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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. Barbara Lavi
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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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I am having some pregnancy symptoms but i took a test and it was negative. So is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms and be not pregnant ?

I am having some pregnancy symptoms but i took a test and it was negative. So is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms and be not pregnant ?

Yes : Yes, it is possible. However i would recommend rechecking the test in 10 days if you continue to have symptoms. This is because it can take a couple weeks for the hormones in the body to reach the threshold for a positive test. ...Read more

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I am on the mini pill, having pregnancy symptoms. I have irregular periods. The test is negative 2.5 weeks after the incident. Should this be a long enough time frame to be accurate?

I am on the mini pill, having pregnancy symptoms. I have irregular periods. The test is negative 2.5 weeks after the incident. Should this be a  long enough time frame to be accurate?

No: Pregnancy tests are accurate 4wks after last menstrual period, not 2.5wks after incident. Minipill is tricky b/c it requires precise timing to be effective. If you wait until 27hrs after previous day's pill, you might not be protected. Check out http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/taking-birth-control-pills-mdash-what-counts-same-time-every-day for more info re timing of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Possible pregnancy, but negative test. Have a couple questions.

Possible pregnancy, but negative test. Have a couple questions.

Probably not: Pregnancy tests are very reliable. If you have had a negative pregnancy test and are not sure about the results, take another test in a week. If you think you are pregnant or are planning pregnancy you should take Folic Acid everyday. Taking Folic acid prior to pregnancy and during every early pregnancy helps prevent some birth defects. Other questions should be submitted separately. ...Read more

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Experiencing pregnancy symptoms but negative test. What's next ?

Experiencing pregnancy symptoms but negative test. What's next ?

Pregnancy symptoms.: What are all the symptoms you have? Any particular symptom can be caused by several different problems,. If pregnancy test is negative and symptoms persist need to look for other causes. ...Read more

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All the signs of pregnancy but negative tests what else could it be?

All the signs of pregnancy but negative tests what else could it be?

It is not pregnancy: Apparently it is not pregnancy right now if the tests have been run properly. If you are still concerned go see a GTN MD. ...Read more