When should I re-test for pregnancy?

Patient : I am 2-3 days late in my period, since yesterday I have been spotting very very lightly pink/brown. I am very tired, breasts are swollen, mild cramping and nauseous. However I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. Could I still be pregnant, even though the test came out negative?
Symptoms:  Sore breasts, mild cramping, late period, light spotting, nauseous.
Doctor :   Thank you for your query. Wait for another 2-3 days & recheck with home pregnancy test again to see if you are preg nant. Just based on the symptoms it is difficult to comment whether you are pregnant or not. Premenstrual cycle symptoms & early pregnancy symptoms often overlap. Only with home pregnancy test or blood test for βhCG we can assess if you are pregnant or not. If you are too anxious you can as well opt for blood test for βhCG which is a sensitive assay and can detect hormonal levels even in low concentrations in early pregnancy. Hope that answers your query. Have a good day.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, am having a crypic pregnancy. I am about 31 fetal weeks, 33 gestational weeks. I am now having.daily Braxton hick...

Q: Can I take Tylenol when pregnant? I am a 32 year old women who is 28 weeks pregnant. I've had some massive splitting ...

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon