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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.

Pregnancy tests are very accurate. Most home pregnancy tests work 99 out of 100 times if used after a missed period. You probably had a very early pregnancy loss (miscarriage). A very early miscarriage can feel very similar to a regular period.

Lots of people experience this kind of pregnancy loss. 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 3 months of pregnancy.

Not all miscarriages cause physical pain. But most people have some cramping. For some, the cramping can be quite strong. For others, it’s gentler (like a period or less).

You may also have bleeding and may pass large blood clots if you’re a bit further along in pregnancy. It’s common to be surprised or scared by the heavy bleeding that can happen during a miscarriage.

Whether it’s painful or not or happens quickly or not, miscarriage can be a very upsetting experience. Keep in touch with your doctor or nurse about what’s going on and how you’re feeling. They can let you know what is and isn’t normal, and give you resources for emotional support if you need it.

Learn more about miscarriage.

Tags: periods, miscarriage, pregnancy tests