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Is it possible to be pregnant with negative pregnancy test?

By Anonymous November 7, 2016 - 2:32am
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So I've been reading about some people's pregnancy test showing up Negative and then they end up finding out when their 15weeks pregnant that they're actually very pregnant because of the low levels of HCG in their bodies taken every other week.. my mom had this problem with her pregnancy with me and my siblings... I'm not sure if it's just me but I have ALL the symptoms from : Nausea(vomiting),Headache,Body aches,Hot flashes ,Sore breast, darkening of my areolas ,and my pelvis area has been hurting . Any advice ?? Any opinions??

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your question.

Indeed, many women have posted that they were pregnant despite a negative pregnancy test result. Your mother's experience confirms that this is possible.

The American Pregnancy Association warns, "Caution must be used in making too much of hCG numbers. A normal pregnancy may have low hCG levels and result in a perfectly healthy baby. The results from an ultrasound after 5 -6 weeks gestation are much more accurate than using hCG numbers."

Anonymous, have you missed a period?

If you have missed a period, have had unprotected intercourse since your last period, and considering your mother's experience plus having the above mentioned symptoms, consider reaching out to your gynecologist.

Depending how late your period is or if you already missed one, your gynecologist can order a blood hCG test, which is more accurate than a urine test. If it has been five to six weeks since you conceived, an ultrasound can be ordered.

Please keep us updated.


November 7, 2016 - 9:06am
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