When Does a Pregnancy Test Turn Positive?



Pregnancy Test Turn Positive

 

Along your journey to parenthood one of the hardest times is what is affectionately known as the ‘two week wait’. This is the two weeks between when you tried to conceive, to the time when you can finally test and get an accurate pregnancy test result.

Unfortunately, pregnancy tests do not run on magic – you cannot take one the morning after you had sex and assume that it will be positive, or negative.

How a Pregnancy Test Works:

In order for a home pregnancy test to show a positive result, something special needs to happen – an egg has to first be fertilized and then it has to implant itself in the uterus. Once this occurs, the pregnancy hormone hCG will begin to be secreted into the body.

A home pregnancy test analyzes your urine to see if there is any hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) present.

 





Types of Pregnancy Tests

The two most common methods of testing for pregnancy are Blood Pregnancy Tests and Home Pregnancy Urine Tests. Both test for hCG levels; the only difference lies in that the former tests its levels within the blood stream while the later in the urine.

A positive blood test will usually show a positive result 3 to 4 days after implantation, or roughly 9 to 10 days after ovulation.

For a home urine test, however, a positive result will not be visible until a week after implantation or until you have a missed period. Do not buy into the myth that certain urine tests can give a positive result before you have missed your period. In actuality, only 25 percent of pregnant women will receive a positive home pregnancy test 2 days before they have missed their period. Approximately 40 percent of pregnant women will receive a positive test result the day before they have a missed period. On average, it will take at least 13 days after ovulation for a urine test to first turn positive.

Factors To Consider

Several factors may affect the time it takes for a pregnancy test to first show a positive result. These include the date of ovulation, date of implantation, hCG levels in either the blood stream or urine, and the sensitivity of the test. The date of ovulation is of great significance in calculating when a pregnancy test might first show a positive result, because it signifies that ovulation occurred and fertilization took place. The amount of time either this process, or the process of implantation, may take will differ between women. Therefore, though one woman’s pregnancy test may show positive today, another’s may only become positive a day or two later even if they were to have conceived on the same day.

The hCG levels in the urine and in the blood vary greatly as to the definition of what is ‘normal’ or ‘high’ and this affects how early a pregnancy can be identified. Though you may be pregnant, if you have a low hCG level you will receive a negative result, and it would take a few days for it to become positive. However, if your levels of hCG are at a high level, the blood or urine test will instantaneously show a positive. Also varied is the concentration of urine levels throughout the course of the day. This is why it is recommended that a home urine pregnancy test be done with first morning urine, when urine concentration is at its highest.

Pregnancy tests also vary in sensitivity. Low sensitivity tests tend to detect pregnancy earlier than highly sensitive ones. Pregnancy test sensitivities are indicated in mIU/ml, therefore a test with a sensitivity of 40 mIU/ml will require twice the amount of HCG than that of a test which has a sensitivity of just 20 mIU/ml.

  • SR

    QUESTION: I have taken 3 pregnancy tests, all were negative. My period was due May 10 and here we are at May 30 and still no period. I do have sore breasts and and am more moody than usual but I still have no period. What should I do.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    At this point, you should go see a doctor to get a blood test.

  • JJW

    I received a period 2 days before it was suppose to come on and it only lasted 3 days. My breasts are sore, I’m having some stomach pain and I’m constantly feeling nauseated but all the pregnancy test say negative.. What should I do?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You should probably go to your doctor so they can pinpoint what your symptoms are indicative of.

  • jo

    I took a clearblue test yesterday and it was positive then took two more and they were negative. This is my fifth pregnancy and hasn’t happened before, I don’t know which one to believe

  • Nyomiie21

    Try another CB digital test today and depending on what it says book an appointment with your doctor :) hope alls ok at you get the result you want! Fingers crossed for u. Best of luck :) x

  • jo

    Thanks I will I have been feeling sick, I think the first picked it up and the others didn’t detect it maybe because it’s too early, thanks fingers crossed

  • chelsee

    ok so I went to the hospital several times for the same symptoms : nausea , ovarian pain , frequent urination etc.. and happen to look at the papers and I looked at the blood tests they ran & it said my hCg level was a 10 !! like Im so confused !! and im still having all the symptoms and there are new 1’s starting !! such as im very moody , a lot of smells make feel like im going to be sick !! what does that mean ?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, we aren’t doctors here so we can’t interpret what that could mean. You might want to call the doctor and ask to speak to a nurse. She may be able to help you figure it out.

  • excited!!

    I tested my blood serum at work. The test came out positive but it took about fifteen minutes to turn. Is that accurate since it took so long to turn positive.

  • Hmmm???

    I spotted the whole week prior to my scheduled period and have not felt right. Although my period also started, I still just do not feel right. I have taken several tests, all negative. Very confused.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Maybe you should see your doctor and get checked out to see if there is something going on with your hormones that could be making you feel this way.

