Positive Pregnancy Test Then Negative?

Positive pregnancy test instantly makes an expecting mom euphoric. After that, she may decide to take another test to confirm. If a positive pregnancy test then negative result comes, the bubble of happiness goes pop.

But how does one decide which pregnancy test is real and which is false? It could be that the earlier positive pregnancy test was wrong or this new negative pregnancy test is invalid.

Woman with the positive pregnancy test and then negative worries that she has miscarried. It is too early for miscarriage as hCG levels cannot vanish from your body within 24 hours.

After a miscarriage, it takes a few weeks for hCG levels to flush out from your body. So miscarriage is not a possibility at all.

But yes, you can have an Ectopic pregnancy. The hCG levels produced in that case will be erratic, and you may get a positive pregnancy test then negative.

A positive then the negative test can also be because you repeated the test immediately and your urine sample (the second time around) had had a low concentration of hCG. As you know with not enough hCG to detect, the test will be negative.

A positive pregnancy test followed by a negative pregnancy test is also the case when you duplicate using two different brands.

It is never recommended that you use two different kinds or brands of pregnancy test while duplicating.

Using two different pregnancy tests doesn’t serve the purpose of duplicating the pregnancy test as the error percentage of different pregnancy tests are different.

Positive Pregnancy Test Then Negative?
Positive Pregnancy Test Then Negative?

Positive pregnancy test then negative: What happened?

1) Not taking test correctly

If you make a mistake even in one step of a pregnancy test, you can get a false negative pregnancy test. Positive followed by negative pregnancy test doesn’t mean that you are not pregnant. In most cases, you will be pregnant. Negative pregnancy test when you are pregnant is a false negative pregnancy test.

2) Diluted urine sample

If you immediately duplicate the pregnancy test, then you might not have enough hCG. It is because only early morning urine during early pregnancy has enough hCG. A dilute urine sample will never give a positive pregnancy test at the early stages. Using the most sensitive pregnancy test may avoid this, but you have no guarantee of accuracy.

3) Different brand pregnancy test

Using a different kind of pregnancy test requires you to go through the instructions. You need to read the instructions carefully before taking a pregnancy test. Similarly, if you first took a dip strip pregnancy test then duplicating by midstream testing is risky. Getting a positive pregnancy test then negative is common if you use two different tests. You can find many reputable brands on Amazon.

4) Defective pregnancy test or Expired pregnancy test

If you repeat your pregnancy test with another kit make sure it is not faulty. A defective pregnancy test will not be able to detect pregnancy hormone in your urine. If you see the control line, then you know that the test is working. Expired pregnancy tests also have lost the ability to detect pregnancy because pregnancy tests have a maximum allowed life. It is around 2 years, after this, they must expire.

5) Taking tests after fertility treatments

Pregnancy Test after IVF gives you a false positive pregnancy test because during infertility therapies doctor gives you ovulation drugs. These drugs can elevate the hCG levels in your blood. It may, therefore, cause a positive result and then a negative result scenario. Later on, as the hCG levels fall you get a negative pregnancy test.

6) Pregnancy Test after a miscarriage

If you are taking a pregnancy test after a miscarriage, make sure that the residual hCG has left your body. Taking a pregnancy test after a miscarriage can give positive and then a negative pregnancy test. You need to talk to your doctor before trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage.

7) Misinterpreting the earlier test

You may get evaporation lines after a test. If you consider them as positive, then you will get negative pregnancy test later. Similarly, if you get a positive pregnancy test after result reading time, then it is invalid. Next pregnancy test if read within the time span will be correct.

8) Less sensitive pregnancy test

If the second pregnancy test you are using is less sensitive, then you will get a negative pregnancy test. The first pregnancy test with higher sensitivity could detect low hCG levels. In this case, you should take a third pregnancy test with the same kit as the first time.

9) Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is uncertain. It can give a positive pregnancy test and then negative because the hCG hormone is not doubling constantly and thus can be erratic. Molar pregnancy also has a similar case when the developing egg doesn’t form the embryo. You may get a positive pregnancy test and then negative. But it should be a positive pregnancy test and then negative a week later or around that.

10) Cysts or other Ovarian diseases

Cysts in ovaries can produce hCG hormone. This hormone changes the color of test line in the pregnancy test. Cysts are a mass of undifferentiated cells. They can elevate the hCG production in your body.

11) Digital pregnancy Positive test then negative

Digital pregnancy tests don’t require you to read the results. But they are very quick. It means that you need to scan the result before they may disappear. We recommend the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Smart Countdown. It’s very reliable, accurate and comes with a countdown! 

Positive digital pregnancy test then negative depending on the time lapsed may be a sign of something is wrong. 

It could also be that any of the above reasons for a positive pregnancy test and then negative apply in that case too. Positive pregnancy test turned negative can be because you left the pregnancy test unattended for long. 

A positive pregnancy test changing or vice versa has no meaning because after passing of reading time, the result ceases to be reliable.

Am I pregnant if my positive pregnancy test turned negative?  

Yes, it is most likely that you are pregnant provided your first pregnancy test was not an evaporation line

The cases of getting false positive pregnancy test are rare. There is only a minor possibility that you took the test after IVF or miscarriage to get a false positive pregnancy test.

No matter how faint positive pregnancy test, you are most likely to be pregnant. You must either repeat a pregnancy test the next morning or get a pregnancy blood test.

Can a positive pregnancy test be wrong?

Pregnancy Test positive then turned negative might make you doubt the accuracy of the positive pregnancy test. 

A positive pregnancy test can be wrong because it has only 99% accuracy. Pregnancy test positive then turned negative is not; however, the case that you need to worry. 

Positive pregnancy test after IVF can be wrong. Faint positive then a negative pregnancy test is also a sign that you made a mistake while taking the earlier pregnancy test. 

You might have read an evaporation line as positive during the first test. Positive pregnancy test and negative result the next day is either because you are using a defective or less sensitive pregnancy test.

Positive pregnancy test then negative – no bleeding

Is it possible that I’m still pregnant after the positive pregnancy test turned negative? 

If you have no bleeding after a positive pregnancy test followed by negative, then you need not worry at all. 

It only means that the second pregnancy test is false. But a positive pregnancy test and negative result a week later need medical attention.

