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Delayed periods with negative home pregnancy test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Well, I had a question about home pregnancy test and testing. I've taken four of them one at a clinic and they keep coming out negative. But I'm still late on my period and my doctor is convince I may be pregnant regardless. What are my next steps since she wasn't so helpful?
Doctor :  
ok
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i wilol help you in this
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when was your last menstrual period?
User :   34 days ago? I believe.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I've been on Birth Control for 5 years so I'm very regular.
Doctor :  
and what is length of your menstrual cycle?28 dt=yas, 30 dyas? or more?
Doctor :  
ok
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when did you stop the birth control pills?
User :   Sunday was the day that the placebo period week pills started.
Doctor :  
sometimes the urine pregnancy tests do keep coming negative. if the HCG hormone is less
Doctor :  
so next what you can do to confirm preganancy or rule out pregnancy is
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do a blood HCG levels
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if you are pregnant, it will show rise in HCG levels
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next what you can do is
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do a transvaginal scan
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it will show the presence of gestational ring with fetal pole in it if you are pregnant
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have you followed what i have said?
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are you there?
Doctor :  
are you there?

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