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Question: I havent had my period this month - am I pregnant?

 juliet - Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:40 am

Hello Doctor,
i am 24 years old a married women. my marriage on 7 th january 2007. my lmp march was 16th. april till the day no period. before my marriage my all periods was very accurate. all periods time i feel back pain and brest pain. april there is no period till the day. i feel back pain & brest pain also. i took fever on 10th april. and take pills for fever. i take a home pregnancy test on 27th april that was negative. but no period till the day. am i pregnant? or not? please help me.
thanks doctor.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:49 pm

User avatar At this point, if you are pregnant a home pregnancy test should be accurate. Based on your last period, it has been 6 1/2 weeks since your period. Generally by 5 weeks, home pregnancy tests are around 99% accurate.

Several factors can result in a false negative, including very dilute urine, testing too early (i.e. before 4-5 weeks), and incorrectly performing the test.

I would recommend you repeat the pregnancy test now using the first morning void. If this is negative it is likely to be a true result.

There are several things that can alter a normal period including stress (good stress as well as bad stress) and illnesses.

If your pregnancy test is negative and you do not have your period by 8 weeks I would recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation.

Best wishes and congratulations on your recent marraige.


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