All Signs Point to Pregnancy but Test is Negative?

The common signs of pregnancy include nausea, exhaustion, missed period, and the like. So, when women experience these symptoms they frequently will take a pregnancy test just to find out whether they are pregnant or not. In many cases the test is positive and the woman understands why she has been feeling the way she has. But then again, sometimes the test is negative and the woman is confused as to what is going on. Is she pregnant or not? Is the test accurate or not? And, what comes next? Pregnancy tests really are very accurate, but they must be used right around the time a woman misses her period or afterwards. Otherwise the body may not have had time to produce enough pregnancy hormone for the test to detect.

Basically, women who take a pregnancy test that comes back negative fit into two categories. They are either not pregnant or they are pregnant but took the test too early. Pregnancy tests work by picking up the amount of HCG hormone in your body. The hormone starts out low and then starts to double every few days. Some women have low levels of HCG while others have high levels. Regardless, if you take a pregnancy test within the first 1-3 weeks of conception and have low levels of the pregnancy hormone then it is entirely possible you are pregnant but the test is not strong enough to pick up the amount of hormone in your body.

When you have tender breasts, morning sickness, and a missed period but the pregnancy test still says negative you might want to wait 2-7 days before taking another test. Waiting will allow the hormone levels to increase enough that a pregnancy test will pick them up. If at this point in time a pregnancy test comes back as negative again then you are probably not pregnant and something else is going on. If you truly feel you are pregnant then make an appointment with your doctor. A transvaginal ultrasound can determine for sure whether you are pregnant or not and your doctor will be able to see how much HCG is in your urine or blood, if any at all. At this point you will know for sure if you are pregnant or not. Pregnancy tests are wonderful inventions because they allow most women to find out quickly and in the privacy of their own homes whether they are pregnant or not. However, in the situation where you just arent sure a trip to the doctor should be all you need to find out for sure!

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    Hi I’m 20 yrs old I have a 18 month old.. I always start on the 1-2 of the month well may 1st I startec my normal cycle and june 1st started my normal cycle again I had un unprotected sex with my bf 2 days after my period on june 26th I spotted very lightly for two days now its july 6th an still no sign of my period.!! Could I be pregnant? I’ve taken 5 pregnancy test over the past few days (with my first morning pee) and there all negative. I’ve had nausea, highly sensitive smeller (nose is working wonderfully) tender boobs, emotional, tired-draind no energy… whats going on can someone help!!? I’m not under any stress, I’m not under/over weight I’m 5’1 an weigh 105.. and on all the pregnancy test I’ve taken each one the CONTROL LINE has gotten lighter an lighter. Like the one I did today was so light I could hardly see it but absolutely notjing in the test line.. could I be pregnant?

  • Vickie B.

    Well, if you had unprotected sex 2 days after your period there is a very small chance that you could be pregnant. That would be a tad early but sperm can survive up to 5 days after ejaculation. Though, your dates listed seem a little off in your post. If you had sex on the 26th of June and your period was due on the 1st of July, then chances of you being pregnant are pretty slim. Re the pregnancy tests, it sounds like you need to try a different brand. The control line isn’t supposed to fade away.

  • Angela Odom

    My name is Angela Odom. I’m 18 years of age and I am engaged. I’ve been having problems with my breast producing milk, having morning sickness, very tired, and arguing more with people in my home. I took a pregnacy test and it said negative. My real mom, before she had me, took two pregnancy tests and it came back negative, and my step mother, whenever she was pregnant with my half brother, took several pregnancy tests and it came back negative. Should I just go to the doctor and find out, or try to take another test?

  • ashley

    I normally get mine on the 1 st I had it last month on the first and it ended on the 5. Here it is almost 9 days late. I took test all came up negative. I’ve been getting sick , I’m tired but I thought it was because I work 3rd now . Everyone is saying it’s prob just stress , but really I’m not stressed at all . What could it be!

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