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My hus and I are trying to get prego after 2 miscarriages. sore breast for almost 2 wks now. period due 2day but didnt get it. test neg. can i still be prego?



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It is possible. Depending upon how long ago those miscarriages were, you could still be experiencing symptoms from those pregnancies if they were not too long ago. You could also be experiencing a phantom pregnancy if you are not pregnant at all. At times like this, your mind can play tricks on you and you can want to be pregnant and be looking for these symptoms and be feeling normal breast pain and associate it with pregnancy (this is normal though). There are also reasons for false negative pregnancy tests. There are several things that can contribute to a negative pregnancy test even if you are pregnant. Some medications can give you a false negative, the timing of the test can affect the results. If you did not follow directions properly; if you let the test sit for too long the results may read negative after a while. It is important to read the results within the amount of time given on the instructions of that particular pregnancy test you bought. If you did not perform the test properly (example: you drank a lot of fluids before taking the test, which can dilute your urine). Etc

To ensure the best results for a home pregnancy test:

· Take the test in the morning, if possible, because your hCG (pregnancy hormone) levels are at it's highest

· Don't drink a bunch of fluids before taking the test because it will dilute your urine and can affect the results

· Take the test no more than 1 day before expected period. OR 14 days after intercourse (sex). Although some test say that you can see results up to 5 days before your missed period, the percentage of accuracy is very low.

· urinate for as long as possible on the foam-like strip

· Check the results in the window frame of time suggested by the instructions of the pregnancy test.