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Question: Trust a Pregnancy test?

 jterry - Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:48 pm

I was curious if you take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after you missed you period, if the tests were valid. I have not had my period in 8 weeks and all the pregnancy tests have come up negative. My mother had really low HCG levels, infact my youngest brother was detected by a blood test b/c after 6 weeks of neg. pregnancy tests, my mom finally went ot the doctors. My husband and I are tryin, but we don't want to get our hopes up. I have never gon a whole month without my period, and know it has benn 2. I was just curious if your HCG levels can be so low that htey don't show after 2 months?
 alaaelfeky - Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:49 am

most "commercial" pregnancy tests would detect pregnancy after about a week from your missed period
Some times the hormone levels are not high enough to be detected, and if you missed a period and realyy feel pregnant and your pregnency test is negative... you must get a blood test... which is more accurate
 jterry - Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:18 pm

Thank-you so much for your response, I have an appointment tomorrow with the my doctor

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