  • mrs warner

    I may have pcos since i had irregular periods. However i lost weight and it became regulated. Been ttc to conceive. Had intercourse on my fertile days according to the ovulation calendar now i am 15 with out a flow. Should i test?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Did you use ovulation predictor tests to determine that you actually ovulated? I don’t understand what you mean that you are 15?

  • Roxanne

    I’m 16 had my period last on the 27/08/14 just came off the pills to have my period now I decided not to take the pills anymore. Before starting to take the pills I had a 25 days cycle my period is only 2 days long. Took 5 home pg tests all neg, only 1 day left in this month still no period PLEASE HELP!

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    It could take a while for your body to return to normal after you stop taking hormonal birth control. You might want to talk to the doctor to see how long it typically takes for your period to return to normal after stopping the pill.

  • Auleilei

    My last period was on august 26 started my period 4days late on september 30 then it lasted 2days and i still have cramps. When should i take a prego test

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Actually now would be an okay time to take a pregnancy test..

  • daysha

    My last period was in Aug 15 and my period didn’t come for Sept nd its now October 07 with pregnancy sign and I took a PT early nd it said negative what should I do nd need help nd Ihave more to say

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If the tests are negative, you might want to visit your doctor to find out why your period is missing. There may be a medical reason, like PCOS, that might be causing the problem.

  • Roxanne

    I went to see my doctor on the 06 of October took a PT and it said negative and as I posted before my last period was the 27 of August. The doctor said I should come back in three weeks time to do another test ,don’t know what to think.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Ultimately, until your see your period, you should keep in mind that pregnancy could be possible even with the negative tests. Eat healthily and take care of yourself as if were pregnant. If the period doesn’t arrive by the 3 weeks time period, you might want to demand that the doctor do a scan or blood tests to see if they can figure out why your period stopped.

  • Julie

    I have same my last period was 27 August I was six days early. My period still has not come I took sample to docs and results came back negitive. I am feeling all the symptoms tender breasts, mild cramping, feeling sick and tired! Please advise. Thanks

  • Julie

    Was meant for forum x

  • Kelly

    I took a pt this morning an as soon as I am done before I lay it down it’s says negative.. Is this right? I’m two days late an no signs of period..

  • sydneyrae

    So, I need help.
    My pregnancy test had a faint negative line. Hasnt ever been that faint, you could barely see it, but you could tell it was there, ya know? I’m almost two weeks late, on my period. When should I test again? My periods are regular.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You can’t assume you aren’t pregnant by a negative pregnancy test even when your period is already late. Either you need your period to arrive, get a positive pregnancy test or have a doctor perform an ultrasound to definitively know whether or not your are pregnant.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You should probably test again now. It almost sounds like you had a defective test if the test line was as light as you say.

  • sona

    Last month I had a brown discharge for 3 days after we tried for a baby (for the first time) and the doctor says its just ovulation blood and there is nothing to worry about!!
    Now in this month my period is already one week late..
    Today I took the PT test and it turned negetive..
    I totally dont have any idea of whats wrong with my period and even I dont know weather I am pregnant or not.. there is even no symptoms of being pregnant!
    Can you tell me whats wrong with me!!?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, there are many reasons why your period would be late. http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/periodlate.html If you are really concerned you can talk with your doctor. They should be able to ease your Ming a little.

  • Amy Manovsky

    Ok i had a full period last month this month i had a light period but it was one day early an only lasted 2 or3 days an stoped then i had sex an i spotted but my breast r extremely tender my stomach is cramping an im nauseous through out the day i took a test an it said negitive with my other 2 kids i disnt find out till i was 2 months someone please help me

  • claire

    So I had my period on the 20th of august then when the september one came it wasn’t the right colour it was more browny black and lasted a maximum of 48 hours. I have been having unprotwcted sex. Usually my periods last for 5-7 days. Now there is no sign of the october one either. Ive had 3 negative tests im really tired. I already have a 2 yr old. And my periods have been normal since I started them. Any help will be muchly appreciated.

