May 17, 2011
When you are expecting good news, it is really disturbing to get the reverse. To get a negative pregnancy test result can be sad, know all about it and make things different the next time.
Whether you are trying to conceive or not a negative pregnancy test along with a missed period can create a stressful situation. However, it is not common for woman to get a negative test result when she is pregnant. Here are some of the possibilities that can lead to negative pregnancy test in pregnancy and delay of period when women is not pregnant.
Pregnancy test can be negative if you have miscalculated your periods and conducted a test accordingly. Moreover it is also important to follow the instructions carefully before conducting the test. The time duration of the test must be given due consideration before interpreting the result.
According to a review conducted in 1998, the accuracy of test result when conducted by experts was 97% and it was reported to be 75% when they were conducted by consumers. The difference in accuracy of test result is mainly due to misinterpretation of instructions by the consumers.
Other possible reason for a negative test result in spite of being pregnant can be low level of Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). After implantations, hCG gets double on daily basis and will reach 20mIU/ml/hCG till the tenth day after ovulation. However, in every woman hCG develops at different rate – some women have to wait longer for getting the good news while the others can get it much before due date of their period.
Conducting pregnancy test with first morning urine sample gives most reliable result. If your schedule doesn’t permit you to take the test in morning then avoid drinking water just before the test. Drinking fluids just before collecting urine sample for test can dilute the pregnancy hormones present in the test leading to negative test result.
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