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What's next when you get negative pregnancy test results?

Options | False Negative | Missed Period

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MBBS, DNB (OBGY)

Gynecologist & Pregnancy Doctor

What's next when you get negative pregnancy test results?

After your negative pregnancy test results, the next steps depend on whether you want to have the baby or not.
You want to have the baby : In case if you want to have the baby, keep trying to get pregnant. You won't always get pregnant from a sexual intercourse. Keep a track of your menstrual cycle, keep an eye on the calendar to decide when is the best time for you to get pregnant. In case if you have tried to become pregnant multiple times, consider referring to a fertility doctor. The doctor will advise and guide you through appropriate steps to be taken.
You do not want to have the baby : In this case, there is not much to do. Just to confirm that you are not pregnant, its advised to repeat the test one more time. If you took the test out of a pregnancy concern after unprotected sex, make sure to use contraception methods necessary to prevent pregnancy. Consult the Gynecologist for contraception and family planing advice.
False negative pregnancy test results : In some cases, you might be pregnant, but your test results are negative. This generally happens if you have taken the home pregnancy test too early or you have not done it properly. The negative pregnancy test may come if you are using certain medications, such as tranquilizers or anticonvulsants. Generally, this is of concern if you are still experiencing pregnancy symptoms, especially you missed the period. Consult the pregnancy doctor to find out if there is another condition causing the symptoms.
If you get negative pregnancy test results and you want to have the baby, keep track of your menstrual cycle. Refer fertility doctor for advice if needed. If you do not want to have the baby, always use an appropriate birth control to prevent pregnancy. If the pregnancy test is negative, and your periods are missed, consult the pregnancy doctor to find out if there is another condition causing the symptoms.
Dr. Varshali Mali (MBBS, DNB). Gynecologist & Pregnancy Doctor

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Dr. Varshali Mali is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She did her MBBS from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, and DNB (Obstetrics & Gynecology) from Jehangir Hospital, Pune. She has a number of years of experience working as a gynecologist, pregnancy doctor, and lecturer. Currently, through her clinic located at Life Republic township near Marunji, she provides gynecology and pregnancy care solutions to the women around Hinjewadi, Wakad and nearby area in Pune. In her patient community, she is known for her welcome nature, smiley face, supportive attitude, intelligence and in-depth knowledge about gynecology and pregnancy. Mother of two daughters, she believes that motherhood is the best gift one can get. As her contribution, she puts her best efforts to make the pregnancy journey most enjoyable for her patients.

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