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Signs of Pregnancy With a Negative Pregnancy Test

by Jerri Colonero, RN, BS

I had my last period on Feb 18. I had sex six times during the three days I was fertile. I had a blood test on the 9th of March but my period wasn't due until around the 16th - 20th of March. I am now about 7 to 8 days late. I took a HPT on the 23rd of March. The test was negative but I still have symptoms. Is it possible I can still be pregnant? I was on the pill but I stopped a while ago and I had a period last month.

A. Most pregnancy tests can now detect pregnancy within a day of a missed period. Some companies may claim earlier detection as you mentioned. For any pregnancy tests you should use the first urine in the morning for the most accurate results. You must follow all the directions carefully. It is also important that the container you use be 100% free of detergent residue. Any trace of detergent can cause a false reading.

Some medications can also affect the results of pregnancy tests, especially tranquilizers, antihistamines and of-course fertility drugs.

You should call your doctor and arrange for a pregnancy blood test if you still have not had a period.

Jerri Colonero RN


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Guest Apr 3, 2014 10:50:56 PM ET

Ok, so i have never been pregnant before. and i do not know if i am now. however, my body has been acting weird. i randomly start to feel really dizzy and hot then throw up. i look bloated, and i lost weight a few months ago due to me getting sick. now i have gained a little back. i have this line forming on my stomach as well. it's weird and below my belly button. i have been getting confused easily due to being tired all the time. i used to sleep for hours a day. now i'm up to at least 12. i don't know what's going on with me but from what i have read today it sounds like pregnancy is a possibility. but, i took a test a month back and it was negative. i took another yesterday and it was negative too. i just don't know what to think.

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Guest Feb 12, 2014 09:31:06 PM ET

January 22 my cycle came but it wasn't normal for me. i spotted for 4 days. on february 11th, i woke up and was just spotting but it stopped within hours. i'm having all kinds of pregnancy signs but getting a negative htp? what can this be?

trenise Apr 2, 2014 02:08:34 PM ET

So were you pregnant?

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Guest Feb 5, 2014 05:27:46 PM ET

My last period was december 27th. i have not had one one since then. it's february 5th and still no period. i've taken a test it was negative. then two days later in the morning test was a faint positive. what do you ladies think??

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Guest Jan 25, 2014 04:12:46 AM ET

I'm 25 days late and have fatigue, nausea, feel bloated, mild but very little cramping, and can't sleep very well (uncomfortable). i took two pregnancy tests and both were negative. my period comes on the 1st of each month. am i too early?

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Guest Jan 16, 2014 09:25:49 PM ET

I am so confused right now. i had implantation spotting two weeks before my period was due. i have had the cramping like i was going to get my period but nothing. headaches and discharge have been other signs. bloating and just the feel of something is there. i am now 4 weeks late and 3 negative test results.

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Guest Jan 16, 2014 09:08:37 PM ET

I have had implantation spotting and the cramps feel like i am going to start my period but no period comes. i don't have morning sickness but i feel tight in my stomach. i'm 4 to 5 weeks late.i have taken 4 pregnancy test and they say negative. i'm so confused. does this mean i'm pregnant? i need your advise. i'm 35 years old and have one son that is 16. i do want another child.

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Guest Oct 25, 2013 10:52:24 PM ET

I am almost 21 weeks pregnant and have not had a positive htp or blood test yet. (pregnancy was confirmed at 15 weeks by u/s). i have also had "period" like bleeding every month at the time i would normally have my period. the bleeding is associated with the negative tests. it is call a cryptic pregnancy. pregnancy tests, urine and blood, can be wrong! if pregnancy symptoms continue, take care of yourself as thought you are pregnant, regardless of what the tests and doctors say until you are positive you're not pregnant. the first ob i went to (at 12 weeks) told me that i am not pregnant, that i am in menopause and that my ovaries have completely shut down and i need hormone therapy to stop the "symptoms". he then wrote me a prescription for prempro and told me to come back when i am ready for a pap. i did not believe him so i did not take the prempro. prempro during pregnancy can cause birth defects, pre-term labor and other complications. i hope this post can help someone!

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Guest Oct 24, 2013 10:32:03 PM ET

I had unprotected sex on the 28th sept, and was feeling pregnant ever since.but got my period a week earlier than usual in oct. i still feel very pregnant,very bloated and feels more blood flow around left side near ovaries. could this be pregnancy? can a woman get preggo and still menstruate? i'm a little confused.

Journie Dec 2, 2013 02:50:06 AM ET

I was pregnant and had a menstrual cycle. the ultrasound confirmed i was further along than thought.

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Guest Oct 22, 2013 03:04:54 PM ET

Hi i had a misscartidge 3 months ago at 11 wks that was my 4 misscarridge, i'm due a period in 3 days but negative result, my stomach is bloated, metallic mouth, cramping,sore boobs, but still negative am i testing too early xx

gemma Mar 25, 2014 11:36:56 AM ET

No, your not pregnant and you need to take good care of your self, if you've had a miscarriage 3 months ago. why are your trying to get pregnant again?

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dottielu Oct 15, 2013 12:45:24 PM ET

I have been having symptoms of pregnancy and i have a strong feeling i am but my period is not due for another week and a half so i can not take a test yet. ive been bloated for 2 weeks straight. ive been peeing more than normal. ive had headaches and backaches. i've had cramps everyday. i've had a clear discharge. i've had mild constipation. i've also been hot and uncomfortable and night when trying to sleep. could this be pregnancy or am i going crazy?

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