  • maira

    my ovalution time strart from 30 sep ad get end on 5th oct then i have unprotected sex on 11 oct ,after all i get my period gone missed for this reason i hv take prgnency test on on friday morning in oct , i get my result negative , now its confirm that i m not pregnent pls help soon , i worried

  • mommytobe

    Had my period 9/08 for five days ( normal length) this month on 10/06 I started my “period” that lasted two days the third and fourth day I was spotting brown blood. Nothing that covered a pad or anything . my boyfriend has started having a crave mcdoubles sleeping later than normal and getting tired quicker in the day. While ive been having bad migranes as well as feeling exhausted at work. I did have cramping that came a day before 10/06. But when I’m menstrating cramping lasts days before a period .. Could I be preggo ? And if so, when should I test?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Sounds like you need to see your doctor to see about getting an ultrasound scheduled as pregnancy tests don’t typically work for you.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Either you are pregnant or you have a hormone imbalance going on. If you are pregnant, you should be coming up to the 2 month mark if you count the sorta period in September as you were already pregnant and you were just having early pregnancy bleeding. If your period doesn’t arrive, you should probably go to your doctor to find out what is going on.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    So, your period was from Sept. 30 to the 5th of Oct.? You said ovulation in your post but ovulation doesn’t last beyond one day. You had unprotected sex at the right time to get pregnant unfortunately so until your period arrives or your doctor gives you an ultrasound, you can’t rule that out. Sorry for the bad news.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you are pregnant and just had early pregnancy bleeding (the “period” on 10/6) you should be able to test now as you would have gotten pregnant in September. I am not sure if you typed the post right because you’d have a very tuned in boyfriend if he was craving the McDoubles on your behalf :D

  • Dimples5941

    I had a normal period in September. I have a 32 day cycle that lasts 4 days. Usually have a heavy flow/clots/etc. I started my “period” in October 6 days early. It was very light for 2-3 days and then gone. No clots-could have probably worn 1 pad/tampon for the entire thing. I was scheduled to start my period yesterday so I took a pregnancy test today and it was negative. Do you think I could be pregnant but testing too early? It seems as though if what I experienced was implantation bleeding that ended 4 days ago, I would be producing enough hcg to show on a test (25 miu). Thoughts?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    It really depends on when you started your period in September. If it was implantation bleeding you would need to wait about 10 days after the initial bleeding to test to allow the hcg to build up to levels detectable by pregnancy tests.

  • Sherri Brewer

    Hi I’m a mother of 3 wonderful children. 2 girls ages 5 1/2 yrs & 4 1/2 yrs & a 11 month old boy. My periods have always been on time like clockwork & last 4 days long. 3 months ago my period changed. It went from a red color & 4 days to a brown & 2 1/2 days. 2 months ago same thing so I took a test it was negative. Then when I woke up next morning that same test showed a positive result. Last month my period was a week early brown in color & only 1 1/2 days long. Took another test same thing happened again. Negative result but next morning showed up as a positive result. This month I had my period the 1st it was brown again & lasted only 1 1/2 days then I was in e.r. 4 bowel issues. Urine PT came back negative but blood test stated inconclusive. My next period is due the 29th of October to the 1st of November. I don’t have any insurance right now so I don’t know what to do. Any ideas?

  • heather

    I had my period on September 30th, and only lasted 4 days, I’m not due for my period until the 30th of October, I had what I believe is implantation bleeding 2 days ago I’m just feeling off and was wondering what my chances were for getting pregnant.? I just came off of my birth control a month ago but it had been expired for a year.

  • Roxanne

    So I had a period on oct 20 it’s been 4 days and I’m still bleeding normally my period is only 2 days.

  • Miracle

    My last period was sep16 2014, I ovulated October 8th 2014 and was intimate with my husband on day of ovulation. A couple days later, I knew I had conceived I felt different, sore swollen breast , sore butt, tiredness. Food cravings and over eating. I took the HPT on the 16th, 17th, 20th & 21st and they were all negative , I did blood work and my doctors office yesterday and found out today the 23rd that I am pregnant. Exactly a year ago, I found out I was pregnant with a HPT which turned out to be an ectopic pregnancy I lost my baby and my right tube 12 weeks into my pregnancy. With a history of fibroids, endometriosis and ovarian cyst, it places me at high risk and it’s a miracle that I am able to conceive without medical intervention. I was told that it was impossible by doctors in the past.
    If I may add, last time I had a failed pregnancy I had a weird dream of aliens draining life out of my stomach before I even knew of been pregnant ( first time was unplanned and unexpected) this time I dreamt possible dreams with multiple kids alive and well. I hope and pray for healthy babies.

  • Roxanne

    I have my period on oct 20 it’s been 4 days and I’m still bleed normally my period is only 2 days

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Well, if you were using expired birth control, if you had sex around the time you were ovulating, you could be pregnant.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    2 day periods are not the norm unless you are on some sort of birth control. 4 days is more normal. If you continue bleeding, go and see your doctor.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Good luck with this pregnancy!

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    2 day periods are not the norm unless you are on some sort of birth control. 4 days is more normal. If you continue bleeding, go and see your doctor.

  • Noelle

    My ovulation days were Oct 6 to Oct 10. I took a pregnancy test on Oct 20 and it was negative. On Oct 24 it was positive. How do I know when I conceived?