It could be that you took the pregnancy test after taking fertility drugs. 

In that case, you got a false positive pregnancy test the first time around. Later the hCG levels fell, and you got a negative pregnancy test.

Can a pregnancy test be negative and positive the next day?

It is a more frequent case. Within a day such a change might surprise, but hCG levels rise double. 

This is why it is possible that you get a negative pregnancy test and positive the next day.

172 COMMENTS

  1. Hi I’m due on in 5 days. I done a pregnancy test last night and it said positive but a faint line! Done another test today and it was negative done another one still negative?any advise please

    • Repeating two tests a day isn’t ideal because your urine gets diluted. And before 5 days from due period is way to early. Wait for a week when your period is due. Probably the previous pregnancy test wasn’t positive or maybe the new one is false negative. Either way the tests right now at this stage aren’t so reliable. Two weeks wait before taking pregnancy test leaves no room for doubt.

  2. My ovulation day was 27th April, We did on 26th.

    My cycle is of 27-28 days and so we did test on 12th May and it shown Faint Positive Line.

    Now, on 13th May in evening little brown discharge frequently I noticed. And today 14th May morning it started bleeding. It’s not like menstrual but need to use pad. The flow is kind of low like 3rd end day or 4th starting day. So, we went to Dr. in afternoon (Who was not knowing about ovulation kit’s availabity in our city or its price at all) and he took pregnancy test again in i-know same kit and result came negative. He did sonography from inside also. (I have doubt is it 100% correct? Sonography is ultimate or what? Also, is it possible on first month? Coz when I had my first child that Dr said not to do sonography on first month as its useless)

    Kindly guide me asap What should I do? Should I go for one more morning test after 2-3 days? Or go for blood test or consider as this is negative?

    • See its possible that you have brown discharge or spotting or even bleeding during pregnancy. You took the pregnancy test on the right time. But as you went to the doctor in afternoon your urine might not be concentrate. The result could be a false negative. Because even if you expect that the blood flow was some mishap hCG levels don’t go that fast. You’d still get a positive test provided you test in the morning. Indeed 4 week ultrasound won’t show much not even 4 week transvaginal ultrasound. But an experienced doc can manage to figure things out. The best decision would be to wait for two weeks, taking all precautions of diet and rest. Then take a pregnancy test early morning using concentrate urine. Or head to the doctor for a pregnancy blood test after a week from now. Waiting for two more weeks will bring the hCG if you’re pregnant to the detectable range.

      • Thank you so much for the guidence. I just read your message and before this I just did one more test at home with different kit. (Previously used i-know and now preganews) and the result is negative. Secondly when I write to you blood flow was like that.
        Its morning here. 8.45am. And yesterday(15th date) I got much bleeding. From morning to evening in 12 hours almost 1 pad filled and in night when I changed the pad I saw sticky clotes in the pad. Took pics of it. I have a doubt of miscarraige but I am not sure. Now considering as I am not pregnant. The first positive result (faint line) might be sign of miscarriage. What you say/suggest? I am saying everything from net searching only. No any personal experience.

        Also, is it possible that on 12 date morning low hCG can disappear/low down by 14th afternoon or 16th morning?

        I will be thankful for your guidence.

        • No, hCG takes weeks to fall back to normal in your blood after miscarriage. You must consult a doctor. It is not safe to solely rely on net search because that is a general information not considering a particular individual needs.

  3. My last cycle was April 23rd-27th, and then my clear blue advanced OPK detected that I was at peak ovulation May 12th. On May 15th I noticed some very light pink spotting that only lasted about an hour and a half, so I decided to test the next day. On May 16th, I got a POSITIVE!! I decided to test immediately after and got two negatives, and another negative for the urine test at the doctors. I tested again, this morning, May 17th and got 3 consecutive negatives… could I still be pregnant?? I want this so bad!

    • First of all you’re testing too early. Secondly taking many tests in a row isn’t right. Your urine gets diluted. Doctor’s pregnancy blood test will be most reliable. Wait for two weeks and then get a blood serum hCG test. Until then don’t stress out. Take a test a day if you want to know early not more than that.

  4. I have a question I ovulated may 6 and I tested on May 15 in the afternoon and got a faint positive within the two minute mark. Then I retested on the next day in the morning and got another faint positive same thing for the evening. My question is it is May 19 and I retested again and I got a negative? Can you please tell me me what’s going on? I’m devastated and stressed plus AF hasn’t shown either!

  5. My LMP was on 18th April. I took a HPT on 21st of May which was positive and a blood test at the doctors confirmed the same. I haven’t had any symptoms and had minimal spotting for a day or two. Today on 28 I took another HPT which was negtive. How is this possible?

    • Sometimes test are false negative. If your doctors confirmed pregnancy then you must repeat a test. Spotting during pregnancy without any painful symptoms is common. Just get another pregnancy test.

  6. Hi. I am very confused. My menstrual cycles are not regular. I think my last one was back in March. They have never been regular. So i do not know when i ovulated. But i had some pinkish spotting for like 2 days but never heavy. I didnt even wear a pad. I thought it was my period coming but i never bled again. So i went and bought a early detection first response test. I timed 5 mins on my phone to look at it. It had a faded line. But i couldnt tell if it was pink or not. So the next morning i took another one. It was a line again that looked like the same the day before. Both of the lines came in a 5 minute time limit. Then i went to get a dollar tree test. It was negaitive. So i was thinking ok mabey its just too early for that one. So then i called my ob drs office. They said they take walkins for pregnancy tests. The test was negative. So that was a little over a week ago. So i take anpther firat reaponse early detection and it was a faded line again. But this one i could till it had the color pink in it. It alsp came up within like 3 mins time frame. So then i went back to my ob drs office and their test was negaitive again. So the next day i took another first response early detection again and it was negative. No fainted line or nothing. So later that night i did ot again. It was also negative. I am soo confused.

    • All your tests at doctors office are more reliable than any kit. Faint line of early detection kit is confusing you. So take any other brand test. Majority of the test results are negative and doctor’s pregnancy test is accurate.

