False negative pregnancy test?

Alecia - posted on 02/11/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I believe im 7 weeks pregnant. I had implantation bleeding (or so i think..a week before my period was due and it was really only spotting on and off for 3 days). i have morning sickness and fatigue and this week is 4 weeks after the "implantation bleeding" and i havent had a period since. i took 2 pregnancy tests this week (one today) and they are negative. has anyone else had this and could i be pregnant? if a test isnt picking it up should i be worried if i am about 7 weeks? any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Karen - posted on 02/11/2011

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it's definately possible for false negatives on home tests - the only sure bet is to go get a blood test done from the doctor. not only will this confirm or dismiss your thoughts of pregnancy, but it will ease your mind if you are pregnant if all your hcg levels are normal...i had two tests not pick up and switched brands and it picked up (when i went to the dr the next day it was confimed i was 7 weeks as well). gl!

Jennifer - posted on 09/29/2013

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I feel pregnant my period isnt due until tuesday tho I took a early test it said negative but ive never had pms this bad before if this is pms. I dont know if this all in my head or what because we are trying to get pregnant. ive been exhausted beyond normal, bloated, nauseated, emotional, craving pickles, banana peppers and olive. im really confused.

Jasmine - posted on 05/03/2012

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Hi there, may I ask how long you have had had your marina in when you started getting these symptoms? Iv had myn in place for 1 year 6 months now and had normal cycles up until now, I'm currently 2 weeks late and getting all the same symptoms I had when I was pregnant with my daughter, but why would my cycle change after so long having the marina in? Iv done 3 tests and all have been negative so far.

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Jenni - posted on 02/11/2011

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Are you sure it's not a faint positive? Maybe you're earlier than you predicted. I know with my daughter I experienced late inplantation bleeding (thought i was experiencing a miscarriage) at 9 weeks. Went to ER and got an ultrasound and the ultrasound tec said it was late inplantation. So I'm sure the same can happen with early inplantation. But yeah your best bet is to get a blood test to take all the guess work out of it.

Good Luck!

Alecia - posted on 02/11/2011

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im not any birth control at all and have always had regular periods on and off it. ive never had mirena. i was on the pill for like 6 yrs then was off it 2 weeks when i got pregnant with my daughter (17 mnths). i found out through a pregnancy test about 4 days after my missed period. so even though i havent had a true period in 7 weeks, i havent gotten a positive test. i might try one more before i call my doctor.

Jenni - posted on 02/11/2011

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I guess it's possible... but highly unlikely if you believe you are that far along. I'd get a blood pregnancy test from the doctor just to be sure.
I was 95% sure I was pregnant despite getting 5 negative tests because my symptoms were exactly to a T the same as the early symptoms I experienced in my first pregnancy. I came to find out that my Mirena IUD was causing the symptoms including skipping my cycle, lower back pain, cramping, nausea, frequent urination, fatigue, weight gain, my hair on my legs not growing back as quickly (i experienced that with my first pregnancy and went from shaving every other day to once a week). I'm sure there were more I can't remember but I thought for sure I must be getting false negatives. I went to the doctor's for a blood test and it was negative as well then I began reading of other women's "false pregnancies" on Mirena.

Blackwood - posted on 02/11/2011

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I know a woman who has nothing but neg test even when she was 3 months along. She swore to her doc she was pregos and he didn't think she was, however after finally talking her doc into a blood test, it confirmed she was. I've been reading up alot lately on HCG levels and the range is insane. So go see your doc, get a blood test and you can know for sure. Best wishes

Alecia - posted on 02/11/2011

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thank you so much! i think im going to give my doctor a call today.

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