  • Jenny

    I hear that you can take a ovulation test for a hpt and that it’s more sensitive and can tell you days before a hpt is that true

  • Brittany

    Ok so. My period (or what I think was my period) was on Sept 23rd(-28th) and my ovulation days were Oct 4th-10th. I was suppress to start my period Wends (22nd) but I didn’t I took a test amd it was negative. But still no period thus far. I had done light spotting couple days ago (due to sex it typically happens and then I kick start my period majority of the time like that. Could I have tested too early some how? I’ve been wrote out lately and lower back has been killing me, craving/eating/ drinking things I’d never easy because I don’t like them. And for pickles which I love I can’t stand them currently. I’m getting some headaches, eating more frequently throughout the day, and I’m randomly gagging (even though it’s all day just think it’s funny that it happens in the morning) so badly that I’ll throw up (early morning like 1am), and I’ve never had a gag reflex like that ever. My mom said my sister went through the same thing with all of her pregnancies. Could I be pregnant and just need to retest in the beginning of Nov? Really hoping that we are, we have been trying for quite some time now. :- thank you in advance for your response.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You only ovulate on a single day. You are fertile surrounding that time and if you had sex several times within that fertile time period any of them could be the one that was responsible for you getting pregnant. Without knowing how long your cycles are and when you ovulated, there is no way of telling what date you may have conceived.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Not necessarily. The two tests detect different hormones. HCG and LH are similar in molecular make up. If you were to wait until you missed your period, and used an ovulation test as a pregnancy test, you may see positive results. But testing extra early most likely will not give you positive results because it most likely will not be able to detect the minute amounts of hcg in early pregnancy. If you are trying to find out if you are pregnant before you miss your period, your best bet would be to use a pregnancy test because it is created to detect hcg specifically.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If your period was due on the 22nd, then testing now would be fine as you are definitely overdue. There is always a chance that you are pregnant, until your period arrives. If you keep testing into November and keep getting negative results, you might want to contact your doctor so he can do some tests to find out what is causing your symptoms.

  • help012

    Ok I took a pregnancy test yesterday the control line came up first then about 5 mins later the T line showed up but it was very faint. So I took two more today and the same thing happen. My period was on the 12th but it was very very light which is very unusual. Could I be pregnant or are these false positives???

  • kaneesha

    Okay I am a month late pt is negative I too one it the emergency room but didn’t do a blood test what should I do

  • Jewels

    So I had my last period on Sept. 29 2014 it has been 31 days and I’m on a 24 day cycle. One Sept. 15th I had light brown pink mucus when I wiped very small amount when I wiped and that lasted 3 days that was 1 week to the day I was suppose to start. Today is 10/30/2014 and still nothing all hpt are still negative as of 10/28/2014. I cant do blood work until next Tues. Has this ever happened to anyone and turned out they were prego? I have never missed a period before.. Any advice would be great, Thanks

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If your period started on the 12th, it could be that you are picking up on a VERY early pregnancy. As you posted this 5 days ago, did the tests get any darker?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Do you normally have regular cycles? Are you taking any hormonal birth control? Have you been under any extra stress, been exercising a lot more or been sick the the last month? All these things can cause a period to be late.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Have you taken any pregnancy tests since you posted this? The pink cervical mucus that you saw on the 15th could have been implantation bleeding. There have definitely been cases of pregnancy tests just not working. It’s not common but it does happen. Good luck on Tuesday. Hopefully you will get some answers.

  • Monica

    Ok im so confussed my last period was oct.5-7 2014 it was heavy 3 days but stoped fast me and my bf had sex then my ovulation days were 16 and so on…i was supposed to get my period nov.2nd so im 5 days late i took a test on tuesday it was negative but an hour later a slight light pink 2nd line came up but box said dont read results after 5 minutes. so i called my dr and they cant get me in i went to e.r today and dr did urine and blood test and said everything fine so i get home and take another test and its negative without that slight 2nd line this time..im sooo confused idk what to think but that im going thru menopause because im usually on time with my periods unless im pregnant so this is new to me

  • Jaila

    I had a 2day pierod and came off when to loo and there was snotty mucus and ting of pink init and also” I have smoggy blob and it’s got brown in help!! X

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    It could be that you are testing too early to get accurate results with a pregnancy test. Test with first morning urine, before you drink anything. You want the pregnancy hormone to be as concentrated as possible when you test. If you had unprotected sex, the chances of you being pregnant are there. As for menopause, how old are you and is this the first time you are a little late with your period?

  • Stacy

    I experienced brown discharge for at least a week before my period was due. I believe I confused starting my period on a Monday with just more spotting because I do not recall seeing blood on any tampons it was mostly brown and not a lot at all. By the end of the day Wednesday I did not need to use a tampon anymore. This is very rare because my periods are always full blown for about 4 days. I missed one, maybe 2 ortho-tri-cyclen lo pills this month and then had unprotected sex. I did not double up on the pills the day after I forgot. I took a pregnancy test that Friday but it came back negative. I’ve had some nauseas and not as much of an appetite. I will take another test on Wednesday. I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t read positive. Any thoughts??

