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Pregnancy And Negative K Factor
I'm 22 days late and took a pregnancy test w/ a negative result. Including all the other factors I've only gained 2 lbs. Why am I so late?
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
My cycle was 5 says late last month, stated on for 3 days and is now 2 days late now. All hpt have been negative, could pregnancy be a factor?
Painful breasts off and on, negative pregnancy test and 2-3 day period started two days ago. Could stress be a factor?
Yes, stress could: Play a role in the length of your periods. I'm not sure about the breast tenderness. I would check the pregnancy test again, just to be sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not pregnant: The HPTs are accurate. If you want to be 100% sure, check again in 1 week. ...Read more
No.: Doesn't happen that I'm aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pregnancy: You may have symptoms potentially as early as when you miss your period. If the HCG level isn't quite high enough to trip a "positive" response for the pregnancy test, it may not show as a positive. In this case, you can repeat a week (or less later). Take care. ...Read more
More reliable test?: First check with your OB to make sure your oregnancy is healthy and verify with a more reliable (lab) test ...Read more
You are not pregnant: If the timing taking the test was correct and the reading was correct, they are negative because you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Very small chance: The chances are very small, but you can repeat the pregnancy test and be certain. ...Read more
Preg: Check with your private Gyn doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
Premenstrual: Syndrome can overlap in symptoms of pregnancy? Not sure. Is this the "missed period" you are referring to under conditions? Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds. ...Read more
Not sure: There are a number of reasons for missing a period, including pregnancy. If your home pregnancy tests are negative and your 11 days late for your period, you are probably not pregnant. Changes in hormones, thyroid disorders, your brain making too much prolactin are some of the reasons you can miss a period. ...Read more
Seek cause: If your tests are negative then you are not pregnant. See a doctor to try and determine what else might be causing the symptoms that concern you ...Read more
No: The pregnancy test it s very sensitive, sometimes certain batches are defective so if you repeat the test after you bought it from a different pharmacy the chances of pregnancy are very remote. At that point I recommend seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Perhaps: Taken too soon, the pregnancy test may be falsely negative. One can repeat the test in about 7-10 days. ...Read more
I've been have pregnancy symptoms for 3 weeks now...Had one neg test but could I still be pregnant?
Repeat the 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
I have gotten one positive and one negative test. What is the best test to take to detect pregnancy?
Go to the Doctor: You go to the doctor for a blood test. ...Read more