A.W. asks from Flower Mound, TX on May 17, 2007
Pregnant???? - Flower Mound,TX
Ok. I am NEVER, NEVER late, but now I'm 5 days late. I've taken 3 pregnancy tests and they all were negative. Has this happened to anyone else? Could I still be pregnant? It doesn't make sense at all. With my two girls I was able to test early and get a positive test result. I'm not sure what to do or if I should be concerned.
Any advice or experiences would be appreciated!
So What Happened?™
First, thank you to everyone who responded. You were so helpful!!
Turns out that I'm not pregnant. Even though it certainly wasn't planned, it's still kinda sad for me. I was just getting used to the idea of 3 precious kiddos, when I finally started.
Thanks again for the help and God bless you!
E. answers from Dallas on May 17, 2007
Hi A., Here's my story. I was on birth control pills and missed a period, I called the Dr. and they said come in and I did the test and they said not pregnant, all is fine and the next month I was back to normal. The following year I missed again and go in for a pregnancy test and they say not pregnant, then it happened 6 months later, I ignored it that time since the Dr. didn't seem to think it was unusual. He seemed to think it was stress related. For the next 3 years I would continue to miss periods until I moved and changed Dr.s and finally during my annual check up I mentioned I have periods every other month and that my previous Dr. was not concerned. This new Dr. ordered an ultrasound and after getting the results sent me to a gynecological oncologist. They had found multiple cysts(tumors) growing on my ovary and believed it to be cancer, but after surgery to remove the ovary they tested it and no cancer was found. From what I learned, if the egg develops abnormally and doesn't release from the ovary it doesn't send the hormones that cause the uterus lining to thicken; therefore you don't have a period. For me, only 1 ovary was malfunctioning so I still have 1 good ovary. I don't want to scare you, but just wanted to share my story as you asked if anyone had this happen before. I would maybe suggest noting it on your calendar, but don't worry too much over it. I do think it happens, but it's rare and doesn't always mean there is something wrong. Or maybe you really are pregnant, but the hormones are too weak to show up on the test.
T.L. answers from Dallas on May 18, 2007
I was like April, a dozen tests and ALL negative BUT, one day when I bought an EXPENSIVE test, it FINALLY showed positive! I don't buy the cheap ones anymore! LOL
Also I did get a false positive once at Planned Parenthood!!! Again, home tests said negative but I was feeling really bad and sure enough, they said I was pregnant. Then the next day I bought ANOTHER test and it said negative! Then a day after that I started my cycle!! Crazy!!!
I agree, a blood test is the only way to know for sure and/or an ultrasound!!
H.C. answers from Dallas on May 18, 2007
I recently had a cycle where I did not ovulate, and therefore, did not get a period. My doc had to give me a med to help induce a period. I was 20 days late and lots of negative pregnancy tests. Take another test in a week, and if its still neg, call your doc.
A.D. answers from Dallas on May 17, 2007
I took SIX pregnancy tests over about a 5 week period and they were ALL negative and I was pregnant. The only true way to know is go to your dr's office and have them do a blood test. You can get false negatives, but not false positives. :)
A.E. answers from San Antonio on May 18, 2007
When I was pregnant with my son I took a test one week and it was negative, a week later it was positive. When I went to my OB a few days after the positive result, the ultrasound showed that I was already 7-8 weeks pregnant. The home tests say they can tell as early as 10 days, but they don't tell you that you have to have a specific level of HCG for it to be positive and some women don't reach that level until weeks later. So if you're not producing enough HCG yet, you will get a false negative. I'd call my OB and set up a blood test. It's the most accurate way to tell. However, even a blood test can be negative. If you're egg has not attached to your uterine wall yet, then no HCG is being produced so there would be no positive results until that time.
And believe me, I know how you feel. I've been having some obvious pregnancy symptoms recently, and have been since the middle of April, and I'm still getting negatives too.