  • Shawna

    I’m trying to conceive my last period was 10/8/14 I haven’t got my period this month is it to early to test its only 3 days after my missed period any one with in put please reply

  • Kelsey

    My husband and I are TTC. I took an ovulation test on 10/22 that tested positive. We then had sex on 10/23 and 10/26. I was due for my period on 11/12 and still have not gotten my period which is abnormal for my cycle because my period usually occurs in the morning of the 28th day of my cycle. I have not had my period yet. When would be a good time to call my OB/GYN?

  • Guest

    Hello, I had my Mirena removed on Oct 30th of this yr. I spotted for a couple days then it stopped. On November 3rd I started what I thought was my period and it lasted till the 11/7. I’ve had sex about 3-4 times since the removal and they’ve all been about 3 days apart from each time. I bought an ovulation kit (test strips) and tested yesterday and today with both days positive….but I started bleeding yesterday (old blood, brown …sorry aboout the TMI). My husband and I are trying to conceive as soon as we can but Im so lost with all these mixed signals!? Help please!

  • Tiffany

    Hello, I had my Mirena removed on Oct 30th of this yr. I spotted for a couple days then it stopped. On November 3rd I started what I thought was my period and it lasted till the 11/7. I’ve had sex about 3-4 times since the removal and they’ve all been about 3 days apart from each time. I bought an ovulation kit (test strips) and tested yesterday and today with both days positive….but I started bleeding yesterday (old blood, brown …sorry aboout the TMI). My husband and I are trying to conceive as soon as we can but Im so lost with all these mixed signals!? Help please!

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Maybe you aren’t pregnant and it is just your body’s reaction to the flux in hormones due to you missing taking your birth control.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    No, as soon as you have missed your period, you can take a pregnancy test.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Did you take a pregnancy test?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, it sounds like your body is trying to get back to hormonal balance. If you got a positive on the ovulation strips, I would say ignore the spotting you are having and have sex with your husband anyway, as soon as possible today.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, it sounds like your body is trying to regain it’s hormonal balance. If you got a positive on the ovulation strips, I would say ignore the spotting you are having and have sex with your husband anyway, as soon as possible today.

  • Tiffany

    I totally agree with that! I hope my body will snap out of it and we can get a positive preg test soon….it’s just hard to plan the right timing until I’m back within normal hormonal balance. Thanks for the feedback Vickie!

  • tw

    I went to the doctor today and they said my pregnancy test was positive they took another test that read negative but then turned positive but the thing is my husband has had a Vicetomy for over 20 years is this possible..

  • celeste

    Hello. I had my Mirena removed in March. We have been having intercourse regularly, and my period was due this past Tuesday. I took a hpt on Monday and it was positive. Took another hpt on Tuesday and it also was positive. I went to urgent care also on Tuesday, took a test and it tested negative. Today is Saturday and still no period. Have been dizzy off and on for weeks! I hope your cycle gets on track soon!

  • Tiffany

    So, did they do a blood test at the urgent care? I’d stay positive and test in a week. Hopefully you will have another positive result! So if you dont mind me asking….you had your Mirena taken out in March, so its taken you this long to get “hopefully” pregnant? I’ve heard couple getting prgnant right away after the removal for the mirena and then I’ve heard it has taken coupe over 6 to 12 months to get pregnant! I know everyones different but that’s crazy! I pee’d on another ovulation test strip this morning and it was positive again and now I barley (very very light pink color) see anything when I wipe! I’m just as lost today but we will continue to try today! Well i wish you all good luck and please keep us updated!

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Well, if you haven’t had sex with anyone else, and the tests keep coming back positive, then yes, it is possible. Vasectomy failures decades after the procedure are relatively rare but do happen.

  • Tiffany

    Okay, exactly one month ago me and my boyfriend had sex. I took a pregnancy test about two weeks afterward. It came back negative. But, I have a slight “growth” on the top part of my belly. (above belly button) I have been feeling sick but I haven’t actually threw up until today. I did have my period on the 1st of November and i don’t remember when I got off. I have no idea what to think or do..

  • lauren

    i am 2wks late pregnancy test negative no symtons

  • lauren

    took a pregany test today negative 15 days late no symtons

  • JAJ

    I am 10 days late took two pregnancy test both came back positive. The thing is I thought I couldn’t get pregnant and now here I am with two positive test what do I do

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    It sounds like something other than pregnancy is happening for you. You might want to schedule a visit with your doctor.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You might want to visit your doctor. If the tests keep coming back negative, something hormonal could be going on. Do you have PCOS? That can cause periods to be late or totally missing? You can read up about it here http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/what-is-pcos-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome.html

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    I guess it really depends on how you feel about having a baby. Ultimately, you will need to do some searching within yourself and do what is right to you. If keeping the baby is part of the plan, I would highly suggest that you contact your doctor.

