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Delayed period, negative blood and urine test for pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had all symptoms of pregnancy. Even the doctor said that i must be pregnant though he asked to take a blood test next week. This morning when i woke up, i had bleeding suddenly. It was not a bleeding like regular period. so i went to the hosptial ..took a blood test and they said blood test is negative for pregnancy. They also they i did not miscarry. Would there be a possiblity that the test is falst ? Maybe i'm taking the test too early? Please advise.                         
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   ok
Doctor :   when was the expected date of your periods ?
User :   The last period was April 16th
User :   I missed 5-6 days of periods already
Doctor :   when was the blood test done ?
User :   Around 11 Am this morning
Doctor :   so the blood test is done 5 to 6 days after the missed period .
User :   yes
Doctor :   than it is very unlikely the blood test is negative
Doctor :   had you done urine pregnancy test before blood test ?
User :   3 days ago i did a urine tests a couple of times.. it showed a faint positive line. But after that i have taken a couple of more... it was showing negative
User :   I have all the pregnancy symptoms since last 4 weeks such as bloating in stomach, nausea, extreme tiredness, tender breasts
Doctor :   the tests you have taken and the timing for them to take is all right
Doctor :   and the tests have shown negative for pregnancy
User :   But after i got the bleeding today.. i dont feel that bloating feeling anymore
Doctor :   ok
User :   why is that doctor? i'm so worried
Doctor :   probably it is a delayed period
Doctor :   and the amount of flow and duration is reduced
Doctor :   you can wait for the next period and see how it goes
User :   then why was experiencing all the symptoms since the last 4 weeks ?
Doctor :   symptoms ?
User :   symptoms of pregnancy
Doctor :   what symptoms you had ?
User :   bloating in stomach, nausea, extreme tiredness, tender breasts
Doctor :   these are not specific to pregnancy only
Doctor :   it can occur even in the gastrointestinal disturbances
Doctor :   the only definitive sign of pregnancy is the positive blood and urine test in the earliest weeks followed by documentation of the fetus by the ultrasound
User :   ok
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