There are many pregnancy symptoms that women should be aware of. This might include everything from sore, tender breasts to fatigue and vomiting. If you are trying to become pregnant, you’re probably looking for these signs everyday leading up to your period. You are not alone. Most women who hope to have a child do the same thing every month until they are finally pregnant with the child they longed for so long. However, if you’re experiencing pregnancy symptoms but do not receive a pregnancy test result that’s positive, it could be due to a variety of reasons.
The first reason is that you are not pregnant. It’s not the answer you’re hoping for, of course, but it’s the obvious answer. If you’re not pregnant, you will continue to see negative results on pregnancy tests. Now that you’re wondering how you can possibly experience pregnancy symptoms without being pregnant, it’s important to understand that many pregnancy symptoms are also the same signs that occur when your period is about to arrive. You might experience back aches, fatigue, and tender breasts simply because your period is coming. You might be feeling nauseous or vomiting because you caught a bug that’s going around school or the office.
The other reason you might have pregnancy symptoms with a negative pregnancy test is because you are testing too early. You should, ideally, wait until the first day of your missed period to test for pregnancy with the most accurate results. However, it’s difficult to wait when the excitement is too much for you. This might lead you to test up to six days earlier as some pregnancy tests can detect low levels of the pregnancy hormone this early. Keep in mind, however, that your body might not produce levels of hCG high enough to detect this early. It doesn’t mean you’re not pregnant, it simply means you need to keep trying until your levels are a bit higher. It could take anywhere from two to three days for your body to double the levels of hCG in your urine, which means you might not get a positive result until closer to the date your period arrives.
If you take a pregnancy test and aren’t happy with the answer, you might take another pregnancy test. If this one is still negative, there is no reason to panic. If your period has yet to arrive, you might simply not have a high enough level of hCG in your urine to show up on a test. You might be testing too early. You might be using a box of tests that expired and are no longer working correctly. There are many factors that could contribute to a negative pregnancy test or two.
The most important thing to do is ask yourself whether or not you waited long enough to test. Just because a pregnancy test box says it can detect pregnancy up to six days prior to your missed period does not mean that this will be the case for you. Every woman is different. Some women produce hCG in very high levels very early. Others do not. You also need to ask yourself if you used the tests correctly. The instructions inside of a pregnancy test box are of the utmost importance. Not using a test the correct way can mean the difference between a positive result and a negative result.
For example, if you don’t hold the absorbent tip of the pregnancy test in your urine long enough, you might not receive an accurate result. If you don’t wait long enough to check the results, you might not see an accurate result. If you wait too long to check out the results of a pregnancy test, you might also see a negative result. Additionally, you may not see positive results of pregnancy using urine that is not your first of the day. Read the instructions and follow them precisely for the most accurate pregnancy test results.
Pregnancy tests can fail. They can be incorrect in providing you with a negative result. Let’s review the factors that could cause a test to fail to provide you with a positive result assuming you are, in fact, pregnant. You could use the test incorrectly and cause it not to work. The test could be expired. The test could be defective. You’ll know if the test is defective if you look to the windows on the handle. If you’re using a digital test, the window will have a timer appear when the test is used. If this timer does not appear, the test is not working correctly. If you’re using a line test, you should see a line appear as soon as the absorbent tip is placed in your urine. This line is a test line. It indicates that the test is working correctly. If it’s not there, the test probably is not working correctly.
Pregnancy tests can fail, but you will not know if it’s a failed test until you confirm pregnancy. Otherwise, it’s impossible to know whether a test failed because you are not pregnant. To ensure your test is working correctly and to minimize the chances of it failing, make sure the expiration date on the test box has not yet passed. Additionally, check for the test line or test timer to ensure the test is working correctly.
If you still receive a negative result yet you are sure you are pregnant, wait a few days and try again. If you test too early, you might not receive a positive result. The optimal time to test for pregnancy is on the first day of your missed period. This leaves you with a 99 percent chance of an accurate result, though sometimes your hCG levels might not be high enough at this point to provide them for you.