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Begin of my last period was December 31, 2011. I had unprotected sex on January 16 and again on the 22. Two weeks later I felt nausea , so I took preg test and it said not pregnant. Febuary 1,2012 and no period , so I took pregnancy test again and it said not pregnant.. I still have nausea off and on. It is now Febuary 8,2012 and no period.. Can I still be pregnant and the test are wrong?? How long does it take for a test to show positive?
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replied February 11th, 2012
Hi,
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Sometimes, urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy can show you false negative results as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If your symptoms have been persistent, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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