Has anyone had an HPT give them a 'false negative'?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, I took a digital and it said not pregnant, despite me getting a “pregnant” one earlier in the day.  My urine was too diluted and it was very early.  It is definitely possible to get a false negative, false positives are actually REALLY rare.  In fact, some people NEVER will get a positive on a urine test just because they do not metastasize it that way.

Post # 5
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It hasn’t happened to me, but I have heard of it happening. I’d get a First Response Early Result test which are very reliable, and test again using your first morning urine, which would be most concentrated.

Post # 7
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m in your exact boat right now! Have taken like 3 pregnancy tests but no BFP, yet no AF! It’s super irritating!

Post # 8
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s super super rare, but there is a small minority of women who never get a positive Hpt. Even if they’re nine months pregnant, it still wouldn’t show up. I’d check with your doctor for a blood test. They shouldn’t have any problem doing it because your period is so late. 

Post # 10
2593 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Are you sure you ovulated?  If you ovulated late or not at all, that would delay your period.

Post # 11
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

@nataliegrace90:  I don’t think you get a positive hpt at 9 mos anyway, since hpts test for HCG and that peaks and then drops off after your first trimester. You MIGHT, but your HCG levels are back about at what they were 4 weeks from your LMP, so it’s less likely. Levels are highest weeks 8-12.

Post # 12
1286 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had this exact thing happen. I knew I wasnt preg but my stupid period never came 1 month. It was so frustrwting because it was the month we were going to start ttc. I took several hpts. All neg. Finally called my dr and she sent me for bloodwork to confirm I wasnt preg even though I knew I wasnt. My period came right on time the next month though. My dr said it could have been stress. It was by far one of the most stressful months of my life (moving and closing on selling my house then buying a new 1 which almost  didnt happen last min csuse our seller was a big jerko and I had already sold our home….needless to say super stressful on top of it being August and Im a teacher. Enough said lol). So my period came reg in Sept. We started ttc sept and oct. I took 5 tests in nov. All neg. But never got a period in nov. Didnt think much of it but nov was not stressful at all. Dec I got pos hpts but im sure I was preg when I took them in november it just didnt show yet. 

Post # 14
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Having the same question right now! I’m two weeks late, which has never ever happened. I took plan b in mid-October and my November period was a week late. Since then we stopped using condoms and my DH just pulls out. Not totally effective we know, but I am on the mini pill and we decided if it happens it happens. Stress has never made me late – always early, and I’ve been far more stressed in life than I am now! Three hpt say I’m not, but waiting for AF is making me crazy. I just changed insurance so can’t go back to my doc to get the bloodwork! But I would if I could, so try it! Maybe at least out your mind at ease!

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