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Late period but negative test

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Jemma7 Mon 07-Apr-03 10:36:17

Have been trying for a baby for about 4 months - periods always regular - now 5 days late, 4 tests later and still negative results! Any suggestions anyone?

EmmaTMG Mon 07-Apr-03 11:15:01

What tests are you using? there have been lots of recommendations for Boots tests on here as they seem to be really sensitive to the PG hormones.
Good Luck and hope you get a positive soon. Keep us posted.

Jemma7 Mon 07-Apr-03 12:15:41

have used 4 clear blue tests - one of which didn't work at all! Although i am late was thinking about getting an early one so it's more sensitive?

mum2toby Mon 07-Apr-03 12:50:49

I was told by my gp that if I got a negative test, but thought I was pregnant, to wait 3 weeks then try again. I did, and I was!! ... my goodness, that was 2 and half years ago now!!! Anyway, like EmmaTMG, I've heard loads of recommendations here for the Boots test.


EmmaTMG Mon 07-Apr-03 14:12:05

Jemma7, I did a clear blue with DS2 and it gave me a negative result and I was very surprised. I did a another test a day or two later, Superdrug own brand and it was positive. I did 2 boots and 2 superdrug this times (No.3 on the way) and got 4 positives even though I believed the first positive I just wanted to make sure I was right! Silly Me!
I think you ned a trip to your nearest Boots

Jemma7 Mon 07-Apr-03 14:19:05

OK thanx EmmaTMG & mum2toby - will have to wait until tomorrow b4 i can get 1 but will let u know the result.

Lulu41 Tue 08-Apr-03 13:28:49

I did a Tesco's test negative although I really felt pregnant - did a clearblue 3 days later positive and am now 24 weeks pregnant so no they are not always right - good luck

EmmaTMG Tue 08-Apr-03 14:17:17

Oh! answered on the other thread again.

Lollypop Tue 08-Apr-03 21:51:16

Jemma leave it for a couple of days then try again, perhaps you ovulated a little later than you think. It takes a while for those pg hormones to be released. I had a false negative last year got v.v.drunk on a girls night out then tested positve a few days later now got a lovely DS. Figers crossed.

Emski Tue 08-Apr-03 22:23:38

I had 2 negative results before the positive one. Sorry, can't remeber which tests I used!. I even did a test at my doctors surgery, it came up negative, then two days later I got a letter from the surgery telling me that the nurse had got back from her lunch break to find that my test (which was pesumably still sitting on the side!), was showing slightly(?!)positive.Wait a few days and try again.

windmill Sun 13-Apr-03 20:35:59

Hi Jemma7, in my first pregnancy I did a Predictor test which showed up clearly at 5 days late. In my second pregnancy, I did 2 predictor tests and they were negative and later on got one done at the chemist and it was positive. In my third pregnancy I did a predictor one early on and thought it was negative but got it out the bin a few hours later as my period is never late and I was convinced I was pregnant and realised it was positive but only very very feint, I then did another test of a different kind and that was positive too. I now think that the two negative tests I did with the second pregnancy were positive after all but were probably as with the third pregnancy too light for me to notice. I also get the predictor tests; you can get a twin pack for £5.99 from Savers and you can keep the tests as the results don't change.

loobie732 Sat 26-Apr-03 20:59:50

Hi i'm new to the website. I am now 7 days late and i am never late. I have been off the pill for 5 months now. I did a clearblue pregnancy test when i was 4 days late and it showed up with a very faint blue line. I had to hold it up to the light to see the result. I am still late and i am hoping that i am PG. Any advice for me please....

EmmaTMG Sat 26-Apr-03 21:03:06

I did a clear blue and only got a faint line. I'm now 19 weeks PG so going by that experience I'd say Congratulations, Fantasic news!

SoupDragon Sat 26-Apr-03 21:03:33

Hi, Loobie732
If I were you, I'd test again in a couple of days if you're still late. A positive line is a positive, however faint it is.

EmmaTMG Sat 26-Apr-03 21:05:04

If you're going to test again try a Boots own one as these are really sensitive to the PG hormones,as loads of threads on here will tell you.
Sorry forgot to say Wecome to Mumsnet, you'll be addicted by the end of the evening!

loobie732 Sat 26-Apr-03 21:09:40

The thing that worries me is that when my mum was trying for me and my bro's the pregnancy tests that she bought and the ones from the doctors didn't work. When they found that she was PG via scan they said that it was becuase she didnt have enough hormones in her blood. I really dont want to be like my mum. I really am hoping that i am PG.

EmmaTMG Sat 26-Apr-03 21:14:40

I expect alot has changed in PG tests since your mum was trying , unless of course you're the youngest Mumsnetter ever at 2 years old
I would try another brand of test if I was you. I remember now that I also did a clear blue when I thought I was PG with DS2 and it gave a negative result.....however he's asleep upstairs at the moment so I think we can safely say that it was wrong!!

SoupDragon Sat 26-Apr-03 21:19:38

If you do have a low level of the pregnancy hormones, that would explain why the line was just faint. I agree - go for another test.

loobie732 Sat 26-Apr-03 21:23:52

I hope that you are right EmmaTMG. Its just so frustrating all this waiting. I have read some other messages and it must be breeding time. There are a lot of people at work that have announced that they are PG and that is also frustrating but i am pleased for them. Just hoping that it will be me next announcing tht it is me that is me PG. One thing that does worry me is that if i am PG i could be having a X-mas baby and it might burn a big hole in my pocket but never mind it will just mean that my other half will have to do more work. lol

loobie732 Sun 27-Apr-03 09:40:23

Hello everyone. Still not on.I am now 9 days late. Still too scared to take a PG test just in case it turns out negative. Im sure that when i go over to me mums tho she will have one at the

Chinchilla Sun 27-Apr-03 10:10:03

When I did a test the first time (on a Wednesday), I was a few days late, and I got a negative, but then a really faint pink line appeared over an hour. I 'phoned the helpline, and they said that a line, however faint, was a positive. I did one a few days later (Sunday), and it was a strong line. Ds arrived nine months later!

Maybe do another one on say Wednesday, if you haven't come on by then. I'm sure that the hormones will be strong enough by then.

Meanmum Sun 27-Apr-03 10:10:17

Good luck. I hope it is positive.

Chinchilla Sun 27-Apr-03 10:10:33

Forgot to say...Good Luck!

EmmaTMG Sun 27-Apr-03 20:33:20

Loobie, we're going away for a few days tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to missing any good news. I'll look for this thread as soon as we get back so Good luck, but I'm sure you're not going to need it. That faint blue line can only mean one thing in my books!

bayleaf Sun 27-Apr-03 20:36:05

Loobie - do a test other than Clear blue if you can next time - they don't put this on the pack ( THEY SHOULD!) but their test can give a very pale GREY line which is NOT a positive - only a blue line is - but to someone who wants to be pregnant it's very misleading and very frustrating!!!
I only found this out from a website which compares HPTs.

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