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Positive then negative result.

Positive then negative result.

  1. Eagerbeaver

    I had a fresh double transfer done on the 4/09 and was advised to do the test on the 15/09, they were a day 4 and day 5 stages but poor quality. I was eager so I did a test on the 12/13/14&15 of September and they all came out positive. I didn’t really believe I was pregnant so I did another test on the 22/09 and now when I’m meant to be 5 weeks and 2 days It’s negative. I’m confused. What should I do?

    09/23/2022 at 12:14 am
  2. Hi Eagerbeaver

    I can imagine your confusion and concern. After an embryo transfer it is important to follow the instructions of your specialist and test on the day they have given. I can appreciate the difficulty in respecting this 2 week wait, it is indeed a very difficult period for anyone undergoing assisted reproduction treatments.

    However, there are reasons behind it which are important. The pregnancy test measures the level of beta-hCG in your system. Some of the drugs used in an IVF cycle actually contain hCG, and if you test too early you can pick up on this, giving you a false positive.

    If at 5 weeks and 2 days it is a negative test result then it does suggest that you are not pregnant. Having said this, I think it essential you visit your specialist for a blood pregnancy test and follow your doctors advice.

    For more information on when to take pregnancy tests and if they can fail I recommend reading the following articles:

    When should you take a pregnancy test for it to be reliable?
    Can pregnancy tests fail? False positives and negatives.

    I hope this helps.

    Best wishes

    For more information

    09/23/2022 at 10:53 am
    • Hello Michelle,

      Thank you for getting back to me.
      From my understanding the trigger shot had cleared from my system, based on my what clinic has told me. I did test the day I was asked too which was the 15/09 and I was positive, I had symptoms and everything. Because I was still in shock and curiosity I decided to do another one 22/09 (yesterday) and that’s when it showed negative. My confusion is I did wait and do a text on the requested date, the 15th but why would it be negative 7 days after the initial positive. Also my trigger injection was 28/07. The dates are all far apart and now I’m a wreck and scared to call the clinic.

      09/23/2022 at 1:48 pm
  3. Hi Eagerbeaver

    I am sorry to hear that you have had this negative test. It does sound like you have followed the instructions on the day of 15/09 and so I understand your concern.

    It may be that you have a negative result because you have had a biochemical pregnancy. In these cases, the pregnancy test is positive, but after a few days, the amount of beta hCG begins to decrease or does not evolve as it should. This would raise suspicion of a pregnancy loss.

    If you would like to read more about chemical pregnancies then please visit the following link, and I hope there is some useful information in there for you: What is a chemical pregnancy? – Symptoms, causes and treatment.

    In any case it is advisable to repeat the test on the chance that it was erroneous.

    I hope this helps.

    All the best

    09/27/2022 at 5:31 pm