It's possible to have a false negative test, and it's also possible to have bleeding in the first trimester and still be pregnant. So, theoretically, it's possible to have both happen. However, if you are at all concerned that you could be pregnant, why not re-test with a home pregnancy test either today or even in 2-3 days just to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant even if test is negative and period is still late?

Could i be pregnant even if test is negative and period  is still late?

Not likely: Home pregnancy tests and blood tests are very accurate. Repeat test if you want to make sure. (expired test, done too early, done improperly). A blood test at your doctors office is extremely accurate and will put your mind to rest. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant even if the home test are negative?

Is it possible to get pregnant even if the home test are negative?

Yes: The home pregnancy test may be negative if the levels of HCG is too low to detect. The HCG levels would be best detected after the first missed period or 4-6 weeks of gestation. ...Read more

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Can you have a negative blood pregnancy test, and still be pregnant?

Can you have a negative blood pregnancy test, and still be pregnant?

Pregnancy test : Home pregnancy tests have a wide discrepancy between brands (cole (2004) am j obstet gynecol 190:100-5) in general they are accurate by 4-8 weeks. If still concerned, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a negative blood pregnancy test if you're actually pregnant?

Is it possible to get a negative blood pregnancy test if you're actually pregnant?

Yes, but not likely: For the first week after fertilization and for about 2 days after implantation, it is likely there will not be any measurable change in hcg, the hormone triggered by implantation. That time frame is shorter than the time it usually takes for anyone to suspect they are pregnant and have a blood test. The urine, hct, test often is not positive until days after the blood test is positive. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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