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Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I’m trying to conceive and have been monitoring my cycle carefully. I know when I ovulated and I made sure to have plenty of sex around that time. It’s been almost two weeks and I just took a urine test that says I’m not pregnant. Could it be a false negative?

Re: I’m trying to conceive and have been monitoring my cycle carefully. I know when I ovulated and I made sure to have plenty of sex around that time. It’s been almost two weeks and I just took a urine test that says I’m not pregnant. Could it be a false negative?

The Bump Expert

Yes. Wait a couple days, hard as it is, and then try peeing on another stick. Most tests are quite accurate, and claim that they can be used even before you miss your period. The truth is, they may not work until the day your period is due, or even after. The tests are designed to detect the presence of hCG, a hormone the placenta releases after conception. But everyone’s levels vary, and your test might not be sensitive enough to detect the amount of hCG in your system. Or, you may have ovulated a few days later than you thought. You may even have had a faulty or expired test. To decrease the risk of a false negative, test first thing in the morning -- your urine will be more concentrated at this time since it's been collecting in your bladder all night long. If it's still negative, hang in there and try again in a few days -- this time, you may get the result you’re hoping for!

Dr. Debbra Keegan

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am 13 days overdue for my period and am still testing negative. Not sure what is going on. I have heard that some women just won't test positive for several weeks due to lower hcg levels. If I am pg and have lower hcg levels, am I at a higher risk for a miscarriage?

abdearling |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Im actually going threw the same thing. I didnt get my period at all in August and now we are in september. The entire month of August and the til yesterday (sept 2) I been vomiting everything I eat and drink. I even vomit water I also been nauses and I get a bit dizzy too. I so far have taken 5 urne test and they all come out negative. I went to the doctor 2 days ago and on the urne it still came out negative. She said to wait 2 weeks to see if I get my period and if not to come back. My question is the following should I wait for those 2 weeks to see if I get my period or should I take a 6th pregnancy test around the time I get my period which is the 7th. And my 2nd question is that my co-workers are telling me that I have the face of a pregnant woman, now I wanna know how that face looks like because I really dont know lol.

JessicaBRios80 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am wondering if it is possible for some women to not test positive on a urine pregnancy test. Like the responses I've read I'm experiencing the same problems. I have been ttc all summer. I have taken countless home pregnancy tests and they ALL were negative despite being 21 days over due, having very sore breast for a weeks, nausea, fatigue, and a very firm abdomen. When I go for my appointment next week I'm going to insist on having a blood test. It might be my luck that I am pregnant despite the false negatives. I'm praying that's what it is and not something else.!

ojbaby10 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

If you do have low Hcg levels I suggest a blood test. Those can detect the lowest of levels.

SCSmithbride |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

i am also going threw the same thing. im a week late and have been taking tests every morning still negative!!! we have been TTC for a couple of months and just want to get a strait answer either yes or no cant stand waiting!!! when I got preggers with my son wich was 5 years ago I felt preggers and even still had a light AF for the fist 3 months and it didnt rigister on urine tests until I was almost 16 weeks along! errr im so fustrated!!!!

soontobemrsoneil |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am going through the same thing. I am 10 days late and still coming up negative. You need to talk to your doctor about doing a blood test. I just had mine yesterday so fingers crossed for a positive.

csheehy654 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am also going through the same thing. I've missed two periods now. Almost 5 weeks late. I've had 2 neg hpt, 1 neg blood test (two weeks ago) and another neg hpt today. I've never missed and am regular, give or take a couple days. I have found so many stories online of false negatives for weeks/months but then they don't follow up. Wish we could hear women's outcomes after going so long with no af and neg tests.

saradp |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

As a heads up, I'm not saying you're definitely not pregnant, but it's possible to miss a period and not be pregnant. Stress can cause missed periods, *especially* if you've been TTC for a while and you REALLY want a baby. As for the pregnancy symptoms, the same mechanism as the placebo effect can kick in - your desire for a baby can be strong enough that you start showing symptoms of pregnancy. http://blogs.webmd.com/womens-health/2007/09/feel-pregnant-but-pregnancy-test-is.html

niki.e23 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I took a test when I was about a week late, still thinking I was going to get my period since I was feeling crampy (boy was I wrong!) and the result was negative. Cramping continued for 2 more weeks without AF, and I took another one (and another one, and another one...) all positive. Then the preg symptoms came full on and based on how I was feeling and after my first doctor's consult, I was told that it isn't uncommon for you to have a false negative even a week or more after a missed period. She said that some people (like me, hopefully you too) don't have high enough levels of the specific type of hormone that HPT detects and sometimes it will even take a blood test to know for sure. Good Luck

ses293 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

So far I have taken 2 tests - one when I was a day late and the other when I was 5 days late - both negative. I called my Dr. today and was told that if by day 35 in my cycle I still haven't gotten my period and am testing negative that they'll have me come in and they'll give me something to induce my period. I have been crampy since about 5 days ago, off and on, and a little nauseous here and there in the afternoon, but that's about it as far as symptoms go. I'm hoping I'll test positive soon or get my period, it's maddening not knowing one way or another!

wilsontobe |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am so there! I am now 6 days late and the frustration is really getting to me and my DH. I feel like I'm crying wolf. Tests are getting expensive and the more I read these blogs the more concerned I get. I really want to be preg but seriously I wish it would just happen! I would test every day if I could but I get really frustrated after I see that negative line. When should I test again?

JaneK |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am in the same situation as most of these women here and I'm glad I'm not the only one. I am currently 13 days late and the last hpt I took was at 8 days late. Every test I have taken has been negative and I'm just so confused. I have NEVER missed a period before and I wonder if I'm one of those women who don't find out their pregnant until a little later. I have been very very tired lately with a good bit of acid reflux. I'll starve and then when I do start to eat something I don't want it anymore because I feel like I'll puke. I got tired of seeing the (-) on the test so I just scheduled an appointment with the doctor on April 1st where we'll be doing a blood test and possibly a transvaginal ultrasound. Good luck ladies!

mandamoo06 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am so relieved to hear that I am not the only one going through this. I have had late periods in the past but they have only been late a few days or so, never more than 4. I am currently 18 days late and have taken 4 home pregnancy tests and while at my annual exam they did a urine test as well- all were negative. I haven't really noticed any symptoms , but it's driving me nuts not knowing for sure! We have been ttc for months so I'm trying not to get my hopes up to much. Good luck girls!

mmckaiser09 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm going through the same thing. I am currently 10-12+ days late for my period and I took a test today but it came out negative. I don't know if I didn't get enough urine on it or if I'm not pregnant or if it was a false negative. In the next couple of days I'll be taking a few more tests. Hopefully I'll get a clearer answer. If it still says negative and I still don't have my period for a few more weeks, then I'm going to have to tell my parents and probably go in for a blood test or something.

YoungMama15 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm 21 days late and still testing negative. I've taken countless tests and it's starting to wear on me and my SO. Considering my OBGYN just lost her license (and wasn't THAT a pleasant surprise) I've yet to find another doctor. *sigh* Not really sure what I should do now

iversenstars |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I have had about 4 miscarriages and I am hoping that this time the test and pregnancy follow through. I have tested done 4 tests, 2 positive,2 neg & went to the hospital last night and had another one that was neg. My period is late & had cramping in & around implantation time. My last miscarriage I had a + and weeks later we lost it~happened 4 times so it really is hard to stay positive. I will make an appt in 2 days and take another test tomorrow...hmmm

Just1more |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Well like everyone else on here I am too late and testing negative. I have acid reflux like CRAZY!(which is abnormal for me) I am making runs to the bathroom every 1/2 hour and have mood swings that make my PMS look like a kitten. We have been ttc for 3 months now and I don't want to jump around excited to only end up in disappointment. I either want to go into "mommy-to-be" mode or back on the ttc track. Keep us updated when you find out yay or nay. I think we all want to know the chances of each outcome.

vtbaby |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Talked to the nurse this afternoon and she said to hold out for 7-10 days and if still a negative test and no AF then to come in for a blood test. I hope something happens I can't afford all of these hpt!

vtbaby |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I took an early response (the 6 day early one) this morning and it came out negative, but I'm not due to have AF come until Sunday. Is there a chance I just took it too early and it can't be detected yet?

melissaolemiss |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I, too, am in the same boat. Today marks 13 days later for my period. I took one HPT test last week and one today, both negative. I am usually exact when it comes to getting my period on time. I am tired, bloated, MOODY, I cry for no reason, breasts are sore, crampy.. just a great big mess (and my boyfriend would agree with the moody part! ha!) I guess I will just wait another week or so to take another HPT. I will keep you posted on what happens. Not trying to get pg, but would be happy if I was! Hope to hear results from others who posted in the same situation!

april46824 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My husband and I have just started TTC this month. I just got off the pill so I wasn't really expecting anything right away. My first cycle though was a little stranger than usual. 5 days after my period i bled for about 3 days. I took a test when I should have been "late" according to my acctual period and it came out negative. I thought maybe that because i had that second bleeding that maybe i should count from then. I'm coming up on testing day tomorrow and plan to take another test to see if the extra time did anything. here's hoping!

LindsO29 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hi ladies. Figure I would update after my appointment. I ended up being 16 days late before any bleeding occurred. Had all negative hpt. When I got what I figured was AF I was somewhat relieved, yet confused. The very first day I had HEAVY bleeding and then the next three days were pretty light. I went to the doctor yesterday and told them what happened and she said that I wasn't pregnant and that most likely it was stress. Kind of makes since because I am reaching my closing date for my very first home. Anyways, she still did blood test to check my thyroid and everything else. I go back in a month to get the results. Maybe next time.......

mandamoo06 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Currently sitting on six days late. All the signs are here. Headaches, slight nausia, beyond tired... I have taken two tests both negative. I think the tests were sitting under the heat vent that gets very hot. Iwonder if that would effect the false negative?? Trying agian in a few.

kbulman |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Yay!!! I am not the only one with this problem!!!! Day 3 on missed period and my Aunt Flow (A/F) is always right on the money. All the tests (even the 6 days earlier) show up negative. I have started taking prenatal pills just in case. My boobs are getting bigger and are sore, nausea is here through out the day and I am having problems sleeping. We are gonna wait until I'm 2 weeks late and then if it still hasnt shown up then we are gonna get a blood test... I dont think we can wait much longer then that.

alvaradojerrica111 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Here is my frustrating story: I am six days late, crampy, sore breasts, and really moody. One minute I feel like telling the world how much I love it and everyone in it, then the next I feel like crying (literally). I know that these signs are all pms related as well, but why hasn't my AF come? After years of going on and off the pill made AF wacky, the past two years have been, if anything, early. I was on the IUD until March, so no hormones in my body. I tested on Tuesday morning with First Response after being one-two days late then again on thursday. Both BFN!!!! The thing is, I never (and still don't) expected anything to happen right away. I have been convinced my whole life that I am either infertile or it would take me years to conceive. It took my mom 5 years with her first and my oldest sister 6. I just want something to happen so that I can quit thinking about it and get on with my life.

aej0806 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just wanted to update that I got AF yesterday.

aej0806 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I gotta say, it's a relieve to read all these "negative test/no AF" stories because I'm a week late and still waiting on AF all the HPT i've taken have been negative so I went to my dr's office and had a urine test there, also negative, nurse called and said wait a week and come back, so if no AF comes this weekend i'm back at the dr's.

MrsManes |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

This makes me feel a lot better, I'm not alone! DH and I have been TTC for 18 months on my 2nd Clomid try, should have started my period Sunday, it is now Tuesday. Took a HPT Friday and this morning both negative. Will try again later in the week. When I spoke to my Dr last week she said she didn't want to hear from me for at least 2 weeks, she knows I'm a little anxious. I am trying stay positive, I'm extremely moody, nauseous and prone to crying lately (I'm not a cryer!).

kellbell2891 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am so glad to have found that so many other people have experienced the same thing! I should have started AF by April 28 at the latest and now it is May 4 and still nothing. No cramping like it is coming or anything. I normally know when its coming. I have been TTC since Jan so this is not easy on me. I have been feeling nauseous and have been happy then crying. I have one child already but the hpt was bfp the day I missed my period. I am so confused since I am never late nor have ever missed my period completely! Any insight from anyone please?!?

KWatson1210 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My hubby and I have been trying for 6 months now so we know we're still in the early stages of TTC but I am now on day 49 of my cycle and 13 days late for AF... Same story as you all, none of my normal period signs have shown up & all tests have been negative. I've been through a lot of stress in the last month with my house being shot at twice but I'm hopeful the delay of period and negative tests isn't because of that. I'd just loooove some good news after everything we've been through!

MagieG |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm in a similar boat. I should have started AF around the 6th to the 8th, still nothing. I took a hpt Sunday, and one again this morning both negative (any insight on First response early result tests?). In a previous pregnancy, I didn't notice any symptoms until 6 weeks then I took a test instantly positive. This time I feel similar, but not nauseated like last time. This time I have this fluttery butterflies in my stomach feeling combined with being hungry, but I have it all the time. If I eat, 20 min later I'm hungry again. All I seem to want is pasta and seafood. Which I was like that with food last time I was pregnant before nausea set in. My breasts feel heavier than normal and my nipples are sensitive. Usually before AF I have excessive cramps, I only have light ones that come and go now and again. I feel like I am, but these tests are driving me crazy. Maybe I'm just testing too early. Hope some of you ladies repost to update!! Now off to feed this eternal hunger it seems...

drpepperfiend |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Similar situation here. My husband and I just started trying this last cycle (May). I have been tracking my period through mycycle.com for over a year and AF is always right on time or a day late. AF was supposed to come May 18th. I took a hpt on the 17th because I had no AF symptoms like I usually have, it was neg. Took another test Friday night per my Dr. advice and it was negative also! Don't know what to do?!? I suppose I will just wait another week and see what happens! Very frustrating not knowing! Any advice other than hurry up and wait :) ?

sbrookshire |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Yep. My last period was in late March... It's late May now. I had UBER bloating, headaches, blurry vision, constipation, some nausea, and fatigue like crazy the first two weeks after my last period, but all HPTs were BFNs. Now, after like 5 or 6 HPTs, still nothing. The symptoms have died down considerably, too (except for Urinary Tract Infections). I'm not stressed out at all about it, I could care less about having a period! So why hasn't it started yet? Or why have all the tests been negative? Maybe it has something to do with having been on the pill for a year? Hoping to be able to schedule a blood test soon...

MrsLenau09 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Also, for those of you who test so often that it's getting pricey--Dollar General has HPTs for $1 and $4. The one dollar tests use a dropper (one woman told me she's used them before and worked for all three pregnancies she had.. even though it says "invitro only" on the inside package), the four dollar test is your normal "pee-stick" test (which my sister has used and found she was pregnant)... Best of luck!

MrsLenau09 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I got two false pregnancy tests the same week my daughter started kicking so I would strongly suggest blood tests.

RMR13 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

hey i joined this site because i am 4 months late.I have a firm abdomen but the problem is i am overweight i sometimes get nausiated but neva throw up and i cry at random things,my lower back hurts,and i have bad headaches.every pee test i take says negative.i am scared if i am not pregnant than what is wrong with me?Any advie plz email me polebendingwueen@yahoo.com

polebendingqueen |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I would give it some time and try another test. If that don't work go get a blood test done. With my daughter I knew something was wrong. I took test after test and still got negatives. It got to were I was taking a test EVERY day. I finally went to the ER and they done a blood test, I was pregnant. So they did an ultrasound and I was three and a half months pregnant.

tworainfrogs |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Well it's certainly comforting to know that this is so common. I'm 18 days late and have taken several tests and they have all been negative. I've been having some of the common symptoms too. Just went to the doc today and had blood drawn to test. I should know Wednesday. Either way the nurse wanted me to wait at least another week to test. I don't like all this waiting. Like everyone else, I just want to know so I can either get into mommy mode or get over it. Thankfully I only have to wait a couple more days.

aprilrmullins |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

All of your posts sound so familiar right now. Today also marks my 18th day late. I have taken 4 HPT and all have been negative. I finally called my doctors office yesterday and they tried to start me on medication to start my period back up before even offering a blood test! I was pretty upset by their "recommendation" ~ needless to say, I had a blood test this morning and should know results by tomorrow. I also want to JUST KNOW, so I can move on either way!

mkaser05 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am currently 7 days late. Never late ever!! All test negative (one on day 2 being late, on day 5 and day 6 of being late). I also feel like I am crying wolf because what if it is nothing. But i have been reading about a lot of women who don't test (+) until later in their pregnancy. I just hate not knowing and I want to whip out another test every time I pee!!! I am going crazy. I am happy with the women sharing their results after being late and testing negative.

