Re: negitive preg test... was it too early to test?
Even though you are having some symptoms, it's still too early to test. Like the other poster stated, it takes about 10 days for the fertilized egg to implant in your uterus and your body to start producing the hcg hormone that the tests detect. If you have a normal 28-day cycle, you would have ovulated around 14 days after the start of your last period. Fertilization would have happened within a day or 2 and then it takes about 10 days for it to implant, which is usually only a few days before your period is due, so even the most sensitive pregnancy tests can only detect a pregnancy up to 4 or 5 days before your period is due. There are few women who get a positive result a little sooner than that, but most likely it's because they ovulated before day 14 of their cycle. You could still be pregnant but 9 days early would be too soon to detect with a pregnancy test unless you ovulated about 5 days early in your cycle. You can test again with an "early results" test a couple days before your period, but keep in mind that the results are only about 66% accurate until the day your period is due (they're supposedly 99% accurate at that point), so you could still get a false negative.