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I Expected the Test to be Positive

Sometimes life seems to like throwing us for a loop. Perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit different lately, maybe you even missed a period. These events led you to take a pregnancy test (or even several) only to turn up with a negative result. Especially if you were expecting a positive test, this can be difficult to process or move forward with.

Navigating confusing symptoms, feeling different, and negative pregnancy tests can be stressful! You may want answers or somebody to process this with. That’s where Avenue Women’s Center comes in. Our medical-grade pregnancy tests are accurate just ten days after possible conception. And our expert pregnancy consultants are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. Take the next steps towards certainty today.

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All Signs Point to Pregnancy

Perhaps the reason for your expectation is that all signs seemed to only point to one thing: pregnancy. Maybe that was exciting for you, and you awaited the day when your test would finally show a positive result. Or perhaps this was stressful—maybe you don’t want to be pregnant and experiencing this rollercoaster has been troubling. Or, maybe you’ve just ‘had a feeling’ that you’re pregnant but you can’t get a confirmation on a test. Any and all of these thoughts, emotions, hopes, or fears can be overwhelming.

Can I Be Pregnant but Have a Negative Test?

Perhaps the negative test has been a relief to you, but you still don’t trust it. You may be wondering if you could be pregnant and still be getting negative test results. Generally speaking, being pregnant and having a negative test result is fairly rare. At one point or another most pregnancy tests, if used according to the instructions, should be able to pick up even small levels of hCG (pregnancy hormone) in your urine and produce a positive result. However, if a test is used incorrectly, or, even taken too early, it is possible to be pregnant and have negative results. For this reason, perhaps you are considering how you can achieve certainty about whether or not you are pregnant.

Reaching Certainty

If you are still experiencing pregnancy symptoms and, most of all, you still haven’t gotten your period, you may want to consider another way to confirm your status. Sometimes taking a medical-grade pregnancy test in a provider’s office is a good way to start. At Avenue Women’s Center, we have free medical-grade pregnancy tests which begin showing accurate results just ten days after conception. But you can also take a test with your primary doctor or OBGYN. Another option would be a blood test, which can either confirm the presence of hCG in your bloodstream or measure the exact amount for more accuracy.

As you navigate this confusion, disappointment, or relief, you may find it helpful to process what you’re experiencing with a nonjudgmental professional. At Avenue Women’s Center, we’d love to offer you a calm environment to talk through your experience, your options, and what’s next. We care about your peace of mind, so all of our services are free and confidential.

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The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.