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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Negative blood pregnancy test, a week late .. Is it still possible to be pregnant or should i be worried about something being wrong with my health ?

Negative blood pregnancy test, a week late .. Is it still possible to be pregnant or should i be worried about something being wrong with my health ?

Don't worry: It is very unlikely that you are pregnant if the pregnancy test was performed after your period was late. A woman can miss a period once in awhile for no apparent reason. If you only miss one period then there is no cause to be worried about your health. ...Read more

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Had a blood pregnancy test done on Thursday...they called and said it was negative but they want it repeated on Monday, could I still be pregnant?

Had a blood pregnancy test done on Thursday...they called and said it was negative but they want it repeated on Monday, could I still be pregnant?

I suspect: that they are asking that question if they have asked you to return. The HCG level has to reach a certain threshold to make a pregnancy test turn positive. The HCG level increases quickly when pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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Is a blood pregnancy test accurate 18 days after sex? I got one at my doctors office last week and it was neg. Could i still be pregnant ?

Is a blood pregnancy test accurate 18 days after sex? I got one at my doctors office last week and it was neg. Could i still be pregnant ?

Yes: Yes it should be accurate. I have seen a few women who are pregnant and the test is negative for a while. If you are still doubting the results then retest and you should feel nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue in most early pregnancies. ...Read more

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I had a negative urine and blood pregnancy test last week, but this week my period is two days late, could i still be pregnant?

I had a negative urine and blood pregnancy test last week, but this week my period is two days late, could i still be pregnant?

You tested too soon: You tested before missing a period. That means the tests were not valid. Now that you have missed your period is time to get an accurate and valid answer. Test again. ...Read more

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I missed my period by 11 days, on may 22nd the dr did a quantitive blood pregnancy test and that came back negative.. could i still be pregnant?

I missed my period by 11 days, on may 22nd the dr did a quantitive blood pregnancy test and that came back negative.. could i still be pregnant?

Not likely: A blood quantitative pregnancy test is unlikely to be wrong unless you became pregnant in the last few days prior to the test. There are many other things that can cause you to miss a period. ...Read more

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Stopped birth control a month ago. Got a neg blood pregnancy test. My period is a week late. Could I still be pregnant and tested too early?

Stopped birth control a month ago. Got a neg blood pregnancy test. My period is a week late. Could I still be pregnant and tested too early?

Maybe: You did not say when exactly in your cycle that you did a pregnancy test. But it is always a good idea to retest a week later. The first time should be first morning urine after your missed period. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a blood pregnancy test to be negative at 16 days late and still be pregnant?

Is it possible for a blood pregnancy test to be negative at 16 days late and still be pregnant?

Yes and no: Usually if a woman is 16 days late she is at 4 weeks gestational age and the blood pregnancy test would have to be positive. But if that women had just randomly a late ovulation, say she ovulated 3 weeks later than normal, a woman could be just a few days pregnant and the blood test would be negative. But she would still be "late". ...Read more

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I've have a light long period (10 days) took a urine & blood pregnancy test both negative but I'm still having pregnancy symptoms?

I've have a light long period (10 days) took a urine & blood pregnancy test both negative but I'm still having pregnancy symptoms?

Get GYN exam: It is possible that you actually were pregnant and your prolonged bleeding was a spontaneous abortion. This would explain the negative HCG test (nothing is producing the hormone anymore) while you still have residual pregnancy symptoms. Either way, prolonged bleeding should be investigated by your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

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