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Missed period with positive HPT. Have UTI. What is this?

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XXXXXXX 8th, 2013 was date of last normal period. Had bleeding in February that was 8 days late and ended up lasting about 3 days (usually 5-6days in length). It was also lighter in flow.
Took 5 hpts. 4 were positive. One was negative ( last one that was taken). Had urine test at hospital, negative for pregnancy. Showed UTI.

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Posted Tue, 26 Mar 2013 in Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 21 minutes later
hi and thanks for your query,
Its a bit disturbing a series of tests with these discordant results. What could explain this could be the time of the day you collected the urine sample, either morning or evening and also the quality of the tests, considering the fact that the results were read accurately. Secondly, it should be clear that a pregnancy tests.
The gold standard test to be very sure now is either measuring serial serum BHCG levels or doing an obstetrical ultrasound, that shall visualize the uterus to tell us whether there is any active fetus there or not. Its pretty inexpensive and reliable.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
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