  7. Im not sure when was my last period exaclty(January 2018)

    Jan.22 unprotected sex(withdrawal)

    Feb. not get period ,march i tought im just delay March 24 unprotected sex same as jan. 22
    April 21 hpt negative- april -28 very faint line couldnt identify if + May 01- digital clear blue -neg May 29 -neg

    i experience cramping so much..but until now period not come
    IM REALLY WORRIED,I WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE THRUTH BUT COULDNT GO TO CLINIC BECAUSE IM NOT MARRIED, IM LIVING IN UAE.

    I AM REALLY PREGNANT?

    • All your pregnancy tests are negative. Apart from cramps by now there should have been more pregnancy symptoms. Your period is late by 4 months according to your comment, Kindly consult a doctor, there are options of confidential diagnosis.

  8. Hi im actually from the Philippines, so im sorry about My English and grammar .. My last period was april 16 .then I took pregnancy test 2 Times last week and it came both positive .. then MAY,30 I was bleeding, like first day of My period, but not hurt I dont feel anything. Then MAY 31 its like spotting then June 1 today , its like 1 spot of blood .. then i tried to take pregnancy again then it negatives .. i dont know what happening im so stress and hurt emotionally? then My OB do HCG and I got the result .. 17.5 it was equivocal.. i dont know what it means .. please Help me ..

    • Stressing will worsen the situation. Relax and accept the things that are beyond your control. Consult your doctor if you still see pregnancy symptoms.

  9. Hi I have very strong positive test yesterday and is morning is negative and so do afternoon . Does it mean I am not pregnant ? I am bit confuse

  10. I have been on the pill for 4 years but recently i forgot to take my pill for a few days because i working double shifts and then had sex which i don’t usually do often but on june 5th it will be a month since and i have had no periods but i have felt pregnancy symptoms nausea,cramps,headaches, dizziness, food cravings, clear jelly like discharge, constipation, lots of bumps on my nipples and getting larger,feeling bloated and exhausted. I have taken a few tests and only one was positive the rest were negative results, it will be a month since i believe i became pregnant may 5th to june 5th …how many more weeks should i wait to go to my gynecologist?

    • The first prenatal visit happens at the 7 week. You can go to your gynecologist earlier too. If its a month from your last period and you think you are pregnant then you are already 8 weeks pregnant. Don’t be surprised pregnancy is calculated from first day of last menstrual period. All except one tests were negative is a thing you must thin over.

  11. 8 days late
    Took a test with first morning pee looked like a slight positive, other two were negative.. how much longer should I wait??

    • Don’t take more than one test a day. Two weeks wait is conventional for getting a positive pregnancy test. You are most likely to get accurate test in the third week after missed period.

  12. Hi. My last period started on May 16th. I had my second IUI on May 27th with a trigger shot May 25th. I was told to test June 12th but had not been feeling well and the urge to test a few days early. On Thursday afternoon (June 7th) I got a faint line. I waited to use a morning urine sample on Saturday (June 9th). Used a digital HPT from the same brand and box and got a positive. Then today (June 11th) I woke up and tested and got two negative results. I’m very confused. I am taking supplements but none of which say can lead to false positives. And this time my trigger was one that leaves the system faster than the ovidrel I used last time. What does his mean?

    • The previous test may have been false positive. Even if the drug leaves faster, it will take time. And if the drug was leaving fast even then hCG levels take time to come to detectable range. Your IUI was on 25 May, it will take at least two weeks plus time for hCG to rise least. You’re only 15 days past it. Don’t worry, take a test after few days. Sometimes the body takes longer for hCG to double and later increases it quicker.

      • The dr. later confirmed that I had a chemical pregnancy. If I hadn’t been testing so early, I might not have even known. I guess that’s the disadvantage to being too on top of things.

        • Chemical pregnancy and very early miscarriage both go unnoticed. Only a very aware woman can detect pregnancy at such an early stage. Being aware of your body on the higher level isn’t wrong. Most women have no clue and think it’s a heavy period or random late period.

  13. Hi
    I ovulated on the 17th June. I took a pregnancy test on the 24th and it came up positive and now 2 days on I got 2 negatives
    Could the positive pregnancy on the 17th be the implantation day hence the higher hcg levels and there is a possibility I could be pregnant I’m due on the 21st of this month
    I’m getting cramps on both side and in my uterus

    • A pregnancy test after a week from ovulation is pretty early. You must always try waiting for a week after missed period.

  14. My periods have never been regular so I can’t tell you when my last period was but I took a random
    Pregnancy test and it was a quick positive. Took one the next morning and it was a quick positive. I made an appt at gyno and they took me to come in a month.. when I went in the said my pregnancy test was a faint line positive. We did a scan and they saw a sac. Yet he asked like I wasn’t pregnant and told me to take a test in two weeks and come back if it’s positive. I didn’t wait but I didn’t one the next day and it was a negative on a digital test. Now what???

    • See it is difficult to figure out what exactly you see on a ultrasound screen. Your doctor knows what is best. Take a second opinion from some other one if you have doubts.

  15. I have taken pregnancy test on CD 27..it shows faint positive and visible as well…And taken another test on next day morning with first urine,the result was negative..On CD 29 also the result was negative…Am so confused..Am i pregnant??

      • I took a pregnancy test being 2 days late && it became positive.. I took a blood test and urine and they were negative, but I am now 4 days late.. Doctor told me to come back in a week if still no bleeding which is 5 more days away and to follow up with the OBGYN then. Is there anything you can tell me to ease my mind?

        • Must have been a false positive or just a wrong pregnancy test, the first one. One week late period is not something you need to worry about.

  16. Hi
    I done a pregnancy test after being 3 days late. Got a faint positive so done one the next day the line was slightly darker. All weekend I’ve felt a little cramp not to severe but because I have anxiety and we have been trying for a very long time I decided to do another pregnancy test which came back negative ( different brand from the first two) I am so scared I’m going to MC now because this has came back negative. I’ve had no bleeding?

  17. Hi .. i have an ovarian cyst 2.4cm but my mens was regular .. this month of june I missed my period… my period last may was 10th of the month so i expected my mens on first week of june but it didnt come on the 16th of june i decided to do hpt then its positive the next day i test again and its positive also .. but on the 20th day of june blood comes out but just a little .. then the next day again but it comes and go .. then 22nd day of june im bleeding a lot but unlike my regular menstruation .. and im bleeding up to yesterday july 1 just a little bit start 23rd up to yesterday .. am i pregnant or all of this happening because i have ovarian cyst? Pls. Reply i really need some advise now before going to ob. Thank u ..

