Your period is late? You’re having pregnancy symptoms? However, your home pregnancy test is negative, although you are carrying a child. Here are some reasons why the test could give you false results:
You took the test too early
At many times, the urine test can’t detect pregnancy until one week after the missed period.
You took the test at the wrong time of the day
A home pregnancy test should be taken the first thing in the morning when the urine is concentrated.
You’re pregnant with twins or triplets
Pregnancy with twins or triplets is difficult to detect by a home urine test. The human chorionic gonadotropin level (HCG), hormone detectable in urine during pregnancy, is too high to be detected by a home test.
You have an ectopic pregnancy
According to Mayo Clinic, ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus. It usually occurs in a Fallopian tube and might be undetectable in a home test.