Pregnancy blood test - could it be wrong?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-12-2013
Pregnancy blood test - could it be wrong?
2
Sat, 08-17-2013 - 7:38am

hello,

I took 3 at home pregnancy tests and they all came back negative.  I these tests 5 and 6 days late of my period. Yesterday, I received word that my blood test was negative.  I took my blood test 7 days after my period was late. However, it has been almost 9 days LATE for my period.  My engagement ring is now tight on my finger when I could easily remove it.  I just want to know if anyone had incorrect blood tests?  I just have a feeling that it came back wrong because I still do not have my period. :(

Could drinking protein shakes mess up the blood readings?  Could I be pregnant? 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-03-2013

Blood tests are pretty accurate and I seriously doubt that protein shakes would mess up the results.  It sounds like something else must be going on.  Did you talk to your doctor about other possibilities? Have you been sick at all lately?  Are you taking any kind of birth control that may mess with your cycles?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2013

Any new medications could cause a little swelling of the hands, including BCP's. I wouldn't worry too much. My BCP's made me gain a little weight too. So did the patch and Depo. It just seems to be a universal symptom unfortunately. And no, protein shakes won't mess with a reading on a blood test. If you still don't have a visit from AF, then consider other possibilities. Working out, stress... things of this nature can temporarily halt a period. It;s ok to freak out a little, it happens. But if you keep stressing, you might not consider a more probable solution. Sit back, breathe, relax and consider all possibilities.

A.C