  • Jess

    Hello, I was suppose to get my period between the 16th and the 18th. I am now a week late. I know for a fact that I ovulated between the 9th and the 10th. I have slightly sore nipples and an occasional nausea over the last 3 days. Yesterday I went to the doctor and they did a blood test nd it came back negative.can implantation take longer than 10 days, is it possible for the blood test to be wrong, and could I still be pregnant? If so should I retest and when?

  • nia

    I need help… Okay today is the 26 and the month is almost over can I still have a period… Keep in mind my period last for 5 days

  • queen32

    Morning , well starting this conversation off , this is my first time here , usually I’m 28 days . Been a while since , I jumped around each month. About a week and a half ago . I started to experience head ache , dizziness , nausea without vomiting , tired , sleepy , just this Friday at work . The food was heating up , which is Mac & cheese. Since being their never , had a issue far as the smell . This time i was smelled that omg . I felt to vomit but didn’t . We also had a gathering every one cooked ; while eating for some reason I could not finish. Then threw it away drank some spirte, in order to rid the nasty taste . Moving along no period yet , Friday before leaving ,definitely feeling sick . My body was aching head ache dizzy, barley made it home . Usually I love walking , I ended up on the bus to reach close to home. Ovulation started on the 6 to the 12 . Recently I did feel cramping , betwwen ovulating and now. As of right now I don’t feel like myself, maybe its in my head like a couple of times before, only lead to disappointment. When I calculated my period . In return it gave me the 25, but I recalculated it I then received the 29 . I’m lost I will wait I guess , don’t want to get excited . I don’t know , in my closet I have a pregnancy testing kit , I just refuse to test only to see no I am not. Been trying for a longgggggggg time .

  • http://www.empowernetwork.com/almostasecret?id=dominiquemakesmoney daretodream m

    I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I went to my reproductive end specialist on 10/24 and was told blood work showed ovulation this month later that day I saw implantation bleeding. I missed my period on 10/27 took a test on 10/28 actually I took two test at the same time that morning and got two positives, later that night I took 3 tests all were negative. I took a clear blue the next morning it too was negative. Am I testing too early or just not pregnant?

  • Tabitha

    I’m late di

  • Amanda

    Okay, so tomorrow makes me 2 weeks late for my period. I’ve had a little blood the first week late of my period on and off for about 3-4 days. I Feel sick all the time, I pee a lot, I’ve gotten a little sick sometimes, I’m tired all the time, but I’ve also taken 3 pregnancy test and all have been negative. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. I don’t know if I’m over reacting :/

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you don’t get your period, there is always a chance that you are pregnant. If all the tests keep coming back negative, there may be another reason for the missing period. Implantation can take longer than 10 days. 10 days is just an average.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Yes, you can still have a period.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Your period should have arrived or you must have given in and taken that pregnancy test :D What were your results?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Typically, if you get a positive result, the test is picking up hcg. If you didn’t get any more positive results, you could have had an early miscarriage.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Definitely sounds like something is going on. Hopefully the doctor visit helped sort things out for you.

  • http://www.empowernetwork.com/almostasecret?id=dominiquemakesmoney daretodream m

    Thanks for replying i got two more positives on 12-2-14 today i go to the doc to confirm and check my beta

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Congratulations! I have my fingers crossed for high numbers on you beta!

  • http://www.empowernetwork.com/almostasecret?id=dominiquemakesmoney daretodream m

    I am taking several pregnancy test and the lines are getting darker is that an indication that my hcg levels are rising?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Usually, that is exactly what it means. This only a good indication early on in pregnancy though. At some point, the test won’t have anymore ability to get any darker.

  • anxiousmum

    Hi lovely ladies! So I am feeling really anxious at the moment…my last period started on the 25th of October& now I am 9 days late for my next period..my partner and I are trying for our second child. I took a hpt this morning and could faintly see a very very very faint second line..I couldn’t help but take another at lunchtime and it was definitely negative. I didn’t want to get my hopes up but am definitely feeling tender boobs, nausea& tiredness for the past week. My periods have been irregular up until about 6months ago when they have been running like clockwork…is it possible to purely be a case that they have gone back to being irregular?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Most likely you aren’t pregnant if you didn’t have sex after your period. If the headache doesn’t go away, you really need to see a doctor about it.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you saw a faint positive, it could be that the hcg levels are very low right now. Try again tomorrow with your first morning urine and see if you can replicate your positive test, but hopefully this time it won’t be so faint.

