Re: Test really negative?
I guess everyone is different. I had a m/c at 6 weeks and it was without a doubt the most physical pain I have experienced for so prolonged a period of time. It felt as though someone had an electric mixer on in my guts.
When I went to the doctor for the m/c she actually gave me a few tampons, and said they were fine, but I've heard of other women who were advised not to use them because of the possibility of infection b/c the cervix is open(?). I think it might be best to call a doctor and ask. Maybe call your regular gyno- they might be able to help.
I'm not sure why the hpts would be negative. Maybe it implanted a while ago, but never really started developing? If that is the case (and I'm not even sure it's possible, just guessing), it's possible that you never had enough hcg in your system to cause the test to turn positive. The embryo can stop developing a few weeks before you will ever have any spotting indicating a miscarriage, if I understand correctly. So it could hae just been sitting there with no development for a while. Or maybe it's nothing at all and you are just having a really weird period.
I'm sorry you are going through this and I hope you feel ok.
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