    • Don’t take and act upon any advice from anyone except your OB. Ovarian cysts mimic pregnancy affects. Women with cysts do get pregnant. There is no rule of the thumb that this is happening because of a particular thing.

  18. I have marriage before 14th period marriage 27.after onemonth not period I check hcg kit result positive but stil 2month I check hcg kit result negative why?pls reply I confused im pregnat not pregnant?

  19. april 14 period…then april 27 marriage 1month not period I check pregnancy kit positive but this month check negative why reply me

  20. I have a question I had light bleeding two days not clots before my period was due then no period I took three walmart test three different days positive then couple days later I tried frist response in afternoon it was negative then tried again few days later in morning negative thought I would try one more this week and got positive from again walmart cheap what does that means still no period.

    • You got a positive pregnancy test now. It means you’re pregnant. Take the same test early morning, afternoon pregnancy test is a complete no at early stages.

  21. I was suppose to get my period on June 26, 2018 and we are in July 5,2018 and i haven’t gotten my period on july 2nd i took 2 pregnancy test and they showed 2 faded lines and on july 3rd i took another 2 pregnancy test digital and they both were negative today july 5 i took 2 pregnancy test digital the first one stated negative and the second one positive
    i have been having alot of cramping period cramping since the days before i was suppose to start my period and till today i still have does cramp feeling of period and i have been pregnant before and i don’t have those symptoms what do you think am i pregnant?

    • Take the pregnancy test early morning, you will get your answer. You can collect the urine and take multiple tests on the same time.

  22. Hi, my last period started May 22nd. I completely missed my period for the month of June so on July 2nd, I took a first response digital pregnancy test in the afternoon. At that point I was about 10 days late. The result came out positive (My shower was on and I also take prescribed adderall xr 20mg. Not sure if the steam or prescription could affect the results.) The following day, July 3rd, I went to the doctor’s and had a sonogram and urine test done (I did not take my prescription that day). The results for both tests were negative. Then on July 4th, first thing in the morning, I took another first response digital pregnancy test. The result came out negative this time. Currently I am 14 days late and cramping but still no period. I am so confused and anxious. Am I or am I not pregnant?

    • Perhaps you want to know the answer of the next line. Does Adderall xr affect pregnancy test? Most likely it shouldn’t because the drug works on nervous system. Steam also does not affect the results of pregnancy test. Nevertheless you took the test in afternoon, and it was an earlier pregnancy stage, so the later result is more reliable. Further to add to it, the hospital pregnancy test also came out negative. You should have told them about being on Adderall XR. If possible consult your doctor for another test.

  23. Hi i’m 42 years old i’m 5 days due, i did first response on Sunday 07 came positive i repeat next day came Positive also i did blood test came positive same day , today i repeat a pee test with different brand (clear blue digital) came negative, i’m so confused and afraid for my age i have a ectopic pregnacy.

    thank you

    • Yes you must consult your gynecologist before the first scheduled prenatal visit. Age is not a limitation with advancing medical science. Taking precautions is a must.

  24. Hello.. I would like to know if I should go for a sonar scan.. I started having my period the 16th may… My cycle is 28days..so I was suppose to get my period on the 13th of June.. I missed it and 4 days later took a test that showed I’m pregnant.. 3 weeks later I started bleeding but not too heavy then a day passed I got a very severe period cramp like pain… And there was a clot that looked odd.. After I saw it I immediately went to the doctor bought a test on my way and showed I was 1 to 2 weeks pregnant which was odd because I was suppose to be around 5 or 6 weeks.. Anyways got to the doctor took pregnancy tests and only one showed positive. 7 days after no test shows positive. I’m not sure but I think I had a miscarriage. Now I’m wondering if I should still go to get a sonar scan to make 100% sure. Or will my body do the cleaning out itself.. My breasts also stopped being sore. I’m really confused. I don’t know what to do.

    • Ask your doctor for the most personal advice. Sonar scan is totally safe compared to CT scan, so if it gets you satisfaction, go for it.

  25. I’m so much confuse about my periods. My last menstrual was on 10 June. I’ve no periods still. My first pregnancy test(11/7) was faint positive but today(15/7) it is negative. What should I do? Pls suggest.

    • A faint positive pregnancy test at early stage can be evap line. Consider buying a more accurate pregnancy test and taking it early morning. It’d be best to get a blood test done.

  26. Hi I took a pregnancy test last Thursday and it came out positive it was clear and simple since then I’ve taken 4 clear blues and one strip test all negative I’m not due my period until the 21st of this month but I’ve had period like cramping back pain abdomen pain consapation tender breasts and emotional outbursts I’m looking for some help thankyou

    • Take an early pregnancy test early morning after a week from missed period. Before missed period most kits are not accurate.

  27. I knew I was pregnant right away, just as I knew with my son who is 7, had this weird feeling and all the symptoms at once. But now, at 9 weeks, the symptoms are fading but a select few. There’s no blood, no spotting. I’ve taken 8 test using 4 different brands, all have been instantly positive, but after 2 days, 2 of the more expensive ones would turn negative. Of course I panic and take the mates from the box, 2 more positive results, and the results stayed. So was it 2 faulty tests and no need to worry? Or maybe it is a chemical pregnancy? I want to tell our families the good news, but the last 4 times we had a positive result, we miscarried.

    • You’re 9 weeks pregnant according to your calculations. Have you verified from an OB? By now you should have had your first prenatal visit. If not that, considering your genuine anxiety, at least get a blood pregnancy test done. Whether the pregnancy test is cheap or expensive, doesn’t guarantee accuracy. A blood pregnancy test is conclusive. Without spotting and bleeding or any cramping symptoms, it is rare to have miscarriage.

  28. hi.i took my pregnant test yesterday and it was faded result and i took again this morning and it turns to negative.what should i do?im 2 months delay but no symptoms at all except champing and dizziness.Thank you for reply

    • Get a blood hCG test done. It’s pretty late to not get a positive pregnancy test if you’re truly pregnant. Otherwise consult gynecologist for the period delay. You maybe taking some contraceptives.

