Why Do I Have Pregnancy Symptoms but a Negative Test?

Why am I Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms but Have a Negative Test?

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So you’re trying to conceive. You’ve read every set of fertility tips to conceive that you can get your hands on. And it’s time to take a pregnancy test! A pregnancy test is nearly 100% accurate. However, it is important that you take the test at the proper time. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

A pregnancy test looks for certain hormones in the body that are only present when a woman is pregnant. However, these hormones may not be high enough to trigger a positive pregnancy test early on in a woman’s pregnancy.

For this reason, women should wait until they expect their period before they take a pregnancy test. This will offer them the most accurate results. Even though a test may not show positive before this time, this doesn’t mean that a woman will not experience pregnancy symptoms. This is one of the main reasons that a woman may test negative and still have pregnancy symptoms.

Another reason is that many of the symptoms that a woman experiences while she is pregnant are similar to the ones during her monthly menstrual cycle. So, if you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms but have tested negative, it is possible that you are beginning your monthly cycle.

If you feel as though you could be pregnant, but have tested negative, it is best to wait a few days and use a different test to test again. Talking to your doctor about your symptoms is also a great idea as well.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.