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What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?

What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?

Anovulation: If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have pcod, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight over a short period of time, it may also cause your cycle to be irregular, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on especially if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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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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Do early positive results on pregnancy tests indicate a higher probability of twins? I had 3 positive pregnancy tests at 3 weeks pregnant.

Do early positive results on pregnancy tests indicate a higher probability of twins?  I had 3 positive pregnancy tests at 3 weeks pregnant.

Not necessarily: Home urine pregnancy tests are fairly sensitive and can be positive within 9-10 days of conception. The higher the HCG (or pregnancy hormone) the more quickly it will turn positive and HCG does tend to be higher with twins...So maybe. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine. ...Read more

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Can decidual bleeding result in negative pregnancy tests? (hpt)?

Can decidual bleeding result in negative pregnancy tests? (hpt)?

No it will not.: As long as your pregnancy hormones are present causing u to have decidual bleeding , you will have a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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On birth control chateal always get normal light period, period is a week late got a negative result on two pregnancy tests what could be the issue?

On birth control chateal always get normal light period, period is a week late got a negative result on two pregnancy tests what could be the issue?

Likely normal: Women on birth control pills will occasionally miss a period and yet not be pregnant. I recommend that a woman who this happens to check a pregnancy test to make sure she isn't pregnant, then continue taking the bcp in the usual way. This happens when the hormones are so balanced that no lining forms so there is nothing to shed when the period is due to come. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods, but it's been 7 weeks since last period. negative results on 2 home pregnancy tests. could I be pregnant?

I have irregular periods, but it's been 7 weeks since last period. negative results on 2 home pregnancy tests. could I be pregnant?

CONTRACEPTION?: YOU DO NOT GIVE ANY INDICATION OF ANY TYPE OF CONTRACEPTION BEING USED... OR MISSED PERIODS IN THE PAST THIS LONG..BLOOD TEST MORE SPECIFIC THAN URINE TEST IF YOU WANT TO KNOW FOR SURE. MANY OTHER BODY STRESSES CAN AFFECT MENSTRUATION...ACADEMICS AS IN FINALS, OR ATHLETICISM. ...Read more

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I took 2 home pregnancy tests today (positive results) when I go to get checked at the Dr to confirm if im pregnant, can the result come out negative?

I took 2 home pregnancy tests today (positive results) when I go to get checked at the Dr to confirm if im pregnant, can the result come out negative?

Unlikely: Most likely the Doc's test results will be the same as yours. Its rare for yours to be positive and the doc's negative, though it does happen occasionally. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can bilirubin affect home pregnancy tests results?

Can bilirubin affect home pregnancy tests results?

No: Even if your urine is dark the hormone detected by home preg tests is a distinct molecule from bilirubin. ...Read more