Q. Took urine pregnancy test on the 1st day of missed periods. Is that right?

Answered by
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 08, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 29, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have got a very regular 28 day cycle. I got my periods for three days in the last month with a heavy flow. So, my due would be today for this month. But, last three days I got very little bleeding and the color was light watery red and sometimes brownish. I did not have any physiological and systemic disease so far. I took a home pregnancy test on the first day of my missed period that is today, but the result was negative. I also have slight cramps on my lower abdomen. Please advice the reason.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • You tested too early with a urine pregnancy test. Please wait for three to four days and then retest if period does not start by then.
  • Urine pregnancy test though theoretically can give correct result on the day of a missed period, practically it is not that sensitive and you need to wait for three or four days extra for beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to rise enough to be detected by a urine test.
  • Another possibility is a genuine negative pregnancy and impending period causing cramps.
  • It is too early to draw any conclusion and you need to wait for the situation to become clear.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Thank you doctor,

Will it be better if I check it next week?

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