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My fiance and I are trying to conceive. I started experiencing symptoms of pregnancy right away, about a week later. A week before my expected period, I took a home pregnancy test which showed positive. However, when I went to the doctor for confirmation, both the urine and blood tests came back negative. Now, I am two days past my expected period date and feeling confused and stressed. What could be causing this discrepancy?
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There can be several reasons for a positive home pregnancy test (HPT) but negative doctor's pregnancy test and blood test. One possibility is that you took the HPT too early, before there was enough hCG (pregnancy hormone) in your body to be detected by the doctor's tests. It is recommended to wait until after your missed period to take an HPT for more accurate results.

Another reason could be a false positive result on the HPT due to factors such as an expired or faulty test kit, improper usage of the test, or certain medications that can interfere with the accuracy of the results.

Additionally, it is possible that you experienced a chemical pregnancy, which is an early miscarriage that occurs shortly after implantation. In these cases, hCG levels rise briefly before dropping again, leading to a positive HPT followed by negative tests.

Other potential causes include an ectopic pregnancy (when the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus), hormonal imbalances affecting hCG production or detection, or issues with laboratory testing errors.

To get a clearer understanding of your situation, it would be best to consult with your healthcare provider who can perform further tests and provide appropriate guidance based on your specific circumstances. They may recommend repeating the blood test after a few days or conducting additional diagnostic procedures if necessary.

Remember that stress can also impact your menstrual cycle, so it's important to try and stay calm while awaiting further testing.

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Get a beta HCG done after a week if you are pregnant you will know 
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I just had this happen to me back in may. Since my husband and I have been trying for awhile now I was very excited when I got the positive at home. Went in and had blood drawn and it showed negative. Dr ran test and my hormones were out of whack and I was not ovulating. They put me on hormones to help get my to ovulate and i also used pre-seed lub ($20 at Wal-Mart) during my ovulation window  and bam the first month it worked. Im 5 weeks and 5 days today. Sending baby dust
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It can be due to ovarian cysts it's best to get a blood test 

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