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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Could I still be pregnant?

 Eryn - Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:19 am

My periods have been like clockwork, until they were 4 days late and then they appeared and lasted only 1 day. Which is not normal for me. I went to my doctor who gave me a pregnancy test which came back negative, he told me to do another in 1 week which i did this morning and it still came back negative!. I have 2 children and I "feel" pregnant. The symtoms that I have, i experienced with both children.............why would a 2nd test come back negative????

 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:28 am

User avatar Hi Eryn,
If hCG levels (the hormone produced during pregnancy) are low it may cause a false negative results. You may either want to wait an additional week and retest or have a labtest completed (detects pregnancy earlier). If it does indeed come back negative again then then it's likely you are not pregnant and I would attribute it to another cause for which you should be evaluated by your physician.

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