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Missed periods with negative urine pregnancy test, possible errors in UPT - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   i had a quick question..
User :   the last time i had a period was the end of august... i have taken 2 pregnancy tests and they both have come up negative... what else could it be?
Doctor :  
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did you have any spotting in between?
User :   no.
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or any cramps?
User :   no cramps.
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please provide your age, and location
User :   20. texas
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when was the last time you checked your pregnancy test?
User :   i took it last week.
Doctor :   i will help you out in this
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sometimes the urine pregnancy tests come negative even though you are pregnant
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the reason being
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1 wrong procedure. or 2. wrong reading. 3. less of HCG hormone in urine
User :   what is the likelihood of that showing negative and being wrong?
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so in these cases
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the best way to confirm would be
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1. to do a blood HCG levels
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2. To do a transvaginal scan to confirm the presence of the baby.
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3. also a pelvic examination will show

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your enlarged uterus to the examiner
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