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Can i still be pregnant even though test negative

I am 8 days late for my period so decided to take a home pregnancy test today which turned out negative.  Is there still a chance i could be pregnant.  How accurate are these test? Has anyone else been in a similar situation and found that they were in fact pregnant even though test negative?
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I'm in the same situation.  I am late for my period by seven days and I have taken three tests that all come up negative.  What is the deal here?
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I'm in the same situation.  I am late for my period by seven days and I have taken three tests that all come up negative.  What is the deal here? My breasts don't hurt, I have no cramping feelings, my sleeping habits are normal, my eating habits are normal.  I'm just worried thats all.  If anyone has an answer you can reatch me at ***@****
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I would suggest if possible that you both have blood pregnancy tests done. That way if it comes back as negative you will have your definite answer and your docs can put you on provera to bring about your period.

My sister however never tested positive until 2 weeks past her missed AF. She gave birth to 4 healthy girls. So it is very poss to have neg tests and still be pregnant.
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Ditto on harleygrl's comments.  A blood test will tell you.
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Hello yes for sure I agree with the other ladies I suggest you get a blood pregnancy test I have a daughter that did like four hpts and all had negative results and went and had a blood one done and it came out positive why I do not know. Good luck and I wish you the best.
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wow.. I did not realize alot of other women are in the same shoes as myself.  I again am in the situation, i tried calling my gynocologist this morning to go in for some blood tests, and the nurse indicated for me to wait about 2 more weeks.  I think i am stressing just thinking i am pregnant.  My menstrual cycles are always like clock work the 21st of every month (Oct/Nov/Dec) all fell on the 21st, however i have yet to get my jan. 21st.
is it safe to presume that today i am 7 days late
do i count the day that i was suppose to get my period?
January 21-22-23-24-25-26-27? = 7days late?  should i just assume that i am pregnant
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Wow, I am in the same boat as you all..should've started on the 22nd of Jan. and still nothing.  I have taken 2 HPT's and both are NEG. Also, I started having a lot of CM around the day I was supposed to start AF and still have a little.  My Husband and I had unprotected intercourse in Dec. the day or so before I started AF (started AF on Dec. 19th) and then unprotected intercourse again around the 23rd or 24th of Jan. after I started that CM (other times we used a condom) but these 2 times we didn't.  My cycle is approx. 34 days...So is the CM me ovulating again?  I am so confused, or I could be pregnant.  I have 2 sons already and didn't find out I was pregnant until 5-7 weeks pregnant with them.  I guess I will wait until Thurs. or Fri. and test again if AF doesn't come.
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sorry ladies, i am a little too new for this site, and am unclear of the abbriviations.   can someone please explain what CM, AF are?   and now 10 days late, with 3 negative tests.. lol.. can only imagine the outcome to this situation.. like i said never late.. ever.. so this is a first. but HOW can the tests be negative??
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Please help me with this one.... 13 days late, two home pregnancy test, and one blood test, all negative! I already have one child and when i was 6 weeks pregnant with her i took 3 home pregnancy test and they were all negative, but the blood test was positive, my Doc say's to wait a few more weeks and if i don't get my period then have another blood test. I'm really stressed out because i still don't know, and I've never skipped a period before and according to him this is possible, has this happened to anyone else?
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well just an FYI, my AF came which is a disappointment! but it came and all those negative tests happened  because i really was not late, my cycle just changed.  Good luck to everyone!
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i'm in the same boat i had my last period on 27th july 2007 and ive not had my period i'm about 10 days late done 3 pregnancy test all was negative dont know what to do gaining weight dont feel well  
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seem's like im in the same boat as you girls i am also late on my period by 2 weeks im normally like clock work but i have taken 4 home tests and every one has come back negative what is goin on here? i went to the doctors and all he did was give me anti-depresents and told me to try again with another test he said these anti-depresents will calm me down but there is naff all wrong with me i went for advise and got none what should we so ladys

from kirsty
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Jeez maybe there is something in the water because i am also in the same situation as all of u lovely ladies.My period is never late and now its 4 days over due i know it dosent seem that long but agagin i am never late.I took 2 hpt and the both came back negative.Still i do not feel right.My boobs hurt im getting headaches and i have stomach cramps but they dont feel like period cramps any answers any1 help im confused.
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I'm kinda in the same boat:

My lmp was 7/22 and was normal, lasting 4 days.  on 8/1, i had very light pink bleeding for 3 days.  my period was supposed to start somewhere around 8/22-23 and was no where to be found.  my breasts are somewhat tender (mainly the right) and have been having increased pressure in my lower abdomen (not quite cramp-like, but uncomfy just the same).  i've taken several pregger tests and they've all come back negative.

so here's my question:  am i pregnant? are my hormones just off whack?  what in sam-hades is goin on with me?
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Hey guys. My last period was July 22-25. I was due again on the 21 of August. I am 19 days late now. MANY negative pregnancy tests.
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I am kinda in the same boat

well then,  when i was 18 I got married now 19
on my birthday was the last day of my period {July 19}
now it is September 19
2 months late and all the test so no
but i am sick, tried, mood and just plane felling wired  
ambey
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Yes it can be inaccurate. I had a friend who had her monthly every month, did not gain any weight (if anything lost a couple lbs) and did not know she was pregnant until she went into labour (and even then she didn't know it was that until the EMS guy told her)

the baby was very still and so she had absolutely no sensation about being pregnant... She took a pregnancy test cause her monthly was late by a week one time and it came back negative... even though now it is obvious it was wrong......
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With my first pregnancy, I was a month late with about 8 negative HPT's in the trash!! It wasn't until I went to the doctor who preformed a blood test that was able to verify that I was indeed pregnant. I think that every women is different when it comes to the HCG hormone that builds up. HPT's might not work as the marketing scheme claims...can detect 4 das before a missed period...for every women.
So all of you who get a negative HPT and think you may still be pregnant, I would say it is definitley possible. Go to your Dr. to find out!
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i'm in the same boat. i've taken three test for them all to be negative, and i'm 2 months late!!!! i'm goin to get a blood test here soon.
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I have been reading about this and it seems everyones levels of HCG (the hormone that home pregnancy tests test for) are different in early pregnancy, and some people even seem to have low levels all the way through their pregnancy. Most pregnancy tests seem to say they are 99% accurate and false positives are much rarer than false negatives. So I think that just under one in a hundred people taking a pregnancy test are actually pregnant but their test is showing a negative. Does this make any sense? I am beginning to think reading all these posts that we are relying too much on all these tests. I feel like I am pregnant, but all but one of the tests I have taken have said negative. I still do not have my period, but I am about 5 weeks post miscarrying my first pregnancy at 12 weeks, so I am just hoping my body is not playing a mean trick on me. I hate waiting though!
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there seems to be alot of people in the same situation including me. my last period was on july 30 and nothing since then. i have taken about four home pregnancy test and all negative. i'm having some of the syptoms of being pregnant. i know that im not stressed out and i havent had any major changes in my life to stop my period. so i guess im playing the waiting game like everyone else.
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I have had a period for the last two months but each time they have only lasted for 1 - 1 1/2 days at a time. I am on B.C. but I have also been on antibiotics. I have been very nauseas when smelling foods, and get sick out of the blue for the last couple of weeks. I don't feel sick just get sick then feel fine. I have taken 3 tests and all have came up negative. Should I have my Dr. do a blood test?
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my hubby and i are trying to have a baby, and we were trying in november, i got my period but it was only one day which i thought was weird, but i didnt think anything of it, and a couple weeks later i took a pregnancy test and it came out very faint pos. and so i took another one and it was also very faint pos.  i am waiting for my doctors appt. to get a blood test, and i wanted to take another one, and this one came out negative... i am very confused, i have been getting terrible headachs and cramping, my breast are not soar, and a lot of bloating but i am just confused, because i will be almost 8 weeks pregnant.  is it possible to get a neg at 8 weeks???
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It depends how long it has been since you last had sex. Some tests wont show an accurate answer until a certain amount of time has passed. So, it is VERY POSSIBLE you could be pregnant with a negative test. Go to your doctor's office and get a pregnancy test done. That's your best bet. Hope i helped!
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