x
Browse
160 Physicians Online

Question:

Pregnancy test done too early?

Dear Ask The Doctor:
Hello, I am concerned as to whether or not I may be pregnant. I have a 4 year old son and I didnt have many pregnancy symptoms while I carried him. However, my husband and I have been trying to conceive another child and I am having the following symptoms over the past 2-3 weeks: lower back pains, sore breats with constant erect nipples, inability to sleep late nights but almost falling asleep in the evenings, small pimple-like bumps around my nipples, sore lower stomach cramps, have had the feeling that my period is starting for about 2 weeks but nothing until last night when my husband and I had sex, I started spotting and still is but only when I urinate. TMI - But there is nothing in the pads only a few drops but when I urinate I can see not a lot of blood but some. Today I should have started my period but this is definately not my regular flow. Instead it is more pinkish and is way too light to be AF. Nonetheless, I took a pregnancy test this evening but it was negative. Is it possible that I am taking it too soon and that I may in deed be pregnancy? Please advise.. Thanks


Answer:

It is a possibility that you could be pregnant and a negative pregnancy test could be because you've taken the test early. For accurate results, pregnancy tests should be taken after you have crossed the estimated date of menstruation. I would recommend repeating the test after a week. Alternatively you could see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test which is more accurate and can detect pregnancy earlier. I wish you well, take care.



Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

Hello, I am 31 weeks (+1 day) pregnant. It has been a complicated pregnancy - initially I had twins but we sadly h...

Hi there, I was on the depo vera for three months and due for another shot on the 30th July but did not go as i am tr...

Dear Doctor, I am not sure if this fits the scope of your website, but I really appreciate if I can get a medical...

My wife is pregnant , he is getting blood patches from today night , please advise what to do

Fetal heart rate at 17wks is only 118bpm and measuring small. Is there a chance of miscarriage?

Hi there. I am 10.5 weeks pregnant with twins and have accidentally taken the wrong omega 3 capsule for the last two ...

Hi there - I am 15 weeks pregnant with twins - in the last week eaten about 350g liquorice in total over the week (ab...

Paroxetine birth defects. Am taking paroxetine 10mg for the past 1 year and we are planning for second baby. We are c...

Im due to have a late term abortion , im 23 weeks just under the 24 weeks limit in UK, i discovered i was pregnant at...

I hear heartbeat in my stomach, small movement, and heartburn. Am I pregnant?