Ibliss |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I had the same experience. 39days counting from last cycle and my period was nowhere to be found. I took a urine test that said -ve. I went for a blood yesterday and i am sooo... pregnant.

nkechichike |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My husband and I have been TTC for 6 months. I have never missed a period or been late before. I am currently 8 days late, and I am still getting a negative resault. I will retest in two days, if it is still negative I am going to call the doctor for a blood test. I wish I knew what was going on with my body. I hate not being in control of it. Good luck to everyone!

Heathermca |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I jut wanted to give an update. I got my period this morning :( Good luck to everyone!

Heathermca |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just wanted to let you all know that i was supposed to get my period June 4th and it never came. I took a ton of test over the last couple of weeks. They all came back negative, so I went to the dr. and she gave me a blood test which came back positive! I am Seven weeks and 3 days. I just wanted to give everyone a little hope!

alc07 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My situation is a little different. I have been on BC for 3 1/2yrs since i had my son. I have not changed pills for a year nor do i miss ANY pills. My periods have been on the dot since 10. I always get my period on the 3rd day of sugar pills. My last 3 cycles it has come 2-3 days late and is not a period, it's dark brown sludge/discharge for about 3 days with a couple hours of light flow red blood (i usually get 5 days average flow) Been tesing for 3 months but all negative. I don't feel "pregnant" like i did with my son but i don't feel right. My breasts have gotten a little fuller but don't hurt. I've gained about 15lbs, my stomach is not only bloated but i swear i can feel "something" when i push on it and i am not at all interested in sex (not normal for me). I have no insurance right now so blood test/sonogram is not an option. Anyone have any problems like this while on birth control?

gabbymom1707 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Gabbymom- I am totally in the same position. I have been on the same pill for 3 years and my periods have been like clockwork for the last 17. I have not had a period in over 2 months. I did end up finally taking a blood test a few days ago and am waiting results. I do not have insurance either. Planned Parenthood has tests on a sliding scale. It cost me less than $50, which was worth the piece of mind!

mcates |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Yeah, i get my BC through planned parenthood. When it started they told me "well it's supposed to give you shorter/lighter periods" when i said that it happened suddenly and not over time the woman had no answer for me but to wait if it happends for 3 cycles. So now i have an appt next week. I know that either i am pregnant or something else (cyst, fibroid). Hopefully they can find out. It's just weird cause with my son the test came up positive 2 days late but then again every pregnancy is different.

gabbymom1707 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just wanted to join in here too... I was due for my period on June 18th. It never showed. I am currently BFing, so irregular periods were sorta normal for me for awhile. However, my DD is almost 26 months and her nursing is *really* minimal at this point. I hardly have any supply left. Beyond that, I've been pretty regular for the past 5-6 months. So my period is 28 days late right now (which is almost twice as long as I've gone without a period before.) I've taken tests out the wazoo. All of them were negative. I did get one evap line on a $Tree test (line appeared after the time limit) and one half-smudge of a mark *within* the time limit. But it was so faint... I just couldn't count it. After that I've had numerous stark-white $Tree tests, as well as 2 negative digital tests. All within the past 3 weeks or so. I do occasionally get queasy, but I'm hypoglycemic... so I'm used to feeling off. I've had 2 other pregnancies and my first symptom with them was SUPER sore breasts. I haven't been experiencing that, but I don't know if breastfeeding would affect that or not. I also have high blood pressure... so I'm kinda freaking out about being pregnant and not knowing it. I just don't know. I guess if I make it to a full 30 days late, then I will call and schedule an appointment for a blood test. This is just so crazy. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. It's been really helpful to read all of these comments and know that I'm not completely alone. ♥

JustMe333 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hi, I'm a new joiner here.. my period is 3 days late, it should be due on 19 July & it's not normal since I always have it on time, every month! For the last 2 weeks, I feel bloated & nausea, so me & my hub took a test this morning & it came back negative, will try again in 3 days time... Good luck for everybody :)

clistiany |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just wanted to update. I was scheduled for a blood test today... but 2 hours before I could go in, I started my period. It has finally arrived 35 days "late". Fun stuff. Oh well, at least I was able to avoid getting poked with a needle. LOL. Good luck to everyone else who stumbles across this thread!

JustMe333 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

HI, Everyone ......Well im joining the testing drama ahhh well ive been regular for the last 6 months an my period was due 13th of july so that makes me 10 days late ive tested 4 times an all negitave but im having simptoms sore swollen brests , tired, nausea, oh an dont get me started on the fact that im hungrey but every time i go to eat i feel sick food smells bad to me ewww ........well i have an Apt with my mid wife Aug 16th so if nothin else i should know then....

Mrs.Nicotine |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm almost 10 days late & took my secon test on last saturday & keep negative.. since yesterday i no longer experience neusea or bloated but I have a sore breast since 4 days ago.......

clistiany |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My hubby and I have been TTC for 10 months now...it's SO frustrating and disappointing to get the BFN every month! This month, I was convinced we'd conceived. I started experiencing very minor cramping on one side or the other of my lower abdomen around 10 days after ovulation so I thought it was implantation cramps. Today, I am 12 days past ovulation but I tested negative for pregnancy. Is it too early? It's just so hard to wait! The only other symptom I have is tender breasts, but they're much less tender than they have been for the last few months (from normal menstruation).

cakemomma83 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

We're new at this, I just got my IUD removed last month because it was in the wrong place (pain!) in June. I didn't want to start hormones, bcp, because they make me crazy and we wanted to TTC this year. The doctor told us that even if we were to conceive, my "unfavorable" womb would just abort/reg AF anyway. So....we're three days late, neg hpts, and I just feel different. Most of those tests for HCG so the urine tests that say 99% are "typical" hormone levels. I'm a nurse so I read these things. Most women aren't going to show up until at least their missed periods. BTW Dollar General $1 tests are the way to go.

Thecinnababe |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My husband thinks I was rushing to take the tests but... as a woman you know those symptoms that AF usually brings. I have not had the normal signals of AF. Also, the last two times that we had sex my husband said that (and I quote) "It feels different." I have taken 2 tests one at day 38 and the other at day 41 both were -. The last week has brought those negatives and the announcement that my husband's company was sending him to TX for 6 months. That is going to make TTC very hard. Any advice?

Mrs.Foster8808 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I was so relieved to see how many other women were going through this as well. I was 10 days late when I asked my dr. to order me a urine AND blood hCG tests b/c I had taken 5 home pregnancy tests - all resulting in -'s. I am never this late and my husband and I have been TTC for 6 months so I got excited. So I got the urine result and it was - but I wasn't surprise seeing how many at home tests I had taken... so I patiently waited all week for the online system to result my blood test (which I read was much more accurate than urine). Well, it never came so I emailed my dr. -- she said that b/c the urine was - the lab just simply didn't process the blood! BS!!! I was pissed, so I had to go in yesterday to re-take the darn test! Well, the results came back this morning (a Saturday) and it says "<5" and that is all. I tried calling Kaiser's advice line, but that didn't work. They said I had to wait til Monday to talk to my dr.! I'm researching it online and it looks like <5 means I could be pregnant, but I guess now I'll have to wait a couple more days to really find out... The waiting is just so hard!

BEANable |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Oh, no I just read that <5 is not pregnant! I guess now I will just wait to get my period again : (

BEANable |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

In a past preganancy I had 6 negative HPT before a positive one. I had gone to get a blood test and while going crazy waiting for the results gave in and spent another $20 to find out for myself. That prenancy unfortunately resulted in miscarriage at 8 wks. due to low hormone levels (doc had me taking additional progesterone). If you suspect pregnancy, please insist on a blood test. If you have low hormone levels you need to get started taking extras as early as you can. Good Luck!!

Lizzielou0122 |

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I am glad to see i am not the only one with negative tests.... i've had 5 negative tests! i am never later.. I have an obgyn appointment in 2 weeks, we'll see what comes first!

tinwedding |

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This is the first month my husband and I were TTC, and I am now 11 days late. I took a HPT on the second day of my missed AF and it was -. I had a urologist appointment for my kidney stones a few days later and they gave me a blood test, -. A few days after that, I still did not start, and I took another HPT, -. The last one I took was at 7 days late so now I am just waiting for more time to pass to see if AF arrives or taking another test at 14 days late. I have been having lots of symptoms: bloating, constipation, cramping, nausea moments, lost appetite, sudden short sharp pains in the abdomen, and exhaustion. I have no clue what is going on with my body. I will let you all know what is happening. The waiting is the worst!!! It is all I think about.

ansulak |

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Well, on morning of the 12th day late, AF arrived. Guess we will have to try again. At least there is no more ambiguity! Good luck to everyone!

ansulak |

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So hopeful rading all of this...I am on day 48 of my cycle and ALL of my tests are coming out -. I'm calling the doc tomorrow. My breasts have been so sore and heavy for almost 2 weeks now...I was told that my day 21 bloodwork came back a little low. I'm wondering if that's somehow connected to my hgc levels being low and therfore NOT detected my the hpt. Hmmmmm.....any thoughts?

demaryn |

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Nice to know someone else was 3 1/2 months b4 blood test showed, with negative urine tests. That happened with me almost 20 years ago - my son is turning 19 this week. Now, after all these years I know the symptoms and am 100% sure....and I was in peri-menopause with only periods every 3 months so I didn't really miss them when they went away. All symptoms, and now started "mask of pregnancy" on my face....my pants are 2" from buttoning now and only gained 2 lbs....I'd lost 20 lbs since those pants fit! Am sure I'm 12 weeks along, and symptoms match exactly for that. Running to the bathroom every hour for 2 months, nauseous for 2 months, sticky clear discharge, headaches, dizzyness, breasts itchy, tender, growing, etc, Have had 2 negative urine tests, 2 weeks apart. Now I have OB-GYN appointment in a little over a week.

anglswngs |

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i had 5 neg results until i finally got a positive with my first baby. i was sure. however, at my first appointment i found out that i was only 6 weeks prego when i thought i was 9 weeks, so the neg results were right. i wasnt prego....yet. dont give up. i am going through the exact same thing again ttc baby number two.

mm372005 |

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We have been trying to conceive baby #3 and I have alot of symptoms like my 2 previous pregs.(my son is 9, and my daughter is 4) but the other times I just knew before a test that I was and I would barely have peed on the stick good and it would be turning pink for positve, this time I have already taken 3 and they are all neg. Then last nite after sex with the hubby I had a little bleeding which made me wonder maybe it could be due to implantation, or something sad. Maybe I am just so wanting it to happen now I dont know but I am due to start my cycle on the 16th so we will see, Keep fingers crossed for a great outcome....Lord willing:)

jbpk2010 |

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Any help or info anyone has will be greatly appreciated!! I haven't had a period since mid-July, and it was late. In August, I had some spotting that lasted for only two days. My breasts have been sore since last month, I had some cramps but not bad or painful, I'm bloated, moody, gaining weight, and craving EVERYTHING! I was due to have my period yesterday, and still nothing. I have taken 6 home pregnancy tests and all come out negative. What to do?? Could I still be pregnant?? Please help!

EmilyE15 |

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I am 21 days late on my period..and i have taken 9 home pregnancy test's and they said negative. i went to my doctors about 2 weeks ago and did a test and it said the same thing negative..Its very confusing because i have never had this problem before with taking test...I have been very tired and unwell with the flu the past 2weeks and i am swollen around the stumack area aswell and i keep feeling sick...but every time i take a test its ust saying negative and its making me so confussed.. please help

kirsty89 |

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As of today, I am now 15 days late for my period. I have taken several tests but they have all come out negative. I'm still having all the symptoms that I have been having over the past couple of weeks. I wasn't really trying to conceive, but if I am I will be very excited. I'm going to the doctor next Thursday to find out what is going on...hope I am pregnant and that there is not something seriously wrong.

melodyanderik |

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i was due to start my period sept 26, my date of last period was aug 30th....i am now 17-18 days late and all of my test are saying negative. i havent reall ybeen trying to think about it bc i dont want to make false symptoms. but i have every symtom. my nipples just started hurting 2 days ago, brest are slightly tender, tired, i never have achne and i have a breakout right now, i feel like i have a constant pressure on my stomach, nauseas, and sometimes just an urge to puke, and very sensitive to smells that im normally not. should i go get a blood test or do i need to wait longer?? all my hpt are reading negative. i dont have any children so im new at all this

lilfirecracker11 |

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im 11 days late today ive taken 4 tests and all came out neg. ive only missed my period once ever and thats when i was pregnant bout 2 yrs ago which ended in a miscarriage. so missing my period now is worrying me bc i keep getting a neg. test ii have a ob appt tomorrow to confirm everything. wish me luck.. ill keep you all posted! =)

jennyd09 |

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So frustrating!! But I'm glad I'm not alone. All my life, AF has been extremely predictable, including all the PMS symptoms that go with it. Even while I was on birth control, AF would occaisionally try to be early. Now I've been off BC of 4 months and TTC. My period isn't missed yet...but I'm tired (not unusual for my job and extracirricular activities), my breasts are sensitive, I feel bloated all the time, and eating is starting to get a little iffy. I just took a test and it came out neg. I guess I'll just have to wait another week and try again, but the waiting is bringing out the moodiness and I'm trying not to inflict any damage on my students.

Stillharbor |

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Same problem.....I'm now 10 days late, took a test at 8 days late and was neg...not really any definent symptoms. I have been under a lot of stress in the last month, my father died, so I don't know if this is becasue of stress? I am not on BC but use condoms...the only thing that I have felt is a constant stomach ache..don't really have an appetite and I have lost about 8lbs because if it. My period has always been on time and Ive never been late in my life when under stress in the past.....Im gonna take another test next week....not trying to get preg, im in nursing school...but would be excited if i was!

Rach1366 |

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I've been dealing with the same thing. After 5 - results I was going to make an appointment for a blood test to be sure. A week after the abnormal AF (late, lighter, and shorter where it's always been regular, predictable, to the T and heavy lasting 7 days) I had experienced severe lower back and abdominal pain. I went to urgent care. I told the doc I had pregnancy symptoms and AF was now abnormal last 2 months. I took hpts that came back - and I wanted a blood test to be sure. She said a urine test is accurate enough. The urine test came back -. She sent me for an ultra sound since the symptoms were all feminine related. Turns out I had 2 ovarian cysts, one was 2.5 cm causing all the pain. It very frustrating to know that the symptoms of cysts mimic early pregnancy symptoms. They can even cause missed periods and if you don't ovulate you won't have a period. Right now we aren't trying, but aren't preventing. Siince then I've continued having false hopes with additional pregnancy symptoms accompanied by - htps. I have another ultra sound in Dec to check on the cyst, and will talk to the dr. about these symptoms. Get checked out. I hope and pray you are pregnant. It's not fun hearing you have something other than a baby in your abdomen, but if you do have a cyst, it's better to find out and keep it in check.

kzweber |

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I am having the same problem, I am currently on day 41 of my cycle I should have gotten AF on 10/30/10 i am now 10 days late, i have taken 4 hpt's all with Negative results, I have never been late and have had some nausea, fatigue and slight cramping but nothing major, i dont know how long i should wait before going to the dr. I have a daughter already but didnt find out i was pregnant with her until I was already 10wks should i just wait another week and test again or call the dr and go see her?? any help would be appreciated!!!!

johannakimberlin |

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Johanna, 10 days is quite a while. Go with your gut instinct. You know your body. If it's not normal and you don't want to wait get it checked out. If you want to wait a week and retry, ok. If you are preggers sometimes it just takes the hCG levels longer to rise enough for an hpt. Blood tests are more sensitive. Hope this helps. Be well! : )

kzweber |

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thank you soo much for all the help I think I will wait and re-test on sunday and see, i definatly feel like something is going on...LOL i have read alot of blogs with women having this same problem, Maybe I just am one of those that have a low HCG level...well ish me luck I will keep everyone updated...

johannakimberlin |

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I am also TTC, I am supposed to start my period next wed. I took a test this morning and it was negative, im v disapointed but im reading that it could be too soon for test to work, it says 6 days BEFORE AF. I feel stupid bcI really thought I am pregnant... My breasts are more swollen than i think Ive ever seen them and hurt, im urinating frequently, been bloated and have had gas everyday for past week but now im wondering is it all in my head? I do really want this but its only the first month TTC, im 31 so ive waited a long time to start trying. Im so disapointed after seeing the neg test, I guess I'll wait and see if I get my period next week. Good luck to all and if you have any advice for me, pls do let me know.

ccantagallo@yahoo.com |

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Hi girls i thought i wouls share my story so far im just over 2 weeks late i have 3 children 9,8,and 6 months, anyway so on the 3rd day i was late i did a HPT NEG i did 6 more over the space of 2 weeks all NEG mmmm whats going on so i went to the docs today for blood test find out tomor so i thought i would do another test today and i have a very faint line so fingers crossed i have a few symp but as im very early if at all cud be all in my head but i will sign in tomor and let you all know the results fingers crossed

babaybaby |

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I am very frustrated... my period is due on the 7th of each month I am a regular kinda girl... and I am now 15 days past that date... I took the Early Detection pregnancy test, the one that says that you can basically pee on the stick up to 6 days before your missed period... and that says that I am not pregnant. I have 3 sisters and they all said that they didn't show up on the normal tests until way later because and I quote... "it runs in the family". This is so frustrating because my husband is so excited to have kids that he is the one jumping up and down that I am late and asking that I pee on a stick and just doesn't understand that all those negative answers are normal for my family and are making me depressed. I called the "lady doctors" and they said that if I am late take vitamins especially if I am TTC, which I am and scheduled an appointment for the 16th, of December...to pee on a stick. LMAO

lilsomethingswt |

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I feel like you are all me! I would usually be cramping right now with intolerable AF pains, but not the usual feelings right now. The cramps are in my actual stomach and I feel so bloated, but at the same time, hungry. If I lean against my desk or lay on my stomach, it's uncomfortable and makes me nauseous. Boobs are tingley and fuller than normal, but similiar to around the time of AF. Don't want to assume anything, but I have never felt like this before. Took 2 tests so far and both negative. My "test date" was today according to the O chart on here...I know they are not always on point, but it's something to go off of since I'm new to this whole thing. I would like to stop obsessing over this!!!

