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Heather
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I'd really have to know what the results on this one meant from the manufacturer. But if someone took two tests, and got one negative result, and one they weren't sure of, my best advice would be that they saw a healthcare provider for a "tiebreaker" test.

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Thank you. And how about if there are multiple negatives after the iffy one? Same answer as the one before this?
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Heather
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Once more, not knowing what "iffy" even means makes all of this problematic for me. Why not call that number and find out before asking more about it here?

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Okay what should I ask? If the instant white line means positive?
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So I called the makers of the test and they said to disregard the white line so that's good. But what I'd like to know is if I look hard enough I feel like I can almost see a line where the positive would be but if it is a line it's so faint I can't even tell if it's colored. If it was positive would I be able to look at it without getting it right up next to my face to observe it? Thanks. And also I went to the doctors today and had a pelvic exam and pap smear. The doctor said it was all normal. With the pelvic exam in there would he be able to tell if you're pregnant from that? Thanks!
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How visible the positive result would be is something else you can ask the makers of the test.

Did you talk to the doctor about your fears of being pregnant?

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No, he didn't seem to have a concern with me possibly being so after I said when my last period was.
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And okay I can call ten again. Pretty sure they are negative though with no apparent color and so hard to see they may not even be there. If I take more though, and they're negative, can it be assumed negative is true?
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Heather
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Yes. As well, a pregnancy test is standard fare with an annual GYN visit and pap smear, so you likely got one at that visit, too.

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Oh really? What kind of pregnancy test? Because all he did was a breast exam, felt my abdomen, checked my heart, pap smear, then pelvic exam. No blood or urine was taken.
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That's pretty unusual with an annual GYN exam, then. Most typically, especially if the provider knows from your intake for you are sexually active, a pregnancy test is part of the exam.

That said, if you'd already mentioned how many you took yourself, I can see why a provider might figure there's no reason to take yet another.

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So from the pelvic exam they wouldn't have known anything? I said I had been sexually active but right now I'm not because that's true. I'm not currently although have been in the past.
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Well, with a bimanual exam (part of a pelvic exam), one generally is going to be able to feel any mass in the uterus, too.

But if you haven't engaged in any kind of sexual activity recently, I really don't understand why we're having any conversation at all about potential pregnancy.

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Okay so since he said it felt normal then he didn't suspect pregnancy? And I guess I'm still just nervous I could be from that one risk. So you've never heard of a woman getting a negative urine test this long into pregnancy? And you've never heard of women having period like bleeding that lasts 4-5 days and still being pregnant?
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What one risk? You're saying you haven't been sexually active here, so I'm feeling lost yet again.

What" long" into a pregnancy in this case?

If your GYN had suspected a pregnancy, I assure you, he would have run a test to confirm or refute that suspicion.

I will have one more exchange about this, but after this one, I really need to set a limit again. I feel like these conversations about a possible pregnancy for you have really been quite run into the ground, and as I have said before, if all of them and test after test aren't assuring you, I simply do not think anything will. Certainly not anything we can do here.

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The risk that I started all this worrying with about a month and a half ago, after which was when I decided not to be sexually active until I cn work out my issues. So that's the risk I'm referring to and that's "how long into pregnancy I would be" if I was pregnant. I really and truly am sorry I obsess over it. I just want to know if it's true that urine tests don't work for everyone especially this far into a potential pregnancy, and how likely the bleeding I described in a potetial pregnancy is. If you tell me with what I've given you I've experienced that's it's impossible to be pregnant because those things just don't happen if someone is pregnant I'll believe you, but I'd just like the previous few questions answered. Thank you and I'm sorry again.
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After a month and a half, and several pregnancy tests that all came out negative, plus a pelvic exam that didn't show any signs of pregnancy, you can be secure in knowing you're not pregnant.

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Thank you.
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Hi I'm so sorry but this is the last thing I will post in this thread guaranteed. So you may not be able to tell me this but on the directions of the pregnancy tests I took, it says to take the test with the result window facing away from your body, but I think a few that I took it was facing my body (basically I peed on the opposite side of the stick than it said), could this completely negate my results?
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Sorry Dorey, as we've said - there are just too many tests out there. You're going to have to call them again, I'm afraid, and ask them your question. Or instead, you could buy another one and make sure you face the right way.

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Okay so if I get another and it comes up negative, I can assume negative?
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Yep. [Smile]

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Thanks!
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Also at this point past a risk ( which was jan 4th) would it matter if I didn't use fmu? I mean could I assume it's accurate regardless of time of day?
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