Hi. I'm 8 days late getting my period as of today. I've never been more than one or two. My fiance and I didn't use a condom a few weeks ago and he pulled out. I took a pregnancy test last night (have never taken one before), my friend was rushing me so I didn't get to read the directions. I had drank a full cup of water an hour before taking it. and I had peed no longer than a couple hours before that. Since I was being harassed in the bathroom, I took it very quickly, not holding the strip side downward while peeing on it. I got a negative result. But after coming home and reading the instruction booklet, and searching around online, I think I completely screwed up the test. I also read that the best time to take it is in the morning, the first time you pee. Could I be pregnant? And any tips for when I take the next test so I'm sure I handled it right?
Best time to take it is with first morning urine. Or hold it at least 4 hours. I always pee in a cup and then dip the test in the pee. It's way easier then trying to hit the stick with the stream.
Your urine could have been to diluted to pick up any HCG on the test if you drank alot of water before the test. I would suggest waiting a day or two and retesting if AF doesn't show.
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