MiaMyPuggle |

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Hello ladies, my husband and I have been TTC since Oct which was when I had my IUD removed. I had a regular monthly in Oct and Nov. Now I am 5 days late and all home pg tests were negative. My boobs are a little sore, heavy, and itchy. The day befor I was suppose 2 start my monthly, I was having cramps and just knew I would start really soon but I still haven't started. I have been so sleepy for the past 2 days and I have felt sick only a couple of times but it was faint. I was kinda stressed but now I'm just waiting to start my monthly. I got pg with my son at the age of 18 and missed 1 month of my monthly and took a home test and it showed up positive a second after my urine hit the stick. My husband and friend said I should wait til after christmas and take another test and if it negative, I have decided I will make a doc app. I wish everyone the best and keep your fingers crossed me :)

karen080882 |

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Same thing here :( Today is day 48 since my last period, and I've gotten multiple negative pregnancy results. The biggest downfall is that I have no medical insurance and can't afford to go to the doctor to see what's up. Good luck everyoneee<3

ohhbbyy |

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I'm currently 24 days late and have EVERY symptom of pregnancy there is!! The last hpt was today and still neg.! I'm so frustrated!! I am very comforted that others know what I'm going through. I have a son that will soon be 14. I'm still very young, I'm 28. My husband and I have been married and ttc for ten years now with one miscarrage 6 years ago. So I'm trying so hard not to get excited ( unlike my hubby lol). I really gave up a couple years ago. But I've got my fingers crossed and I'll keep every one in my prayers.

Nikigirl424 |

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I had my period on Dec 6th and had unprotected sex during my period however he never did anything inside of me. On January 1st I started my period or what I thought was my period i didn't have any signs of it coming it just came. When I woke up i noticed I started so I did what I normally do however this time it was different. I had bled for one day and it was only for a day and I only went through 1 tampon and for 2 days it was brown spotting. (sorry to be so detailed.) within the last week I felt my breast itchy and they are getting hard I've had 2 previous pregnancies my oldest son is 9 1/2 and my youngest is 4. I didn't find out I was pregnant for my oldest till I was 2 months and my youngest I knew right away. I took 4 pregnancy tests and they were negative however my breast seem to be the only sign of pregnancy. However in my first pregnancy I was not hungry in the beginning and I had a normal period the first 2 months. When I push on my stomach on the lower end it feels sore not hard. I don't really have anything that is stressing me out however I have become very emotional and always tired. could I be pregnant again?

two2ocuties |

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I am currently a week late. We just started ttc the 1st of Jan. I have been on BC for 12 years and was so regular on the pill I knew the hour I started (6am durning daylight savings 6pm the rest of the year..weird I know) I took a hpt day one of missed period and it was neg. Not sure what to do this not knowing is killer I know it's most likely post pill amenorrhea but there is still a chance. I miss my regular cycle! Has anyone else suffered from post pill amenorrhea if so how long did it last?

MChapman20 |

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I am actually experiencing the same problem as many have written about below. My "hubby" and I have just started TTC last month, and I am now late with my period. I have been late in the past, but never really this late. I am going on 6 days without my period but have been having cramping and tenderness for the past few days. I took 2 pregnancy tests after one missed day of my period and it confused me even more. The first one came up with a dark control line and the testing line was a very faint pink, and the second test came up negative. I took them in the same day within an hour apart. I have been very tired lately and get occasional bouts of nausea but have not been thinking anything of it because my stomach is not always so good all of the time. Should I try taking another test to see if I test positive now that I am 6 days late instead of just one? I am so confused, but do not want to get my "hubby's" hopes up or even mine if it turns out that I am not pregnant and just stressing myself out and that is why my period has not come on. I have been trying not to think about getting my period because I don't want to trick my body but it is hard when I am cramping and nothing is happening. I really want to be preg very bad because the hubby and I are both older and ready to start a family. Does anyone have any advice?

_chicklet21 |

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I'm so glad I'm not the only one going through this! My cycles are slightly irregular, but my last AF started Jan 11, and I O'ed on Jan 23rd. About a week after that, I had some spotting. Since then, I have been dizzy and tired, which I would not think anything of, except for the fact that in the last few days, my breasts have grown almost a whole cup size (and I haven't gained weight that would justify that change). My nipples are so tender I can't even go near them. I'm getting negative HPTs, and I'm not sure what to do. I would be a first time mom, and I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Is it just a waiting game at this point? The doctor says she won't see me until I get a BFP, but I'm scared that that will take forever! Help!

nemethja1 |

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I am having the same issue. However, I have taken 4 HPTs and 1 urine test at my Doctor's office. I am 8 days late and experiencing every symptom known to the human race, nausea, dizzy, sore, swollen breasts, large, sensitive nipples, lower back pain, bloating, cramping, moody, extremely tired and things even smell funny. All 5 tests were negative, but my Dr. said she thinks I am based on my symptoms. We did a blood test Thursday and I should get the results at the beginning of the week. My husband and I are keeping our fingers crossed, but do not want to wait much longer. I would stress the fact that for your piece of mind and if you are PG, your health, you want a blood test. I mean, you are paying for it. Good luck.

LSimpson23 |

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FYI... my blood test from Thursday was negative. Still no sign of my period and still experiencing symptoms. My doctor wants me to wait two weeks and if still no period, then we are doing another blood test. In the meantime, I am going to continue taking HPT, tomorrow morning and at the end of the week.

LSimpson23 |

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so i got my period on Jan 1st and stopped my pill, got my first period off bc on jan 28th then my husband and i started TTC we had sex every other day for 2 weeks in the middle of my cycle... i have yet to get my period again and of course i thought that meant i was pregnant, esp bc i was bloated, nauseous, and crampy... now i know it could take a while for my cycle to regulate itself after bc but i find it weird it would go back to what it was before i started it the first month off and then irregular the second... i took two pregnancy tests and both were negative :( i know im only 5-6 days late but this is super annoying!! any advice? thanks guys! good luck you all :)

jemmer04 |

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Jemmer04 — That is exactly what happened to me. I quit my BC in December and I had a normal period in January, but it was a week late. If you read the two posts above this, it will let you know how it has panned out. Also, I still haven't started my period. I don't want to tell you to not get your hopes up, but also try not to stress about it. Your doctor might make you wait to get a blood test seeing as it might be too soon to tell. I have my next blood test on Thursday and should know on Monday. My doctor didn't seem to think that there should be any problem getting pregnant right after stopping the BC, so we are treating it like I am PG until we know for sure. I'll let you know what happens. Good luck.

LSimpson23 |

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Am I pregnant? I am 1 week late as of today and I always have a regular period. I always cramp the week before as well and I haven't I've just had lower back pain. Which I only get uterine cramps when I go to start my period. I have also been getting nauses in the mornings and am extremely tired come the afternoon everyday. We have been trying to conceive for 10 months now. I took a test yesterday though and it was negative. Im worried that if im not pregnant what could be wrong with me because its not normal for me to be this late! Please help.

sandy_2008 |

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I had a false negative. I waited a week after my missed period and tried again....BFP! Good luck!

PellettM |

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I am currently over 60 days late from my last period. I have had tons of negative tests. I finally had a blood test done today and I should get the results tomorrow. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since January. My last period was on Jan. 10th, and nothing since then. I have been trying to find women that have gone through something sort of what I am going through right now, but it has been hard to find women who are preggo that DON'T get a positive HPT. I got positive tests with both my children. I will post my results as soon as I get them, and my husband and I are hoping for another child. My prayers to those TTC, I hope you get your positive tests soon! God Bless....

OkiErin |

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I am about 5 weeks along. I was supposed to get AF on a saturday and didn't. So I took a few pregnancy tests over the next couple days and all came back negative. SO frustrating! It took me a week to finally have a positive test.

AmandaWG11 |

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My mom needed to have blood pregnancy tests with each of her four pregnancies. Now whenever I think I'm pregnant and get a negative result with urine, I have to go up to the hospital and get a blood test done, too. YAY! Lol. With my brothers (her first and last pregnancies), she never tested positive using urine tests. She was 4.5 months along with my older brother before they ever did a blood test for pregnancy. With my sister and I, she said she tested positive with urine after 3 months. I've read that sometimes when you are pregnant with girls, the hCG levels are higher than with boys. I'm not sure if lower levels lead to a higer risk of miscarriage, but my mom never had any problems with her pregnancies. She also didn't have any morning sickness, because of lower hormone levels (lucky! This part of it would be nice).

Brodyrox30 |

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Hey ladies, I'm new to this whole thing. I'm 18 and have been on bcp for 5 years now. Last week I had unprotected sex the day before I was scheduled to start. I never started my period but about three days late I had light brown spotting for a day. Was 6 days late and decided to test, negative. I tested two days later and got a positive. I went to the doc the next day (today) and got a negative urine result. I am now 8 days late and don't know what to think. I have always had normal scheduled periods so this is weird. On top of all this I have been extremely tired, moody, have swollen sore breasts and have had a head ache all day. I know this sounds weird but I just "have a feeling I am" I am going back to the doc Monday to check again. In the next few days I am not taking my bcp just to see if I do start. (but I highly doubt I will) i am not sure what to think but I need to know asap because i do take add and depression meds. Im nervous to find out soon because if I am I don't want to harm the baby due to medication. What should I do? Could I be?

Tammykayyy |

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I'm 16 days late and see no sign of it... I've taken a dozen pregnancy test so far and they have all came back negative. I stopped thinking about it this past week until my mother-in-law called to congratulate me for being pregnant with a girl (her spiritualist informed her of this lol, however the last time she told her I was pregnant with a boy it actually was true). With my last child I conceived at the end of January and found out first week of march. I only get a couple tries a year (husband lives overseas) so I'm hoping I am just pregnant. Anyone have an idea?

Cimathinkspink |

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my husband and I have recently starting TTC. We just had our first little boy 11 months ago. Recently (the last 2 weeks) I have felt some familiar symptons associated with being pregnant. My boobs have been so sore, and have even been lactating. We have only been trying for 30 days. I took a test and it came back negative. I'm wondering if its to early for the hormones to show up on a test. I am not late yet (will be in a week if it doesn't come) I'm just so convinced with the symptons I'm having I am pregnant. It took us almost a year to conceive the first time but was just fresh off the pill after being on it for 10 years. I'm hoping it'll happen faster this time around without having been on anything since the birth of my son. Should I wait and test again in the morning when my levels could be higher, or should I wait a few weeks to see what my period does?

japatton05 |

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Thank you to everyone who has posted, reading has been so comforting. I am also 8-10 days late (not ttc) but would be excited. I started having symptoms a half week before AF, started testing... have taken multiple tests, all negative. My breasts have been sore occasionally, I've been very tired, nauseous, and I went to drink my favorite drink (diet Mt. Dew) and I couldn't. On the day of my AF, I went to whipe and noticed clear/pink. Thinking I was going to start I used a tampon which only ended up with some slight brown and I had nothing else after that. I have been overly sensitive and moody.... Not knowing is making this so much harder! Thank you to everyone for sharing becuase I have noone to speak with about my situation

sadiegirl21 |

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I am in the same boat as many of you, ttc for 2months now. AF is a week late and 4hpt's all neg. Frustrated, I called my doc office to see what they recommend, they said well you would be 3 weeks along, but wait a week then call us if still no AF. It seems like forever from now, and I have the symptoms, sore boobs, nauseated, headaches, and emotional, however i had not bleeding at all. We would be so excited, DH keeps talking about things for the nursery which is super cute. it would just be great to know. Good luck ladies, I hope you all get there soon. I'll keep ya posted.

Thall5 |

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just an update, AF came today... we'll keep trying though. :)

Thall5 |

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Same here. I went off of birth control and started prenatal vitamins in August. I went back to my natural cycle immediately. We started trying after my period in December. No periods since then. I've taken many tests (with directions out and unfolded and followed), all negative. I've been doing one per week. Anyways, so I kept thinking I wasn't pregnant until I read this discussion. I've got an appointment on Friday afternoon to find out what is happening. Thank you so much for sharing your stories- it is so comforting to read how many women have similar experiences!

linaboop |

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Im in a somewhat same boat here. but a little different. I am ttc and last month i was not sure when i ovulated because it was not my usual cycle (which im sure is normal). I got my "period" but it was awkward like light and spotty. I usually have extremely heavy and extremely painful periods. It is now 11 days since the spotting happened and I have been very sick with a major problem with sensitivity to smells, which could be from what I think is the flu with all my achiness! I keep getting negative HPTs should i wait until late this month??

cynthiaa09 |

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Try getting a blood test at the doctor's to be 100% sure. Also, keep us updated.

laetana |

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Update: I still managed to get pregnant despite not having my period. The doctor said that I am just shy of 5 weeks along, so all of the negative pregnancy test that I had taken were correct. Phew!

linaboop |

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i'm glad there are also people who are like me.. my last period was feb. 11 and until now no period still.. tried 4 hpt.. all negative.. i have a regular period every month.. first time this happened.. hopefully i can get positive results in the next tests.. also planning to go to the doctor tomorrow. it's so frustrating!~

krissell08 |

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I agree. It is very difficult and now am feeling sad. Am two months late although I have gone without a period for 52 days before. I don't really feel pregnant. I took 6 tests and all negative. My cycles are always off but this the longest at 60 days. I know I should go to the doctors. I guess am just really sad right now to talk to anyone about it so am writing! Thanks.

Newyorker1234 |

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Well althought i continue to have negative urine test, i have gotten a result from the doctor from blood test... " a possible pregnancy, but to low hcg to determine" meaning that my hcg was above normal and i may or may not be pregnant.. i may be 7 weeks now, or 8. im not sure but doctor is sending me in for a u/s. some women inspire me, i feel that i am pregnant and im taking pre-natals just in case, i have more symptoms and i have gain some weight and my pelvis feels hard. Im not sure i have a feeling.. but i need a confirmation

stephanie0155 |

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listen to ur bodies ladies.100 yrs ago that what they did, there were no pg tests. im mother of a 4,2 and 11 mo. been pg 5 xs and am now pg for the 6th time. 12 days late on my extremely reg cycle and have taken bout 8 tests.... all neg. i am livin like i am 6 wks pg even w the neg tests. yes frustrating , but w my last pg my tests were neg for about 2 wks as well. good luck all! patience..... we live n an immediate gratification world, but God still likes to show us he is in control:)

bodiesaretemples |

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Hey ladies! I am 41 days late. My last period ended on Valentines day and I have yet to spot or experience any signs of AF's arrival. I've taken 5 tests at home and one at my doctors but they were all negative. Should I schedule an appointment to get a blood tests? I know everyone is saying listen to their bodies but I am afraid I am not getting the proper nutrients I would need if I was pregnant.

Sammys1120 |

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Hello everyone! DH and I are in our 13 month of TTC baby #1, i have a period every month although the tim between has varied from 28 day to 36 days, so being a little later then i am expecting is normal to me, although it is quite the headche when ttc. This month i am 10 days late, and have been having constant mild-moderate cramping daily sine April 4th, the most tender breast i have ever had, when my husband hugged me it was terribly painful and i have had a very achy back. All very common PMS symptoms aside from the length of time i have been cramping. For the last two weeks every time i go to the bathroom i think i started, but alas no period. I have taken 2 hpts, one on the 15th and one today ( 19th ) both were - so most likely i am not preggers.Today i feel almost sick to my stomach with the cramps even though they are very mild, and also feeling lots of odd twinges. Wish i could just know either way. Also my just found out my best friend is pregnant after trying one month, i would love to be pregnant at the same time as her, and i am a little bummed. But who knows i will wait and see what happens, maybe this is our month. I will keep you posted.

tessarosebud |

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I am in a similar situation! This is my first month off the pill after 10 years, I am planning to give my body time before my DH and I TTC. Prior to going on the pill AF was irregular (60-80 day cycles). I was due for AF on the 11th but nothing yet! So far I have had two negative tests (3 days late and 6 days late). I have had cramps for the last two weeks, back aches, nausea, dizziness, headaches... unfortunately these are all signs of AF and pregnancy! Additionally, about 3 weeks ago we went out for dinner and I had a glass of wine and was no sooner throwing it up in the restaurant bathroom... I am not sure if these are "withdrawal" symptoms from being on the pill or not? I guess it is time for the waiting game!

