Updated on October 18, 2012
S.K. asks from Austin, TX
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i had a pregnancy test and was told that im 3 1/2 weeks pregnant so i went to the doctor 3 weeks later for the check up and was told that i was never pregnant. i dont understand how could that be possible. does anyone know what this could be. please help me because i really wanted to get pregnant.

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answers from Houston on

I've had 3 blighted ovums and one chemical pregnancy. I know it's emotional, but just put it behind you, wait a cycle or two, and try again. PS... I do have 2 wonderfully healthy kids.

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answers from Austin on

I got a false positive due to a cyst on my ovary. Apparently, the cyst emits chemicals that the over-the-counter test interprets as the fetus hormone. If you read the insert of the pregnancy test kit, it does say that certain conditions (including ovarian cysts) can interfere with the accuracy of the test result.

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answers from San Antonio on


I am so sorry for your loss. Pregnancy is such an unpredictable thing. It might be possible that something was wrong with the fetus since conception and your body's hormones resonded to conception enough to show up on a pregnancy test. How ever if the baby never really developed your boby could have reabsorbed it without you even knowing it. This happens sometimes with a blighted ovum where your body computes that you have a baby but in reality you have a placenta and amniotic sac but the baby has never developed.
Sometimes these resolve so quickly that it is believed that more of them occur than people realize.
I am sure you are disappointed and I certainly wish you did not have to experience this.
I wish you well with your future pregnancies.

J. Dirmeyer
The above is just an opinion.

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answers from Houston on

You probably had what is called a chemical pregnancy, when the egg fertilizes but does not implant in your uterus. I had several before actually becoming pregnant. It will cause you so get a positive test early on. My best advice... stay away from the pg test until your 5-7 days late. Otherwise it causes nothing but heartache. It took my husband and I 5 years to finally get pregnant. I hope that you are able to get pregnant quicker than that, but as hard as it is dont stress over it. Otherwise it will consume your life. Best of luck!

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answers from Houston on

Like someone else suggested I think it could have been a "chemical" prenancy. I had that one time (but the only way I knew it was b/c we were going through infertility treatments and my doctor caught it after a cycle). I also have had a miscarriage--at 11 weeks. After that I heard that miscarriages are more common than we might think and only because of early pregnancy tests do we even know that we are pregnant so early on--not like our mothers who were several weeks into their pregnancy before it could be confirmed by a doctor.

I know it can be a frustrating and saddening situation but keep talking with your doctor and keep trying! Good luck!



answers from Los Angeles on

some times pregnancy tests can be wrong but to be on the safe side did they do blood work?



answers from Huntsville on

Strange to hear !

Even i've got some confusion when doctor said i am pregnant, 2 times the test came out negative but the one- next morning came out positive, so i advice you to wait at least for 15-20 mins . If you get negative test beyond 11 DPO (days past ovulation) the chances of getting pregnant will increase.

And Some important tip is During cell division and women who are around toxic chemicals may leads to miscarriage/

2 weeks pregnant:




answers from Pittsburgh on

You need to be careful with this. I had an etopic pregnancy August 2008. I thought everything was a go til the first check up/ultrasound and we didn't find anything in my uterus cause it was in my tube. But I still had a positive test. Long story short it made me really really sick. Just make sure you don't start getting odd cramps on either side cause that could be a sign. It stopped giving me a positive after about a month but still showed pregnancy signs for 3 til we found out. Good luck.



answers from Elkhart on

well when i was pregnant with my 3rd pregnancy i miscarried the babies and i had a low hcg level count and they ran a report on the sacks and said that there was no baby i was only 6 weeks and 5 days along and thats what they siad there was no cromosones and no genetic gender but. is what could have happend is you lost the baby before you went to the doctor and they could have not seen it in time i would go back to the doctor and find out why



answers from Charlotte on

I would probably say that you miscarried very early. However, did a doctor tell you how far along you were? You didn't really specify on that part..



answers from Kansas City on

There is such a thing as a "chemical pregnancy" and I think that that actually happened to me before. I would google it



answers from Cleveland on

I'm so sorry for your loss. :( I think too often an early loss gets treated like it's nothing and we should just suck it up and pretend it didn't happen.

I had a similar experience with a chemical pregnancy a few months ago and referred to it in a previous post. It really, really, bothered me the way that my O.B.'s office dealt with the point that I left them. They pretty much just chastised me for taking a pregnancy test too early and wouldn't really answer any of my questions. It made me feel stupid and foolish on top of feeling sad about losing the pregnancy. I think I was more upset about that than not being pregnant.

The one main thing that they did was watch my HCG levels twice a week with bloodwork until it went down to 0. It took about 3 weeks.

I'm sure that it really hurts right now and it's o.k. to feel that way. The good news is, this is evidence that you can get pregnant and probably will again soon if you keep trying. Hang in there sweetie! My heart goes out to you.



answers from Houston on

You may have experienced a blighted ovum. Here is a good site that explains more about it. They can triggers a positive pregnancy test. Keep in mind that, even in a doctor's office, the initial test they do is a just a pee test...not much more than you can do at home. The blood test to check HCG levels is done as a follow-up.

Having experienced several miscarriages, I know how terrible this can feel. Feel blessed, as much as you can, that this happened early on. I have a friend who didn't get a blighted ovum diagnosis until she was 5 months pregnant.



answers from Minneapolis on

I'm confused by "was told that I'm 3.5 weeks pregnant". It is possible that if you had a positive pregnancy test and your date of conception is off by a week or so that you might not be able to see anything on a scan. Did they test your blood? Get an HCG level? That will tell you a lot. Good luck.


I'm confused by "was told that I'm 3.5 weeks pregnant". It is possible that if you had a positive pregnancy test and your date of conception is off by a week or so that you might not be able to see anything on a scan. Did they test your blood? Get an HCG level? That will tell you a lot. Good luck.



answers from Columbus on

The fault could be the doctor. I had a miscarrage three years ago. At week 8 there was a strong heartbeat on the ultrasound and everything looked great. By week 12 there was nothing but an empty sac. I was having sever stomach pains an went to the er because the doctor had noticed several things on the utrasound and was afraid I would hemerage. The doc in the er said I was never pregnant or that I had a blight ovum. What a jerk. He took it back when I showed him the original ultrasound photo. He also missed that fact that the pain and vomiting was due to an impacted intestine and not the stomach flu like he told me.


answers from Austin on

I'm confused....did you take a hpt? Or did you get both results at the doctor's office? I'm surprised they didn't explain why this happened. I'm sorry I'm no help at all, it just dosen't make sense.



answers from Houston on

Sometimes there is what they call a chemical pregnancy. It just means your hormone levels went up so the test cam eout postive but there wasn't an embryo. Keep trying and Good luck



answers from Victoria on

Could it have been a false pregnancy? I have heard of this before where the body and home tests say you are but then your not. Do another test and if it says you are I would go to a doctor that will explain everything. God bless.



answers from El Paso on

I have no idea what happened. Did you ask your doctor?



answers from Houston on

Was the first test a home pt? If so, you took it very eary since your period would not have been late yet. If the doc told you that you were 3 1/2 weeks, did you go back to the same doc? I would just call back the doc and make a follow up for him to answer some questions.



answers from Syracuse on

i am waiting for my results now but i have an early pregnacy to be careful cause they told me mine can be in my tubes go get it checked out because your tubes can bust and you will bleed in your stomach and have o get surgery i is life threaten

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