Can anyone help?
daryl_2015 posted:
My boyfriend and I have been together for 8 months. Before I met him my period was always regular. Since we have been together I have only been on time once. Lately we have been having unprotected sex and only using the pull out method. We are not against having children right now so that is not a problem. At this point I am wondering if maybe there is something wrong. I am two weeks late for my period and I have none of my normal symptoms of getting it. I took a pregnancy test last week and it was negative. I have been having issues with heart burn, constipation, and swollen hands and feet. Could I be pregnant or are these symptoms of something else?
TaylorSiegler responded:
You could definitely be pregnant. One of my close friends had some of the same symptoms you just described. She took 4 different brands of over the counter pregnancy tests all came back negative. She went to the doctor and had a blood test done and the blood test came back positive that she was pregnant. She had an ultrasound done and it showed she was already at 8 weeks. Pregnancy tests aren't always 100% reliable.
WW007 responded:
Yes, I think you should make an apptmt with your OB/GYN for a blood test. Sometimes, the home urine pregnancy tests will not show positive results if your HCG levels are low. The blood tests the doctor's office gives can read levels as low as 5 HCG.

So, going to see your OB/GYN might not be a bad thing! Good luck!