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Pregnancy tests: how long before they read Positive?

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My husband and I are trying to conceive, my cycle has been regular for the past three months. I have taken about 5 over the counter pregnancy tests but they are come back negative. Could I be pregnant? I know that I should go to the dr, but it's really weird that I have no sign of my period whatsoever. I want to be pregnant, but am wondering if 5 tests could be wrong. Does it take a few weeks for some people to show a positive results with an over the counter pregnancy test? I appreciate your time in this matter for me.


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replied October 5th, 2006
Getting Pregnant Answer A1548
If your period is late and all 5 pregnancy tests are negative, then it seems likely that you are not pregnant. When fertilization and implantation occur, a pregnancy test becomes positive 5 days before the date of an expected period. If the expected period doesn’t arrive, this is the first sign of early pregnancy but must also be confirmed with a positive pregnancy test. Late periods are the first (insecure) sign of pregnancy. Other conditions besides pregnancy can also cause a late period. If you don’t get your period in the next 2 weeks, you can go to your gynecologist for an examination to identify possible hormonal imbalances/abnormalities in the reproductive system.
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