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I have the classic signs of pregnancy, yet had a negative home pregnancy test result. Could it be a cyst or a ghost pregnancy?

I have the classic signs of pregnancy, yet had a negative home pregnancy test result. Could it be a cyst or a ghost pregnancy?

Did you take the: Pregnancy test after missing your period? If not, you may have taken it too early. You can repeat in a week with a first morning void. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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What does a very faint line on a pregnancy test mean? I saw the faint line when I checked after the two min wait den took a pic but u can barely see

What does a very faint line on a pregnancy test mean? I saw the faint line when I checked after the two min wait den took a pic but u can barely see

Positive test: If the pregnancy indicator line shows up at all, even faintly, at the recommended timing to check the test strip, then it should be considered a positive test. ...Read more

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Faint line on a pregnancy test. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

Faint line on a pregnancy test. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

Probably: A faint line is still a line and usually does mean you are pregnant; Its always best to repeat it in a few days to be certain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean when the positive line on a pregnancy test shows up and has little color right before the ten minute mark, but doesn't get any darker?

What does it mean when the positive line on a pregnancy test shows up and has little color right before the ten minute mark, but doesn't get any darker?

It means one can...: A faint positive line on a urine pregnancy test is still a positive test, if the test is done correctly and read correctly. It means one can repeat a test 1 week later to see if it is positive again (it should be positive because the HCG levels will be much higher a week later if there is a pregnancy), or one can check with her doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Faint positive line on a pregnancy test? Does that still mean im pregnant?

Repeat test: If you had unprotected sex and missed your period, you should repeat the pregnancy test in 2-3 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does blue mean on a pregnancy test?

What does blue mean on a pregnancy test?

Depends: A positive sign for pregnancy on a home test has two lines. If there is only one line, it is either a negative result or an invalid test. Please read the package insert for clarification. ...Read more

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What's anInconclusive Pregnancy Test, does Means Ur Pregnant?

What's anInconclusive Pregnancy Test, does Means Ur Pregnant?

Inconclusive: Means nothing proven one way or another. The test was not strongly positive or strongly negative. It means wait a bit and repeat. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test. It has no lines. Just blurred. What does that mean?

I took a pregnancy test. It has no lines. Just blurred. What does that mean?

Bad test: This is probably a result of an out of date home pregnancy test. I would try it again with a new test that has a future expiration date. ...Read more

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What does a gray negative line mean on a pregnancy test?

See the package: There are many different home pregnancy tests available. The package insert is the best way to find out what exactly the different results mean for the brand you are using. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I took pregnancy test and turn on red t what does that mean.?

I took pregnancy test and turn on red t what does that mean.?

Check instructions: Each brand of pregnancy test includes a package insert which has a picture to help you interpret the results. Grab your package insert and compare your results. Then you will be able to interpret the result. ...Read more

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If pregnancy test very faint line does it mean u prego still?

If pregnancy test very faint line does it mean u prego still?

Repeat the test: It takes two lines for a positive test result. Please read the instructions for the test carefully. If you had unprotected sex since your last period and have missed a period by 4-5 days, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test 4-5 days later, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition). ...Read more

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Pregnancy test came back positive now I'm bleeding what does that mean?

Pregnancy test came back positive now I'm bleeding what does that mean?

See your doc...: If you have the combination of a positive pregnancy test and bleeding, you need to see your Ob. This can just be bleeding the happens with implantation or on the edge of the placenta; however, it can also be something more serious like a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. Its best to see your doc when you bleeding during pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

Accuracy of test: Either one of the tests may be in error. If both test results are accurate, it may reflext loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does two horzional lines in the test window mean on a pregnancy test?

What does two horzional lines in the test window mean on a pregnancy test?

Depends on the test: One has to read the instructions and do the test correctly. Each brand of test has slightly different instructions. Most often, a first line means the test is working properly, and a second line means there is HCG from a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

Not enough Hormone: The test relies on the presence of a pregnasncy hormone to be positive. If ther is a question, then there is not enough hormone to be sure. Wait 1 week, and test a first morning urine specimen, or have a lab do a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test had no test line and faint control line. What does this mean?

Defective or expired: The control line should be seen clearly. If not, then a negative test line is invalid. That test may be defective or expired. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test this eveving and its very faint line what does it mean?

I took a pregnancy test this eveving and its very faint line what does it mean?

Assume +: A faint like usually means it is weakly positive (right at the minimum for positive). Repeat it in a few days or ask your health care provider to order a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get two vertical lines on an EPT early pregnancy test?

Read instructions: The instructions are usually on the box. It is best to clarify results against the guidance on the box. If you are unclear then get a digital test that says pregnant or not pregnant- or go to the doctor for more specific testing. ...Read more

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I took a clearblue pregnancy test and the line came up real faint. What does that mean?

I took a clearblue pregnancy test and the line came up real faint. What does that mean?

Faint pregnancy test: A female who came up with faint pregnancy test result can indicate few things. If the LMP is available to estimate the gestational age, it will make easier for the answer. It is likely that a faint line on the pregnancy test indicate
a very early stage of pregnancy or missed pregnancy.
The prudent thing is to get a serum HCG and repeat every 2days for regular rise. Follow up with ultrasound. ...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