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Do home pregnancy tests give false negative results if you have irregular periods ?

i just read that if u have iiregular periods that the home pregancy tests could give u a negative even though u may be pregant. is that true? the person said after 4 months of being pregant she found out she was. she took lots of tests and they came out negative. please let me know . please
Fri, 27 Jan 2012
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pregnancy tests done only after the missed period.preferably after 1 week. but that can also false negative you have to repeat the test in another 1 or 2 week.
but you mentioned about irregular period. its not complete missed confirm pregnancy you have to do certain other tests apart from regular home kit test like usg, blood hcg.
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Hi Tiffany
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.
Home pregnancy tests can be False negative in many.The test depends on multiple factors.But being negative till four months is strange.I advise you to get the home pregnancy test done if you miss a period , 1 week after your expected date of period.If it turns out negative you can get a Blood test for HCG done or Ultrasound done to detect pregnancy.
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Doctor: I am Dr. Jagdish
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