Whether a negative pregnancy test causes you to feel intense relief or deep disappointment, after the initial emotion wears off you may begin to doubt the accuracy of the test. Is it possible your negative pregnancy test is wrong?
If the home test was done properly, it is rare to have a negative result if you truly are pregnant. It is important that you read the directions carefully and follow the times and procedures exactly as indicated.
However, if you have administered the test as directed, here are some reasons why it could show negative if you are indeed pregnant:
There are several reasons that you might miss a period but not be pregnant, including but not limited to:
If you have missed your period and are questioning the results of your home test, we would be happy to administer a test in our office. Our registered nurse on staff can answer your medical questions and make referrals if necessary.
Additionally, if you have not had STI/STD testing in the last year, we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment to have this done. STI testing is recommended annually, in addition to every time you have a new sexual partner. We provide STI testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea at Life’s Choices and would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
Contact us if you are in need of STI testing, a pregnancy test or if you would like to talk to someone about the results of your test. We are here for you!