Can I Be Pregnant After Testing So Many Times?

Updated on July 23, 2009
I.B. asks from Arlington, VA
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I took like 15 pregnancy home tests since the june 20th to now and all of them turned negative "i have been using the first response tests" i had a blood test 10 days after my bleeding and its turned that i am not pregnant. i so worried i keep thinking that maybe some thing wrong? my boyfriend always uses protection. can i be pregnant. my period should come on the 20 july. its late two days.? can some body advise me. my boyfriend said that if i am stressed like this i wont get my period. do you think that 10 HPTs turn negative by mistake in the last two months? thank you for your concern.

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So What Happened?

So my stress is over I took one hot bath and drink some cinnamen on July 22 and on July
23 I had my period. So I wasn't pregnant the test were accurate.
By the way I am not a teenage I am 27 years old I was anxious because I wasn't ready
for a babe. I still have many thing to accomplish and also I am not ready to be a single mom
I want my babies to be happy in a family with a mom and dad.
So now I wanna choose some birth control pills what do you suggest me thank you for listening
to me and thank u all for ur help. Because of u I have a little bit relief and I
reduced my anxiety thank u.

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answers from Norfolk on

I would guess no, you're not pregnant. But what concerns me is that you are so anxious; it says very young and not ready to me. If you were my daughter my advice would be to wait a little longer, you took way too many tests way too soon, what makes you think you could be pregnant despite evidence that you're not, and you might want to stop having sex if this is where it's leading you. A baby is forever, sweetheart, a boyfriend may not be.



answers from Washington DC on

I am so confused by this? Why would you take a blood test 10 days after "bleeding" you may not even have ovulated by that time or it could have happened very recently to that.It seems to me that you want to be pregnant... also 2 days after a missed period still may not inidcated anything and on top of that if you were pregnant you still may not be producing enough hormone for the pregnancy test to show positive. But I would say the only way you are pregnant is if you have getten pregnant in the last 2.5 weeks blood test don't lie

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answers from Washington DC on


A blood test is accurate. You didn't say how old you are so the mommy radar in my is pinging like there's no tomorrow!

You are soo stressin' it's not even funny. Take a step back and take a deep breath.

1. Why do you feel like you are pregnant?
2. What signs are you exhibiting to make you think you are pregnant?
3. Stress - like you are putting on yourself can mess up your body. It can stop you from getting pregnant and it can keep you from having your period.

You truly sound like you FEEL YOU MUST be pregnant - You aren't married - why do you want to be pregnant? I can tell you that having a baby won't let you keep the guy. Either you are desperate to be pregnant or desperate NOT to be pregnant. I'm not sure which.

5. If you are sooo concerned about being pregnant and your boyfriend's protection failing - you need to be on birth control yourself or not have sex.

I don't know why you would take a blood test 10 days after your period. If you have symptoms that you are pregnant and the blood tests came back negative - go to your OB/GYN and get things out there so he/she can help you stop stressing.

I will state my advice again:
If you think getting pregnant will keep the guy - it won't.
If you are so concerned about his protection failing - then you have two choices - either use protection yourself or don't have sex.

Take care and God Bless!

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answers from Kansas City on

The answer is no, you probably aren't pregnant. Though your boyfriend is correct, the more you stress the later your period can be. Eventually it will come, but we know that stress can make you late, which is funny because people stress about not getting it and it delays it further, but it's all hormone based and stress changes hormones. If you had a blood test, you're probably not pregnant.



answers from Washington DC on

That test is pretty accurate. I would wait until you are at least 10 days late before testing again. Stress, anxiety, change in diet, etc. can delay your cycle.



answers from Lynchburg on

My period has been 7 days late sometimes, and one time when I was really stressed, it was 10 days late. You may want to stop taking pregnancy tests so early-they usually say on the packaging or the pamphlet inside that they are most accurate over 2 days after a missed period.



answers from Dover on

Stop stressing. Stress can throw off your menstual cycle. Live life and stop worrying about what-ifs. Everything tells you that you are not pregnant.


answers from Norfolk on

I can't tell if you want to be pregnant and you are afraid that you are not, or you don't want to be pregnant and you are afraid that you are. There are lots of reasons for a period to be late which are not pregnancy related. Now that I'm in my late 40's, my period can range anywhere from 2 weeks to 42 days, it's normal (for someone in their late 40's) and I'm never worried I'm pregnant. Why don't you read a few books on fertility so you can accurately prevent (or encourage) a pregnancy. If you want to throw away your money on pregnancy tests, fine - but there are better hobbies out there.