Cass925 |

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I know, I do not want to take another pregnancy test because negatives are so disappointing, maybe i will wait and take one on monday though, since it will be 1 week since my last negative.

tessarosebud |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I was thinking Monday also- 2 weeks late, and a week and a half since the last negative... I have a doctors appt June 3rd, for a check up before actually TTC but I may see about moving it up a little... fingers crossed, I am hopeful for you!

Cass925 |

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I had a MC in March... so of course my cycle is beyond predictable.. but I haven't had AF yet... 2 wks ago tomorrow, i had light pink spotting... which after research i read could mean implantation bleeding or ovulation... I also experienced cramping on and off since then...sore breasts, emotional... yada yada yada... So, of course, I'm like AF is coming... but she still hasn't ... so then I'm like HOORAY, we are pregnant again.. but not getting a BFP. I'm sure my body is just taking a long time to "normalize" and maybe i ovulated... but i was really hoping and still am... that maybe these are just false negatives...

llsoule79 |

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AF came today, I am heartbroken, but now at least I can just move on.

tessarosebud |

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im about 3-4 weeks late which is unheard of and ive taken 6 hpt and they are all negative. my boobs are sore to touch and im very moody and hungry and sleepy. ive thought ive been infertile because its impossible for me to get pregnant it seems but i went to the doctors 5 days ago and a urine test was negative too i wanna think that i am but i keep gettting discouraged by all these (-). im going to planned parenthood tomorrow to get a blood test im scared. i want a positive but i keep thinking its not. i just want my period to come so i dont feel disappointed. ill keep everyone posted.

tibby8 |

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So sorry tessa, just keep trying- **baby dust** I am 3 weeks late now, have not taken a test in over a week, not sure I will... I have been charting my temperature and it is all over the place- just might wait til June 3rd and see what the doctor says- I am thinking amenorrhea- who knows!

Cass925 |

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I just signed up on here because of this question thing. I am 19 been ttc for a few months. For several days I've been really nauseated, my back has been hurting, and I have a few other symptoms. Yesterday I just realized my period is 12 days late. I've taken 2 hpt's both were negative. Today I have an appointment with my dr and I'm hoping to get a blood test done. I'm so excited. I'll post the results when I get them!!

bprichard239 |

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I'm two weeks late, spotted on April 21-23. I've had 2 negative tests, the most recent today. This is torture for me! I'm trying to be strong and wait until AF shows up or a positve test. I'm happy to read your stories especially the success stories. I know I am not alone. I'm trying not to be depressed about this. I'm 31 years old, when will my day come? Good luck to you ladies! Sorry this sort of turned into me venting.

JNita31 |

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7 weeks late and im still having neg hpt...i dont know what to do I have no insurace and all the free clinics around here dont offer blood tests even if I am willing to pay I dont know what to do

isitsunnyoutside |

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I would really like to know how all this turns out for everyone.. I am 8days late and have had nothing but neg preg test. I've also know women to not show positive until they are 3mo along. I am trying to decide what to do. Should I continue taking tests every couple of days til the end of the month and see if mother nature shows back up? My husband is deployed and he hates being in limbo as much as I do...or should I go to the doc this week and have blood test done? My family also has a history of ectopic pregnancy too should I make sure they do an ultra sound just to make sure no matter what the test say? Should I wait to go to the doc til the end of the month? Any advice would be appreciated. a lil background info Ive been off BC for 3mo and had 2reg cycles until now...my husband was home on r&r the beginning of april. before this anytime I came off bc it always went back to normal immediatly.

whoknowsmenow |

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I too would like to know how this all turns out. I am currently 17 days late, I have taken 2 (Answer Early detection) hpt and they both came out negative. I have been having some classic symptoms: Bloating, all day nausea, lower back pain,and constant running to the bathroom. My breasts aren't senstive and I am not experiencing any mood swings. Has anyone used "Answer" pregnancy tests? I am reading mixed reviews, mostly negative!

Daniellefines |

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I'm joining the club. I'm 8 days late and always have been on time to the day. I have been tracking my menses for the past year. I already have a 4 year old son. Anyway when I got pg with my son... The day my period was due.. I used a tampon and only had a little bit of brown spotting on it.. Took a test that day which came out positive with a very light pink line. The next day I took a digital and it said pregnant... This time... On the day my AF was due... I used a tampon once again and just had brown spotting. Well the next day I had an even smaller amount of brown spotting. The next few days it was pink spotting but only way to tell I was spotting is to literally touch my cervix...nothing on the panty liner. So I spotted for 7 days but very very light.. I've taken about 5 HPT's (dollar store and digitial clearblue) all came out negative.. My lower back hurts mainly when I sleep, I've been very tired during the day, My boobs were sore just before my af was due but are not sore now. I've had a few headaches and some dizziness just the past 2 days. I went to my doctor yesterday and had a blood test done but won't know the results till Friday (will post results then). She put me on prenatal vitamins just in case. She did say she found blood in my urine which was odd so she is running some other tests as well. Thyroid, anemia, kidney, liver. etc... I also noticed my blood pressure was up again. I normally had regular blood pressure except with my last pregnancy I had hypertension but mainly towards the end. Anyway.. the not knowing is awful. A friend of mine didn't have BFP until she was 3 weeks late and after reading stories here.

starlee38 |

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I came on here a few days ago and read everyone's responses. I figured I'd hold off until I had results to put in my comments. DH and I have been having TTC. We did an failed IUI w/clomid 2 months ago, and then took this last month off because we were traveling and wouldn't be in town for all the appointments. My cycles are typically 31 days. I tested on CD 18 and got a +OPK. We BD knowing that i have low hormones and we probably wouldn't get prego. CD 31 comes along...then 32...33...34...I tested on CD 35, but BFN. I waited thinking that I would start any day. However, instead of my boobs doing their typical pre-AF deflations...they started to get bigger. I tested again on CD 37 and 39. Still BFN. Then I came on here and read all the posts. I immediately scheduled BW for HCG and P4. At this point I had convinced myself there was a possibility I was actually preggo...and on the one month we took off from trying. I went in this morning and did the BW and was just waiting for the call to say it was BFP...and then it started...the cramping...and full on AF! Not sure why it took so long (11 days late)...or why boobs got bigger. But we start the cycle again and will be trying IUI w/clomid and triggershot again this month. Wish us luck.

aurorableu |

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I'm 3 weeks late and still getting BFN's. I miscarried in January and had 2 regular cycles after that, but now still waiting . . . I just want to know what's going on either way so that if I'm not pregnant I can get back to another cycle of TTC. I'm thinking a visit to the dog will be in order soon. Would love to hear how all of your stories turned out.

jenoakley2010 |

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Update. Well mine might not be a false negative afterall. My bloodtest finally came back and they said it was negative too. I still find it very odd to be 10 days late with brown spotting the day AF was due and then no period. When I have always been very regular and with very heavy periods. But reading some of the stories above gives me a little hope that maybe the bloodtest is also not accurate either. I'm scheduled for an U/S on June 1 to see what is up with missing a period. Maybe I will find out then. I will repost those results when I find that out.. Until then.. I'm going to keep taking the Folic Acid and take some more HPT's and see if I get a line sometime.

starlee38 |

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I just joined and I am glad to hear I am not the only one in this situation. My hubby and I have been ttc for the last couple of months, and I think last month I may have had implantation bleeding as my period came on and was very spotty, which is unusual. I have had lots of cramping, fatigue and a stuffy nose ever since the spotting ended, but I have taken a couple of tests and they have all come up negative. I don't have a Rx appointment for another week and a half-which feels like forever away. I am hoping to have a blood test done and find out what's going on since I have been super emotional, and feel like I am losing my mind!

dstang |

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Hubby and I are in the same boat it looks like. LMP was at the end of march, was due at the end of april, no AF, almost time for May's AF.. experiencing nausea, cravings, sore breasts, fatigue, frequent urination, bloating, occasional headaches (more than usual). Spotted for two days about 2 weeks ago. AF is always regular and comes on full force every month like a tsunami. The only time I've ever spotted was in my last pregnancy 3 years ago which ended in an MC. Have an appointment at planned parenthood tomorrow-not leaving until I get a blood test. I've spent wayyy too much on home tests and I need to know. Some of the tests have been "questionable" looking. Like if you turn it just so and squint at it and such. Will post any updates!

TMFowler |

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My daughter is going to be 4 in October. My pregnancy with her never showed up until I was 13 weeks along. Even then when my doctor did a blood test. My hcg hormones were only at a level of a woman who was between 3-4 weeks along. I hadmy period on schedule up to 4 months along with her and no symptoms until I was into my second trimester. My question is if this would be common in a second pregnancy. I'm now a week late on my period. I've had bad acid reflux and heartburn (very uncommon for me) as well as constipation and bloating and nipple secreation. I spotted for 2 days about 4 days before my missed period. I took 2 hpts but only negative results. So I was just wanting to know if anyone else had low hcg levels with a first pregnancy and it was also that way with a second pregnancy.

Kyladanae07 |

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My experience with this is I was one week late and feeling like absolute crap so I bought a pregnancy test and took one immediately, in the middle of the day, and it was negative. Since there were two tests, I went ahead and took the other one that next morning and I had a very very faint pink positive line. I was very confused so two days later I went to the health department to take a test. The test there was negative. They assured me I was not pregnant and that I did not see a faint line on my hpt. Haha, so the next week, I still had not started my period, so I decided to do it again and it was positive. I had a baby 7 1/2 months later!

crich8 |

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Im 8 days late now and have been crampy and a little bloated. Out of 5 preganancy test only one showed positive. ???? so iam very much confused as to whats going on. Im sick of worring about it and as of right now I dont have insurance. Iam 35 & have had problems with my periods in the past but have been regular for quite some time now. The only difference between when I was having problems me n hubby always used protection...this time however we have not. My last period was april 19 2011 and I havent been on birth control for years. If anyone could enlightened me or if had the same thing happen to them please let me know :)

Lishb75 |

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I HAVE BEEN BEEN WATCHING MY OVULATION EVERY MONTH AND I AM almost a whole week late from my expected period forecast. I have a cramp on one side but my tests all come negative. I am super tired feel like i might be. i have a five year old so i kinda remember what to expect.. i am so confused !

SUNBUM506 |

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I know how you feel, I am wondering the same thing. I am new on the website and not sure how to submit my question so I appologize for lack of knowledge but can somebody please help??.. Me and my husband are trying to concieve, this is probably a very stupid question but I'm new at this so please bare with me. We had sex on the 18 of may, (I believe I was ovulating but not 100% sure) I tested 8 days after sex and got a negative result. (which was understandable) everything I have read says you can test 2 weeks after sex, so I got another test and tested again on the 14th day (which is today). I tested at about 7 aclock this morning and still got a negative result (again, today is the 14th day). Could I still be pregnant and I'm just testing too early? I know what is said about waiting for your missed period but number 1) I'm not exactly sure the correct date of my last period. My periods are often sporatic, I believe it was sometime around the 8th of this month (may) if not before, and number 2) well to be honest I'm just not patient at all!! Please help, like I said I tested 8 day after sex and got a negative and tested again 14 days after sex (today) and got a negative again. Was this just to soon and there is a chance I really am pregnant? If so when should I test again?

Pslr18 Hoping |

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My last period was May 13th. Still nothing. I had my pap on May 12 and it came back "abnormal" (first one that has ever been like this) with ASCUS. So, I'm very worried now that I haven't started that since I'm getting negative pregnancy tests, there may be something further that is wrong. I have an appointment July 7th, so we will see. Good luck, ladies.

ediem |

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Wow and to think I thought I was going crazy. Well... maybe I am, but at least I'm in good company. So here's my story and it's slightly bizarre. I have a hormone issue that put me on bc when I was 17. I'm now 24 and not TTC. Suddenly I've had 2 months of odd AF: one that was late and only lasted a day and then I was late the following month. Keep in mind, I AM on BC and I'm set like a lunar clock. About three weeks ago I started feeling really out of sorts: Mood swings, bloating, major cramping in my abdomen, dizziness, and I feel like I'm outgrowing my bra. I finally went to see the Dr. to see what the heck was up given my hormonal issues in the past and a family history of thyroid disease. I don't have thyroid disease, but come to find out my BC wasn't strong enough and I've been ovulating!! She said I was just PMSing and that there is nothing wrong. (Yeah right, PMS for four weeks straight?) I took a hpt which came out to be negative as well as a urine test in the dr.'s office. AF should be here in another week, and I still feel horrible. I recently found out that my mother tested negative three times with me and I am hoping that my AF is on time. I'm not happy about waiting. But like I said, at least I'm in good company :-D

rose0229 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I got my period for the month of June but for this month ( July ) I'm 10 days late - so I did the urine test and blood test and both came back negative. I have no cramping or anything and usually I get grumpy when my period is coming - nothing! Is it possible that I am pregnant but it's too early to detect?

DebbraT |

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I seem to be in the same boat as a lot of you here. Was on BCP for 8 years due to hormonal imbalance. Went off in June 2010. Periods have been irregular but usually between 30-35 days...never more then 41 days between cycles. I am 29yo. Been using condoms as my only form of BC. BF and I are not TTC. It has now been 50 days since my last period. Have been nauseous, light headed, and dizzy all week. Some nipple pain and headaches the last few days. No spotting what so ever. Had cramping when I was expecting my period but that has mostly tapered off. I took a HPT last Monday and today and they were both negative. I plan to call my doctor on Monday to see where to go from here. I wanted to throw my story into the mix since reading all of these has helped me so much. I will follow up when I know more. I would love to know the results of some of the others that have posted here.

Pixelpants |

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Are any of you who tested negative after missing their period pregnant now?

mirullia |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hi Everyone. I am going through the same thing I am almost 12 days late and no AF....and got neg hpt tests also...went in today to get a blood test done...cross your fingers

rainbowape |

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Hey Lady's, I am a week and a half late and neg hpt test. Went to the doctor today and took another Urine preg test, it was negative as well. Dr. said to come back in one month if still no AF and they would draw blood to make sure nothing else was going on. She gave me prenatal vitamins and reminded me it will probably take some time (this is only our 2nd month trying) and to try not to worry about it.

rachem18 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I came off the pill right before my wedding in April and my cycles were getting shorter (40 days then 32). Now I have gone 42 days and keep getting negative results. I have been super moody and have felt nauseous a few mornings. I spoke to a nurse at my Dr's office but she didn't seem at all concerned. At this point I can deal with more than likely not being pregnant but just wish I would get my period already.

amydiceglie |

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I missed periods in march and april...kept taking tests...alll negative, so I went to doctor. She did blood test and was so excited to tell me I was preg. But....ended up being 11 weeks with a baby that stopped dev. at 6 weeks. Had a D &C....TTC again now....its 32 days late, and guess what? NEGATIVE. again...but what if I am pregnant again. I want to know so I can be extra careful to take care of myself and hope this baby will be ok. Negative tests are so weird!!!

babtwh34 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Two months ago I was four weeks along and the pregnancy stopped, A week after my period was due this month (I hadn't realized at that point) my FH pointed out that I hadn't had my period, who knew he paid that close attention!! Anyway I ran to my calendar and realized wow it was a week late...well now I'm at 17 days late!!! and negative test this morning.... Have not been under stress at all or sick... Now I'm not sure what to do, in two days I'm scheduled for a mammogram (breast cancer filled family), I don't know if I should call my doctor and let her know that I could be pregnant. Can you have a mammogram if you're pregnant? In all honesty I'm terrified regardless because my breasts are TENDER! I can't imagine the pain it's gonna cause during the procedure....it's bad enough when they are normal :-( I just wish I knew, if anything I'm scared to find out I am and lose it again.

