Missed Period but Negative Pregnancy Test Result

Trying to Conceive - Missed Period but Negative Test Result

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When you are trying to become pregnant, having a negative test result when you have missed a period can be very frustrating. However, there are several questions that you should ask before you become discouraged. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The first thing that you should consider is the test itself. While pregnancy tests are typically effective, it is possible to use one that is defective. Try a different test and make sure that you follow instructions carefully. For example, make sure that you take it first thing in the morning and avoid drinking lots of fluids before testing.

You may also find that you have taken the test too soon. In this situation, wait a few days and take another test. At times, the tests are not sensitive enough to notice small amounts of the hormone that indicates that you are pregnant. Sometimes a woman’s body will need additional time to build up this hormone before a test will register as positive.

Finally, it is possible that there is a medical issue going on with you. If you are in fact pregnant, but pregnancy tests are showing a negative reading, this could be the sign of an ectopic pregnancy. If this is the case, your doctor will need to decide the best course of action when it comes to treatment. Also see if you are experiencing any pregnancy symptoms, which could also be a sure sign that maybe you’re just too early to test!

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)