Nine Pregnancy Tests With Inconclusive Results

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Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I am so confused. I am 2 days late for my period. Last week I did early result HPTs; 3 came up positive followed by 2 negative. I went to the doctor and he said most likely not. The same day I got a strange pain (which later found out was cramping), went to hospital and they did a blood test. It came back negative. When my period was due I did another hpt and came back positive and 4 have since. I went back to doctor for blood test which came back inconclusive -- just on the borderline of positive apparently.

The doctor sent me to have an ultrasound. There is no sign of anything but the lining is slightly thickened. I went back to the doctor and he said I must have had an early miscarriage and that's why the levels are slightly elevated.I still have a feeling that I could be pregnant and feel like I am going crazy please help me.

Kind regards.


Hi Angie,
I feel like you may be somewhat consumed with the thought of being pregnant. My suggestion would be to let go of the anxiety surrounding early, early, early pregnancy. You described 9 home pregnancy test results to me. This is too much.

Sometimes when a woman is so premature in doing ultrasounds, hpt's etc, the results can be inconclusive and in turn cause further anxiety. Waiting a week and maybe doing another HCG blood test would allow your body to make up it's mind. That test will show for sure if you are pregnant or have miscarried.

In future, I would wait a little while longer to do a pregnancy test. Our minds can do crazy things to us. It's best to go on with life. You will know soon enough if you are pregnant.

-- Jane, RDMS