rubymn23 |

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I thought I would follow-up on my previous post (reposted below). I saw my doctor this week after 60 days with no AF. They did a blood test to check everything (HCG, Testosterone, CBC, FSH, TSH and Prolactin) and everything came back normal. They also did a complete pelvic sonogram and that also looked normal. So no pregnancy, no problems with my hormones, and nothing odd in the ultrasound....and no period at 64 days. I have been told to wait another 30 days and if it doesn't come by then to come back. I am writing it off to stress and intense exercise and will try to relax while waiting for my AF to arrive. I hope my follow-up helps to put some of your minds at ease...or at least makes you feel less alone. Much luck to you all. ****************** I seem to be in the same boat as a lot of you here. Was on BCP for 8 years due to hormonal imbalance. Went off in June 2010. Periods have been irregular but usually between 30-35 days...never more then 41 days between cycles. I am 29yo. Been using condoms as my only form of BC. BF and I are not TTC. It has now been 50 days since my last period. Have been nauseous, light headed, and dizzy all week. Some nipple pain and headaches the last few days. No spotting what so ever. Had cramping when I was expecting my period but that has mostly tapered off. I took a HPT last Monday and today and they were both negative. I plan to call my doctor on Monday to see where to go from here. I wanted to throw my story into the mix since reading all of these has helped me so much. I will follow up when I know more. I would love to know the results of some of the others that have posted here. **************

Pixelpants |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Does anyone know if its possible to get both false negative HPT and blood test? I have a lot of pregnancy symptoms and there getting worse by each day that passes and i feel pregnant but no positive results.

kateO18 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm currently 6 days late (my cycle has always been dead on, too) and had my 2nd negative test this morning :(. It seems to be all I can think about (as I'm sure many of you can relate!), so I have been reading message board after message board to see others' experiences. It seems that a lot of people experience this, but I really wish more people would come back with what happened - AF or baby???

ksutt |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Here goes.. I'm a 23 yo married mother to 3 boys, 4, 2, ad close to 8 months. Before you harp on my age let me just tell you I feel older based on life experience. Anyhow, I am now 12 days overdue with my AF. I have been feeling, well, pregnant! But all pregnancy tests so far have been negative! My last test was on Saturday and I plan on testing again today! From my research, I have noted that MOST of the time when this happens, the woman is pregnant with a GIRL!! Both my aunts have had this situation (one blood relative, one marriage related). My first aunt said she kept having negative test for around 6 weeks after AF was due! And she WAS pregnant and ended up having a girl! My second aunt is the product of this here problem; her mother was VERY overdue with her period and was concerned so went to the doctor and they gave her the shot that makes you have a period (sorry forgot the name!) and it didn't work! Obviously because she was pregnant! So ladies who don't know yet and are terrified, dont give up hope! I just have a feeling that I am! We were not trying, but would gladly welcome another baby be it Gods will:) About an hour or so ago I had a bad bout of indigestion which I never get unless I'm pregnant! I've been peeing tons, my breasts have been very tender and sometimes painful (I am still nursing btw), and I have been extremely hungry as of late. I've also noticed that my arms or fingers fall "asleep" a lot and been having light cramping. I will keep everyone posted so you guys have a story to go by! I would love finally having a girl! God Bless everyone and don't give up! :)

TeamElliott5 |

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Keep us posted, TeamElliott - and best of luck to you! From all my research I seem to have found 3 scenarios of posts: A) People who had this happen to them in the past and ended up being preggo B) People who had this happen to them in the past and got AF or C) People currently going through this who don't share what outcome occured!

ksutt |

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Haha:) Very true! I plan on keeping touch, as I hate this feeling of not being sure! If someone can come and read my experience and this helps them, that would be great! By the way, tested this evening and got a wierd fading line that went away:( Hm! Going to test first thing in the AM to see if that may show something! No AF for me yet going on day 13. NOT normal for me at all. When women in my family miss their periods. Well, were pregnant! Haha so I'm thinking I most likely am. Girl girl girl give me a girl! Please! :)

TeamElliott5 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Alright, I took a test this morning, and it looked like a faint positive at first, them it went away!! My urine has also been cloudy the past few times since yesterday (this can be a sign of infection, but it's also a pregnancy sign). Stupid tests!!! Called my doctor and she said to wait another week and try again. But she also said I could go in and get a free test done from them, so I might so that as their tests detect lower levels of HTC.

TeamElliott5 |

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Hey everyone! I am having a similar problem. I stopped taking the pill in June. Had a somewhat normal period that month. My period in July was very different. It was very light and only lasted for 1 day. My periods usually last at least 4-5 days and are heavy the fisrt few days. I should have gotten my period Saturday. It is now Wednesday and still no period. I am felling very tired, sick throughout the day, swollen breasts and some abdominal cramping, but nothing like period cramps. I am also feeling different, I don't feel like myself, if that makes sense. I have taken 3 tests, all negative. Dr says to wait until the beginning of the week and call if my period hasn't came. Can anyone tell me if they have the same issue?? Could it be false negatives?

meggie0924 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am having the same thing, I am currently 19 days late and have taken 2 tests and both came back negative but I've been having pregnancy symptoms but when I was pregnant with my son I didn't find out until I was almost 12 weeks and if I'm pregnant right now I would be 7 weeks so I think I'm going to wait a couple more weeks to see if I start and if not I'm going to take another test ad hopefully it will come back positive.

Steph2oo9 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Steph, when you were pg with your son, were you taking HPT regularly that were coming back negative until you were almost 12 weeks, or did you just have no idea so you weren't even checking?

ksutt |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Actually I didn't take any tests because I didn't think I was pregnant until I didn't get my period for the month and just decided I would take a test and it came back positive and I was already 11 1/2 weeks pregnant. I just felt totally different and was feeling flutters a lot and a couple months before I found out I was pregnant I had a scare and thought i was pregnant so I took a test and it came back negative and a couple weeks later I started but this time my breast are sore and getting fuller and I feel nausea all the time and have heartburn a lot but the tests came back negative.

Steph2oo9 |

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Update: Day 16, negative test still. Going in to my doctors on Wednesday to take one of their tests (detect lower HTC) & if that's negative I'm going to get a blood test!! I just have a feeling I already know the answer (I'm pregnant!)..

TeamElliott5 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am wondering the same thing. I stopped taking the pill in June, had one cycle that was 35 days. Now I am on CD 41 no period. I have been to the dr I have had a HPT,a urine test and blood test at the dr's all negative. My nipples are really sore and I'm bloated. My Doc told me to wait until CD 45 if no period take another test. It just seems like if I truly was pregnant the blood test would have solved that. I'm really confused and trying not to stress.

katetyraymond |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

kate - having so recently come off the pill can definitely mess with your cyclces for a while as your body tries to figure out how to run things on it's own. Unfortunately, pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms are pretty much the same, so it's difficult to go by symptoms. WIth just coming off the pill, you may have ovulated later than you thought, which could mean 2 things. 1. You're not pregnant, but your period will be later due to the later ovulations or 2. You are pregnant, but not as far along as you think due to the later ovulation, which will make it take longer to show up on a pregnancy test. Blood tests are the most accurate because they can show the EXACT amoung of hCG in your blood (anything over 5 is usually considered pregnant) - that requires your doctor doing a quantitative test instead of a qualatative one, though (a qualatative test just says yes or now, and I'm not sure how much hCG you need to get a yes). Home pregnancy tests, and the doctor's urine tests only detect hCG levels over 25, and according to the American Pregnancy Association, you can be 5 weeks pregnant (since LMP) and still be at only 18 hCG and be in the normal range. Your best bet, as frustrating as it is, is to wait it out. Maybe take one more HPT before calling your doctor on CD 45. Good Luck, and keep us posted!! UPDATE on my situation: Now my period is 2 weeks late, and my most recent negative HPT was Friday morning. I spoke with my doctor last Thursday, and she said to come in for a blood test. I decided I would wait until I was officially 2 weeks late (which like I said, is today) before actually going in. I'm going to take on more HPT tomorrow morning, and if it is sitll negative, head in for my blood test. I'll keep you posted!

ksutt |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I wanted to join in here too...and wish everyone luck. It's is so completely frustrating for....mother nature I guess, to do this to us! I just want to know already. My details: My DH and I have been ttc (sometimes really trying, other times not so much) for over 2 years now. We finally went for fertility testing in july. Turns out dh has low sperm counts (like less than 15%) and I seemed to be fine. Doc is August told us we have little chance of conceiving ourselves and would have to do IVF/ICSI. Wellllll, my last period started on July 31st. It was only a 27 day cycle, which is a short for me but I figured it was stress from a death in the family. I've only had 27 day cycles 2 or 3 times. The longest cycle I ever had was 34 days and I truly believe that was a chemical pregnancy. I just felt different, and there was a very faint line on the hpt. That was over 1 1/2 yrs ago. The first 7/8 months ttc, my cycles were 30-32 days. Then they evened out to exactly 30 days for about a year. and the past 6/7 months? have been 28-29 day cycles. Anyway....I am now on cycle day 36. We BD on Aug. 13 so we had good timing. I have had extreme constant bloating. cramps and GASSY! bubble guts! The bloating seems worse than normal PMS though...it's almost as if I can actually feel my uterus. It's huge! I figured there was little chance of getting pregnant...but I'm not so sure now. The wait is killing me! I did two hpts yesterday and this morning....BFN! :( How should I count how late I am? If I go according to my last cycle, I'm 9 days late. If I go from my longest ever cycle (the chemical pregnancy) I'm only 2 days late.....average cycle, 6-7 days late. ??? All of this is just like a big giant tease! Sorry for the long post but I felt I needed to include the history. I promise to let you guys know whatever happens!

KayTee84 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: Still no period. I am over a week late now. I am taking another test in the morning. I am going to call my doctor tomorrow and try to get an appointment. If I am not pregnant, then something isn't right. This is not normal for me.

meggie0924 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: cycle day 39. Still no period for me as well. Boobs getting tender. Tested again on monday morning -- negative. So I'm holding off and testing again Friday morning. I would wait til the weekend but if I get another neg friday, I'm calling the doctor to make an appointment next week.

KayTee84 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

UPDATE: Went in today to my doctor and took one of their pregnancy tests. I even made sure not to drink anything so I wouldn't have diluted urine. Still a negative. She had a new nurse there who looked at me blankly and asked me if I really WAS late for my period. O could have slapped her. Yes.. I'm 3 WEEKS late (21 days today!!)! A dr visit is $200+ and I'm insuranceless for now, so I'm kind of at a stand still. I suppose I'm going to wait and see if my period decides to show this month. I have never ever had this happen to me, I've had 3 boys and my periods are always regular. What could be wrong? I am having some light cramps on my lower left side, but I get those early in pregnancy too so I'm stumped. Ugh!

TeamElliott5 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: My period is now 2 1/2 weeks late. I went in for a blood test yesterday, and I just got off the phone with the doctor who told me it was negative. She said I probably ovulated late (which I figured) and that means my period might just come later than expected, or if I just recently ovulated, I could have gotten pregnant and it may not have had time to implant yet. She said if I don't get my period/positive HPT in another week, I should come in and they can try to figure out what's going on. Sounds to me like I'm out for this month :-(. Probably going to take a few month hiatus on trying since a midsummer baby would be tough for us. Good luck to everyone else, and please keep us posted!

ksutt |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update again:( Well Ksutt, looks like we are in the boat together. I think I just started my stupid period. 3 weeks late. This has never happened before and I'm not sure what led to it. Admittedly, we were not trying (we have 3 little boys already), but I was really looking forward to maybe getting a girl, so I'm a bit (maybe more so) heartbroken. Good luck ladies and don't give up!

TeamElliott5 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm quite heartbroken myself TeamElliot.....I took another test this morning -- negative. A few hours later and I was seeing red (and lots of it). I tried so hard not to get my hopes up, but I (and DH) am so devastated. I just know it's a miscarriage. I had cramps and bloating and PMS like I always do starting a week before AF was due....like always! Then it just never showed, for 2 solid weeks. I still have preggo symptoms. Why can our bodies be such a tease?!?

KayTee84 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Another Update: I am a little over 2 weeks late and still having negative pregnancy tests ( I have taken 2 more). Have a Dr appt on Wednesday. Hopefully find out what's up. I will post the results.

meggie0924 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My hubby and I have been TTC since March 2011. During the 3rd week of August we had sex which was my most fertile window. The days that followed I started taking the drug Provera which is to help me ovulate more regularly. I only took it for 5 days instead of 10 because it was making me sick. During those 5 days we also had sex twice. A few days later I started my period. 2 weeks after my period I spotted for 3 days. Very light brown discharge that was barely a spot on a pad. I am now 11 days late. I've taking 2 pregnancy tests and were negative. My boobs are super sore. I had acid reflux yesterday and I felt exhaustion today to the point that I couldn't wake up even when the phone rang several times. I think I ovulated because of the provera drug. Is it possible to have gotten pregnancy right before my period and have gotten it only because the HGC levels were too low? My hubby and I are keeping our fingers crossed. Any advice or ideas? Please help!!

mya1218 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Well, I may have updated with "Sounds like I'm out this month" a little too early!!! I'm on CD 57 (usually have a 28 day cycle) - have had multiple negative HPT and 1 negative blood test, but his morning I decided to take one more HPT before calling me doctor again about the fact that my period is still missing, and it came back POSITIVE!! I am in complete and utter shock! So all you ladies experiencing what I went through, don't give up hope! It's not over until AF sings!

ksutt |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Well i havent been ttc but i havent been protecting it either. Im at this point 4days late and no sign of AF. I have had sooo many symtoms of pregnancy like tender breasts,frequent urination,nauseas,mood swings(very bad:(), acid reflux, crazy food cravings and if i dont eat i get sick,hot flashes and so more. Ive taken 4 hpt and all negative:( hopey im just showing postive late. Guess we will see....

browneyez35 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update- AF came today...i'm devestated to say the least because i got my hopes up. Maybe next time...

browneyez35 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

AF 6 days late, cramping, tired, LOTS of (-) HPTs, went to the doctor today for their version of a pee test, (-). Don't really know whats going on. It seems like it's 50/50, some women test (-) and end of pregnant, others their AF arrives. I have 3 children, but I don't believe I ever tested this early for pregnancy. The cramping is whats getting to me, if it weren't for the cramping I wouldn't suspect pregnancy, oh yeah, that and the late period. I just wish more women would come back to the site and say whether they ended up pregnant or not. I just really want to move on, either in the direction of another baby or AF!! I'm going crazy. I hated the way the nurse looked at me today when I showed up (-), "Your DEF. NOT pregnant." Okay lady, take a look at any number of blogs where women don't test positive for several weeks if not longer! It feels good to see I'm not alone in this weird limbo place we are existing, crazy! Any input would be appreciated.

rlm5126 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

rlm5126...I know just how you feel. My hubby and I just started ttc and last month I was 2 weeks late before my AF showed! I experienced lots of cramping as well, which is very unusual for me. I know its hard but hang in there. I do hope you get the results you want. Good luck to everyone!

BBhopes15 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm in the same boat, My last period was on the 25th of August and I expected my last period on the 22nd of September, but AF never arrived. Taken 5 pregnancy tests, yes five and all negative, i didn't take one today, because i'm irritated. lol. I just want AF or an answer. My doctor told me not to start worrying too much unless i miss next month too, but that's such a long wait, she did go ahead and advice to get on prenatal vitamins though just in case.

ashrenee11 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am exactly 14 days late and also tested negative on hpt urine test and had a negative blood test (under 5) but feel pregnant and have a swollen lower stomach. i also had sex around my ovulation day which was august 8th. I had a short 2 days off and on stop and barely start spotting and pinkish bleeding if you will. 2 weeks after ovulation and now have completely missed september's. I am planning to get a pelvic exam tomorrow if i can make it and ill let everyone know my results because im bookmarking this page. Please to the orgional poster let us know what happens with you.. I am so confused with what is going on with my body and obviously there are alot of women experiencing this...

loverayne06 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hey guys, I am 4 days late and have never been this late except when pregnant with my son. The other day I sat down and it hurt inside my stomach like when I was pregnant and I had the butterfly feeling and everything. Very fatigued but like when I was pregnant last time I can't sleep and have a lot on my mind and weird dreams. Anyways 4 days late and took a negaive test last nite. Idk what to think. Any suggestions?

jacobysmommy3 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm in a similar boat as many of you here, but slightly different. AF has been regular since I stopped BFing my daughter a year ago, but last month came a week early (at the end of August). Since then, BFN. So my question is, when would this AF have been due? This week? Last week? IDK. I've tested twice, both negative. I don't have any real symptoms to speak of except really tender breasts, but I never had many symptoms this early on with any of my previous pregnancies. I just wanted to share because I know reading everyone else's posts on here has helped me. Also, if anyone has any thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

momamany |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

At the end of July I had my IUD taken out. I had my period on August 1st and lasted until August 9th and then it came back on August 11th and lasted until the 17th. Mother nature did not send me a gift in September and it is now October 6th and I have yet to receive a gift. I’m totally freaking out because I have taken four tests and they are all negative. I honestly don’t know what to do anymore… I’m an emotional wreck… I’ve gained weight, I am peeing like crazy, I haven’t thrown up yet but I feel like my sense of smell is stronger. If I don’t like the smell of something I want to puke… I’m scared it’s just all in my head because I’m TTC…

RIAROX06 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am in the same boat as everyone...However, I am only 4 days late with my period but I am ALWAYS on time! All negatives on HPTs and negative on blood test today. I have bloating and cramping which is not normal period pains to me. Everyone please update what happens! I will as soon as something happens! I am just wanting AF to come or find out I am pregnant!

lizrose1215 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Today I am 16 days late. I am never late, always start on the 24th! I have taken 4 HPTs and all say negative. I have scheduled a blood test for tomorrow. I have a lot of pg symtoms; headaches, using the bathroom a lot, hungry, mild cramping in my lower stomach, and lower back pain. We have been TTC since June 2010, so we are hoping, but trying not to get to excited. I will update everyone after I get the results back.

srblair0610 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: AF arrived on the 5th, two hours after going in for blood PT. It was neg, but AF has been lighter than usual and even stopped for 12 hours Friday night before starting up again yesterday morning. WTF??? I have another appt tomorrow to find out what's going on with me, because my bbs are still sore, peeing alot, and I'm an emotional wreck. Good luck to you ladies on your BFP's!

momamany |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hello ladies, it's been 70 days since lmp, and I have of course missed my September and now October cycle. I've tested twice in September which came out negative. If nothing shows up by Wednesday I am going for blood work and will post an update. Goodluck to all ttc.

ladii jj |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

UPDATE: I started my period a week late...sad but now I can move on to the next month instead of having this over my head! If I hadn't started, my doctor was going to give me a pill to make me start my period as long as I had another negative pregnancy test. This would be an option if any of you would like to move on and keep trying!

lizrose1215 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Like many women above I just joined this site because I've been FREAKING OUT! I'm 10 days late, and I always have a 30 day cycle. My bf & I aren't ttc. I just really want to know what's going on at this point. I've taken 3 HPTs & they've all been neg. For the past 2 weeks I've been getting all of the symptoms that I normally get when AF is close (including cramping every day), but still nothing. If I am pregnant I would only be about 4 weeks. I'm going to get a blood test done on Monday. I will be sure to post an update!

