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Is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms when the test is negative?

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Dr. George Kingsley III
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Kingsley III
Dr. George Kingsley III
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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It Depends

It depends on if you took an at home pregnancy test or a test from your doctor. Both tests work by detecting a hormone that is only made when you are pregnant.
Home tests use urine & there may not have been enough hormone to detect at the time you took it. Blood tests can be more accurate. See your doctor about the symptoms & to get a test.

In brief: It Depends

It depends on if you took an at home pregnancy test or a test from your doctor. Both tests work by detecting a hormone that is only made when you are pregnant.
Home tests use urine & there may not have been enough hormone to detect at the time you took it. Blood tests can be more accurate. See your doctor about the symptoms & to get a test.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
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