  29. I confirmed preg 3 June by 11 June I miscarried I since found out on 12 July I was pregnant by a digital test interested woth the weeks one on 17 July to be told I’m not pregnant what is goin on

  30. If the sonograph shows no sign of pregnancy most likely it is true. However, ultrasound before the 7 week or even 8 week ultrasound at times doesn’t show anything. At times it is miscalculation and other times just slow development. The first test to confirm pregnancy is beta hCG and you must get that done. Even home pregnancy tests are just preliminary. Faint positive very light line also means pregnant.

  31. Hi I was wondering if anyone can help give me advice!
    I’ve had the implant fitted since the 14th feb 2018 it stopped my periods which is normal for me but the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting symptoms that I’m pregnant so to put my mind at ease I done a pregnancy test Monday that come up pregnant straight away I did two in the morning that said pregnant clear lines! Later that day my sister got me a clear blue that showed up not pregnant so I waited till the next day in the morning again and done another test which showed up a faint line and I done another test this morning and it’s showing up negative has anyone had this problem before?

  32. I am expecting my period on the last week of June but unfortunately it didn’t came.
    Up until now , I still don’t have period. I tried Pregnancy Test kit early this morning and i got One dark line and one faint line. Should I rely on that faint line? Am I pregnant?

    • Faint positive too means you’re pregnant. If you’ve got very faint line on pregnancy test it could be because hCG levels are not rising rapidly. Consider getting a beta hCG test at a lab

  33. Hi.. Would appreciate some advice.I am irregular was on tabs for regularising cycles.Last periods was on June 13.I did at home tests one had a very faint line.But the following tests were all negative including the one I did early morning.I have some symptoms like dizziness, feeling to vomit,stomach cramps,back ache.Am I pregnant?

  34. Help! I took a clear blue digital test last Monday morning… “pregnant” result. Of course, i panicked and took another one later that day, this time “not pregnant”. I tested again throughout the week, once more in the morning (probably Thursday)… still “not pregnant”. I took another one first thing this morning, 6 days after my initial test… and a “pregnant” result. I tested again this afternoon, but it was negative. I’m on birth control pills and don’t have a period normally, so I’m not really sure what’s going on. If i had a normal period, i would be about a week late. I just want to know if a certain brand of HPT is more accurate? If i should continue taking my birth control pills? And the likelihood of being pregnant? When does the hcg hormone consistently show up on a HPT?

    • Most brands are accurate once you’re past two weeks. Testing in afternoon at this stage is not really helpful. Taking or stopping birth control pills is a part of prescription information. The fluctuations in results and continuous birth control pills makes getting a blood test even more important. The hCG hormone reaches the threshold of home pt by the third week from missed period (6-7 week pregnant) in majority cases.

  35. my last period was on the 24 may in the end of June I took a preg. test because of all symptoms of being pregnant I took a test 2 times , it was positive on the 8 of july I started bleeding and I took the test and the nurse took it became positive but now it negative I don’t if I am preg or what. the dr said there is nothing on my womb but my tubes are dirty according to the scan.

    • An ultrasound scan shows the actual state of uterus. Take a second opinion from a doctor if your are not satisfied from previous one.

  36. I did a pregnancy test the other day, I think it was Friday just gone and it slowly came up positive and then I did another one other Monday (yesterday) and that had come negative. I’m completely mind boggled about it. My partner doesn’t know that it’s eating me up inside because I really want to give him a baby. Anyway, has anyone gotten any suggestions on what to do about this because my mind is going wild? I have spare tests hidden away but I have a phobia of needles so getting a blood test will be a struggle x

    • The one that slowly came up, how long did that take. If over 10 minutes then it wasn’t a positive result. Instead it must be an evap line.

  37. I did 2 pregnancy tests. They both came back positive. Then the next day I did another 2 pregnancy tests of a different brand, they came back negative.

    Is that normal??

    • Yes at times it can happen that a particular brand gives false results. Take a test early morning using the one that gave you positive results. Follow the steps carefully.

  38. Question: my LMP was 6/30 i took a pregnancy test 7/28 to which was a clear positive! Tested again later that day and was a negative. Tested again the following week 8/31 afternoon at a free testing place and was negative again. Have been trying for 9 months now and want it to be positive so bad. It’s 8/9 and still no Menstral. Could my first test be a false positive?

    Please help!

  39. Hi admin ?
    Please help me to solve my situation? Its already boggled on my mind and it keeps me worrying inside..
    I had my last period last june 25 and i had an intercourse by 28..( still have my period)
    Then by month of june i got no period. I took the test by june 28 but the results is negative. So i waited for more days. I took again the test by august 10 and it turns out negative. (All the test i took was no peeing for long hours within that day.)
    I still got no period at all on the next coming days.. so its makes me crazy.? by that time.. i took the test by morning (other brand of preg.test) and it tooks 10 mins to read the results and it turns negative but when i read again after an hour ago.. i saw some faint line on the other side.. thats why i took again the test by late afternoon (same brand as i took last 2 test before) and it turns again into negative.. what can i do?? And which will i consider regarding this? Please help me admin..

    • Reading a pregnancy test after an hour is of no use. Most tests are negative so you can go with that. Period late or no period for the month happens for many reasons. Read about them, but better would be to go for a gynae checkup.

  40. So, two weeks ago, I had several faint positives, I went to the doctor, had low HCG at 4, the following Saturday my HCG was a 21, I went in for some bleeding and still had positive tests. 1wk and 2 days later I had a major dark positive first response test, the day after I had a positive digital. Today I had a very faint positive. I’m just concerned that maybe I’m not pregnant? I did have the Mirena that is no where to be located. And I follow up with doc on Friday. Thanks in advance.

    • Until hCG reaches 25 mIU/mL, you’re still to be sure of pregnancy. As you mention multiple positive tests and even a dark fat positive test probably the Mirena was out without knowledge.

  41. Hi,

    I’m a little confused. I have very irregular periods and I believe my last one was June 11th so as of now I’m 39 days late. I’ve had no period and no symptoms of a period coming either. I went to the doctors almost 3 weeks ago and had a negative urine test, they did a blood test and informed me that the levels were very low. I did not receive what the numbers were. I took a HPT digital this past Tuesday and it came back positive. I took this test at 5pm. Then I took another one yesterday morning and it was a line test and was very very faint. Then I took another digital yesterday afternoon and it was negative. Can someone please tell me what’s going on. I’ve experienced miscarriages and a chemical pregnancy in the last 18 months.