Fay143 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am now 52 days late. I have taken 5 hpts and they all came up negative. I have been very nauseous, especially in the afternoon/evening, extremely tired, lower backache, headaches, sore boobs, crampy, moody, craving crazy stuff... This past week I went to see my dr. He did a pelvic exam, blood test, and ordered an ultrasound. I am now playing the waiting game to find out if I am or not. My hubby and I have not been trying to conceive. I'm a teacher and some of my kids keep coming up to me and rubbing my tummy or make little pregnancy comments to me. My dog is also being a lot more clingy to me, and only me. He keeps resting his head on my belly as if he feels or hears something in there. Just looking forward to talking to someone who is in the same boat with me...

Bran523 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hello everyone, I am a little new to posting in forums so bare with me! I am in the same boat as all of you. AF is 6 days late now. I have been feeling bloated, have gotten headaches the last few days and feel mild cramping in my lower left abdominal area. I have taken 1 HPT a day since Ive been late (it is becoming a little obsessive I know), I have never in my life been this late. I was on BC for 3 years and stopped taking it back in May. My hubby and I officially started trying to conceive in August, so we haven't been trying very long...but in the time frame that I have been off BC this is the first time Ive been this late, so makes me a little nervous. I told the hubs, I will go to the doctor after day 7. I will keep everyone updated. The part that makes this worse is I am on travel for the rest of this month for my job, so I guess I'd have to find a walk-in clinic that takes my insurance. Best of luck to all, the updates are very encouraging!

BabyZMom2B |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just wanted to update. I decided to give AF a little more time. I was still experiencing all of the symptoms I have before her arrival so my doctor said to give it a little more time. I've been experiencing light cramps on and off, and my Dr. said the cramps are probably a sign that AF is coming very soon, however, I've had them almost everyday for about 3 weeks now. I am now 15 days late with the same symptoms. I've taken a total of 4 HPT and they've all been neg. I'm not sure what's going on, but I am going in tomorrow. I'll update again soon!

Fay143 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm 22 days late now. My blood test came back negative yesterday. This is actually good news as my boyfriend and I are definitely not TTC anytime soon. My doctor is giving me BC that should bring on AF and regulate things. Good luck to all of those hoping for a BFP!

Fay143 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

This is the first month we have been TTC. I had an IUD for 2 years and got it out in Sept and have since had a normal period prior to TTC. My period was due 6 days ago and I've taken 2 tests. both have been negative. I'm really frustrated because I'm having other symptoms like extremely tired, headaches, mild cramping and it doesn't help that at least 2 people not knowing we were trying have asked me if I'm pregnant. I'm ok if we're not pregnant because it is our first try and know everything takes time. I just feel like I'm in a weird pregnancy limbo... not pregnant but no period.

sarahkay24 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am also in the same boat! This is the first month I have been off BC and also the first month TTC. I am currently 4 days late and had a BFN hpt on 3rd day late. I was on BC for a year and was always reg. before going on BC. Is there a chance I am prego? or am I getting my hopes up too soon? Could it just b/c I just got off BC and need to give it more time? My boobs are sore and have had mild cramping like AF is on it's way.. but nothing!

aliciavanderveen |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

so sorry don't know what I was thinking....I have been on birth control for 3 years

aliciavanderveen |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

update....got AF...... here's to hoping for next time!! Good luck ladies!!!

aliciavanderveen |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update, last af was august 1st and I posted on October 9th and after almost 3 months of no af I finally got it November 4th.

ladii jj |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I had a negative preganancy test on the day of my period. I'm on day 33 of my period now and still no period. My cycle has been as long as 34 days in the past two years. If it goes to 35 I'll consult my fertility specialist.

Glo888 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I had been on BC for 3 years. My periods were always irregular, so I decided on Seasonique so it wouldn't be such an adjustment to get my period since I would normally get it only every 3 months or so. I quit taking it in May and got my period. I thought I was really lucky because AF came exactly 1 month later in June and we wanted to start TTC in July/August. Well, over 100 days later, no AF and several BFN, I contacted my DR and she prescribed me progesterone to help get AF. Took it for 10 days and FINALLY got AF on day 11. I used an OPK and just to be safe, DH and I did the deed every other day! I'm now on day 33 and still nothing but BFN!!! So frustrating! I'm hoping there is still a chance for that BFP, or I'll be calling the DR in a couple weeks to see what the next step is....Good Luck to All!!!!

ekstrath |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm in the same boat as many others. I stopped taking BC at the end of July this year after being on it for 14 years. Originally on the BC to help deal with heavy/irregular AF. So in August, I had my AF on schedule (first one after stopped the BC). September I ended up being a week late. As of today, I'm 53 days out since my last AF (the one in September), and 24 days out since my missed AF (that should have happened in October, if you can follow that logic). I've taken three HPTs, all negative. Went to the doctor yesterday for the blood test and that was negative as well. I had thought I was getting the hcg test but it was just a standard positive/negative test. Waiting to hear back from the doctor's office to see if I can get the other test done. I'm due for AF again on Monday... so we'll see. I definitely "feel" different, but part of me wonders if that is all psychological. I'll definitely update if/when anything happens. Fingers crossed.

adeb9562 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

So we've been ttc for a little over half a year...I thought I was preggers for the month of October since I thought I was having whats called Implantation bleeding...I'm very regular (28) but for October I spotted for like 2 days I knew it wasn't period since I'm very heavy the first days and periods last @5 days. So I've been testing for (+) ever since and all Ive gotten is (-) what's weird is that my breast feel very sore which is nothing like me eveen before or after period and I'm always hungry and I've been gaining weoght. It's very sad to see all those (-) specially cause I knw I am...I'm suppose to get my period this Wednesday so I guess well have to wait and see...if I dnt and still getting (-) I'm definitely gna go for a blood test....ill keep you guys updated.

110809 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

UPDATE! Well I took a third test and it was also negative. So I waited 2 more days and went to see my doctor. He sent me for a blood test and it was positive!!! My levels were too low for the tests I was taking. So don't give up if your getting negatives and no period. Your body knows so listen to it!

sarahkay24 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Yes. In my personal experience the first test taken 2 days after my missed period was negative, I waited another 4 days and tried a different brand of test and voila...pregnant! Try waiting a couple of extra days and perhaps a different brand of test, for me first response turned out to be pretty accurate :)

Magy420 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update for me as well. After going in to get the quantitative blood test (the one that shows the numbers), I'm most definitely not pregnant. Results came back around the 1.4 range. Here's hoping that AF returns soon (she's overdue still...) and that I can get on with my life and try again next month. :-)

adeb9562 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Yet another anecdotal tale- so I am NOT TTC. I'd been thinking about it recently but figured it would be at least another 3 or 4 years down the line. I'm 22 and married for just over a year. In any case, I haven't been on BCPs for about 8 months, so we've been relying on other forms of BC- and broke a condom a couple weeks ago. I didn't really worry much about it, my AF has been fairly regular within a couple of days since I went off the BCPs (with only one major exception when it was a week early back in May). I'm often a day late though, and was expecting things to start on Saturday (the 12th, then expected Sunday when they didn't... and now it's Wednesday and I'm still waiting. I'm inclined to think that this is just my body's way of playing some great, cosmic prank, by deciding to be late NOW, but I really wasn't stressing about it UNTIL I hit Sunday and hadn't started AF. I'm still inclined to think that I'm just working myself up to the point that I'm just not getting my period, because on Sunday and Monday evenings, I had these fits (an hour or two) of feverish lightheadedness and mild nausea (not vomiting), which I sort of assumed to be psychological with starting to worry (And on Sunday, I did some quick research and realized that the broken condom incident occurred, of course, right in that peak ovulation window). But I've also had mild cramping since Friday or Saturday, thought I'd started AF TWICE this weekend (once Fri, once Sat) from heavy CM, and (TMI) have just had a LOT of bowel movement with the cramping since Sunday or so (a usual symptom of mine in the first two days of AF). Tests Sunday and today both came up negative. I'll test again this weekend if no AF.

akoerne1 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update...ok again this month I started my period first wi clearth pink discharge then got a lil heavier yet not as heavy as it usually is...it only lasted 1 day and a half and now brown discharge....its so frustrating becuase I keep testing negative yet I havr all the pregnancy symptoms...nausea, heartburns, akways hungry and most importantly breast soreness...I don't knw what to do anymore....I wish I knew if I was pregnant or not.we've been trying for a lil over a year and Its my second baby so I don't know why its taking so long to concieve...I took 1 month with my first one...is any one going tru this? eho light wna share their experience?

110809 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Giving a answer to your be yourself quotes question is like becoming quotes about death of a loved one itself

laran21 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am two days late for AF and have tested three times, two days apart starting two days before it was expected, all BFN. Been having very mild, fluttery type cramps for about a week now, and was very nausus this week. I can smell absolutely everything and am not enjoying that at all! This is incredibly maddening!! I am so glad to see all these other women with the same frustrations as me, it makes me feel a little less crazy! Guess I will play the Waiting Game and see if anything changes..... Right now I'm feeling like no news is good news....

charliebearbarnett |

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I feel so repetitive, but I'm in the same boat as everyone else :) This is our second month TTC, and I am as of today, 5 days late. On occasion due to stress, I have been late in the past BUT I haven't been stressed at all this month! The unfortunate part is, I'm leaving on Tuesday for England for 11 days for my cousin's wedding...so I'm not sure what to do! Should I go somewhere and get a blood test before I go? Should I just wait and see until I get back? I just don't want my family in England to get excited if we AREN'T...and I don't want to draw attention to myself at the wedding by not drinking if I'm really not! HA...so confusing and frustrating! Any advice would be appreciated. Good luck everyone! xoxo

AmieJade |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

whoops, forgot to write I have taken 2 at home tests and both are negative. I'm going to pick up a different brand tomorrow as I saw that advice above! :)

AmieJade |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am with on this boat. I feel like crying everytime I tell my story but here it goes.. i'm 22 years old and my boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years now. We've gotten to a point in both of our lives where if it happens, it happens. He doesn't wear condoms because he can't "get off" with them and i can't use birth control because it always causes me to gain weight. i'm already overweight as it is. you could probably say i need to lose weight to be able to conceive its just like playing with fire, i suppose. i hate this playing games idea. i take hpt all the time hoping for that little negative sign to be one day a positive. i haven't had a period since sept. 18. i'm 10 days late so far. i do have irregular periods which is another hassel in itself. i just don't know what to do. i know plenty of girls who have sex the first and boom! they're pregnant. i think im stressing over this too much. i do have an appointment with an ob/gyn next tuesday to find out what is happening. help!!

llowe2008 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

New to this Q & A. I am 33, I have a 2 year old. I got preg with him no problem. Now I have been off BC for 6 months, have had my period every month on the 29th day like clockwork. I was sure I was pregnant this morning 4 days late, but nope the test showed negative. The reason I was so sure is because I have never been late and usually 2 or so days before my AF I am really anxious and sometimes down, but this month I feel great! I have bloating but that is all so I really don't have any symptoms. I used an ovulation kit with my first child and I had all the preg symptoms very early on. Anyone else have experience with late periods/low hcg with secondary pregnancies? I really thought this test would be positive, I have NEVER been late for my period since I started at 10 yrs old!

Aldensmom |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I don't have an answer but I have a story. I got pregnant in 2008 and ended up almost dying from a tubal pregnancy rupture... A few months ago I was preggo again and ended up miscarrying. Ever since the ectopic I have had hormonal issues and seems my body is just off... I have a new bf now and we aren't trying but aren't not trying either... My period is now 11 days late and I have gotten 7 negative hpt test results. Weds the 23 I was so naseous that I had to leave yoga. That was 2 days before my period was due. Now period still isn't here an 4 days ago I began experiencing slight cramping. Still no period. I go to the Gyno tomorrow so hopefully some answers :) I will post results. I am pretty healthy and I work out an way well. Last month I was taking prenatal vitamins so the chances are high but I just hope nothing is wrong with me. I wouldn't mind welcoming a little one. Keep you posted

Estgtalent |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: this morning I took another test... Positive. Going to thedoctorthis afternoon to confirm and check blood levels ;) will keep you posted

Estgtalent |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

So, i'm not actively trying to concieve, and have always had my period on a regular basis. When i had my son i knew something was up when i got my "period". It was spotty and only lasted a few days. Took a test and it immediatly showed positive (before the urine even got to the top of the window). 6 yrs later my "period" was a couple days late and it's spotty, but neg on the test. I'd like to get a mirena because bc makes me break out in acne (just like preg) but don't want to chance it if i'm expecting. Due for a physical tomorrow anyway, so i'm going to have them test for prego too... I would love a baby - emotionally ready- but don't know if i'm financially ready to have a baby. Wish me luck!

Marisol126 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm glad to hear other people feel crazy with the waiting part! I have been TTC for about 7 months now, my last period was off schedule...but I feel certain I got my ovulation window right. Now I'm not sure if I'm two days late or still have a day to wait. I have several symptoms (maybe they are just in my head) Test this morning was negative :( I guess I'll keep waiting. It's nice to hear you other ladies' stories! Especially the negatives that turned up positive later!! Good Luck to all.

dontpanic31 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: had a positive HPT last night at 7 days late. It was 1st response with very faint second line. Had appt with GYN today and urine was negative. Guess I had a chemical preg. Still waiting for hcg results due in tomorrow but I think I will be disappointed. :( good luck to all. Will update again tomorrow

Aldensmom |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Another update: ugh, I'm so discouraged! I just wanna know one way or another if I'm pregnant or not and now I have another maybe. My OB just called and said my hcg level was 24 yest. It's low but sometimes women have low hcg so now I have to go back tomorrow to get a recheck. I won't know the results till Monday! :( will let u all know what happens. Please share updates

Aldensmom |

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Hi everyone, I seem to be having the same problems as everyone else. I don't get it. Me n my husband have 3 1/2 year old daughter. I was on BC pills before her n when we were ready to get pregnant with her it happened right away. I found out I was pregnant with her when I was 3 weeks along. Now we r trying to get pregnant again n I went back to the pill after her n a few months ago I quit taking the pill cus we were gonna be starting to try. Well last month was the month that we started trying n I am on a 31 day cycle n my first day of my last period was oct 31 n my ovulation days were the week of the 14th that's the week we started trying well here it is dec 8th n I was supposed to start on the 1st n I didn't. I took a pregnancy test early before I missed my period cus that's how early I was with my daughter well this pregnancy test said neg. So waited till I actually missed my period n I did so I took another test the day after my missed period it said neg. So here I am a week late exactly 7 days late n I took another pregnancy test this morning n it said neg again. I am having pregnancy symptoms but the tests keep saying neg so I don't get it! Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't have insurance so I don't want to go to a dr. For a blood test till I actually get a pos on a home test.

Trishellesmom |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: got physical and blood test. No cysts making me poss have preg symptoms, and blood came back neg. I've been havinf a spotty period the last 6 days and then today i started having a real period, cramps bloating etc. Guess it was in my head. Hope i din't bleed for another week... Guess it just wasn't meant to be. Kinda depressed. Good luck to the rest of you!

