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have any of you ever gotten a false negative on your pregnancy test---you tested negative when you really were pregnant?
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Yes. I tested about the time my period was due with an EPT and it was neg. A few days later EPT was pos. It can be quite an emotional rollercoaster.
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It took four tests (ept) for me to get a positive result, I was over a week late with my cycle too (9 days)! I got so frusterated that I bought a "first response" it claims you can know 5 days BEFORE your missed AF, sure enough I got a positive, it was very faint, but positive, hang in there, waiting a week can seem like forever, but you could just buy a bunch and take one everyday!

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I've actually had a false negative with a *blood test* ... then 4 days later POS and got a positive result... Callum was born 8 months later.
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have any of you ever gotten a false negative on your pregnancy test---you tested negative when you really were pregnant?
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I tested TWICE after Ds#1 was born and I had an "episode of unexplained bleeding" at 8 weeks post partum. I would find out at 14 weeks gestation that indeed I was pregnant. My little surprise is hungry now....bbl!
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yes, with two different pregnancies.

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yup!
I got 4 NEG tests with this pregnancy 4!!!
I even took the 5 days early one and STILL got neg

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Yes. I got 3 negatives before I finally got a positive. I will never trust cheapie tests again!
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Sort of.

I've had tests show up negative when it was VERY early in a pregnancy and my HCG level wasn't high enough to trigger the positive result on the test.

I've never had one show up negative when I had a high enough HCG count to trigger a positive result though (generally between 25 and 150 units, depending on the test).

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I have tested 3 times each 7 days apart and all negative, so my period is working on being 3 weeks late. I have pretty much decided I'm not PG, but obviously I'm still lurking here.

should I test again? how far apart did you all test and still have negatives?
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I'm asking for a friend here. She tested after her period was 2 1/2 weeks late (she has always been regular in the past) but got a negative. She's now almost 4 weeks late and no sign of an impending period. Is it possible that a test 2 1/2 weeks late could show a false negative?
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godiva yes that's exactly what happened to me w/ my first pregnancy. :

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It happened to me, it turned out I was using an expired HPT though.
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Okay...I did buy the "cheapie" test---store brand. They are just so expensive! So you think I should go get the more expensive one? Planning on waiting until Monday morning to test.

I am usually quite regular; just been under quite a bit of stress here....so its either stress or I'm pregnant!
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I got three negatives at 12, 14, and 16DPO before my positive at 19DPO.
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Yes! I tested the day after my period was due, with one of the "early" tests, and it was negative. 3 days later, it was faintly positive. When I was pg with DS, I had a positive test the day after my period was due.
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