Re: Symptoms and Negative Result
Well there is the possibility that the test is correct, in which case you may not be pregnant and you are experiencing a delayed cycle for some other reason. Or the other scenario of course is that you are pregnant and that you experienced a false negetive. Now for me, and I have been pregnant 4 times, The clear blue tests never showed up positive until a little later. Even the ones that say you can test up to 5 days early. And the digital tests were allways the last to show up positive for me. It all depends on how sensitive the test is and when you actually conceived. If you ovulate late in your cycle, then it is possible that you dont have quite enough hcg in your urine yet to show a positive. You can wait a couple days and retest, or go to the doctor and get a blood test, or if your like me, by 100 different tests and get ready to start peeing like crazy! lol. I can tell you that this past time I became pregnant, I started testing early and the test that showed a positive sign first was a 5 day early test from the dollar store. The next to show positive was one of the pink ones......I think first response....the 5 day early one. Then finally the clear blue tests showed positive. And guess what, I went to the doc after like 10 pos tests at home, they did two urine tests.....both were neg. So I went home, took a couple more tests and they were all pos. Even the digitals turned pos. Went back to the doc a week later and tested pos. What I learned is that all of the tests operate on a basic scale of sensetivity. But what the box says the sensitivity level is, is actually the LEAST sensitive that particular test will be. So you may actually purchase one that is even more sensitive. It's kind of accidental in nature and all comes from the manufacturing of the test, but very possible to get a more sensitive test just the same. For example, you could buy a package that contains 5 tests. They all come from the same company and are even contained in the same box. And lets say that the sensitivity is rated 25 mlU/mL. Now, the least sensetive that one of those tests will be is 25 mlU/mL, but one or more or even all of them may be even more sensitive for instance say 18 mlu/mL. So pee in a cup, and dip all of them in the same urine, and 3 show up neg, and two pos. Well the likelyhood of a false pos is far less then that of a false neg. Soooooooooo, this would allow you to conclude that the two pos tests were just more sensitive then the two neg tests and you are in fact preggers.
I hope that didnt confuse you. As a side not, it is a widely accepted theory that in fact, the cheapy dolloar store tests are more sensitive then their more expensive, store brand counterparts. So you might want to give that a try, or like I said, you can wait a while and just see what happens, or go to the doc and take a blood test. Best of luck to you!