What if Missed Period Still Negative Pregnancy Test

What if Missed Period Still Negative Pregnancy Test

Missed period is one of the early symptoms of pregnancy but it is likely to happen that even after missing period women get negative pregnancy test.

It is really matter of concern for the women who are trying to conceive and still getting negative pregnancy test even after missing menstrual cycle.  According to Dr. Sumita Sofat this may happen when generally women perform pregnancy test at home with the kits available in market.

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What are causes for negative pregnancy test?

There can be two cases to discuss the reasons for the negative test even after missing period.

•    You have conceived

If you are experiencing the symptoms of pregnancy but still got negative test then there can be few reasons according to Sofat Infertility Clinic experts.

1.    Some time some pregnancy kits are less sensitive to the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is hormone that presents in the urine only during pregnancy. If you are having low level of this hormone in very initial days then there are more chances of false pregnancy test even of you are.

2.    If you have performed the test with the wrong sample of urine means of while testing you have not used the first urine of the morning after waking up which is more concentrated and if you have performed the test on diluted urine after drinking lot of water then test comes out to be negative.

3.    In case of ectopic pregnancy there can be negative test as when there are problems in pregnancy then level of HCG get lower of decrease so the test result can be negative even if you are having pregnancy.

4.    If you have performed test too early even then the results can negative as on average basis after 7- 10 days of egg fertilization HCG level goes high up to 20mlu/ml and in prior days due to lower levels test kits cannot detect HCG that leads to negative result.

•    You have not conceived

Women have menstrual cycle depending on their hormonal cycle and due to some reasons this cycle can get interrupt so if you have not conceived and you missed your periods there can be various reasons for that such as

1.    Jetlag
2.    Hormonal imbalance
3.    Typhoid problem
4.    Side effects of  certain medicines
5.    Mental and physical stress
6.    Bad eating habits
7.    Reproductive disorder
8.    Excess of exercise
9.     High level of prolactin

What to do after negative test

In first case if you are having early symptoms for pregnancy but still false negative test then you must consult the clinic for surety and confirmation.

According to Sofat experts it is mandatory to visit lab after 7-10 days of missing period for the pregnancy test.

In second case if you are not pregnant but missing period then you must concern some experts for further medication and proper treatment.


Earlier when the women had missed their periods, then it was considered as a sign of pregnancy. But sometimes, the periods are not missed, they are delayed. There could be many reasons for that which we are going to discuss in today’s blog. According to the fertility experts of the IVF centre in Punjab, if you are not pregnant and you still miss your periods, then it is not considered a good sign for your menstrual cycle. If that is not paid quintessential attention at the required times, then the reproductive situation may get worse and you have to rely on IVF. But do not worry about that. Since that is also an effective solution to the problem of infertility. Usually, people do not opt for IVF treatment, since they are worried about the test-tube baby cost. But you should get yourself corrected as the test tube baby cost is considered economically in India.

So let us start our blog:

  • Reduced hormonal levels

This point has good news for you. If you have tried for the home pregnancy test and that comes out to be negative, then you need not take any tension since you can still be pregnant as sometimes the pregnancy hormones are present but they have not been produced in enough amounts to be detected in the home pregnancy test.

So girls who are trying to convince you, if your pregnancy home test comes out to be negative, then you need not worry about that. Just go to your doctor and get your pregnancy tested.

Do you know?

In almost 60% of the conception cases, it has been found out that the women have successfully conceived but owing to reduced hormonal levels they do not track the pregnancy at home.

For the home test, there should be the availability of a specific amount of the hormonal levels.

  • Ectopic pregnancy

The ectopic pregnancy comes into existence if the developed embryo gets implanted outside the uterus. In most cases, these get attached to the either the fallopian tubes or any other reproductive organ. So when this happens, then you can surely miss your periods, but you will not be able to track such pregnancy in the home pregnancy test. In the rarest cases, the pregnancy may come out to be positive in the home pregnancy test.

The symptoms of the ectopic pregnancy are as follow:

  • Dizziness
  • Bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Severe pain in the abdomen


In case you miss your periods and encounter the above-mentioned symptoms, then you should consult your doctor immediately otherwise the embryo keeps on getting nourished and at last, it may burst inside the reproductive system as only the uterus has the conducive temperature for embryo development.

  • Lifestyle factors

Your lifestyle factors can also cause a significant effect on your menstrual cycle. If you are following any of the below mentioned routine habits, then you are sure to contribute in the problematic situations for your menstrual cycle:

  • If you are habitual of drinking coffee a huge number of times
  • If you are engrossed in a stressful life schedule.
  • If you exert your body very much
  • If you do not consume the healthy food
  • Are you a breastfeeding mother?

If you are a breastfeeding mother, then there are 100% chances that you may experience some fluctuations in your menstrual cycle. As the frequency and the amount for the baby does not always remain the same. It keeps on fluctuating. So no sooner than your baby grows, you can expect to experience the fluctuations in the cycle.

Once your baby leaves breastfeeding, then gradually your cycle continues to become normal.

  • Medical conditions

The women who are suffering from any of the terrible medical conditions like PCOS, thyroid and cervical problems, then your cycle may get intervened and you may suffer from the frequently missed periods.

A little piece of advice

If you have not had your periods for the last 3 months and not experienced a positive pregnancy test, then it is a worrisome condition and needs to be taken to the doctor.


Usually, women face menopause in which the period completely ceases, once they are 50. So when this happens, the woman may surely encounter the missed periods But this does not mean that you are pregnant.


If you are taking certain medications even prescribed or non-prescribed, then the side effects of such medications could lead to a pause in the periods. So this is the main reason that girls are usually suggested not to intake so many doses of the medications. The long-term consumption of such medications will surely contribute to the malfunctioning of various reproductive organs of the body.

Do you know?

Usually, the women who rely on the long term consumption of some medications experience menopause at the early stage.

Some advice for the healthy menstrual cycle

  • Eat healthily

It is usually suggested to the girls to eat healthily. It has been observed that the girls who consume junk and outside food regularly end up destroying the pace of the menstrual cycle.

  • Physical activity

The girls should not sit idle the whole day. Rather they should be engaged in some kinds of activity like yoga, aerobics or other exercises.

  • Do not take non-prescribed medications

You should not take any medications unless and until it is suggested by the doctor. If you keep on taking such medications, then the menstrual cycle will never allow you to have regular periods and that too on time.

  • Avoid excessive caffeine content

Caffeine is not good for the body if it is taken in huge amounts.


If you are a coffee lover and cannot live without it, then you should opt for decaf coffee.

Bottom Line

In case you are suffering from the missed or delayed periods, then do not neglect this problem as it needs your immediate attention.

Dr. Sumita Sofat
28+ years of experience
1 Lakh+ successful pregnancies
No-cost EMI Treatment Options are available
For details, Call Us Now: +91-88472-44122