Marisol126 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hello everyone! I have read all these posts and it gives me hope. My husband and I have been TTC for 7 months now. I have never been pregnant and always get AF every 29 days...I was expecting it December 2nd it is now Dec. 10th and 8 days and no AF and day 36 of last period. I took 3 HPT all of which were First response and all negative. I told my mother and grandma and they think I'm pregnant... BUT I don't want to get my hopes up ...I just don't know why the test would be negative...My mom mentioned I may be stressed..but even when stressed AF always shows up! :( I don't like this waiting game...Being pregnant would be the best Christmas gift! Please, wish us luck!

MrsJacquelin |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am 2 weeks late for AF. I have NEVER been late. My husband and I have been trying to conceive, but all of my home tests have been negative. I am tired, extremely moody, feel like I am hungry every 5 min, have a clear to milky colored discharge that does not itch or burn, bloated......the list goes on. I see the GYN on Wednesday and the nurse wanted him to give me Provera to induce my period. I DON'T THiNK so!!! I am demanding a Blood test. Especially since I have pregnancy symptoms and my families never register with urine right away. I'm so confused. I want a chil :-(

willysnurse28 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Read most of the comments ahead, and like most of you Im in similar situation. I am going on 2 weeks late, have a lot of the symptoms (sore breasts, fatigue, nausea) I went in for blood test last night, and still waiting for doctor to call back. With my first pregnancy the urine tests repeatedly said negative...so when they finally did a blood test i was 16 weeks! I hope I get as lucky this time!

AmandaRogers88 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I have been trying to get pregnant for 18 months. I haven't had my period for 3 months, but I've taken a home pregnancy test every week since and ALL of them came out negative (I know how to use them), but after being sick for weeks, my doctor had me do blood work. It says that I am. Why didn't ANY of the home tests say positive? I'm skeptical that I am though because all said negative and that the girl that did the blood work didn't seem to know what she was doing. I don't know if the vials got switched or what.

sarah0505 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

UPDATE!!! Went to GYN yesterday. Urine HCG was negative. He did a pelvic exam and bloodwork. He told me it is too early to tell. So now I'm just waiting on bloodwork.

willysnurse28 |

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Im so relieved to find this thread. Im currently 12 days late and have taken 5 tests, all showing neg. Ive been feeling sick some days, other days im convinced its all in my head. I go weds for a blood test, i just cant stand not knowing. Its nice to know im not alone, i will defintely post my results one way or another. Thank you so much for your shared experiences :)

whiterecluse89 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My SIL actually took a home test after her doctor told her she was pregnant, and the HPT came up negative while she was looking at her sonogram! So I really have very little faith in anything other than the doctors office. Plus, when I had my first loss, I took another test the in the morning (about 2 hours before the m/c started) and it still came up negative. Started bleeding heavily and massively cramping, went to the ER and was told I had in fact been pregnant.

princesspgd |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Phew.. I'm not alone.. Good.. My fiance and I have been somewhat trying to conceive, and my last period was on November 13th. So when December 13th rolled around, I was super happy. I'm now at 19 days past when I should have started, and have oddly been craving nothing but chicken (I'm the red meat type of chick), the smell of popcorn at the theatre made me feel ill (and I usually love the smell), I've had clear discharge with no smell (which I've heard is a sign of early pregnancy), my boobs have been hurting and seem bigger (fiance even said that), and I feel bloated. I've taken, oh, 8 at home tests and all have shown up negative. I did set up an appointment for this coming Wednesday for a yearly and also for a blood test.. I'm really hoping that I am pregnant. If not, then my body is really effing with me.. :-/ I'll post what happens, since I'm guessing I won't hear from the doctors til Friday with blood results.

nicwok85 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

It could be a false negative. I was pregnant with my daughter not knowing I was pregnant didn't have my period so I started taking pregnancy test in 2 months I had 9 pregnancy test done at home and going to the doctors still had negatives after 3 months with no period still finally that 10th one was positive in July ended up i got pregnant in may. So I believe it is possible after all I been threw and doctors telling me i wasn't pregnant and really i was and at almost 3 months along i was still testing negative.

ctwomblt |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am very new to this website, and very new to the idea of having a baby, a small warning I am not so up to date with all of the preganancy terms that everyone seems to use so bear with me. I am 22 years old, and not TTC, but not completetly avoiding it either... as of right now I am 20 days late. My boyfriend and I are ok with having a baby so we have had unprotected sex a few times here and there. I started my period when I was 9 years old and have NEVER been more than three days late, so needless to say I am a bit concerned. I have taken 6 tests...all of them Negative (i feel like the people at Target think i am crazy because i have bought three different sets!). i have had no really weird symtoms, I am just really tired all the time and moody (which can definately be due to the fact that I am worried). A few times I have a weird sensation in my breasts...kind of a sharp quick pain that dulls out. I have had NO PMS symtoms at all, I usually cramp pretty badly and have tender breasts the week before AF is due. I have an appointment in the morning with my OB/GYN and hope to finally figure out with the heck is going on...I WILL POST AN UPDATE!!!! Anyways, I was wondering has anyone else been this late with a negative urine test recently???

Marissazm329 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

UPDATE: Went to the doctor's today (day 22 of missed period) and did a pee test (still negative) and they went ahead and did my yearly exam. Then, talking to the doc, told him periods are always right about the same time, never have bleeding between, yadda yadda, and he says "well I see you've gained 15 pounds in the past year so I'm going to do blood work for diabetes and thyroid" and basically told me I'm just fat and that his tests are never wrong. Because I requested a blood test, he's going to do one, but he was reluctant, it seemed to even to that.. I'm so upset right now.. But I have to fast to do my blood work so I'll find out next week after I do it tomorrow... Keep everyone informed, I guess..

nicwok85 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just got back from the doctors toO. He basically said unless I was 3-6 months late he didn't see a reason for blood work... I too requested a blood test and I should know tomorrow... The doctor upset me too, he didn't even ask me any questions.

Marissazm329 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update:Blood work came back negative... Still no sign of AF. Bummed out. Not too sure what to think.

Marissazm329 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am now 6 days late, which is not normal for me. I took a test and it was negative. I am thinking of taking another one, but my husband is getting a little sick of me crying wolf every month! We are not yet TTC, but we would be very happy if we did. Actually, I think I would be dissappointed if I wasn't Preg at this point. That's probably why I test every month, because I really want a baby. I'm glad I read all these stories. Thanks for sharing ladies!

Erinm278 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'am now 8 days late and have had 2 - pregnancy tests. I am experiencing nausea, sore nipples, and most of all bloating and cramping in abdomen. My stomach is hard as a rock and Im incredibly tired. I went off birth control 3 months ago and have been very regular since. All of a sudden now this month I did not get it. Both of my cousins said they had - tests and were pregnant. I have an appointment Tuesday for a blood test. Could I be pregnant?

Beach086 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

i am also in the same situation. my cycles are normally from 30-35 days the latest. today i am on cd 41 negative test with a FRER. im getting so frustrated. with my two last children i didn't realize i was late with them and was already 8-9 weeks along with them before i tested. so maybe im just a later to turn positive on a test person.

cherryblossom2012 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

UPDATE: I got my blood work back today and I'm not pregnant.. Kind of bummed.. Fiance and I are trying, but now, honestly, I could care less to try.. Why get hopes up if it's just going to cause me to be upset all the time? Still no period, either, and it should've been here December 13th, if it decided to actually come on time.. So I guess, if it doesn't come by about Valentine's day, I'm going to see about getting something to start it..

nicwok85 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

sorry nicwok.. im also still in the waiting game i took three frer's yesterday and the were -ive. its crazy the way our cycles have decided to all of a sudden just stop. best wishes hun.

cherryblossom2012 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

For the last couple months i have been expierncing PG symptoms. i have had nausea, vomiting, increased weight then decresed weight, cramps and my stomach feels hard and is round and i have increased gas and boal movements. i have still had a period but not normal like spot for 2 days bleed heavy for 1 n then light for the last 2. its been like this for 3 months. i used to be able to suck in my stomach and hide my chunk but now it seems impossible i cant even sleep on it. i have taken multiple urine test over the past 3 months but they are all negative.... could it be a false negative???

AlexisReanna0420 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hey Ladies! Reading your posts has been the only thing comforting me the past two weeks. Ive been tracking AF for over a year (for when we ttc). 28 day cycles to the day. Im two weeks late, lots of symptoms, with 4 BFN hpt's and I had a Blood test when I was 6 days late (which at 4 weeks you may not even be producing HCG, and anything <25 they consider negative: the same as a HPT). Also, the dr. didnt even tell me anything that I hadnt learned from all of the blogs, and just made a lot of comments that made me mad (it was a man...what do they know about periods?) What a waste... now I have to play the waiting game and cross my fingers.

BubbySmu |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

So far my period is 10 days late and I have had 3 negative pregnancy tests, but I am just not convinced. I did use cheap generic pregnancy tests, does anyone know if they are really not as accurate as name brand? It is very unusual for my period to be late and it has NEVER been this late. Last month my period started 6 days early and was very short and light, but I had attributed that to the fact that I had taken plan b about a week earlier since my husband is not ready for kids yet, I am not on birth control,and we had a slight condom malfunction. I AM JUST SO CONFUSED! I have had some really strange sharp cramping, not like the cramps that I get with my period, I am ALWAYS hungry, my boobs have gotten huge (compared to their usual jellybean size) and are extremely sore. I have also been more tired than usual, had to pee a ton more than usual and tmi, but have had very few bowel movements in the last week. Should I consider going in for blood tests?

sbzh |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My last period ended on December 9. I've taken multiple tests and they have all said that I'm not pregnant. I figured maybe I just missed a period? But now it is almost February 9 and still no period....how long should I wait to see my doctor? I'm scheduled to go in April for my normal checkup...

lluvya14 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I tested 2 days after I should've gotten my period and got a negative response. Was going to go get an ovulation predictor kit since I figured my body was just a little freaked out being off the pill. I decided to retest today (6 days late) and immediately got a positive HPT! Apparently I'm one of those people where it just doesn't show up right away...so hang in there...those tests that say they are 99% accurate the day of your missed period are full of it!

jennyk712 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this blog! I too am in the same situation. My AF is 8-10 days late. I'm normally very regular. It comes between the 7th - 9th of every month. My last AF was Jan 7th. My BF and I have been trying to conceive since October and each month AF has been on time. After AF did not arrive on the 9th, I took a hpt on Feb 11 and it was negative. I waited until 15th and took another test and it was also negative. Throughout this whole time I have been experiencing lower back pains, heartburn, headaches and increased smell. While at Walgreens, I consulted a pharmacist and she said to wait a few more days because the level of hormones may not be at a high level. She also suggested taking a different test. I bought clear blue easy and will take the test in the morning. I'm becoming very anxious waiting and nervous that if I'm not pregnant could something else be wrong. I'm hoping for the best! Thank you all for sharing your stories. Will update soon

Rach7747 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I had my tubes reversed on 01/16/2012. It is now 02/28/2012n and I have all the symptoms of pregnancy. However, I kept testing negative. I've taken over 15 HPT (I know, ridiculous) and I've had two blood test...all negative! I am so frustrated. I've been pregnant a lot and I know my body. I have the tingly feeling in my breast, fatigue, nausea on occasion, but I can eat a giant horse and not get full. Also, the heartburn is trying to kill me. I had a half a day of light spotting on 02/15/2012. It was pink in color, not even red. I am so confused. I'm so afraid that I might be pregnant in my tube as this is very common after a tubal reversal. Someone, anyone what might be going on with me?!?!?!?! Oh yes, I forgot to mention that I pee more than I blink…

mtwhitaker |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

MrsLenau09: LOL! "In Vitro use only" simply means that you are not to do the test internally! It doesn't mean it's only for people to use if they've had In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)! I suggest you look up the meaning of something before you post something that makes you look like you have an I.Q. of a rock. You really made me laugh!!

acrazydaisy |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

acrazydaisy: U must be bored with your life to take the time out of you day to comment and make fun of someone elses post and not even answer the question. MY ADVICE TO YOU IS TO THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE CAUSE YOU MAKE YOURSELF SEEN LIKE A COMPLETE B****!! GOOD DAY

bwray89 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Actually acrazydaisy, you are the one who needs to look things up. In vitro just refers to procedures using a test container. I believe MrsLenau09 was referring to the tests that have you pee in a cup then insert the test, rather than peeing directly on the test. Now tell me who looks like they have an IQ of a rock.

MandyJoe2009 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

So I am on day 59 from my last period and have had no symptoms whatsover until today my breasts started to feel tender. I went to my doctor two weeks ago and tested negative and she said if I still haven't had my AF by tomorrow to call her and she would prescribe something to force my body to flush itself. That makes me really nervous, since I am reading that false negatives can be possible this far into pregnancy. I suppose I could completely miss a period and still not be pregnant, but I think I am going to insist a blood test and possibly an ultrasound if tomorrow's pee test is negative. This would be my first pregnancy.

MandyJoe2009 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am on day 63 of my cycle, still no sign that it is coming. Two tests have shown to be negative. I have been nauseaus to the point of puking, moody/emotional. but still no period and testing negative. Frustrating when you are trying to conceive. We have bee ttc for 6 months now, since being off my bc my cycle is not regular at all. Going to the doctor next week, hopefully they can tell me something.

nana711984 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm going threw this as well, my husband and i have been trying for 7 months, carefully monitoring my cycle and ovulation. but i think it may have worked finally, im 6 days late on my period which never happens, the only time ive ever been late was when i was pregnant with our now 3 year old i was 5 days late took aa test and it was positive i have taken 4 tests now and it says negative, my breasts are sore and tender, i can not eat with out feeling sick. any ideas?

BLKitchen319 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Im 66 days late and have took 5 tests and they are all negative. Ive been having bad heartburn and have been real moody and emotional and have lower back pain and headaches every day. I had my last period on feb. 14 and ovulated on the 28 and had sex the same day. Am i pregnant or is my body just playing games with me. My husband and i have been married for 7yr so we r hoping that we r pregnant it will be our first. Does anyone have any advice??????

pandd6 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm now 18 days late and having a lot of strange symptoms - cramps like I'm gonna start; have a clear discharge; started getting nauseous and tender breasts three days ago. Took several hpts and a blood test at 10 days late and all neg. Have a doctor appointment on Thursday to follow up from an abnormal pap so hopefully she can give me some insite because I'm now starting to worry that I'm not only not pregnant but something else is wrong.

robbensm |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm 7 days late on my period. Feeling fatigued, nausea, frequent headaches, mood swings, cravings, discharge, and period like cramps but still no period. I took a test just a couple of minutes ago and it came out negative. What should I do?

melinay |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I just came off of the nuvaring. While on it I had normal/heavy period lasting at least 5 days. The week I came off however I had a very light very short "period" which is very abnormal for me. Since then I have been exhausted all the time and bloating (I look 3-4 months pregnant!). I have also been mood swinging pretty bad! One minute I am crying about a commercial about puppy food and the next I'm pissed someone talked to me "in the wrong tone". I have also had food inversions to things I normally love. I took a pregnancy test because of my symptoms and strange period but it was negative... I also have a 36 day cycle so I'm no due for my period for a couple of weeks. Has anyone experienced pregnancy symptoms right after coming off of BC? Could I be pregnant even with a light "period" but it's just too early to tell still?

ashleydandscottf |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am a week late. I am frustrated because I used the digital Ovulation test to see my most fertile days. When I got the smiley face (and days prior), we were having sex every other day. I have been experiencing a lot of CM and bloated with some nausea, but no breast soreness. I've taken several tests and all negative. I was on Loestrien for 5 years and it tool about a month and a half to get my cycle. This try was on my first cycle, so maybe my body is not back in it's groove yet? I don't know, but it's so hard to wait!

lmruybal |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am so glad i'm not alone! My last period was on March 24 2012. I am never late. I have been feeling nauseated, ( but not throwing up), bloating, sore breast, fatigue and frequent urination. I took a test just now and it was neg. When I had my daughter I didn't find out until I was 7weeks and that was with a blood test. I had even taken a urine test after the doctor had told me I was preg and the urine came up neg. I hope I am preg but i'm not sure and the anticipation is KILLING ME!!!

MSTRUTH |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I have a 14 month old son but being it took us 23 months to conceive...my husband and I don't use BC, hoping to conceive again. I'm 4-5 days late, took hpt 2 days ago, negative and another this morning, negative. AF probably on her way but can't help but to hold out hope for a conception!! Major cramping monday/tuesday, some yesterday but nothing. And the tender breasts, super tired,but not moody which i typically get with PMS. When i discovered we were pregnant a couple of years ago, i took 3 hpt the same day because i just couldn't believe it, each with a very faint line, i was already about a week late at that point. Hoping its just too early to tell. Would love to give our little boy a baby brother/sister. Will let you know girls!

