Will A Home Pregnancy Test Show Positive As Late As Being 4 To 5 Months Pregnant?

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ray of light answered
The reliability of home pregnancy test is 95-98% accurate. As you have three periods after having sex in Jan, it meas you are not pregnant. HCG is secreted by chorion of the fetus. This HCG maintains corpus luteum which secretes progesterone used to maintain pregnancy and placenta. After 16 weeks of pregnancy, the corpus luteum is unable to provide sufficient amount of progesterone. So it is regressed and the progesterone production is taken by the placenta himself. That is why after almost 20 weeks of pregnancy, the HCG levels become zero. As you have missed periods only since last 2 months, it can be due to hormonal imbalance. Visit a doctor and get proper treatment.
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I understand that having a period means you are not pregnant, however, I also know that pregnant women can still bleed if something is not right. I didn't really pay that much attention to the months (when I bled). So, now I am driving myself crazy trying to remember if they were normal. I would hope that if they hadn't been normal I would have noticed. And if what rayoflight is saying is true in all cases then my test would show negative. Because I'm sure it's been at least 20 weeks.
I've gained a little weight since then and that could mean 1 of 2 things. Either my period is late because of weight gain or I've gained weight because I'm pregnant.
I probably don't make any sense right now...I'm just stressed out.
But back to the HCG levels going to zero at around 20 weeks, I'm sure you know what you are talking about or you wouldn't have said that. But it also makes me want to ask why the level goes back up? Because I read that you can get a positive test after you have a baby (if you don't wait long enough). Anyway, just curious.
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It would be highly unusual for you to  have had three regular periods already if you had conceived in January.  It is doubtful that HCG levels will have declined to the point of providing a false negative, and  although it is remotely possible, it would be also unusual for you to not experience other symptoms of pregnancy if you had conceived.
 
See your doctor or go to a clinic for an examination/testing.  Missed periods can be caused from the stress of worrying about pregnancy, from stress overall, or because of other medical conditions.  Seeing a professional healthcare provider will give you peace of mind and allow you to address any other condition that might be causing irregular periods.
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UPDATE:
After several days of freaking out, I finally made a Dr appointment. The next day, I started bleeding. I decided to keep the appointment because I was hoping the Dr could tell me why I missed my period 2 months. I was only concerned because I know my body and I could tell something wasn't right. I've never missed my periods like this. Anyway, he ordered an ultrasound and found out the reason for my missed periods. I have a cyst on one of my ovaries. He said it was very small and now that I have started it should go away. I'm so relieved!!
 
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I can only recommend that you go to the doctor and have them do a test there, because the home tests aren't always right. Also, at 5-6 months along, you would be feeling a kicking and movement in the womb if you were pregnant. There could be something else going on here, and I wouldn't mess around with speculating about it, go see the doctor, o.k. Hope this helps, good luck.

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