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Is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms when the test is negative?

Is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms when the test is negative?

Absolutely: Pregnancy symptoms are non-specific. This means something else could be going on other than pregnancy. Fatigue, breast tenderness, "morning sickness" could all be due a variety of other causes, most of which will resolve with time. Pregnancy tests are also not perfect. If symptoms persist see your OB for a pregnancy blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 is it possible to have a negative pregnant test but early pregnancy symptoms?

How is it possible to have a negative pregnant  test but early pregnancy symptoms?

Pseudopregnancy: If you are sexual active and miss your period then you have symptoms of pregnancy with negative test it cab be too early or you are stressful to worry or anticipate to be pregnant, See your gyn if persisted. good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy tests detect beta HCG and one cannot be pregnant and not have HCG in the blood and urine. The only way to have negative test would be with bad test method. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Yes: There are some molecules in the body that can mimic a pregnancy hormone molecule and create a false positive. This typically happens on a blood pregnancy test, not on the urine. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miscarry at the time of my period? Also is it possible for a pregnancy test to be negative bc i don't produce enough progesterone?

Is it possible to miscarry at the time of my period? Also is it possible for a pregnancy test to be negative bc i don't produce enough progesterone?

Yes: Yes, you can miscarry at the time of your period. This is actually a very common occurrence. Pregnancy tests measure HCG not progesterone. Serum HCG level tests are more sensitive than urine HCG pregnancy tests. Progesterone levels are not used to determine whether you are pregnant or not. Progesterone is important, but just not used in this way. ...Read more

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I have had two positive pregnancy tests but the line is very faint. Is it correct or is it possible to have a false positive pregnancy test?

I have had two positive pregnancy  tests but the line is very faint. Is it correct or is it possible  to have a false positive pregnancy test?

Pregnancy positive?: If the line is present however faint, it is likely that you are pregnant with two such tests. However, sometimes the pregnancy tests are inaccurate and a repeat test 3 days later will usually give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false negative on a pregnancy test? If so what causes them

Is it possible to have a false negative on a pregnancy test? If so what causes them

Testing too soon: Many people test for pregnancy way before the test could be valid. If one tests before a missed period the test is completely invalid if negative and has to be repeated when it is done after the period is delayed. ...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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I have early pregnancy symptoms but a negative on a home pregnancy test. When is the best time to test?

I have early pregnancy symptoms but a negative on a home pregnancy test. When is the best time to test?

Repeat in 2 days : 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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I took a blood test for pregnancy and it was negative could it be possible that it was too early to detect it ?

I took a blood test for pregnancy and it was negative could it be possible that it was too early to detect it ?

Yes: These are generally more accurate than the urine test as they pick up pregnancy a bit earlier. However, the embryo must attach to the inside of the uterus and start making the chemicals that turn the test positive. You could have tested a day more more before this is ready. ...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 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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Is it possible to be pregnant and the home pregnancy test to be negative.

Is it possible to be pregnant and the home pregnancy test to be negative.

Possible/not likely: The home pregnancy tests are pretty good. If you feel sure that you are pregnant and the home test is negative you could ask your doctor to check a serum pregnancy test. Also you could just wait a few days and recheck the home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fail a pregnancy test and still be pregnant?

Is it possible to fail a pregnancy test and still be pregnant?

Depends: It depends on how pregnant you are. A test done very early may be negative. ...Read more

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Is the hCG blood test is accure or can be wrong if I have late period?

Is the hCG blood test is accure or can be wrong if I have late period?

Its accurate: This blood test is accurate with a 1-2 week pregnancy, which should tell if your period is moire than a week late. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test and be several months pregnant?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test and be several months pregnant?

HPT not =100%: Although the hpts are quite good and many claim 99% accuracy, which means about 1% false. So, it is possible to have a pregnancy and the test is not picking it up. Have a blood test and/or ultrasound will confirm your suspicion. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a positive ovulation test result and not ovulate?

Is it possible for you to have a positive ovulation test result and not ovulate?

Yes : The ovulation kit only measures a threshold of the hormone lh. Some women constantly have a lh above this level. Therefore they would seem to have a positive surge when in fact the lh level is high. Because this is a urine test the concentration will also change with the dilution of the urine. ...Read more