Saturday, February 11, 2012

i am 9 days late and and 3 pregnancy tests have come out negative. What could be wrong ?

As we all know, the commonest reason for missing a period is pregnancy. This is why, when you miss your period, your first thought is - Am I pregnant ? If you are infertile and have been trying to conceive for some time, there's a lot of hope and suspense when your period does not come on time.

So you check by doing a urine pregnancy test - and keep your fingers crossed - hopefully, this is the time when you've finally hit the jackpot ! Maybe it's the weekend trip you took which finally did the trick ?

However, when you find the test is negative, your hope go crashing to pieces ! Maybe I did the test too early ? Or perhaps I didn't do it right ? Aren't there lots of stories of women who were pregnant but whose pregnancy tests were negative for many weeks ? Maybe the test is not very reliable ?

The reality is that urine pregnancy tests are quite reliable - and if these are negative, this most probably means that you are not pregnant.

Your next step is to do a blood test for HCG to find out if you are pregnant. This is much more reliable. If this is negative, this establishes the fact that you are not pregnant.

This means the reason you missed your periods is because you did not ovulate. This is called anovulation. You may need to induce a period with medicines.



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3 comments:

  1. Hi, I have been trying to get pregnant since over a year now. Recently I came to know that I have PCO, so my Dr. put me on Siphene and Susten VT. I did this for 2 months and now I am late for my period this month. My Dr did a pregnancy test and it showed a very very faint line on 14th Feb 2012. Dr told me that she thinks its positive but will redo the test on Monday the 20th Feb. Me and my husband were so anxious to find out about the result that we decided to get a test kit home. Unfortunately the test came -ve and I just broke down. When I called my Dr she told me thats impossible and to stop testing at home. All I want to know is if I am pregnant or not. Can you please please help.
    Much regards.
    Poonam.

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  2. You need to do a blood test for HCG to find out. Home tests are not very reliable. Read more at www.drmalpani.com/hcg.htm

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  3. Hello Doctor, as per your adv I did the Beta HCG test, the reports will come today. However I have started to spot some blood every time I wipe. Last night I had lot of pain too in my lower abdomen and today whole day I have been spotting blood with some dark clots like stuff. I am really very scared. My gynae is not available at the moment and I really need some assurance. Please tell me its normal or adv me what should I do. I still have slight pain in my tummy.
    I can't thank you enough, Please help!!

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