  42. I’m so confused, was 10 days late so took test on Friday (digital) and got “pregnant” have taken 5 since (different brands) and are negative! I Don’t know what to think! I did have bleeding which started on the day I got positive. Told doctor this and she said I’m definitely pregnant and not to worry about the bleeding unless it gets heavy! Never got heavy and has now stopped! Am I still pregnant? I feel it……

  43. I did a test aug 16th
    It was negative
    Did a test aug.26
    It was positive
    Did a test aug. 29
    It was negative

    All were first morning pee
    BUT
    The positive test I held under stream for 5 sec. the neg I held in
    A cup for 5 sec it was neg, called the hotline they said the test must be held for 20…

    Am I
    Pregnant

      • Thank
        You for advice, I see the obgyn sept 7th

        I’m
        Very worried it’s a chemical pregnancy…however I still haven’t gotten my period nor have I gotten any spotting, only nausea heartburn light headed and minor cramps in my lower back and my pelvic area…
        me and my boyfriend ARE TTC…

        I have been told PCOS can cause false negatives… or it’s a chemical pregnancy… I’ll find out on the 7th and I’ll update everyone…

        Wish me luck

  44. Hi..I’ve had my period on 15th August..then on 4th September I’ve brown spotting that last 4 days..I’ve go to the doctor and he ask me to take pregnancy test..and i got really faint positive line..then the next 2 days i repeat the test n it came out negative..4 days after that i repeat the test again and its negative too..since the spotting im having nausea and vomiting, lowerback pain and still dont get my af..i go to the doctor and he saidi just had hormon imbalance..so what should i do?

  45. I had my period August 14th, i was experiencing very bad/weird headaches and had decided to go to the doctor. A friend of mine recommended taking a pregnancy test prior to getting the CT that my doctor recommended I got 2 faint positive tests and 1 digital positive test. (9/10) on that Thursday I woke up to bad cramps and a later on that morning I had slight bleeding i went to my gynecologist, received a negative urine test and nothing on the ultrasound. My doctor decided to do a qualitative blood test which also came back negative, I decided to take an at home test and it also came back negative. My doctor has not been helpful at all and I’m very confused on how I got 3 positives and now all the HCG has disappeared??

    • Since 14th August you didn’t visit the doctor. You’ve to rely on the doctors test because blood test and scan are confirmatory.

  46. Any advice would be VERY greatly appreciated. Today is what should be day 2 of my period, but nothing so far. Ovulated on the 12th, hubby and I baby danced multiple times around my ovulation time. I took 5 test, including a digital on Monday the 24th, at night. All 5 came back positive. The next morning 25, I took a blue dye test, cant remember the brand, but it was one of the common ones, it came back faint but positive. That afternoon I took two more digital and all came up negative, was told it was due to diluted urine, so I waited till this morning ( 26th) and took three more, including two digital, and all came back negative. So now I am just increadibly confussed. Should I call the doctor for a blood test or wait a few days? Am I possibly pregnant or not? Or is something wrong? I am 26, and this is hubby and mines fist time trying, we have been trying for two months now. Thank you.

    • Wait for some days and take a test. Instead of going to doctor at early stage, one should just patiently take care of the body presuming possibility as you’re pregnant. That way you won’t be harming your baby. In early days there isn’t much to be done like scans. First prenatal visit is also around 6 Weeks.

  47. I found out I was pregnant. Then a couple of days later, I feel a sharp pain in my right ovary, followed by two days of light brown spotting. The gynecologist prescribed me Utrogestan. I also repeated by beta Hcg blood tests. The level has barely increased. Almost 140. Today I’ve had a blood test and I am waiting for the results. Meanwhile I repeated the urine test and the second line is barely visible, almost nonexistent. Does that mean I might have miscarried? Please, I would really appreciate an answer. I am worried sick and I want this baby so much.

    • Faint line means a low hCG level. Post miscarriage hCG levels don’t fall so quickly. Miscarriage doesn’t affect the color of line. The main signs are bleeding, cramping and clots in blood flowing out.

  48. I took 3 at home tests on Saturday and they all came back positive. Today is exactly 1 week late from my period and I went to the dr and the test came back negative. I then went home and took a test again and it was negative. I’m so confused. I haven’t experienced any bleeding, my breasts are very sensitive and tender for the past week. Can too much water dilute the test? I drank so much water yesterday and last night and then got tested this morning where it was negative… I have had light cramping for the past week but no blood. I probably drank 140 fluid ounces of water yesterday and I weigh 135 lbs.

  49. My last period was September 27th I just take a test October 9th it’s was positive and the next day October 10th I take test another one it’s was a negative I’m so confused and worried ? can I someone please explain me Quickly thanks

  50. I’m 17 days late and have a faint line and a dark line on a test does that mean I’m pregnant very confused it’s not a evap line

  51. my last period was September 21, i ovulated october 12. I test my urine just this morning (oct 24) and its positive but very faint line. im so excited so i went to the clinic and done blood test but it came out negative.. im so stressed, i really want to get pregnant. TTC for 4 years. Please help

  52. Hi I took 3 tests same brand an they all had faint positives then a few days later I took a clear blue said “not pregnant” then I done another 2 test on clear & simple strips said negative I’m booked in with my doctor Monday but is this normal? I’m feeling sick, bloated and slight cramps.

  53. Hello so my story is super crazy. I had the mirena IUD and it fell out I chose to get the pills. ( I have forgot to take pills correctly) So I have not a clue when I am to have a period or when my last one was because with the mirena I didnt have periods.
    So now either my mind is playing tricks on me or I really am pregnant. I took a test today and it was positive then within some minutes it turned negative. I have super light spotting since yesterday I’m not sure if that would be implantation or beginning of my period. Guess I can wait until the morning but the anticipation is killing me ?

