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Missed Period, Negative Preg. Test

I am trying to get pregnant and my period is 10 days late. I have taken 4 preg. test and all are negative. I do not have any symptoms of pregnancy but I had no symptoms with my first child either. Has anyone else experienced this and been pregnant even though the tests say negative?

What can I do next?

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All I can say is try try again..I was 10 days overdue as well..had taken 4 tests all neg...then 3 days later...i finally got a postiive...

I didn't have any symptoms either but my ept was positive. Went to the doctor and i was a month pregnant. My daughter is 6 mo. old

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I didn't have any symptoms either but my ept was positive. Went to the doctor and i was a month pregnant. My daughter is 6 mo. old

A.,
I have had it happen with both children. The hormone showing that you are pregnant doesn't start to register until two weeks after conception. After sex it can take up to 72 hours before fertilizing the egg. So depending on when you ovulated it might not register for another two weeks. Another two factors could be wishful thinking and an etopic (sp?) pregnancy. You can miss a period because of life's stresses and also because of the wishing of being pregnant. Sounds crazy I know but if you are trying to get pregnant it can be stressful and this could cause a missed period. Also, if you have a etopic pregnangy (where the egg is fertilized in one of your fallopian tubes) it will stop your periods but not register on your home tests. they would have to do a blood test to determine if this is the case. I wouldn't worry about this unless you are having a lot of cramping and discomfort. The pain would normally start about a full month into it if this is the case.
Hope this helps,
S.

HI A.,

I had similar experienced before i found out i was pregnant. I did pregnancy test when i missed my period for one month. And it was negative. No sign of being pregnant. Then, almost 2 months i test again, and it was positive. Sometimes it takes time to find out when you are pregnant or not.

Wait a few days and try again. If it is still negative and you are still worried, call your OB and ask for a blood test for pregnancy. I have heard of people who had negative urine tests but were pregnant.

i have had your problem i was not able to use the test i had to go and get blood work done and when i did i was 4 months pregant

actually, yes. i am going through the same thing right now, except i am not trying to get pregnant. i e-mailed my OBGYN's office about it, but i haven't heard anything back. from what i've heard, elevated stress levels could be the cause, significant weight loss/increase, change in the foods you're eating (going from really healthy to REALLY bad). but none of that stuff applies to me. i also saw something on tv that said about 10% of negative tests are false negatives. you might want to wait a few days to a week and try testing again.

I also had 4 negatives with my first child. I only found out through blood work. If it's not normal for you to miss a period you might want to check with your Dr. about a blood test.

I was pregnant for about six weeks before I saw it, but I had the hunch that I might be so I was just really careful. The home pregnancy tests look for hormones in your urine that are present when you are pregnant. However, they start out at a really low level, and different women have different levels anyway. They will be highest in your urine first thing in the morning because they've had all night to concentrate. However, some women won't be able to detect them with a home test for a good 8 weeks or longer. If you don't want to go to your OB (no insurance or whatever), act like you are and really good care of yourself until you're sure. (Taking good care of yourself won't hurt your chances of getting pregnant, anyway.) That way if you are pregnant and just can't see it, you'll be doing the best thing for your baby. Good luck!!

All I can say is try try again..I was 10 days overdue as well..had taken 4 tests all neg...then 3 days later...i finally got a postiive...

YOU COULD BE PREGGO. WAIT UNTIL ABOUT 14 DAYS LATE AND TAKE ANOTHER IF IT IS STILL NEG. GO TO THE DR. AND HAVE THEM DO BLOOD TEST. I FOUND OUT WHEN I WAS 4 WEEKS. AND I WAS TAKING ALOT OF TEST AND THEY WERE NEG. FOREVER. AND FINALLY ONE WAS POSITIVE BUT IT WAS SO LIGHTLY COLORED ON THE STICK I WAS LIKE NO IT IS NEG. I CALLED THE DR. AND THEY HAD ME COME ON IN. BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF SPOTTING MAKE SURE YOU CALL RIGHT AWAY YOU MAY NEED SOME PROGESTERONE.. GOOD LUCK.... I WILL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU..

A.,

Yes, I've had negative pregnancy tests while I was pregnant, with no apparent symptoms of pregnancy (although looking back, there was some constipation and breast/abdominal tenderness that I overlooked). I've also had late periods and lots of negative pregnancy tests when I wasn't pregnant. Make an appointment with your OB/GYN for a bloodtest and/or ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy.

Good luck!
S.

Recently I was late by 2 weeks and took about 3 test which were all negative. I did have symptoms like I had with my son though milder. I was about to call the doctor to make appointment for bloodwork but my period came. I was under a lot of stress at the time which I was told could delay your period. Bloodwork is the best way to know for sure without having to wait and keep retesting. Waiting to take another test just stressed me out more. Good Luck, hope you are pregnant!

A.

I knew I was pregnant before I ever took a pregnancy test and was definitely NOT trying to get pregnant. I took ten pregnancy tests, nine of which were negative. I just knew I was pregnant. Finally, the tenth one showed positive. I think it takes some time before the test detects the pregnancy hormone. Wait a week and try again. GOOD LUCK!

with pregnancy test you can get a false negative but not a false positive so yes it is possiable to be pregnant and have a neg test result

It happened to me with my second child. I didn't know for sure until I had a blood test taken by the doctor.

Hello A.. My name is M. and I have three beautiful girls. When I got pregnant with my first daugter I didnt have symptoms. I have 6 test and a blood test. All came back negative. So when it came back positive I told the doctors they were lying. I wanted it done again and it came back positive. SO when I left I redone it several times. Well, come to find out I was pregnant. But the anwser to your question yes it does happen to a lot of people. The only advice I can give you go to your doctor thell him whats going on and let him test you.

M.

This happened to me last month. My period was 2 1/2 weeks late and I'm NOT pregnant though. I took about 6 tests and then finally went to the doctor for a blood test. It all came back negative. While speaking with the doctor, he said that there are many things that can affect your period. Mine was the fact that we had stopped birth control. I would suggest going to your doctor for a definite answer to the possiblity of pregnancy. If you're not pregnant, then they need to know that this is happening and why. Good luck :o)

Pregnancy test are known for giving a false negative, but never a false positive. Recalculate the days to make sure you are 10 days late, then make an appointment with your ob/gyn. They can do a blood test to confirm pregnancy if the urine test is still showing neg. I know it's killing you to find out. If you can wait and RELAX another week you may get the results your looking for.

Also what brand of test are you using? One that does not require a large amount of hormone in your urine to detect pregnancy is Clear Blue Easy. I got a positive when I was 3 days late.

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