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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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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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guest Feb 13, 2015 01:09:48 PM ET

Hi. i am 25, and my periods are irregular. the last one was in october of 2014, and on jan 22nd, i had dizziness. i went to the doctor and got a positive test. when i did one a week later, it was negative, but i'm still dizzy. i'm confused about if i'm pregnant.

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Guest Feb 12, 2015 08:02:37 AM ET

Hi. my last period was on the 14th of december 2014, and to this day still no period!!! i've got the sore boobs and tiredness, but have had negative pregnancy tests. could i still be pregnant, but have low hormone levels to detect for the test?

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scardy cat Feb 10, 2015 07:44:55 PM ET

Ok, so i had sex 6 days ago, and today my period is expected to show. nothing! not even a spot of red, pink, brown, nothing! : ( i was going to take plan b, but never got to the store. i went to the doctor today and had a negative urine result. i had blood work done, and now i'm waiting. i'm scared.

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jane Feb 5, 2015 11:23:11 AM ET

Hi all am 5-6 weeks late. i have sore breasts and that's all. i have never had a late period. i've lost count on how many tests i have taken. could i still be pregnant? aggggghhh ;( thanks

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amber Feb 5, 2015 12:03:05 AM ET

Hi. i haven't had a period since 10/11/2014. i've had all the pregnancy symptoms i had with my first child. i went to the emergency room on 11/06/2014 due to sharp pains in my lower abdomen, which i believe may have been the implantation process. i need some help. i have yet to see a doctor. i just need some insight on what is going on. i've taken multiple hpts and they say negative. they also did one in the emergency room, but at the time it was done it would have been to soon to see anything.

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geselle Feb 4, 2015 02:24:43 PM ET

I had sex 9 days ago, and haven't had a missed period yet. i took a test this morning with an up and up blue dyed pregnancy test, and it came up a very faint negative. did i test too early?

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L.J Jan 29, 2015 05:01:33 PM ET

My period came on 12/29/14 and i went off of it on the 2nd. today is 1/29/15 and still no period. i didn't have morning sickness with my last two kids. could i be pregnant? help me someone.

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Lavany Jan 28, 2015 03:57:54 AM ET

I was suppose to get my period on the 1st of jan. today is the 27th of jan, and still i have not got my period. even the pregnancy test is negative. this is my first experience being this late. can any one help? what would be the reason?

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