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Question: Could I Be Pregnant


 UAgirl0307 - Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:13 am

I wrote once before about being on birth control pills after the answer I received I decided to find another doctor and ask more questions since I had read so much on PCOS. After more tests I was told that I did not have PCOS. Since then everything has been fine, but my period still continued to skip. It has now been almost 3 months since my last period, I’m wondering if I could be pregnant? I have taken 3 at home pregnancy tests and all 3 have said no. Besides stress what else could cause weight gain even while on a diet, and it is mostly around my waist area. I have an appointment set up, but I just want to make sure I ask the right questions and know what all to tell the doctor.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:38 am

User avatar Pregnancy is a possibility. If you were to have recently conceived the pregnancy tests may be inaccurate. I would suggest repeating the test in 1 week.

There are a few other possible causes, including some hormonal imbalances (such as too much cortisol) that can lead to weight gain. You may also want to have your thyroid levels tested to be sure you are not hypothyroid. This can also cause irregular periods.

Follow up with your doctor will be helpful. A serum pregnancy test can be done as well that is accurate sooner than the urine pregnancy tests.

Best wishes.

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