(Closed) Is a false negative possible at ~8 weeks? Some TMI

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@newbee745:  If your period is due to come any day up until the 5th, I’d just wait a few more days and see if it shows up on its own.. OR just go buy a test, if you really are pregnant from back then, it would show up.  I guess that’s no help, because those are really your only two options… Good luck!

Post # 6
412 posts
Helper bee

Some people have low hormones at first. The test measures the hormones so they get negatives. It’s pretty rare though, esp at 8 weeks. If you are trying to get pregnant I would just buy a 3 pack of tests, cause you will use them. It’s 20 dollars. No ‘signs’ will mean anything. I had ‘signs’ right before my period started and NONE right before my BFP. The ‘symptoms’ are so close to PMS symptoms and we all get in our own heads so much we see what we want or fear more then what is there as far as ‘more tired’ or ‘somewhat sore’. It’s so slight at first. Plus all the hormones that cause physical changes in you are what shows up on a store test. If your store test is neg and you are still prego- you very well wouldn’t have strong morning sickness or early symptoms either. Just buy a multi pack for later and if you want to use one go ahead. I did the 3 packs and i’m not rich. It’s wasting what – less then 10 dollars? People play scratch offs, people have daily coffee habits. You can find 10 dollars to stop driving yourself crazy. 

Post # 7
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

You’re about 4 months off of birth control, then? It’s possible you’re still having side effects from that, though it should start tapering off. I had more bleeding-related side effects while I was on some of my pills, but I know folks who find it much worse coming off.

It’s highly unlikely that you could still be pregnant and pulling negatives this late into a pregnancy. I could even wager that this unusual period may have been a chemical pregnancy — so, if you didn’t take a pregnancy test within that narrow timeframe (if it even showed up on one), you’d never know otherwise. But no, from what you’ve written, it doesn’t sound like you are pregnant.

It’s true that some people only show a positive on blood tests — but again, that’s exceedingly rare. If you’re, say, 21 DPO (about 5 weeks pregnant), your odds of still being pregnant with a negative HPT is about 1%.

If this weird period business keeps going over the next few weeks, talk to your doctor. Maybe going off of the pills has caused a hormone imbalance or something.

Post # 9
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@newbee745:  I would take a test. It is probably negative, but it is a $10 piece of mind (or $0.88 if you are near a walmart) The test would be positive and is well worth the money.

Post # 10
4062 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Technically, yes, that could have been implantation bleeding. But it doesn’t sound like it was. Too heavy apond too long. Also remember most people don’t have implantation bleeding. It’s possible, but not common. 

You are only 4 months off birth control. Even though you were regular right after coming off it, it can still mess with your cycles months later, which is what I think is happening now. I think your cycles are a bit wonky and you aren’t pregnant. 

But I agree with everyone else – go take a test. If your worried about your small town, either drive to a different town, or order them from amazon and spring for the 2 days hopping. 

Post # 11
342 posts
Helper bee

Could have been a missed miscarriage? My doctor told me that most women experience at least 1 miscarriage in their lifetime and many don’t know and excuse it as a late/early period, heavy period, etc…

I’ve never heard of implantation bleeding being that long and heavy.

Post # 12
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, take another test. I’m with @Glasgowbound:, drive to another town if you need to. But truthfully, the odds are really REALLY slim that you would be 8 weeks pregnant and not be testing positive by now. And honestly? Odds area also slim that you would be 8 weeks pregnant and not having any pregnancy symptoms. This is anecdotal, but I’m 8w2d and I feel awful most of the time. I think most of the other October Mamas would also say the same. 

It’s definitely positive that your birth control could still be leaving your system. Have you given any thought to charting your temps? It’s a great way to learn about your body and figure out what your cycles are doing. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about it, but it’s actually really quite simple and I can honestly say that I learned so much from charting…

Good luck though. I hope you get the result you want! 

Post # 13
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@newbee745:  the bleeding sounds like a period not implantation.  

Honestly sometimes your period can be messed up. I had a 7 day luteal phase and then a 12 day luteal phase with 5 days of spotting. i NEVER spot more than one or 2 days. 

But my period is changing now since i have been off the pill for 6 months and am taking vitamins.  It happens. 

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