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Is it possible I am pregnant if I get a negative result on a home pregnancy test?

Is it possible I am pregnant if I get a negative result on a home pregnancy test?

Yes: If you are very early, generally less than 5 weeks, a home pregnancy test may not be positive. Waiting a few days and rechecking it, as long as you aren't experiencing pain or abnormal bleeding, is usually ok. Otherwise, you can go to your doctor to get a blood sample drawn to check a serum pregnancy test which is very accurate. ...Read more

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How long periods get delay after taking ipill. took home pregnancy test but it resulted negative. does this mean i m pregnant and result is nt correct?

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took home pregnancy test but it resulted negative. does this mean i m pregnant and result is nt correct?

Tests are accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate, but if done too early, a negative result may be due to testing too soon. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. A woman can repeat the test if she did the first test too early, such as less than two weeks after conception. ...Read more

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How early can I take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

How early can I take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

Wait 3 wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after 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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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate  result?

After missed period: You should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. if the result is negative repeat the test in 5-4 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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If you do a home pregnancy test after one Month of sex , can you get a false result?

If  you do a home pregnancy test after one Month of sex , can you get a false result?

Possible: Every test has an incidence of false positive (says you are pregnant but you are not) and false negative (says you are not pregnant but you actually are). So yes it is possible, the false positive rate is quite low on most home pregnancy tests, but the false negative rate is not quite so low. ...Read more

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What's the result of a home pregnancy test it is a faint negative?

What's the result of a home pregnancy test it is a faint negative?

Negative--repeat it: The hpts are quite accurate, but they have their limit--maybe too early for the test to pick-up in your case. So, waite 5-7 days and repeat the test. If still negative then, likely it is negative. If positive, congrats and call your doc for care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more