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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. Gary Sandler
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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 if the vertical line on pregnancy test is showing?

What if the vertical line on pregnancy test is showing?

Pregnancy = 2 lines: Home pregnancy tests are reasonably accurate, and some have a second vertical line that appears for positive, others are different (even stating pregnant)--read the directions to see what your test means. ...Read more

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White line on pregnancy test after a few hours. (Looked positive) negative test the next morning. Should I test again? I'm so confused. Having symptoms

White line on pregnancy test after a few hours. (Looked positive) negative test the next morning. Should I test again? I'm so confused. Having symptoms

Pregnancy test pos?: Usually, home pregnancy tests are meant to be evaluated several minutes after testing. Also, usually lines showing +be results are blue or pink. A white line is usually a careful inspection of where the test would have shown a blue or pink line -- if it was +ve. However, not knowing which test you used, makes it tough to be sure. The best thing to do is see your ob for a reliable, clear test :) ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is a clear second line on pregnancy test? It's not a faint line it's a clear line. Does that mean I'm pregnant?

What does it mean when there is a clear second line on pregnancy test? It's not a faint line it's a clear line. Does that mean I'm pregnant?

Read instructions: Different pregnancy test brands work in different ways. Read the instructions on the box of the brand that you bought. There will be a picture of their showing what a positive and a negative test looks like. You can compare your test results with the pictures to determine the result. ...Read more

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8dpo a very faint line on pregnancy test first urine & done another 2, 2 hrs later & negative? Pregnant or not?

8dpo a very faint line on pregnancy test first urine & done another 2, 2 hrs later & negative? Pregnant or not?

A Lille bit early: Wait a few days and repeat it. 8 days post ovulation is a little early. Pregnancy hormone doubles about every two days so if you wait a little the repeat test will be more accurate. ...Read more

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Period 13 days late. A very very faint line on pregnancy test, which disappeared after 5 minutes. Could I be pregnant?

Period 13 days late. A very very faint line on pregnancy test, which disappeared after 5 minutes. Could I be pregnant?

Blood test for HCG: If the urine test did not provide a clear cut answer, it would be useful to get a blood test for HCG. The result will provide a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Faint line on pregnancy test... At doctor appointment he said not pregnant. What would have caused the faint line then?

Faint line on pregnancy test... At doctor appointment he said not pregnant. What would have caused the faint line then?

Sitting too long: A home urine pregnancy test will turn falsely positive if left sitting past the 3 minute reading mark. Also it's possible to have a faint positive at home, have an early pregnancy failure and by the time the doctor tests it, the result is back to zero. ...Read more

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Can you get a very faint line on pregnancy test 10 days before missed period?

Back to School?: Ten days before a period would be the time of ovulation or just past ovulation. Conception, which can occur one to five days after sex, creates a new fetus that has no physical connection to the mother's body or blood stream. It would be absolutely impossible for any pregnancy test to pick up a pregnancy until there is a physical connection to the mother. That is about 14 days after conception. ...Read more

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4 days late- light spotting this am, mirena removed 5/24. sore breasts. Very faint line on pregnancy test last night. If I am pregnant why am I spotting?

4 days late- light spotting this am, mirena removed 5/24. sore breasts. Very faint line on pregnancy test last night. If I am pregnant why am I spotting?

Follow up test: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common but never normal. Schedule a visit with your obgyn to confirm the pregnancy. Then they can follow you to make sure the pregnancy developed and that it is located inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Why would someone start feeling nauseous every night around 5 or 6 p.m and the women takes a pregnancy test and comes back Negitive?

Why would someone start feeling nauseous every night around 5 or 6 p.m and the women takes a pregnancy test and comes back Negitive?

Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause. ...Read more

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When to take pregnancy test?

When to take pregnancy test?

Hpt: At least one early pregnancy test product states it can provide results 6 days prior to a missed period. The company states it is > 99% accurate the day of the expected period. If you are using a standard pregnancy test would wait until you miss a period. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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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