  • alize

    im confused, my first day of my last period was on November 19th,which was very light compared to others months. I went to the ER because I wasn’t feeling good, they did a blood test and it came back positive for pregnancy and the doctor said I was about two weeks pregnant. next day I took a urine test and came back positive as well, but ive read that this is just the ovulating stage of it.what does that mean? I might just be in denial, I do want this baby but with my other pregnancies I found when I was more than 6 weeks. my question is, am i pregnant? or am I not gonna know for sure till after two more weeks? please help me understand all this

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If all the tests are coming back saying you are pregnant, then I would guess that you are. It could be that your last period wasn’t actually a period but rather early pregnancy bleeding. Take a pregnancy test again in two week’s time. If you are truly pregnant, you should get an immediate positive result. If you start bleeding again when your period is scheduled to arrive, you might want to get the doctor to check you over to make sure everything is okay.

  • alize

    Thank you very much for your reply. im just beyond excited but at the same time don’t want to get my hopes up. this would be my third child after 5 years. I will do that after the week of my scheduled period that I should supposedly be getting this month

  • anxiousmum

    I tried a different hpt& no second line this morning. Just a shadow as to where the line would be. :-( :-( :-(

  • sammy

    Ladies, I’ve been on the depo injection for 9months my last being on 25th July (20wks ago) for the past week I’ve been really tired, thirsty and occasionally my boobs will throb. I’ve not had a period in 6 years due to being on minipill prior to injection. I took a test yesterday morning to find it was negative, could it be too early to test or could it be my hormones balancing? Any suggestions? Thanks sammy

  • http://www.empowernetwork.com/almostasecret?id=dominiquemakesmoney daretodream m

    Hey just wanted to send you some good news about my betas on 11/2/2014 it was 27.2 on 11/42015 it was 99.3 so I hope and pray everything continues to go well, thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for me. Also, I was going to ask you do you think my doctor should want to continue to monitor my beta, his nurse said at this point he is not concerned and everything is progressing and we are having an ultrasound on 12/18…..my beta numbers seem a bit low for 5-6 weeks???

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    That is really hard to say what is going on. If you haven’t had a period, then the chances of getting pregnant aren’t very likely. You might want to go to the doctor and get fully checked out to make sure everything is okay. If you aren’t pregnant, you might want to consider taking a fertility supplement like FertilAid to help balance your hormones and start your cycle back up.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    My guess is that you will see a big jump in the number at the next beta check. For 5 weeks, the number you listed is still in the range. It could be that the egg implanted later that you expected meaning that the hcg numbers will be a little lower than expected.

  • Kayleen B.

    Hello ladies, I am on ortho tri cyclin low. I was very sick in Oct so I was on antibiotics for 2 weeks. I had a cycle in starting around Nov 10th, it was very light more spotty. Now it is Dec 11 and I am a week and a half late for my period. I have taken 3 hpt and all negative. Not sure if it’s just too soon and levels aren’t high enough to show positive and I am pregnant or not. Thanks :)

  • Brit

    Looking for some help! (Keep in mind it is now December 11) I had been taking bc for 5 years. Stopped sept 3. Since then I had a period sept 6 and oct 26 (my cycle has always been irregular) I never got a period in nov. For 3 weeks now (since November 21) I’ve had nipple tenderness with very painful breasts. Also during that time I experiemced mild cramping off and on. 4 days ago I noticed bleeding which I thought was an early period 5 days past ovulation, which to me felt odd, I had a sharp cramp/pulling pain on the left side that lasted about 2 hours. It started first day heavy bleed then tapered off to some spotting off an on. It is now day #4 and I noticed what looked like orange-yellow spotting that then went to a brownish-red. I’ve never had a “period” bleed in this pattern. My breasts are still very tender and noticed blue veins showing in both when I take bra off. I have read much about implantation bleeding but curious if it could go away and start in my pattern. I’ve had a bit of frequent urination but not to bothersome. Could I be pregnant? If so is it to early to test? Could I have been pregnant since I first started the symptoms? Please help.

  • mori1223

    I had what I think was a period on Sunday lasted a day and half started out red spot then I placed a tampon on it was med full by bed time and only used one after that nothin I wiped and it was old blood is what it looked like , before that last month I have sex in my ovulation time frame nov 27 what’s going on when can I test

  • Vitoriar

    I had intercourse days before ovulation and the day estimated for my egg to release is it normal for me to have a period 5 days early please help. I’m so worried and confused.

  • Louise

    Hi I need help fast!!
    My son is 9 months old, 11 weeks ago me and my partner (now ex partner) had unprotected sex since I’ve seen my periods as normal but these past few days I feel like I’m pregnant ,Today I took a pregnancy test and it’s saying negative !! I don’t want another baby, it feels like there’s a baby inside me! do you think that the test was more accurate beings as I haven’t had sex since?

