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Trying to concieve. Having lower back pain, bloating, tiredness, nausea, cramps, delayed periods. Pregnancy test negative. Chances of pregnancy?

Hi i m 40 and trying to have my second child. Lower back pain , bloating , tired, slightly nausea (not very often) cramping off and on. My cycle should have started 5 days ago. took an ept test 4 days prior to my cycle starting and it was negative. I find myself going from hot to cold back to hot again. could i be pregnant
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
I appreciate your query.
The urine ( HCG ) pregnancy test should be taken a few days AFTER missing the date of your expected period, and not before, which you did.
Also, all the symptoms that you mention are non specific, and could be related to either pregnancy,or an approaching period .
The symptom of going from hot to cold to back again is described as classically hot flashes and is a sign of impending menopause.
The only way to confirm your pregnancy is to perform a home pregnancy ( urine - hcg ) test now.
If negative, and you do not have your periods within a week, please consult a gynecologist.
At 40, you will need the help of an infertility specialist to conceive
all the best.
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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