  54. Hello! I am on a Metamorphin tablet Glucophage 500 since 3 weeks which supposedly should help with insulin levels, weight loss, pcos and also regularize cycle. My cycle is usually 33-35 days long as per this periods should come on 30th. When I tested on 29th morning the test was positive almost instantly and it stayed. Not too dark a line but not to light either. I tried a test same day evening (29th) but was confused with an evap or really faint line, same result even next morning (30th) I tried very very faint or evap line. Should I wait for a few days to take hcg test? Thinking of testing on 3rd nov now… Would that be fine? Or should I delay it even further?

  55. Hi. I threw up in the middle of the night a few days ago. I took a test two days later around 5:30am on the day I was expecting my period. It was positive within 1 minute of taking it. It was faint but pink and clear enough for my friend to see it in a picture as well. Later that day I took a same brand test and a FR. The same brand was faint and not as dark as the first, but positive nonetheless because it was later in the day but the FR was negative. I e taken several tests in the mornings since and they come back negative. There was an eavaporation line later so I knew it was negative. I am now two days late and very confused. I’m assuming that the positive tests were defective? I’m not sure. Any advice?

    • False positive result or evap line are not same. They don’t look same. Look for the color. Test early morning. Don’t test later the same day. Take two tests and then head to doctor if you’re still not sure.

  56. I am 13 days late I tested when I was 8 days late and came neg tested again late that day and it was a faint line I waited a few days and tested on the 10 came back neg and than I tested today 13 days later (morning pee) and it looked neg but than I looked 2hours later and it was a little faint am I preg?

    • Don’t look at pregnancy test results after hours. The urine dries and creates a line. Capillary action of the strip is so uniform that even pee makes a straight line. Just check results within 2-5 mins and discard the kit.

  57. Hi guys. I took a pregnancy test today actually the first test was definitely two lines, being excited i took 5 more and those 5 came back negative. My first mind tells me I’m not preggo. Any suggestions on what to do in this situation

  58. Hi I took a test on Thanksgiving and it read positive I took another one a week later same thing,and Wednesday past same again so I decided to go to the dr. Friday and it read negative. What should I do I’m so confused right now

    • Was the doctor’s test a blood sample? What time of the day did you visit your doctor? The tests that you took at home must have been early morning and doctors test could be negative because you went later after peeing once.

  59. Hello,

    The first day of my last period was the 11th of November.

    I did a pregnancy test on the 10th of December, a digital one. I did three in fact and all said “you are pregnant 1-2 weeks”.
    I have had small brown spotting. One spotting has been red. I made a Dr. appointment, the Drs. urine test it came out negative. But I drank one litre of water before hand. I did another digital clear blue test today and it came back negative. I have had bloods done, but cannot sleep. I find out results tomorrow. What do you think with your experience ?

    • Wait for few days and repeat your test. At times you can get false negative tests. Don’t panic just take a test. If finances don’t restrict then get a blood test if your pregnancy signs become clearer.

  60. I took a pregnancy test 6 days before expected period and was a clear positive. Tested again 2 days later and it was a lighter positive than the previous one and again the next morning even lighter (faint positive) started bleeding on the day of expected period but super light spotting (I’m normally heavy) took a pregnancy test and was negative. Spotted for about 3.5 days never got heavy like a normal period should i retest or assume that it would still be negative anyway?

    • Getting such a gradient in tests from positive to faint and finally negative is remarkable. You can take a test if that brings you mental satisfaction. Other than that, spotting at the time of expected period can occur in pregnancy. Taking a blood test after a few weeks will confirm everything. Getting a vaginal ultrasound will be able to tell you why did you get a gradient in color of PT results.

  61. HI. I am 4 days late. I took a test 2 days ago in the afternoon and got a faint positive line. I took another test the next morning and the line was still their but fainter. I took another test this morning and the line is barely visible but still there. My only symptoms are very tender nipples for the last 2 weeks, late period and I have a cold. Could I be pregnant or is it coz I’m sick.

    • You’re just four days late and getting a faing line in afternoon is slightly difficult. I’d recommend you to wait for a week and then test. If you’re not ready for getting pregnant consult a doctor for your cold and figure out why you’re having the symptoms.

  62. Hi, we were physical after my last day of period. after 18 days I started nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and dizziness with heart burn and low farts like bubbling in stomach. I did home test in urine which was negative but after two weeks when I did blood test in clinic it was positive. But when my period due date came it was started and all the blood was light red and full all the pads. I visit immediately another clinic where they test my urine and blood for pregnancy, but the result was negative and they said you are not pregnant.
    So, am I not pregnant? please help me

    • You’ve been to the clinic so there are very less chances of diagnosis being wrong. Whatever their present statement is you’ve to trust that.

  63. Hi! I had vomiting, nausea, dizziness, bubbling in my stomach and low blood pressure with breast sore, so I took a pregnancy blood test 7 days before expected period and was clear positive. Tested again 2 days later in urine and it was a lighter positive than the next day of due date my period, bleeding started on the day. it was like my previous period, took again blood test and urine test of pregnancy and was negative. Am I not pregnant?

  64. Took early detection test 4 days before missed period was positive. Took a second one in the morning three days later negative. Possible to have a false negative or positive. Cycle has been ranging from 25-28 days. Not sure if I’m testing to early.

    • You’re right to think either way. Just taking two tests and both are conflicting. Either can be false. Take a test after a week from due date of period. Look for other signs of early pregnancy.

  65. Had a faint positive 6 days before missed period. Then a negative test day before missed period. Could this have been a false positive. Still no period.

    • Take a test after a week from missed period. It could be an evap line. False positive tests are less common 6 days before missed period. Unless you’re taking some fertility drugs false positive is rarely a possibility.

  66. Hey,

    So I started taking tests at 9dpo, and got very clear BFP at 11dpo. I should now be at 4 weeks 4 days . To be honest i took about 12 First response tests. All positive, with progressively darkening lines, and 3 clear blue digital that came back positive. I took those over the course of 4 days. I got HCG blood work done with a reslut of only 26 on Monday. I decided to test again yesterday and the first response test came back with a VERY faint line. and the Digital came back with a “not Pregnant”. I got blood work re taken today, but have been having extreme anxiety about loosing this baby. I know i only have to wait a day to get the result to see if the HCG is doubling but i am freaking out. I have had no major cramping or bleeding and am going on 5 days late for the start of my AF.

