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What does a negative pregnancy test look like? Are both lines dark? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isn't due for another 2 weeks

What does a negative pregnancy test look like? Are both lines dark? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isn't due for another 2 weeks

It depends: Each test is different. Most tests show two bars as positive. The package will tell you the best time to take a test. Typically mid void first thing in the morning. The closer to the time of expected next period is best. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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What does a negative pregnancy test usually look like how dark is the test window?

What does a negative pregnancy test usually look like how dark is the test window?

Follow instruction: It's hard to say since different tests have different way to tell you the result. You just need to follow the instruction on the box. If the positive is still light, wait another day and do it again. When in doubt, bring the test to your doc or a pharmacist and they can help interpret the result. ...Read more

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Does a negative pregnancy test on day 8 of blastocyst means no positive result?

Does a negative pregnancy test on day 8 of blastocyst means no positive result?

Not necessarily: Did you miss your period? If you are 4-5 days past the due date for your period, you should do the home pregnancy test using first morning urine and following the directions for the test carefully. You may wish to see your doctor for a more sensitive blood test, as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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What If You Feel Like Movement In Your Stomach But A Negative Pregnancy Test?

What If You Feel Like Movement In Your Stomach But A Negative Pregnancy Test?

Miss a period?: Did you miss a period? Movement in the stomach can be due to gas in the intestine. By the time you feel movement in the stomach from a baby you would be about five months pregnant. ...Read more

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When could I ignore a negative pregnancy test?

When could I ignore a negative pregnancy test?

Ignoring neg preg: When you've delivered 1 month ago! Ignoring a negative pregnancy test when you're symptomatic of pregnancy and/or late on your menses can be dangerous because if might be an ectopic pregnancy, which if untreated can have fatal consequences. The moral is, if you feel pregnant and have a negative test seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I have pregnancy symptoms, but a negative pregnancy test?

I have pregnancy symptoms, but a negative pregnancy test?

When was test done?: Recommend waiting until period missed to test, can repeat in a week if still no period. 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 (i.e., birth control) or medical > ...Read more

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I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results?

I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results?

See your gyn: If you were my pt in coral springs fl, I would do a quantitative bhcg if it is neg then you are not preg, if it is + then it needs to be followed to see if you have a viable pregnancy or not. ...Read more

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How long after a negative pregnancy test should I test again?

How long after a negative pregnancy test should I test again?

Any time: You can take a pregnancy test after a negative one at any time if you missed your period and/or having symptoms suggestive of one. Ideally, i'd wait a week or even two and do it again, but there's no set time frame in which you must do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible to be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test?

See below: The only way would be to have a false positive test. One in which the patient is pregnant bu the test is negative. This happens when the directions are not followed correctly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant even with a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible to be pregnant even with a negative pregnancy test?

Yes, very early: A pregnancy test may not be positive until about 14 days after conception. You can be pregnant during this time and not know it.

Also in situations where the pregnancy isn't doing well such as an ectopic pregnancy or pending miscarriage, a home pregnancy test can be negative even though you are pregnant.

With a few exceptions, such as I've listed, a home pregnancy test is about 97% correct. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the patch to give you a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible for the patch to give you a negative pregnancy test?

Yes: The patch or generic Xulane is used to prevent pregnancy.
A negative pregnancy test confirms you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy tests detect beta HCG and one cannot be pregnant and not have HCG in the blood and urine. The only way to have negative test would be with bad test method. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test and be several months pregnant?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test and be several months pregnant?

HPT not =100%: Although the hpts are quite good and many claim 99% accuracy, which means about 1% false. So, it is possible to have a pregnancy and the test is not picking it up. Have a blood test and/or ultrasound will confirm your suspicion. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took a negative pregnancy test, but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant, am I testing to early?

I took a negative pregnancy test, but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant, am I testing to early?

Test 3 wks after sex: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Been having pregnancy symptoms and have had a negative pregnancy test. May I might be pregnant? What should I do?

Been having pregnancy symptoms and have had a negative pregnancy test. May I might be pregnant? What should I do?

Pregnancy test: A home urine pregnancy test won't turn positive until 10-14 days after conception. Using the 1st urine of the morning will concentrate the beta-HCG hormone in the urine. So it should be accurate provided it's been longer than 14 days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a negative pregnancy test at 5 months pregnant taken in the morning following all instructions?

