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07-14-2009, 03:20 AM
I'm sure this thread is quite common. See...I'm 24 years old (soon to be 25). I have been with the same guy for about 1.5 years. We live together. I've on occasion been late (and paranoid about it due to an unplanned pregnancy at age 21). I believe it was stress from moving in together and relocating to NYC. But, now I missed a period, I last had mine on May 25th and now, July 14th...nothing. I have taken pregnancy tests...one tonight in fact...all negative....relief! But. though I have no kids, I was pregnant once...I remember being gassy, light headed, nauseas, and feeling "odd." I'm urinating a LOT more...a LOT more. I feel odd. But, tests say negative...am I safe? Surely if I were pregnant the tests would say by now? My first pregnancy didn't show on a HPT until 5 weeks, but it would be 5 weeks by now. Am I ok?
07-14-2009, 04:39 AM
I say call your doctor and explain everything that is going on. I am willing to bet that they ask you to come in. They will probably run the gamut on things that could be causing you not to have a period. Are frequent urination and an "odd" feeling the only symptoms you have? As far as the test definitely saying positive by now, I have heard of some people not getting a positive until the 5th month. Take a deep breath, get some sleep, and call your doctor in the morning. I am sure everything will work out the way it is supposed to.
07-28-2009, 11:23 AM
You can get a blood test to know for sure. Sounds like it may be worth it to ease your mind. The frequent urination also doesn't start for a while.
08-05-2009, 07:12 AM
Current research shows that blood tests are more accurate than home urine tests. Recently, research presented at the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians revealed that almost six percent of negative urine pregnancy tests can be false negative, meaning the women is indeed pregnant despite a negative urine pregnancy test. Initially, the researchers had expected to find urine pregnancy tests as accurate as blood tests.
When researchers looked at 662 women at Henry Ford Hospital who received both urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) tests for pregnancy. Six women, out of the 102 negative results, tested negative with the urine pregnancy test, yet their blood pregnancy test indicated they were indeed pregnant. Five of these women with false negative tests had serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels in the range 11 to 97 mU/ml, which is normal for the first month of pregnancy.
So,it would be good to visit Gynae and take a formal pregnancy test.
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