    • You’re going right! Don’t let yourself get annoyed with the pace of pregnancy. Getting darker lines and using the best brand leaves no room for doubt.

  67. Due to tender breast I took a degital home pregnancy test 12 days before my expected period. The result came back positive. 8 days before my expected period my blood work came back negative ! I had a miscarriage a few months ago and the doctor thinks that’s what happened again but I have had no bleeding and no other symptoms of miscarriage. It is now 5 days before my expected period and my breast are becoming more and more tender. I’m wondering if maybe there is some chance I might still be pregnant?

    • Don’t want to sound disheartening but it’s least likely that you don’t see any other symptoms except tender breasts. If you are seeing other signs too then get an ultrasound to cross check your previous doctor’s opinion that it was a miscarriage.

  68. I am supposed to get my period on the 11th of February.. I took a pregnancy test on the 7th and came out positive.. I took another one on the 8th and today(10th) and came out negative.. could it be a false positive?

  69. Hello, Just want to ask one thing my cycle length is 23-26. I got periods 2 days late on 2 feb with pinkish discharge then got light pink red flow for 3,4 days. Then we had 4 times protected sex.
    Then on 27 feb got again periods like 3 days late and very very dark and not watery , thick like but with few very tiny clots. It remaind light medium flow till 3 day then on some spotting on 4 th day morning but in the noon and evening dark brown discharge and then clear white milky discharge the next 3 days. This is the first time i got clear discharge so early otherwise I always have a heavy bleeding and till 7 days.
    After my clear discharge i took home pregnancy test coz after periods still having symptoms of pregnancy. Result was two lines in early morning urine and in directed time zone 3 mins got medium faint positive. Then it says after 5 mins if result is read then its negative and true positive line disappeared after 5 mins.
    After one week took another test and it’s only one line and it’s negative. Am i still pregnant? Why first positive then negative?

    • At times pregnancy tests are wrong. First positive and then negative is common trouble. Read other readers comments and you’ll know. Get a doctor’s appointment to clear your confusion.

  70. I took a test on 3/22 and it was positive, i took one 3/23 to be sure, and it’s negative. i’m generally confused…

  71. I have had 3 faint line positive tests over the past 2.5 days and then a negative test this morning. I was supposed to start my period yesterday but started having light (orangey red) sporting this morning. My app says I should 3 weeks 6 days pregnant. I’m nervous.

    • 3 faint positive, 1 faint positive or clear positive test, mean the same. You must get a doctors appointment to discuss your concerns regarding pregnancy.

  72. Hi, i was 5 days late and took a test and it was positive. However today (8th day late ) I got my menses.. I’m also getting cramps which is quite normal for me too. I took a test again immediately and it was negative. Does this mean I’m not pregnant? Do I need to take another test? What should I do? Thanks in advance

  73. Also, the first test i took, positive sign was visible within the 2 minutes time frame and its a very clear sign. Not a faint line. 2nd test was the same too.. Could it be early miscarriage? If yes, do I need to visit my gynae?

    • You must visit your gynae if you’re concerned about any mishaps. Else if you’re getting your normal period then such miscarriage doesn’t pose threat. A large number of women have this kind of very early miscarriage. Whether or not it was a miscarriage can only be determined based on your endometrial lining status checked using an ultrasound. At times it’s not even possible to distinguish. However, if your cramps and other symptoms get painful and persist then surely head to your doc.

  74. Hi,
    I am not sure what to think.
    I’ve been testing with 2 different test. First response and clear blue
    8 dpo very thin blue and pink lines
    9 dpo negative
    10 dpo dark blue and pink lines that appeared quickly
    11 dpo negative
    I definitely thought I was pregnant when I got the quick dark lines but no I don’t know what to think. My period is due in 4 days. Could it be true that I’m pregnant, even with the false ones?

    • False tests mean that you’re not pregnant. And you’re still 4 days away from due date implies you’re testing too early. Hold on testing until you miss your aunt’s flow.

  75. 6 days late. Took a digital test last night which was positive (but expired two months ago – we didn’t realize that until later).

    Took 4 tests this afternoon, two digital, two clear line – all 4 were negative. Assuming that the one last night was false positive. What do you think?

  76. Hi!
    I had a very faint visible positive on a first response at night. Woke up in morning took another and it was basically negative. Took another 4 hours later. Negative again. Was this a chemical?

    • Chemical pregnancy symptoms include some unusual pain or change in period cycle. The bleeding will not or will occur opposite to what normally occurred. It’s difficult to surely say that it was a chemical.

  77. Last april 4 is my first menstrate. Then i thought that my second menstration comes in may 4 but its delayed. And my menstration is regular. May 9 or 5days later. I have some symtoms. Nausea and my back its hurt and my boobs too. May 11 when I wake up. I’ll taking PT in the morning and the result is possitive. Then the day after my tummy was hurt im so confious. Mama take me to the hospital then the nurse she test me again. Then its negative 😔 what is it mean? 😟 as of now i didnt have menstrate. Today is 2weeks.

  78. I tested today and got positive took two there was negative my fertile days was 18-23 I had sex 18 20 25 but ovulation was the 22nd wat could this be

    • Take a test next day not the same day. You might have misinterpreted the first test as positive considering the evap line.

  79. Hello,
    I am having a similar issue to the people above me. For the past 2 weeks I have been running a low grade temperature every time that I check it, which has been usually in the evenings and daily. My last cycle started on June 6th, and I was due to start on July 4th. I took a test on July 9th and had a faint positive. While wiping, I started my period ( I assume), Took 5 more tests this morning and they were all negative. I called my gyn and they weren’t very helpful. Is it possible that I could be pregnant? Please help. I have been experiencing mild back pain, sore

    • Please, we have always asked our readers to avoid the rush with multiple tests in one go. There is no time for the body to pool in hCG if you test too many times. Don’t fall for movies or videos where they test multiple times to and fro from the loo. You have to give at least 6-7 hours for the body to have enough hCG. Take a test every day in the week if you want but not more than once a day.

  80. hi I had a positive digital. and I decided to test a couple hours later and had a negative digital. from the same pack the clearblue

    • Taking a test after a night of 6-7 hours and repeating just after a couple hours of it will yield false negative. Its always advisable to take a test next day.

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