Pregnancy Tests
Periods and Conception

You were 5 days late you are never late and today you started spotting could you still be pregnant you took a pregnancy test and said you wasn't?

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2008-06-29 17:29:08

You might be pregnant and not showing positive yet, but most

likely you are starting your period. I would consult a physician.

Yes, it is possible. But don't freak out just yet. Wait and see if

you have a normal period. There are several things that can come in

conflict with your period (medications, birth control, stress,

change in diet etc.). But just so you know... 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: * 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. 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.

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