Jesse308 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Well AF finally made an appearance today (26 days late). Guess I just skipped a month.

robbensm |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: AF Arrived 5 days late. So frustrating. Especially now i have no excuse to be so tired and grouchy! lol Best of luck to all you mommys-to-be!! I firmly believe my son was the answer to may prayers. 'Ask and you shall receive'

Jesse308 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

im due for my period today my breats have been sore ive been feeling all the symptoms but i took a test its negative ill try to take one tommarow i suppose i know before i had a miscarriige we been ttc since our baby boy passed as welll he passed in october but i know itll happen when its supposed to i really thik im prego this time but it clould also b stress i know

amylessartor |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

i have missed my periods for 3 months and i have never missed them again and am regular ,i have a firm abdomen n my breasts are tender,have gone for urine pregnancy test 3 times now and it tests negative don't know why somebody help?

mbugua |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

hey everyone i feel a little at rest that its not me alone...my last period was on april 16th i am now over 8 weeks late took 7 hpts n all was negative took another at the hospital n also another negative so i did a blood test yesterday n got the disappointing news of another negative result,this is nerve wrecking.. i never miss my period, n i have had symptoms like u all the swollen tender breasts,n feeling nauseated( but not throwing up), bloated, increase in appetite, eating every half hr, n more frequent bathroom visits, very emotional and even have the glow everyone says.. im so confused n frustrated and looking for some answers,can anyone give me some insites to what might be going on.... any information would be greatly appreciated

trinibabe1983 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

since this has been bothering me so much and a lot of posts are old, i thought i would say that i am 6 days late and have had a few neg hpts. lmp was on 5/24, which if i was pregnant would make me about 4.5 weeks. calling my np tomorrow to go in and see her sometime soon. for a week i have had sore breasts, been tired (i'm a nursing student and off for the summer so right now is a relaxing part of my life) and had an increase in CM. i have a 17 mo son, found out when i was 7 weeks pregnant with him and my only s/s were sore breasts and feeling tired. will update, i noticed there are many stories but not many follow ups, and its a frustrating time for people like us!

ronnieanddonna |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I'm in the same boat. I have had three negative tests. I am currently two days late with none of my regular signs that AF is coming. I tested 5 and 3 days before missed AF and on day one of missing. I tried another test this AM but got an error. No real signs of being pregnant yet. Except somewhat tender breast and no AF. Gonna wait til five days late and if HPT still neg I will go to the doc. We are not TTC but would be happy if we were pregnant. Just ready to know.

Lacrossa1228 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

update: started my period on friday. bummer! maybe next time. :)

ronnieanddonna |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Hi. Basically I have a lot of information but all I really need to ask is, is it possible for me to be experiencing a lot of pregnancy symptoms and still have low levels of hcg? I have taken 2 tests one week after I experienced what I think was implantation bleeding and they were both Negative. I read that False negatives are caused by not having high enough levels of hcg in my urine but since I am feeling the symptoms doesn't it mean my hcg levels are high? I'm so confused. I feel pregnant 100% but these negative tests and strong symptoms are frustrating me.

blakqsh33p |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I have been reading everyone's questions and answers and love hearing all the support. I have similar concerns as many. I recently went off the pill in May. We have been TTC. My last AF was June 9. I have been up to a week late before, but seem to have many of the symptoms of being pregnant. I took a test last night and it was negative. My husband is sure that we are pregnant. I think we are going to test again this weekend if AF does not come. Could these be false negatives?

a & t |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Ugh...was supposed to get AF today (usually have spotting the day before and then AF comes by mid-day). Took a test and got negative. My AF has been consistent to the day since I got off the pill in March, so I was excited when AF didn't come today. :oP I also felt like I was having symptoms this past week, but it could be all in my head!?! Mostly I have had an increased appetite and frequent urination. No sickness. Was SO hoping that this would be my month, and even tried very hard to make sure we were super active during my window!!

jszy10 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

It is so comforting to know that I am not the only one who is going through this. I hate that all of you are going through it too tho. I know it's frustrating and it's hard not knowing. I am 4 days late, and I am never late. I have taken 3 home test and they have all been negative. I've never been pregnant but I just feel different, I really think that I am! I hope so! I went for a blood test today so hopefully I will have the results in a day or 2. I've also seen on here that many of you also had negative blood test, that stinks too....BUT atleast if mine is negative I'll still have a chance that it's wrong :/ Good luck ladies!

HeatherMcGlothlin |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am in about the same boat. I am 10-11 days late with AF. I'm having cramps more mild then af cramps, some butterflies or twinges in lower belly, stuffy nose, headaches, lots of clear more then normal cm, more then normal visits to the bathroom, on off itchy nipples, and 2 negative test results so far. I'm 35 and my periods have always been regular or usually at worst a day early. I'd like to be pregnant but have miscarried in the past and also been told I could be having early menopause symptoms by my mother. Idk either way I'm frustrated. Anyone else have my symptoms and later find out your pregnant? Thanks much to you all. And good luck to all of you ttc

Stichagum |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I am now 3 days late, I got a negative at one day, wasn't going to test again assumed if I was it would have been positive then. After reading these stories I guess I will test again tomorrow. We've been ttc for a year now, and had a miscarriage in may. Will update tomorrow.

tvigneau |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

When I found out I was pregnant with my son 2 1/2 years ago, I tested after being 8 days late and it was positive. I thought it would always be that easy so I was devastated last week when I tested after being 5 days late and it was negative. I was so sure I was pregnant, how could that be? Tested again on day 7 and negative again. I convinced myself that I was too stressed and that I just needed to relax and wait for my period. Day 11 though and still nothing. I tested again this morning (day 11) with a new box (never knew whey they put more than 1 in a box before. Now I know.) and I'm pregnant. I am so relieved. Both that I am pregnant, and that I understood the signs in my body better than a plastic test stick did. I guess my body just needed more time to build up the hcg. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone else who's playing this heartwrenching waiting game.

laraivchenko |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I went off the pill at the end of May. It's almost August and still no period. I took a pregnancy test last week and it was a weak positive (very faint line). I've taken three since and all of those said negative. I'm so confused! Just going to have to keep waiting I guess.

LittleMama818 |

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I can relate to so many of you! My son is 10 months old, we were not TTC when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. My period was a week late, and I got a positive result the first time, although I took about ten more HPTs (all of which were also positive) just to be sure because we were so shocked! I am now 21 days late, and have been testing every few days for weeks now. All tests were negative until this morning. Going to the doc tomorrow, hoping to ease my mind a bit. Will post what I find out.

alysia122888 |

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Hi I'm Ttc,my last period was July 18-20 had sex 21-22 sex again July 29 and august 11 now I'm a day late took a preggo test n it was negative any advice?

Babetweet13 |

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Hey ladies, me husband and I are Ttc last cycle July 18 stop on july20 had sex 21-22 and on July 29 I ovulated the 1st of august had sex again on the 10th period is a day late took a hpt and negative. Any advise?

Babetweet13 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I took my first test the day before I missed my period and I got a negative. I tried it again the next day and still got a negative, although I could see a little bit of the second line. Then the third day I tried again, the line was a little bit darker but still was not sure, so I went and got a test that simply said "pregnant or not pregnant" and it showed pregnant! I would maybe try other tests just in case :)

runwee |

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i am now 12 days late. my AF is not really as regular since i've been off BC [for about a year now]. i have been stressed lately but not stressed enough to maybe delay my AF. my breast & nipples are really sore. & a week ago i was having bad acid reflux & i am way more tired than usual. i always eat alot but i have been way hungrier lately. i've been trying to concieve for 6 months. i've also taken over 5 home pregnancy tests & all negatives. how long should i wait before setting an apt for a blood test? i'm very impatient!

devonchrystine |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My story is like so many of yours me and my DH are ttc. I am 6 days late and all last week my breast were hurting really bad and I was having lower back pain. I took 3 HPT and they all were neg. I have been feeling a little tired, headaches and dizzy. I called my doctor and she told me I could come in tomorrow and have a blood test done, I think I might do that. I will keep everyone posted

shawnese |

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Same problem here I havent had a period in 7 weeks. Pregnancy tests are negative, my doctor told me the hole story about waiting 7 days try another test did that still neg, waiting another 7 now. Seriously feeling no signs or symptoms of a period to come. I am also a nurse and around patient who are on chemo, once i am positive i know i need to stop working with those particular patients, I don't want to go the first 13 weeks of my pregnancy not knowing I am and exposing myself to radiation. Doctor just keeps telling me same stuff about hCG not being high enough to detect beause it doesnt spike as quickl in some women. Would love to hear more after the fact stories from people! I just want my period or a positive test now! continuing TTC

Babygrlbutterfly14 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Similar situation here. Since Aug of last year I have been 4-6 days early each month. Now, I am late. I took a test on day late number 1 and got a negative. I have multiple symptoms such as nausea, lower back pain, fatigue, and I have been experiencing dizziness and mild (as in more annoying than painful) headaches. Around a week ago I started getting really crampy and didn't think anything of, assuming AF was going to start early as usual, when it didn't come I didn't really think much of it. Husband and I are not TTC, but wouldn't be upset if we were pregnant. I think I will wait another week if AF doesn't show up and take another test, then go from there.

PwrStar5000 |

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I am currently 8days late i have took 5 hpt's all negative my last period was september 21st its now october 27th,i misscarried back on the 25th of july...n has my first normal period au since the misscarriage aug 25th,then my second normal one september 21st,so i expected the same for this month...but now the month is pretty much over n i still havent had a period nor a positive pregnancy,i kno there is a big possibilty i could be ,because i have been very sexually active with my boyfriend...about almost two weeks i seen very light pink spots when i would wipe sometimes for like two days and it stopped...im confused i dont whats goin on someone please help

miamarieb |

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I'm having the same problem. My period is 9 days late and it is almost always on time give or take a few days. I've taken 3 pregnancy tests all after my missed period and all are negative but I have been really nauseas, my nipples are really sore, being urinating frequently, bad headaches, light cramping, really tired, cravings in the middle of the night etc. I've never been pregnant but I definitely feel different. I guess I should go to the doctor so I can get some blood work done. I'm just so confused!

aserwatowski |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

@aserwatowski, Have you gotten an answer yet? My DH and I are TTC after losing a child I carried for 42 weeks. We knew it was a possiblity that she may pass away but we were hopeful. I have had one period since I delivered so I really dont have a cycle to guage a missed period. My DLP was Oct 25 and I had some light spotting on Nov. 10th and 11th that I attributed to ovulation. I have taken 3 test, all negative. This would be my 7th pregnancy. I have 3 boys, I had two very early m/c in between my 2nd and 3rd. and my daughter who passed away. When I was pregnant with all but my 2nd child, I had early positives. With my second, I had a early negative before finding out I was indeed preggers! I am hopeful that this time will be the same. I am on 32 days since my last period. I have had long cycles in the past (45 days) but considering the spotting I had a couple weeks ago that I think might be due to ovulation, I am hopeful that I am now preggers again! I think its safe to say that HPT are not as accurate as the say they are, but I have heard that you can definitely get a false negative, but never a false positive. Only time will tell. Hope for the best for you!

daniP77 |

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I'm currently 2 days late with a negative pregnancy test i'm a very regular cycled girl my tracker is never wrong!! So im really hoping im pregnant i guess i'll wait a few days and re test thinking friday with fmu. GL ladies !!!!

jadesmama617 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for quite some time now. I have been monitoring everything very carefully, from ovulation to s/s of pregnancy. I have been exhausted lately (even though i've been staying at home, had to quit my job because of surgery), nausea, frequent headaches, cramping around implantation and even some spotting around that time, however I just took my pregnancy test today (the day that i was supposed to start my period) and received a negative result, it nearly broke my heart because we are very excited to start our family. Should I take another test or make an appointment with my doctor to have a blood test done?

sascha&beth2012 |

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Thank you everyone that's shared. Some of the answers make me hopeful, and some of them stress me out a little more. I'm in the same boat as a lot of the other women who've responded. Period is always regular, and I'm a week late with all negative HPT's. I've been cramping for over a week, sensitive to smells, peeing every hour, and a "little" moody. I have two sons, so I know what it feels like to be pregnant and I just have this feeling. I ordered some super sensitive pregnancy tests - and am planning on trying to get a blood test this week, just because the not knowing is making me a little batty. I've really appreciated all the women who've submitted updates, so I'll let you all know either way what happens. And to sasha&beth2012 - don't give up hope! Sometimes it can take two weeks after fertilization to implant all the way and for the HCG to start showing up in your system. Best of luck to all you ladies that are trying!

nicoleroblin |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

Update: Just wanted to let everyone know that my AF finally showed up - 11 days late! This has never happened before, and it really threw me for a loop. A little sad, as you start envisioning that baby when you think you could be pregnant, but it wasn't meant to be for this month.

nicoleroblin |

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hello i just joined the website not too long ago. ive been looking for this subject, for two months straight my af has been just me spotting for a few days. my regular af is heavy and last five days. now is just spotting and leaves in three days, i feel very pregnant sore breast,headaches,lower stomach cramps,etc. all of my hpts said negative i even took i blood test that came back neg. im waiting this month to see what happends my belly is also growing im very frustrated any advice will help.

keke133 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

I have spent SOO much money on pregnancy tests. Till I read on one of the BUMP'S boards that DOLLARTREE has pregnancy tests!!!! HOLY COW. A lady at checkout said they work very well and she used them when she tested positive for her two kids. So If you don't want to waste so much money, stock up on dollartree tests, ad if it comes back positive, then spend the bigger bucks for confirmation.

Harr1030 |

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On November I Got My Depo Shot Which I Always Get And Everytime I Get It I Never Have A Period ..Soo Come jan. I Bleed For 3 Weeks Which Is Wired Come Feb I Been Feeling My Pulse Everywhere nipples been hurting painful headaches And i been feeling sick to my stomach but i never throw up..i took two home pregnancy text there negative ..can i be pregnant

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I have been trying to get pregnant for 6 months but it was been very hard I had a miscarriage 3 months ago n now I feel very tired my breast r getting bigger n really tender to the touch and I feel full all the time and bloated I my stomach is getting bigger I took 3 pregnancy rest and came back negative could i be pregnant I'm scared it took a lot for me to think about having another baby after my son he is 8 years old but the pregnancy was very hard n 5 years ago I had another miscarriage if twins I was 3 months pregnant n that was very difficult for me and know that I'm trying again after 5 years I had another is something wrong me ?

Yvania27 |

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it could be and im hoping mine is we have been ttc for 4 months and this month i tested 2 days before, twice the day of and once the day after my period was due all neg but one it had a faint line, the day my period was supposed to start.my husband went to look at it 2hrs after i took it and the line faded almost completely gone. im going on day 4 now and really hoping to be pregnant! im very regular 28-29 days i stopped taking the test becuase of the negatives. i do take vitamins though and have a dr apointment in 10days. "fingers crossed"

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ghetto12 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

i have had same trouble as most of you ladies TTC with irregular periods is not easy at best lately i have had sharp and strongish cramps enough to make me wince, i constantly need to pee and feel sick to my gut my breasts are slighty tender i constantly want to cry or am bad tempered not normal tired of negegtives the pains are driving me mad any tips on the pains.

kittensbaby101 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

AF was due for me yesterday, my husband and I have only been trying for 2mths I am very anxious and seeing that I am never late I am really hoping I am pregs but I did 2 test already and both are negative.. Is it possible that your cycle could just change?

anabanana22 |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

So I started trying TTC last cycle. I am a 34 y/o and have a 15 y/o so to say I was anxious to see if see if everything was still working down there is an understatement. I followed my ovulation chart to the T and even felt implantation cramping. I started testing 5 days before my missed period and everyday after... All BFN. I felt very full bellied. And cramps all day long. I expected my period on Sunday but HPT test was still BFN. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday still no AF but still got BFN on my HPT (sometimes twice a day... I can be a little obsessive). Friday morning got up took another HPT (clearblue) and GOT A BFP!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 days late. Took another two tests in the afternoon. Clear blue positive again and a Target brand was Negative. Tested again this morning (Sunday) with one of the Target brand tests and it was positive. When the tests say negative but your body says something different listen to your body. I'm am going to call the Doctor in the morning and ask for a blood test. Hoping all is well. Fingers crossed

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top3rab |

Q&A: False negative on pregnancy tests?

My guy and I have been TTC for 9 months with no success. However, I am not 14 days late. I have taken numerous HPT, all coming back negative. Been to the dr. so many times and she said she wont do a blood test for another week. It is driving me CRAZY!!!! I am never late and usually get the normal tender breasts, bitchy, and cramps right before AF. This time around I did not have any of that but did become nauseous with mild cramps and some dizzy spells. Crossing my fingers that this is a good sign! I see so many people with the same issues, and just want to know what their outcomes were! I hear that many woman dont have (+) results until there are around 3 months.

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