False negative home pregnancy test? Have you experienced this?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you conceived on October 9th, you would be six weeks along (give or take) on November 6th. The day you ovulate and conceive, you’re considered to be “two weeks pregnant” because the counting starts at your last menstrual period. (And assumes you ovulate on cycle day 14.) By November 6th, you would definitely be far enough along to get a positive on a home pregnancy test unless you are one of the extremely rare women who doesn’t excrete hcg in her urine. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

gingerkitten:  I second what KatieBklyn said, you wouldn’t be 4 weeks, you’d be six. At six weeks, a home pregnancy test would work (save for the rare cases as mentioned). It is normal in the couple weeks leading up to your period to feel pregnancy symptoms as you have the same elevated hormones during that time whether you’re pregnant or not. I have to say, regardless of bleeding being lighter than normal, a negative pregnancy test, coupled with your timing that really doesn’t make sense on paper, and getting any bleeding at all pretty clearly points to not being pregnant. If you really think you are despite all that, then I would get a blood test from your doctor that will be conclusive.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

gingerkitten:  I agree with Katie, and the previous poster after her.  I didn’t get a positive pregnancy test until I was four weeks along.  But are you sure you ovulated on time?  The reason why I thought my period was so late, was because I had actually ovulated late, meaning when I was thinking I was almost a month late, I was raelly only two weeks later because I ovulated later than I normally had because of stress.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I experienced this about 2 months ago. Did go to the physician and did all the tests, I was fine and not pregnant. I did go through A LOT of home pregnancy tests before I did that. What a waste of money and time. He suggested for further testing if needed with my OBGYN, which I didn’t go. I got my period about 2 weeks later. I kept telling my husband, who was so adament about going to the doctor, that I wasn’t pregnant. But I was constantly tired, I was craving weird foods, always hungry but not gaining weight anywhere but my torso area, it was harder to workout, etc. So many syptoms that would have screamed “You’re pregnant!” but I wasn’t. Since all my tests came out that I was okay and normal. I didn’t go to my OBGYN and I don’t know what other tests they would have done for that one. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you were a little sloppy with the pill, that might explain the fatigue and sore breasts. As soon as I stopped taking the pill, I immediately felt super pregnant – crazy sore boobs, fatigue, acne, weight gain, the whole nine. Your body might have just gotten a little wacky with “no hormones! now lots of hormones!” and just reacted by pumping out a bunch of estrogen or progesterone or whatever. Bodies are weird sometimes! 🙂

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