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Q&A: What is a false negative?

What does it mean if I get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Re: What does it mean if I get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

The Bump Expert An example of a false negative test is a “negative” on a home pregnancy test, when in fact, you really are pregnant. This is most often due to taking the test too early in pregnancy or with very dilute urine, resulting in undetectable levels of pregnancy hormone in the urine. Different brands have different sensitivities, so check the package insert to make sure you are not testing too soon. Other reasons for false negatives may be an expired test or an improperly conducted test. Make sure you follow the instructions very closely, and check for expiration dates. If still left in doubt, call your doctor and discuss having a blood test which is the most accurate way of determining your status.

Dr. Debbra Keegan

re: Q: What is a false negative?

I got a BFP at 9 DPO with a generic drugstore test, a BFP at 10 DPO on a Clearblue digital test, and a BFP on a FRER at 11 DPO. Today is 13 DPO and I decided to POAS before my husband and I made the announcement to my mom, and I got a negative on the only test I had in the house: a First Response digital (GOLD). My temp is still high and I still feel the same as I did when I got my BFPs, so I'm hoping it's a false negative! In any case, I don't recommend using the First Response digital test!

brit_american |

re: Q: What is a false negative?

FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS I STARTED MY PERIOD ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH. IT IS THE 11TH NOW AND I STILL HAVEN'T STARTED. I TOOK A FIRST RESPONSE PREGNANCY TEST YESTERDAY AND IT SAID NOT PREGNANT, BUT I DID TAKE A LOT OF WATER. COULD IT HAVE BEEN A FALSE NEGATIVE?

Latina86 |

re: Q: What is a false negative?

i am 11 days late . i have taken a test almost everyday and it is still negative! i feel like i am prego but these tests are confussing me. could these tests be wrong !!!!!! help

betsysilva |

re: Q: What is a false negative?

I took a First Reponse test and it showed up negative as well. That was on Sunday and I was already 3 days late. It's now Tuesday and I still don't have my period. I've only been late two times before in my entire life. I've been feeling nauseated, tired, having a hard time falling asleep and getting comfortable. Unless I get my period before Sunday, I'm going to retest. To add, I took the test at 2:20 a.m. (see above comment about not being able to sleep) and it was fairly diluted for having held it all night. The test hadn't expired, though. Oh well. Hurry up and wait, I guess.

kimnelson09 |

re: Q: What is a false negative?

i am almost 2 weeks late on my period and i have taken 4 tests and all have been negative..i dont understand..i have never been late on my period and i have been off of the BC for 3 months now and have had regular periods since stopping..i go thursday to the dr for a test but i dont want to feel dumb..i have no symptoms of starting either..the stress is killing me!

MrS.SaNcHeZ08 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I am 7 days late. I have taken home pregancy tests all of which say that I am not pregnant. I even went to the lab at Dr. office....they only gave me a urine test, which also came out negative. I think I am prego...I have many of the symptoms of being prego....fatigue, nasuea, cramping,, headaches, increase in hunger, etc., but every test I take is coming out negative. Urine looks very diluted when I take the test in the morning. I've tried not to drink any water before I go to bed at night....but that doesn't help because I usually need some water to help me fall aspleep at night. Could I still be prego....even if all of the tests are coming back negative?

ephilpott |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I am also 7 days late and I have taken 3 tests (all first response) and they are all negative. I also have been having a few symptoms like nasuea, cramping, backpains, increase hunger, tender breasts, few headaches, etc. My urine doesn't seem diluted but I pee so often (even when I know I'm not pregnant) so maybe that's part of it. I think I'm going to just go get a blood test done sometime here soon. I mean I have a gut feeling that I am pregnant (like that women's intuition) but these tests keep saying no. AHHH!! Really frustrating.

hillarykay09 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

Some people just make too few hormones for the at home tests to pick up, I got 2 negative results on freshly purchased, non-expired tests, with first morning urine 2 days before my daughter started KICKING!

RMR13 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

can you get a false negative from a blood test?

missmandyswift |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

i've bgot a question i have had a couple positive and negative pregnancy tests and my period was late the last three months but id start it but i am waitn on my period this month and i have been haven pregnancy symptoms and colostrum producing...any advice?

Bhaag07 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I am really frustrated because I am currently two days late on my period and I took two pregnancy tests and they both came out negative but I am thinking I took it too early. I had a miscarriage in February so we are keeping our hopes up.

Conniemarie80 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I mean I have a gut feeling that I am pregnant (like that women's intuition) but these tests keep saying no. AHHH!! Really frustrating. instant payday loans

markalister |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I've only been late two times before in my entire life. I've been feeling nauseated, tired, having a hard time falling asleep and getting comfortable. Unless I get my period before Sunday, I'm going to retest. payday cash advance

markalister |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

more patient will be better, some people said that we should make a plan and DO NOT WORK TO HARD if want to get pregnant - Symptom Checker

romi2 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I normally start my period a week later than the normal 28 days. This month I'm currently 3 weeks late and I took a test last week and it was negative. I'm going to retest and if it once again is a negative should I worry or wait once again another week to retest?

avolz1993 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

Some people just make too few hormones for the at home tests to pick up, I got 2 negative results on freshly purchased, non-expired tests, with first morning urine 2 days before my daughter started KICKING! Pakar Seo

jr3074 |

Q&A: What is a false negative?

I took at test today and it was Negative,but it doesn't seem like it adds up to the symptoms i've been having. Emotional,extremely tired all the time,hard time falling and staying asleep at night,constant hunger,bloating feeling in the pelvic region,headaches,increased bathroom runs,i'll be 7 days late as of tomorrow and the last time my partner and I tried was 4 weeks ago tomorrow. Trying not to think too much baby topic just in case it is in fact Negative. Any suggestions

mum2be32 |