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Negative home pregnancy test, but can I still be pregnant?

By Anonymous February 27, 2017 - 8:43am
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Hi there! I have a few questions in my mind that have taken away my sleep, happiness, and peace, hopefull you can help me clear my thoughts.

I had unprotected sex sometime in early November 2016 and then I Started bleeding/period I think it was around mid November almost. My periods normally last 5-6 days. The flow is normally heavy, red, and with clots and I'm quiet irregular in the sense that my periods don't start on a certain date, they just come. However though the bleeding I had in November was opposite of my regular period. It only lasted for two days and it was very light flow and because it was few days after sex I'm assuming it was implantation bleeding!

After that I had period in dec which seemed normal lasting 5 days, but it was without clots and again the blood flow was quiet light and sometimes the color would be light pink then shift to dark brow to black! Then two weeks after my period ended I took a hpt and it was negative. The test was done after a month of possible conception. After waiting for another week I took one more hpt and negative again

After that I had a January period and a February period and both seemed to be normal. I also got a Transadominal pelvic Ultrasound at 9 weeks, but didn't tell the lady performing the ultrasound that I could be pregnant! The results came back normal and nothing was wrong with me and no one mentioned pregnancy so I was happy. Also a week before I had gotten my ultrasound done I had gone to a clinic and a nurse performed a urine pregnancy test (8weeks) and it was negative.

All my periods after what might what been a possible implantation bleeding in November, 4 negative hpts, and normal transabdominal/ pelvic ultrasound result most likely mean that I'm not pregnant, but I read stories on internet where women deliver babies without ever knowing they were pregnant, or their hpt doesn't show a positive throughout pregnancy or by the time it does it's too late to do anything about it. And stories about due to large fibroid or too much abdominal bloating pregnant women keep getting negative hpt results. Also I'm afraid that because I did not tell the lady performing I had been sexually active and that there i a chance I could be pregnant, she could have missed to check properly. I'm afraid I could be pregnant despite all my periods and negative hpts!

Sorry for the details and such long paragraphs but I had to let it out and any insight from you on this will be HIGHLY APPRICIATED!
Thank you so much!!

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Hello. I would like to ask something. My gf is in 60th day of not having period. We took 4 pregnancy test and it resulted negative. Is there a chance of being pregnant? Thank you for your response.

April 13, 2017 - 5:53am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If she tested properly, that is tested in the morning and used the urine when she woke up,
has engaged in unprotected intercourse and is under the age of 50, it is time to call the gynecologist and have a blood pregnancy test done as well as a physical exam.


April 14, 2017 - 8:42am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi. I am no professional, but seems like your gf missed her periods for 2 months. There are many reasons for a missed period other than pregnancy. If your gf did the urine tests correctly and used the first morning urine, it is highly unlikely that she is pregnant due to having 4 negative tests. Tests these days are very accurate and can detect low levels of hcg.

Besides not having her periods are there any other symptoms that your gf is experiencing?

To completely eliminate the fear of pregnancy, I suggest that you take your gf to have a blood/serum test.

If you are wondering what my situation is, I don't think I'm pregnant and reading things on internet had added fuel to my fear of pregnancy. And its not been 9 months yet so I can't tell you what my situation is for sure-for sure, but I don't think I am.

But again your gf should go to an OB/GYN to evaluate her situation and maybe the OB can also refer a blood test.

Wish you n your gf good luck!

April 13, 2017 - 5:31pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hello Ms. Maryann

Thank you for your immidiade response and for taking the time to read my concerns!

I have not been told that I have uterine fibroids nor have I seen an OBGYN yet because I can't have anyone in my family know about this and I live with my parents. The only steps I've taken so far is going to the store and buying hpts, going the medical clinic at my institution, and getting a pelvic ultrasound done.

I have limited options and time because IF I am pregnant I would be 3 1/2 now! But I will definitely try to follow up on your advice of ordering a beta hcg blood test! By the way is it true that hcg levels reach its peak at 8-12 weeks of pregnancy and then decline? Would this affect hpt result if I decide to take one more in the near future?

Thank You for you time Ms. Maryann. I much appreciate it

February 27, 2017 - 9:41am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us.

Have you been told that you have uterine fibroids? Have you spoken with your gynecologist?

I suggest you schedule an appointment with your gynecologist, who can review the transvaginal ultrasound findings with you, order a blood hCG pregnancy test, and answer all of your questions.

Please keep us updated,

February 27, 2017 - 9:12am
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