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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  • Vontasha Bates

    Hey , I’m 21 and I’ve been having slight headaches feeling nauseated but I never throw up . My lower back & side hurts and I’ve been feeling more tired then usual. I took three dollar tree home test and they all came back negative. I’ve been feeling this way for about a week . My period doesn’t come until the first week of next month . Could I have took the test to early ?? Could I possibly be pregnant???

  • kristie yates

    hello my last period was on feb 17th 2017 and i had intercourse the day before my period, it lasted the full 7 days. So on the 25th my app that i was using said i was in my ovulation stage so from the 25th to the 2nd of march i was in my ovulation case i had intercourse my most futile days the 1st and 2nd and 3rd then i waited. On the 6th i did it again because i wasn’t sure if i had done it right something didn’t feel right , so my partner and i tried again the 12th of march now my app said to take a pregnancy test the 16th cause my next expected period was the 17th well i tested and i got a BFN ! so i said okay thats fine maybe to early so i waited a few days more and got the same result i am now 8 days late for my period witch is the longest I’ve ever been late with it my partner and i have been trying o have a baby for little over a month now , i ted today and also got a BFN. I’m so confused and need help I’m reaching out to someone hopefully you can help me out , this is my last resort before i call my dr . I can name off all the symptoms I’ve been having the last week or so. ( sore breasts , nipples, fatigue wanting to sleep more my moms even noticed, eating a lot more and gaining weight witch with me is nearly impossible due to my hyper thiroid problem confirmed by my dr, weird cramping not as bad as period cramps but mild enough to handle, I’ve bee very gassy , and having headaches more often then usual .) not so much peeing more but i do find myself having to pee a little bit every hour or so . please help me i also get nauseas but don’t throw up and it happens to me in the middle of the day , the longest I’ve ever missed my period being that I’m irregular is about 5 to 6 days i don’t know whats going on.

  • Kristi Brandow

    When your breastfeeding one of the awesome things is you dont get a period..i know i had breast fed two of my you have nothing to worry about!! Enjoy dont worry about it!!!

  • Leah edgell

    Hi I am 21 I have irregular periods anyway I normally come on my period every 2months for 5 days but me and my partner have been trying for 2 years for a baby and my last period was the week before Christmas 2016 it is now April still no period I am feeling very nausea in the mornings but not actually being sick last week I’m having terrible heartburn my breast are really tender the slightest touch hurts expecially on my nipples my mood swing’s are awful and I’m having slight cramping on and off just below my belly botton been taking tests every day for the last week and they keep coming up negertive any opinions? ? Could really use some advice?

  • Esther Chege

    I had my periods last week on Sunday ended on on Wednesday but av been having cramps and I have been moody and sticky watery stuff from one of my breast and its so painful lately and haven’t done the deed now for about 3weeks ..and the pregnancy tests is negative and I have almost all symptoms of being confused.

  • Chandresh merchant

    Hey u were pregnant ? Cause my girl facing same problems…

  • Chandresh merchant

    Hey u were pregnant ? Cause my girl facing same problems…

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