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Reasons for a false negative

A home pregnancy test can give you a false negative reading if:

  • False negative reading on a pregnancy testThe pregnancy test you are you using is expired.
  • You didn’t follow the instructions properly, such as not waiting the full amount of time before checking the panel.
  • You took the test too soon, meaning your hCG levels are too low to be recorded.
  • Your urine is diluted, because you drank too many fluids beforehand.


  • If you are taking certain medications, such as diuretics or antihistamines.

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