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How to confirm pregnancy ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   The doctors told me I had polyps. My last period was on February 20, 2010 . I believe I conceived on March 6,2010 or early in the morning March 7 (around 4 or 5 am)> I experienced severe breasts tenderness, nausea, increased appetite and increased fatigue. I then felt like I pulled a muscle when I was driving and almost had an accident. and it's almost as if I could feel something on my left side down in my uterus cramp up and become very painful (this was about (two weeks after conception). I was expecting my period on or around March 17-20 (it did not come) however I started cramping really bad and during the time I am supposed to ovulate 3/30-4/4 I bled and it seems that I passed some tissues and I no longer have pain on the left side of my uterus. But I am still experiencing frequent trips to the bathroom (that it wakes me up out of my sleep - it does not pain me to urinate) then I am still experiencing extreme nausea, increased appetite and now headaches. Could I still be pregnant? My problem is which has been passed down from my mother is that the hormone HCG that is supposed to show-up to detect pregnancy does not show up in test until after the 1st 12 weeks. When I was pregnant with my last son I took several over the counter and more than a few blood test that all came up negative. It was not until I went back to the doctors in my 12th week wondering why I was still so sick that they told me I was pregnant and how many weeks. I was upset with them to say the least, because I would have change my diet and habits if I knew early on. They told me it was impossible to take blood test for detecting the hormone and it not be detected because it is the most accurate method.
My mother said that she also bled almost during her whole pregnancy (which I believe a hormone is supposed to tell your body to stop bleeding and releasing eggs once you are pregnant). Of
User :   course there are other circumstances but accordingto sexual activity, ectopic pregnancy and other things I don't think they applied to her. This is so frustrating because I am having all these pregnancy symptoms and even mood swings and test are negative. What can/should I do?

I am waiting to see if I bleed again this month, but I do not want the run around with my doctors and run up lab bills and go through the same thing.

Any advice
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Let me read it
User :   ok
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The best thing for you to do
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is to confirm pregnancy by an ultrasound scan
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Once your gynecologist is sure that you are
User :   ok and if I do that, they will be able to determine or see what's going on down there?
Doctor :  
pregnant, then they will go ahead with testing you
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Atleast it will confirm
User :   ok... that sounds simple enough. I did not think they did that unless I was almost 20 weeks
Doctor :  
whether you are pregnant or not
User :   ok thank you
User :   I will see if I can get that done
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no that is it. Thank you very much! :)
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