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I was 8 days late for my period and had 2 positive digital pregnancy tests then 3 days later got my period..nothing was unusual about it so i took another test that read negative..what do i believe? could i still be pregnant? ive been having unprotected sex for the past 8 months.
You probably had a very early pregnancy loss (miscarriage). A very early miscarriage can feel very similar to a regular period.
Pregnancy tests are very accurate. Most home pregnancy tests work 99 out of 100 times if used after a missed period.
Many of us who experience miscarriage are not aware that it is fairly common. For every 10 pregnancies, 1 to 2 end in miscarriage. Miscarriage is most likely to happen early in pregnancy — in fact, 8 out of 10 miscarriages happen in the first three months of pregnancy.
Not all miscarriages cause physical pain. But most women have some cramping. For some women, the cramping can be quite strong. For others, it is gentler.
Women also have bleeding and may pass large blood clots. Many women are surprised and scared by the heavy bleeding that can occur during a miscarriage.
Whether it’s painful or not or happens quickly or not, miscarriage can be a very upsetting experience. Learn more about miscarriage.
If you’re having unprotected sex, and you don’t want to get pregnant, it’s a good idea to use birth control.