  • GiaMiaMills

    My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex about a week and a half ago two days before I was suppose to have my period. When I went to the bathroom about a half and hour after intercourse I saw some bleeding, which was very light. My period hasn’t come on, so two days ago I took a test which came back negative. I’m planning on taking another one in another week and a half. Then going to the doctor if I receive a negative one again. I stopped taking birth control about 6 months ago. And I have a condition in which I bleed very heavy for 8-10 days when on my period, so I was given the birth control for that. I have been having pains in my stomach, and at times it feels as if my period is on but it just clear discharge. I have had high stress levels as well. I’m very confused, I don’t mind being pregnant I just would like to know if I am. My boyfriend says it’s stressed, and since I haven’t had intercourse in so long it threw my period off. My mother says the same…. My mother working in a hospital and my boyfriend finishing his degree in medicine I want to listen to them. But living 22 years I think I know my body. I believe I truly am….. Pregnant that is. Please help.

  • Arsy

    Hi, I am new to this blog. I am trying to conceive for past six years and underwent infertility treatment in 2009, 10 and 13 but no success. I had my last periods on 3/11/2014. My periods were 35-40 days cycle(and I am polycystic) which are quite regular from last three months app 33 days. Now, it has been 11 days since I missed my periods. I had a little spotting 4/12, 9/12(light pink) and 13/12(night,red) when I wiped. I have on and off cramps as if my flow will start. I am having a lot of slippery transparent discharge. I did four hpts and all came out negative. Now today my boobs become sore and I am not able to touch them. I visted GP last week an she refused to do blood test saying that these days HPTS are very accurate. Just want to check with other ladies if they had same symptoms (specially the blood on 13/12) with negative HPTs and later on they found BFP. It is so frustrating to see negative when you feel you are pregnant. :(

  • momof3

    Hello, I am pregnant but I don’t know how far along I am. I have had irregular periods for over two years. I had some bleeding the first week of October 2014, then I spotted for maybe 2 days on October 24, 2014. Still waiting for my dr appointment. Just curious

  • hopefulern

    I am consistent each month with my cycle (latest day 32) and am currently on day 43 without a period and with all negative pregnancy tests to date. Last test (blood test) done at 5 weeks. Should I give up hope or is there still a chance that I am pregnant? My RE wants me to take provera to start my period, but I feel like waiting awhile longer to see if I get a positive hpt. I have no reason why I am so late, never missed a period before…ever! Thoughts…..

  • scaredyoungwoman

    Hi, my last period was around 3/4 weeks ago… I have been feeling sick, my boobs are sore, headaches, keep going dizzy and a lot of tiredness. Could I be pregnant?

  • scaredyoungwoman

    I have also had unprotective sex a couple of days after my last period?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, due to the fact you were spotting, it means that the birth control wasn’t working as well as it should have been. http://www.walgreens.com/topic/faqhome/questionandanswer.jsp?questionTierId=600006&faqId=600022 Due to your illness, your cycles could be off because of that as well. There is no way to really tell so if you had unprotected sex during the month, you could be pregnant because the birth control might have not been working as well as it should have been. You might want to contact your doctor if you are concerned.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You should probably want to take a pregnancy test to see if that shows up positive as you have been feeling the symptoms for several weeks. The cramp and pulling feeling you felt most likely wouldn’t have been due to implantation. It sounds more like ovulation pain. Are you positive you ovulated 5 days prior to that?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you ovulated on the 27th, your period should be almost due now (if you have a regular 28 day cycle). You could probably test now.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Did you have a period? It could have been implantation bleeding. If the period didn’t come on fully, you could probably take a pregnancy test right now.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you are feeling pregnant, you might want to get the doctor to give you a blood test just to make sure. Pregnancy tests stop giving a positive result sometimes when the pregnancy hormone way over the threshold of what it detects.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Well stress can cause the delay in your period. Not having sex won’t throw off your period though as your boyfriend suggests. The only way to know for sure is to wait and keep testing. Sounds like you have a good plan for timing your testing.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Sorry you are not getting help from your doctor :( I’d say keep testing to see if perhaps your dates are a bit off. Definitely sounds like you have a hormonal imbalance (which would be typical with pcos) occurring due to all the spotting if you aren’t pregnant.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, due to your irregular cycles, no way I can estimate for you. You will have to wait for that doctor appointment and an ultrasound to help you figure it out.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you have an RE then I would follow what he suggests. But before you do, you could ask him for one more blood test just to make sure.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, based on your chosen username on your post, pregnancy is a possibility if you had unprotected sex. Depending on how long your cycles typically are, you might be able to take a pregnancy soon to find out.


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