Look and feel pregnant but still no positive test? Find out more here!
Susan Warhus, MD

Your question:
Is it possible to be pregnant and not get a positive urine test? I believe I am pregnant, I have gained weight and my belly has grown over a foot bigger than it was last summer. I can only wear maternity pants. I also have many other "signs" of pregnancy, but I can't get a positive urine test. I even went to a lab recently to get one done. I finally got a doctor's appointment, but the receptionist looked at me as if I was insane. It even feels as if there is something moving in my abdomen -- my husband has felt it and is fully convinced that I am pregnant. If this really possible considering the fact I can't get a positive pregnancy test?

The expert answers:
It sounds like your body is going through lots of changes! I'm glad that you have an appointment to see a physician.

It's very unusual to be pregnant and continue to have negative pregnancy tests. However, it's not completely impossible.

The best thing to do is to see your doctor and have a complete evaluation. Your doctor will want to examine your abdomen and pelvic area. In addition, your doctor will probably want to perform some blood tests, including a blood pregnancy test. The blood pregnancy test that is ordered by your physician is probably more accurate than the urine pregnancy tests that you've done up to this point. Also, your doctor may want to order an ultrasound of your abdomen and pelvis. It's important to see what is going on in there!

If it turns out that you are not pregnant, it's still necessary to find out why your belly is growing and you are having these symptoms. It's important to find out what is going on with your menstrual cycle. Perhaps there is some sort of hormonal imbalance or other such problem involving your ovaries or another pelvic organ.

Be sure to bring a list of questions and concerns with you to your doctor visit. Make sure that your doctor answers all of your questions before you leave. It's important for you to have a good understanding of what is going on with your body by the time you leave the doctor's office. PregnancyAndBaby.com

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