has anyone ever had a positive test and then find out they werent pregnant?

NICOLA - posted on 05/11/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )




hi ya i was just curious is there anyone out there who has had a positive pregnany test but then had there period or found out they werent pregnant, only reason why i ask is i had 2 positive tests yesterday (one was the digital one saying i was 4 weeks) but doc says because my periods were irregular he wants to wait 3 more weeks before he will know 100% and he says some peop have had positive tests then had a period and found out they werent pregnant.


Alix - posted on 05/11/2010




i had a positive i took like 3 then the health department said i was too then i just felt like i wasnt pregnant so i took another one and it came back negitive

Vicki - posted on 08/15/2011




False positives are very rare. False negatives are much more common.

Jen - posted on 05/11/2010




ive thought ive been pregnant before then had my period. but with the digital tests they have always worked correctly for me so maybe u am.

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Some women's hormone levels are easier to read then others, some you can tell very very early on that they are pregnant and others, not for a long time. I was the opposite, I took 3 at home tests and a blood test all came back negative. I went for an ultrasound (thinking it was a problem with my ovaries) and the lady said... "you do know your pregnant right" I was like What ? no the blood test I took last week said negative, I was at this point already 5 weeks and 4 days. I have also heard that you can get pregnant and miscarry with out knowing anything. It's tough to tell even doctors sometimes can't conclude, the first few weeks to months are tricky cuz every woman reacts differently but I highly doubt that you can test positive and not be pregnant but hey I'm no doctor.

Abbie - posted on 05/12/2010




I have never had a false positive. But last week I got a positive ( not feeling really pregnant) and friday night I started to bleed. Had I not knew what was going on ( miscarriage) I would have throught it was just my period. The reason I knew I was miscarrying is I have had enough to know the difference, feelings, cramps, color of blood, flow..........all that.

I would say demand a test!! Why wait if you don't have to. Or go to one of those minute clinics for 40.00 you can get blood work done. :)

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Danielle - posted on 05/12/2010




Yes, I've read about it in "What To Expect When You're Expecting" and it refers to it as a "chemical" pregnancy. Basically you can take the test before the baby actually implants in your uterus and get a positive result. Then when the baby doesn't actually implant you get your period and that's it. Most women don't even know they've had a chemical pregnancy at all because it happens so early on and they never missed their period. 4 weeks pregnant is fairly early on in the pregnancy, I called and made an appointment when I was 8 weeks and my doctor still wanted to confirm pregnancy with an ultrasound.

Monica - posted on 05/12/2010




no i havent, but since march 6th i havent had a period, and i have taken 4 test and they say negative so i am going to the doc. on this coming up tues.

Alisa - posted on 05/11/2010




I have heard that you way more likely to get a negitive result and be pregnant than to get a positive result and not be. You should ask your primary care physician to test you if your OB-GYN won't. Good luck.

Krista - posted on 05/11/2010




False positives are rare. False negatives less rare. If the digital one said you were preggo, I'd maybe find a doctor that was at least willing to test you. Most doctors don't want to even see you until at least 10 weeks, but will do a test to make sure.

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I'd have my doctor do a blood pregnancy test. Then you will know for sure and won't have to wait 3 weeks. Are you having pregnancy symptoms? I didn't need a test to tell me that I was pregnant. I knew. But, I have also had a chemical pregnancy which is a miscarriage that occurs before an ultrasound can confirm it. Good luck to you.

NICOLA - posted on 05/11/2010




thanks girls i am not taking any fertility drugs and i havent had a period its just my doctor had said to wait to see if my period comes because my periods are irregular i dont know when my period was due he said that if a wait 3 more weeks and it was positive then i obivously am i just wanted to know was it possible to have a positive and then not be pregnant.

Phyllis - posted on 05/11/2010




you can get a false positive if you are taking certain fertility drugs

Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2010




why can't your doctor just order a vaginal ultrasound to see if you are? Or check to see if your cervix is closed? I had a positive and an inconclusive test and wasn't pregnant.. at least I don't think I am.. My first and only child, according to my est. date of conception, I had had my period the week after she was conceived. and it only lasted for three days..but i just had that little fuzzy feeling that something was abnormal. My period lasted the full time of 6 days this time and if nothing happens next month, I plan on getting my Mirena placed.

Alison - posted on 05/11/2010




Alix, a home pregnancy test is only effective early on in the pregnancy.

Alison - posted on 05/11/2010




It is possible to test positive, but to miscarry very early on (this is sometimes the explanation for a late period). It is also possible to "loose" the baby, but it is just resorbed into the body. Generally though, a positive test means you have a significant amount of the pregnancy hormone. The test is not actually wrong.

It is possible that your doctor's policy is to wait a few weeks because the tests cost money and their is a high incidence of miscarriage in the first weeks. But if you test positive, it means you are pregnant.

Jodi - posted on 05/11/2010




I did, it was aweful! My period was a week and a half late so I took a pregnancy test and it was positive! We were so so so excited! I was planning on waiting to tell everyone for as long as I could, but I couldn't resist telling my mom, MIL, aunt, aunt and best friend. Then I got my period a week later and I was devastated! To me it felt (emotionally) like I had a miscarriage. I talked to my doctor and he said it may have indeed been one (a chemical pregnancy..or very early miscarriage)

Needless to say when I got pregnant again I waited the 12 weeks to tell everyone!

Here is a link about it :


Nicole - posted on 05/11/2010




You might be. My mother had periods throughout her pregnancy up to 5 months. I have heard of tests being negative and actually being pregnant. I spotted when I was 2 months pregnant and my test was positive.

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