Negative pregnancy test

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MissyJ's picture
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Negative pregnancy test

Question for the Answer Box: If a pregnancy test is negative does that mean that your cycle should start soon? Is it possible to get a false negative pregnancy test result? At what point should I be concerned if my regular cycle does not begin?

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Joined: 01/11/04
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I think that depends on how regular your cycle is. If you are consistent I would be curious at a few days late. If you are irregular, I would give it more time. Also, have you been charting to have a better understanding of when you likely ovulated? If so, again, by about 16-18 DPO I would ask for a blood test from the doctor. Some women metabolize HCG differently than others and don't test well with urine.

Good luck!