Is it possible to get a negative pregnancy test at 5 months pregnant taken in the morning following all instructions?

No: Hcg levels range from 4000-165000 at 20 weeks. If you know you are 5 months pregnant why are you doing a pregnancy test.. ...Read more

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I got a negative pregnancy test and im convinced im pregnant can home pregnancy not always be right or detect pregnancy early?

Pregnancy testing: If you tested before a period is missed then the test result is invalid and you wasted money on it. If you have missed a period then something else must be going on. ...Read more

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I had a negative pregnancy test about a week ago. But I still have the exact same symptoms as my previous children. Is it because I used a dollar tre?

I had a negative pregnancy test about a week ago. But I still have the exact same symptoms as my previous children. Is it because I used a dollar tre?

Impossible to answer: You failed to include any menstrual, ovulatory or sexual history with your question. If you do not trust a test, repeating it one more time is the standard advice in this situation. ...Read more

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Can decidual blooding cause a negative pregnancy test?

Can decidual blooding cause a negative pregnancy test?

Not being pregnant: Is the overwhelming reason for negative pregnancy test. Testing too early, defective test, or not following directions are other reasons. There are no physiologic reasons for false negs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

Can u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

Yes: It may take two weeks after ovulation for a normal pregnancy test to be accurately positive if you are pregnant. It may take that long for enough pregnancy hormone to be present to be detectable in your urine. A blood test can be accurately positive a little earlier. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a negative pregnancy test 3 weeks after conception?

Is it possible for you to get a negative pregnancy test 3 weeks after conception?

Terminology: Conception is said to occur when the sperm fertilizes the ovum. However, the fertilized ovum may not implant or may be lost soon after implantation. In short pregnancy test may be negative despite conception having taken place 3 weeks earlier, if the fertilized ovum does not implant successfully. ...Read more

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Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Neg test = not preg: 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

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TTC for 2 months now and still having a negative pregnancy test. What could this be because of?

Game plan: Length of your cycle: Day 1 is when there are first signs of coming on a period, count the days until the next period starts. The number of days of bleeding does not matter. Normal cycles are 25 - 32 days. You ovulate between 32 - 14 = 18 and 25 - 14 = 11. Sperm survives for 4+ days. Since you won't know how long your ongoing cycle will be, have sex on days 7, 9, 11, 13. Good luck. ...Read more

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What chance is there that I could be still pregnant with a negative pregnancy test 17days after sex?

What chance is there that I could be still pregnant with a negative pregnancy test 17days after sex?

Small chance yet: The urine pregnancy tests usually turn positive 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. But there is some variation. If a period still doesn't come by a week later check another pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can I trust a negative pregnancy test 9 weeks after sex? I've read where some people didn't get positive tests until 10 weeks.

Can I trust a negative pregnancy test 9 weeks after sex? I've read where some people didn't get positive tests until 10 weeks.

Negative pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Therefore, if you have not had sex in 9 weeks, and your recent pregnancy test is negative, it would be highly unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of pregnancy symtoms and still have a negative pregnancy test from home. I would be between 4-5 weeks. I have chronic mental illness?

I'm having a lot of pregnancy symtoms and still have a negative pregnancy test from home. I would be between 4-5 weeks. I have chronic mental illness?

Pregnancy: Urinary pregnancy test kit are higly sensitive and specific. However if you are not convinced yet you can see your doctor and ask him to check the beta-HCG in your blood. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could I have a negative pregnancy test if my period was months late?

Could I have a negative pregnancy test if my period was months late?

Amenorrhea: Yes, it is possible. Some teenagers can miss their menses within the first year of having their first menstrual periods and this is normal. Some conditions like pcos can interfere with the frequency of one's menstrual cycle. As well, female athletes can experience the same situation. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge and a negative pregnancy test?

I have brown discharge and a negative pregnancy test?

What is the question: You are not likely to be pregnant. If that is not the question, please clarify. ...Read more

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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a negative pregnancy test 12 days after unprotected sex?

Is it possible to get a negative pregnancy test 12 days after unprotected sex?

Yes: Pregnancy tests turn positive 10-14 days after conception. In the early days, there can be a false negative if a woman has been drinking a lot of water or fluids. This dilutes the pregnancy hormone in the urine. First urine of the morning will turn positive sooner. ...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