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Help? Could I be pregnant?
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Anon_236430 posted:
My hubby and I have been ttc since February without much luck.

My periods (or what I think is my period) the last two times have not been normal. It's been very light. My periods usually last for 3-5 days with the first day being light, the second day heavy and then goes back to light then spotting on days 3-5.

The last 2 times it was very light to just spotting for about 2-3 days. I usually go through several super tampons but I haven't needed them the last 2 periods and I don't seem to fill a regular tampon.

I am not sceduled to start my period for another 9 days if it stays regular.

I've read of women who were pregnant and had some bleeding and just thought it was their regular period. And I know that not all women have morning sickness. My mom didn't have morning sickness with all nine of her pregnancies.

I haven't had any unusual cravings. But that wouldn't suprise me because I already have unusual cravings.

I don't feel sick. But my breasts really hurt and have for the past 2 months and only getting worse. I'm finding it difficult to wear a bra and my hubby can't touch my breasts without them hurting.

I am on meds for depression so I haven't noticed any unusual mood swings. And if I am pregnant i'll need to stop those meds because of the risk of birth defects.

On the 4th I felt a sharp pain in my left side and now i'm starting to feel some cramping in my abdomen.

My medication makes me feel gassy and bloated so I don't know if I can say that is a pregnancy symptom for me.

I have frequent heartburn and acid reflux so I can't depend on that symptom either.

Please help!

I don't know what to think and i'm afraid to take a pregnancy text because everytime I do it's negative and my period starts the next day.
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David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
Unfortunately the only accurate way to diagnose an early pregnancy is to do a pregnancy test. It is important because in addition to the concerns that you have there is a small chance that your pain/cramps could be associated with an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy that could rupture if you don't recognize it and treat it early. As frustrating and painful as a negative pregnancy test is, it is important for your health and your babies health to know if you are pregnant. Good luck!
 
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daisie1018 replied to David K Walmer, MD, PhD's response:
I took a pregnancy test today and it said negative. I didn't use first morning urine so i'm not sure if i'd get a false negative or not. I figure if I was 9 weeks pregnant it would show up no matter when I took the test.

How many women get a false negative test result at 9 weeks?

I'll wait a few more days and try testing again and see what I get. In the mean time my breasts still hurt and I have to pee almost every 1-2 hours.


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