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jfk79
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Hi I just took a quantitative blood pregnancy test and had an hcg level of 2.0, they said it was negative as anything greater than 5 is positive. It was taken about 26 days from sexual activity, and a week after my period was due. Can be sure that this is accurate and that I'm not pregnant? I need to know because I'm about to start safyral birth control to regulate my periods and the package says that its better to be a Sunday starter but you cannot take it if you are pregnant, that's why I need to be certain that I'm not. I've read on some forums that women have had neg blood tests also till the 5th or 6th weeks and I'm extremely worried since I only tested almost 4 weeks since activity.
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Karybu
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You can trust the results - testing negative several weeks into pregnancy would be very rare. However, you can double check with the healthcare provider who did the test if you need some reassurance.

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Well the nurse practioner told me that it was negative as it was lower than five, I just wanted to make sure from you guys and know that I'm safe to start birth control in three days. Do you think that its safe?
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I would say it's safe, yes.

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So I'm not pregnant?
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Hello?
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Hi jfk,

We do our best to get around to answering questions here, but we are volunteers, so please don't be impatient with us if we haven't got around to answering your latest post, especially when an answer has already been given to the question.

If you are still concerned, even though we don't believe you need to be, you can do another pregnancy test, but it is very very unlikely you are pregnant.

Rebecca

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