answers from Washington DC on


Go to you OBGYN and have them take a real blood test it will confirm either way if you are pregnant or not. You never mentioned if you were getting your period. I would think if 15 pregnancy tests came back negative then I would not worry about it, but if you are that worried you need to see your OBGN and tell him what is going on and he/she should send you out for a blood test.



answers from Washington DC on

hi sweety, if your period is only three days late I really wouldn't worry about it yet. it's common for cycles to run a little longer or a little shorter than normal maybe because you're stressed or your hormones are just changing a little. If you're really worried, you can schedule a doctors appointment, but I wouldn't get too worked up about it until about a week goes by. if by July 31 your period isn't here, then maybe you can call a doctor or take another test. but 15 pregnancy tests are pretty reliable these days.



answers from Washington DC on

I don't know if you are pregnant or not; that would depend not on the number of pregnancy tests you've taken, but on a) when you've had sex since your last period and b) the reliability of your present birth control methods. So you haven't given us quite enough information.

If we are to assume that you don't WANT to be pregnant (which is the message I get), then something else is going on here. Why are you so worried? How old are you? Who do you have to talk to about sex (besides your boyfriend, who probably has a self-interested point of view)?

My gut tells me you are young and that you are in over your head. Stop buying all those pregnancy tests and find an informed, caring adult to talk to.



answers from Norfolk on

i think i dont understand your post. you had a period june 20th then took 10 tests and then a blood test 10 days after your period started? here is what normally happens you get period 14 days later you ovulate within those 3 days you get pregnant then 14 days later period comes. thats if you are a normal 27-29 dayer. it normal to be a cople days late especially if you ar woried. if you were due for your period the 20th that would be the day i would have tested. if you havent tested senseth 18th thn test again but id give it til monday the 27th to see if your period isnt just late.



answers from Richmond on

Hi I. B,

Perhaps you had written something earlier that I obviously missed. If you had your June period, why were you taking pregnancy tests? And if you have already taken the blood test, which also came back negative, why were you still thinking you could be pregnant? What you could be doing is causing yourself unnecessary stress. You obviously want to be pregnant, in which case you should just stop thinking about it. It will happen.

The first two years of my marriage was filled with so much stress because I just wanted a baby. It was so bad that each month, although I lived in Seattle, Washington I called my mom in Sussex, Virginia to cry over the telephone. She would always reassure me that I could have babies, but that it happens in God's time. By this time, all 4 of my sisters had babies or had been pregnant, and here I was 22 and never even been pregnant (late bloomer--wait until marriage, the whole 9 yards).

I thought surely when you come from the altar the next step was to get pregnant, because I was not on any birth control. It just seemingly went along with and completed a happy marriage for me. The problem with waiting until marriage, for those of you who do not know, is that you also do not know whether you are physically able to conceive and/or carry a child. Believe it or not, I did not conceive until I gave totally up on the idea of having a baby. I had been married almost 3 years before conceiving.

I am telling you this story to help you learn to relax, be patient, and trust will happen, but in His time. Sometimes, He has plans for us that do not involve children at the moment. For example, I was a SAHW with no children, but I made friends around the neighborhood, and became a freelance writer. I helped several students earn their degrees at the local college, until I realized I should be in school also. So naturally I enrolled. Perhaps my Mom can help you too.

I do not know what He has in store for you, but trust me, it will be worth the wait.



answers from Washington DC on

You're not pregnant. Stop wasting your money on pregnancy tests.



answers from Norfolk on

Stress will effect your period frequency as will your activity level (if suddenly changed) and diet. If you are worried about your boyfriends protection failing then you should look into getting on birth control yourself. Still have your boyfriend wear protection because oral contraceptives do not protect against STDs or HIV/AIDS. Your pregnancy tests are probably not wrong.



answers from Dover on

I think that the possibility of you being stressed out about it might be the reason why you aren't having a period. Basically, you took the HPTs and they were all negative and the DEFINITIVE and 100% sure way is by doing a blood test...which also came out negative. Unfortunately, not all periods are the same and can sometimes become irregular. Especially if you are stressing yourself out. SO, calm down, no worries, take a break, BREATHE and get rid of the stress and I am sure it should return soon. Good luck!



answers from Washington DC on

So have you actually missed a period? You say yours is due 20th July but you have been testing since June?? Why?

Pregnacy tests are pretty accurate and as you have done so many plus you have had a blood test I doubt very much they are ALL wrong!!!

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