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how possible is it to have a false negative?

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elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 12:26:51

this has probably been covered before.

have dc 2.7, 13 months.dc1 planned dc2 unplanned

period has gone missing.

at 8 days late i got a negative test and was so releived. now 16 days late. could first test be wrong.

dont want to waste money on another test.

feel like real shit for 2 weeks now as cant shift a cold i've got.(i'm praying thats all it is)

we used condoms since got coil removed for colsposcopy treatment. had 1 normal period bang on time. nothing since. we did start having sex ONCE (in the middle of night) and stopped to put condom on half way through. so technically we have had unprotected sex once.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Thu 25-Sep-08 12:29:49

yes it could. if you get another neg go to the docs - 16 days is quite a lot.

ajm200 Thu 25-Sep-08 12:32:53

You could get a cheapo supermarket own brand one. They are about 4 quid for 2.

I got a faint positive on a sainsburys one 5 days early so they are very sensitive.

mummyclare Thu 25-Sep-08 12:33:21

Happened to me with dc3. Knew I was pregnant before I skipped period with dc2 so when I felt normal but was late I was relaxed about it. Didn't do pos test until I was 2 weeks late then felt rather stupid for thinking there could be another explanation for being so late!

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 12:33:35

well, it was also a really really cheap tesco own brand one. makes me hmm about its accuracy

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Thu 25-Sep-08 12:36:45

yes it is very possible that the first test could be wrong. the first test i took with dd2 was negative.

its also possible that your period is just late because you are ill, but id still test again just incase.

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 12:40:47

looks like i shall have to get another.

i'm praying its negative. think i'd end up in the looney bin with another dc so soon.

hotmama Thu 25-Sep-08 12:52:09

I had 2 negatives with dd2 - she is 3 in February. smile

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 12:55:16

ALL - how far overdue were you when you got negative? and how long before you got a positive

hotmama Thu 25-Sep-08 13:05:22

I was a good week overdue. I think I ovulated late - prob about day 17/18 - this was kind of confirmed by my scans as I was measuring a few days late iyswim!

Millie26 Thu 25-Sep-08 13:11:58

I got a postitive at 9dpo on a Tesco own brand one so I think they are pretty good.

soph28 Thu 25-Sep-08 13:14:35

I got BFN with dd1 and dd2 they are now 2 and 5mths!

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 13:26:29

ok, so i've sent my neighbour off to get me another test!!

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 13:35:07

think iknow answer already though.
feeling sick when eat, starving when not eating.


smoking 1, 2 cigarettes maximum and feel really sick when i do.

really tired and feel like shit (have cold that cant shift)

and does this sound really weird but at the time around when i would have conceived i was feeling really really broody. and that not like me. i really struggled with unplanned dc2 as never wanted any after traumatic birth with dc1.mentionned it on here the broodiness.

and on a diet but seem to be losing weight alot quicker than i was for past year of diet. (this happened with dc2. dropped 2 dresses sizes in first 3 months of pg. thought was just coz i'd stopped breastfeeding. then suprise i was 16 weeks)

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Thu 25-Sep-08 14:19:38

well good luck with the test. if it does turn out positive im sure you will cope just fine.

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 14:27:54


i wont be telling dp. he told the whole world and there dog before it sunk in last time. felt i was really forced into keeping it

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 14:49:33

done test. 3 mins wait. digital one that tells how many weeks

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 14:50:38

another false negative. thank goodness

mummyclare Thu 25-Sep-08 14:56:38

Not too false I hope.

fanjolina Thu 25-Sep-08 14:57:41

Oh, I got a negative on those new fangled digital ones. Then a positive on a cheapo Superdrug one a few hours later grin

Dropdeadfred Thu 25-Sep-08 16:45:27

the digital ones aren't the most sensitive...but if you are that late it should still show positive if you were

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 18:15:57

took dd to doctor as she had been sticking her fingers in ear with this cold. she has ear infection. asked them what likely hood of being pg with 2 negatives. she said. probably not likely at 16days late. but not unheard of. if it still hasn't arrived in 2 weeks do another. hmm

ajm200 Thu 25-Sep-08 18:27:07

Could be stress or that you are run down. Mine stopped for 3 months after my father died

elmoandella Thu 25-Sep-08 18:28:59

nothing has ever affected my period before. stress, drastic weight loss, illness. it still comes like cockwork.(except than with coil and pg)

hotmama Thu 25-Sep-08 19:12:25

elmoandella - my false negatives were using clear blue digital tests!

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