You may have no idea what to do when the answer from a pregnancy test was positive but then changes to negative the next time you test yourself. Are you pregnant or did you get a false positive the first time you tested? The answer to your question could lie in how soon you tested and what kind of kit you used to determine whether or not you are pregnant. By taking a deep breath and reviewing your situation objectively, you may be able to unravel the puzzle of what is actually going on with your body.
Your first logical conclusion when the pregnancy test was positive is that you are in fact pregnant. However, before you put your whole faith in the result showing on the test strip, you should consider the quality of test that you used. If you used a cheap testing kit or one made by a questionable manufacturer, you may have reason to doubt the answer the kit gave you. If the test kit that you used was expired or past its sell date, you more than likely got a false positive and should retest yourself using a better quality and newer kit.
If the pregnancy test was positive but now it is negative, you also may consider the possibility of an early miscarriage. Most early pregnancies end in miscarriage without the expectant mother ever knowing that she actually conceived. Many women assume that the miscarriage is a late period, albeit one that is heavier and more painful than normal. If you took a test and got a positive result but then retested and got a negative answer, you may actually have miscarried or could be on your way to miscarrying soon. If you are bleeding heavily or passing what appears to be blood clots, you should see your doctor to find out if you miscarried an early pregnancy. You may need medical treatment to address concerns like infection or low blood iron levels.
Took A Pregnancy Test And It Was Positive Now I’m Bleeding?
The most obvious answer if the pregnancy test was positive but then you started bleeding soon afterward centers on the fact that you are probably miscarrying. Miscarriages happen in nearly 80 percent of early pregnancies. Many women have one if not two or more miscarriages before successfully carrying a pregnancy to term. If you take a test and get a positive result but then start spotting or bleeding within hours or days afterward, you should be evaluated by your doctor to determine if you are suffering a miscarriage.
Bleeding does not always mean that you are miscarrying. You may have sustained an injury to your cervix or vagina and mistook that bleeding for a miscarriage. In fact, the tissue in your reproductive tract, especially your vagina and cervix, are more sensitive to injury when you are pregnant. The increased blood flow to that part of your body, which helps sustain the pregnancy itself, can also cause profuse bleeding if you suffer a tear or injury to either the cervix or vagina. You can easily suffer injuries from sexual intercourse, using tampons, or even falling down on something like the corner of a coffee table or object on the floor.
If the bleeding does not stop after a day, you should be seen by a doctor to determine if you are pregnant and actually suffering a miscarriage. Miscarriages cannot be stopped once they are in progress. Still, your doctor can help manage your pain as well as carry out a procedure known as a D&C, which essentially removes the miscarriage and its contents from your uterus. This procedure shortens the pain and distress inflicted by the miscarriage itself. It also minimizes your risk of infection or complications to future pregnancies.
If Pregnancy Test Is Positive And I Want To Avoid Pregnancy?
What do you do if the pregnancy test was positive, but you do not want to be pregnant? First, it is important that you retest yourself to determine if you are actually pregnant. You can get a false positive result from substandard tests and test kits that are past their expiration dates. If you do not want to be pregnant but keep getting a positive result, you should use a higher quality test kit that is still within its recommended sell dates. This test kit should give a more reliable answer. However, if that test still says you are pregnant, you can consider other alternatives if you are not ready to be a parent.
If you are getting a positive result and you want to avoid pregnancy, you can consult with your doctor about prescription or over-the-counter medications that you can take to make your uterus inhospitable to pregnancies. You can take a recommended amount of birth control pills to force your uterus to shed its lining, thus preventing a pregnancy from implanting itself. This combination, typically called Plan or the morning-after pill, helps you avoid becoming pregnant after having intercourse during the peak time of your cycle.
You can also consider other options that can include using medications to cause an abortion of the pregnancy. These medications are only available from licensed doctors and medical clinics. You also typically must take them under the supervision of a primary care physician or gynecologist. It is important that you use these medications as recommended by your doctor so that you avoid unnecessary pain as well as complications like profuse bleeding. You also may need to be examined soon after taking the medications so that your physician can determine if the treatment was successful. However, before you use any medications to eliminate a pregnancy, you should ensure that you are actually pregnant. After you take a test that comes back as positive, you should have a blood test done to determine if you actually conceived and if so, how far along you are in the early pregnancy.