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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Could I be pregnant?

 rqachel - Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:42 am

Hello, I am on Levora bc pill and also taking blood pressure medicine(water pills) . Here is my problem. My period was 3 days late and VERY light and a brownish color, it also stopped after 3 days, I usually go 8 days every 28 days. I took 2 pregnancy tests and they were negative, I also took them about a week apart. My breats are tender and my nipples have started getting the little bumps around them. I have had 2 children but was never on the pill or blood pressure medicine, so these things are very irregular for me. Last month my period was normal, I am having a few pregnancy symtoms, ie. breast tenderness, frequent urination, tired, could I be pregnant? I am making an appointment to go see the doctor but don't know how long it will be before I get in. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
 Shelly S, RN - Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:39 am

The home pregnancy tests are usually correct in detecting pregnancy. I would think if you took these tests after your expected period date, the possibility is low of pregnancy. However, there is always a small margin or error on any test. My personal thoughts are to make the appointment with the doctor, have a pregnancy test done in the office, and if still unsure, request a blood test. Those are the only ways to tell if you are in fact pregnant. Best of luck.

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