When you miss your period, you may be wondering, "Am I pregnant?" Maybe you're feeling a little nauseous, have breast tenderness, or other early signs of pregnancy, but you've had the Easysweet Pregnancy test and the results show you're not. You may ask: can I trust the results? Sometimes your pregnancy test may come back with a false negative result - meaning you are pregnant when the test result is not. On the other hand, you could miss your period but not get pregnant.
The Easysweet Pregnancy test works by detecting the hormone hCG, which is normally only present in your body when you are pregnant.
If you are pregnant, your hCG levels will increase over time.
A negative pregnancy test result means that the test did not detect hCG in your urine.
If your period is late, or you miss your period, and your results are negative, you are less likely to be pregnant.
If you test before your due date, you may be pregnant but your hCG levels are too low for the test to detect.
If you do not use your first urine of the day, drink too much fluid, or the test is not sensitive enough to test early, you may get a negative result when you test early, even if you are pregnant.
Why did I get a negative test result?
You can get a negative result on a pregnancy test for two reasons: you are not pregnant, or you are pregnant but your pregnancy test detected the hCG "pregnancy" hormone in your body too early.
Pregnancy tests work by detecting (detecting) a hormone called hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is produced when you are pregnant and continues to increase during the first months of pregnancy. You can see in the graph below how hCG levels increase from ovulation to your missed period.
If you take the Easysweet Pregnancy test too early, the test may not get enough hCG to turn positive. If you take the test the day before your due date, you may see a negative result even if you are pregnant, if:
Your test is not sensitive enough for early testing.
You didn't use your first urine of the day, so the concentration of hCG in your urine wasn't high enough.
You drank too much fluid before the test, diluting the hormone in your urine.
But what if your results are negative and your period is late? Chances are you're not pregnant, your period may be late, or you may even be skipping periods due to stress or illness.
Is it possible to get pregnant and get a negative pregnancy test result?
Yes, it is possible. Getting a negative result does not mean you are not pregnant, it may simply mean that your hCG levels are not high enough for the test to detect the hormone in your urine. Even the most sensitive "early detection" early pregnancy tests available can only detect pregnancy six days before you miss your period (i.e. five days before you expect your period), and even then, these tests cannot detect every pregnancy that occurs morning.
Also, if you test very early in the day, your test may only detect hCG in the morning when the concentration in your urine is highest. This is why it is important not to drink too much water before taking the Easysweet Pregnancy test, as this will also dilute your hCG levels.
Other reasons for a negative test result during pregnancy could be that you are using a test kit that has expired (check the date on the package) or has not been stored properly (you need to store the test kit at 2-30°C).
It is also very rare that your ectopic pregnancy will not produce a positive result - less than 3% of ectopic pregnancies will show a negative result.
If your test is negative and you think you are still pregnant - take another test on the day you expect your period. If your period is missed, test again in three days. If you're still unsure, see your doctor.
When is it too early to test?
It depends on the test. Some tests are sensitive enough to detect hCG in urine up to six days before a missed period (i.e. five days before expected period). Read the directions on the package to find out what your brand of test means for early detection. Some women still prefer to test on the day they expect their period, as all home pregnancy tests claim to be over 99 percent accurate.
Conception usually occurs about two weeks before a normal menstrual period. If you're trying to conceive, you can use an ovulation test to learn not only about your fertile peak, but also your cycles, so you know when is the best time to test. This can help you feel more confident about the results you see.
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