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Signs of Pregnancy With a Negative Pregnancy Test

by Jerri Colonero, RN, BS |
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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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bella Mar 23, 2015 12:45:34 AM ET

I'm 17 weeks pregnant. i have had 5 positive tests, but now all all the tests say negative. the doctors refuse to do anymore tests on me. i feel the baby, and so do other people. i need help. i want a nice healthy baby, but if i cant get help, something might happen. i'm scared. what do i do?

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heather Mar 16, 2015 05:35:07 AM ET

Mathapelo, my story is exactly the same as yours. i haven't had a regular period since september. when i do have it, it is only 2, maybe 3, days at the most when it used to be 7 days. the bleeding is a lot lighter than it used to be. my stomach has gotten bigger and i've felt movement mostly when laying down, sitting down, or after eating, but also a few times while i was standing up as well. last month my "period" was weeks late and it lasted 3 days. this month, i am already over a week late and have had a horrible backache for weeks with some cramping, but no bleeding. i feel like i'm going crazy!

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Anonymous Mar 16, 2015 01:10:14 AM ET

Is my g/f pregnant? i don't know if she was still fertile or not. on dec 11th, she had a period i believe, and we had sex on jan 1st. it was a 22 day gap. do you think she ovulated in that time span? she is irregular though. 9 days after we had sex, she had her period and we're on our 3rd month right now, and she's had 3 periods all together. but, we're still worried because she's had headaches and tummy aches; some sharp, some normal. she hasn't had morning sickness, but the tiredness and having to pee more, and it's hard to tell because she always pees a lot and is tired.

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christen8mm Mar 14, 2015 09:06:25 PM ET

I am in the same boat as the l.j person with the same period start date and end date of 12/9/14 and 1/2/15. i haven't gotten a period yet, and not having any signs of one. i have been sexually active since 1/30/15, almost every day. it is now 3/14/15, and still no period. so far, within two and a half months, i've had four negative tests. any ideas?

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B Mar 13, 2015 09:06:49 PM ET

Hi, i was wondering if anyone could help me. i recently had my last period on feb 09. i was suppose to get my next period on march 11. my cycle length varies from 25 to 30 days between periods. i did a hpt and a blood test, and both came back negative. i'm only two days late, but on the day i was suppose to start, i got the rusty brown blood discharge. it was the consistency of mucus. i was wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing? also, when should i test again?

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Sam Mar 11, 2015 03:01:27 PM ET

Hi. can anyone help? i'm 43 days late from my last period, which was on 21st december 2015. i have done 5 pregnancy test, and all come back negative. could i be pregnant?

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Guest Mar 3, 2015 06:36:46 AM ET

Same here. i was 5 days late. i felt the cramps on my breasts, my back and belly. but i haven't taken a pregnancy test yet. i was hoping it will be positive. hehe.

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B.B Feb 25, 2015 09:20:35 PM ET

I am 8 days late, and took a pregnancy test 2 days before my period. on day 3 of it begin late. both tests were negative. my period is very regular, and the only time i've ever been late is when i was pregnant with my other two kids. could i still be pregnant? i need help and answers.

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mathapelo Feb 17, 2015 04:29:41 PM ET

Since september, i had a light pink period that lasted for only 2 days. it used to last a full 7 seven days. all my test are negative, but now my stomach has grown even though it's too soft. i can also feel the movement when i lay down or eat something. i have 5 kids now. i'm confused whether i'm pregnant or not.

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Guest Feb 15, 2015 08:11:09 AM ET

I'm 11 days late for my period. i have the birth control implant in my arm. i was sexually active with my boyfriend of 3 years while taking antibiotics. i have had 2 tests come up negative. is it possible that the birth control implant is the reason?

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