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HCG test showing negative. Suffering from tiredness, cold and vomiting sensation. Experiencing delay in periods. Advise?

Mar 2016
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Hi Doctors,

I usually Get my Periods in 28 days. XXXXXXX i had on 3rd but in july i had on 8th( due to more travel on the month of XXXXXXX Before that it was regular. In August still I have not yet got my periods. Expected at 5th or 6th. So tried HCG test in home on 6th It was negative. Then 3 days before i started suffering from cold and running nose. not taken any tablets. Past 2 days i was feeling very hungry in every 2-3 hrs of time and very much tired as well and feeling vomiting sensation.From Yesterday evening i started vomiting 3 times. Still very tired head ache. So today morning i have taken another HCG still results are negative. Should i need to wait more or shall i go for blood test today evening. Bcoz after this confirmation i planned to call my mother to help me. Please advise...

Posted Wed, 4 Sep 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. S Patra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Blood Test Is Confirmatory For Pregnancy.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us on XXXXXXX

Here, I suggest to undergo one blood test for beta-hCG to rule out late conception. It is more confirmatory than usual home pregnancy test.

In absence of pregnancy, there are some other reasons which are associated with above said clinical features like progesterone hormone deficiency, mental stress, existing ovarian cyst, over weight/ rapid loss, improper diet habit, pelvic infection, certain medication etc.

If blood test is negative, some basic investigations are required under the guidance of your gynecologist to identify the possible causes. Here, you would need a complete health check up along with pelvic ultrasound scan, complete hormone assay, blood prolactin level etc to reach in the diagnosis.

Proper treatment can only be made after diagnosis of the case. I usually treat my patient with progesterone supplement (like norethisterone) to induce period in the absence of pregnancy & specific pathology. Kindly, procure a complete prescription from your doctor after clinical evaluation.

In the interim, you can do the following things:

1) Take healthy diet with low carbohydrate & more vegetables. Avoid all junk/ fast/ spicy food stuffs. Control body weight.

2) Try to avoid stress/ depression (it has great impact on delaying period) by yoga or meditation or deep breathing exercise (15-20 minutes) regularly.

3) Iron supplements may be needed. Drink plenty of water/ fluid and always take sound sleep.

Hope, I have answered your query. Let me know if you need clarifications or have any other query.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen.
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Follow-up: HCG test showing negative. Suffering from tiredness, cold and vomiting sensation. Experiencing delay in periods. Advise? 1 hour later
Hi Dr.

Really Thanks for your reply. Taking blood test today will be fine or should i need to wait till 45 days to complete. as now only 37 days completed.

Answered by Dr. S Patra 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Blood Test Is Reliable On 37th Day.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for follow up query.

Blood test for beta-HCG is most reliable to rule out pregnancy. Best result is obtained after 7 days of missed period. Therefore, you can undergo this test on 37th day.

On negative test, you may wait for one week to get your period normally. Otherwise, you have to consult with gynecologist to proceed above mentioned investigations and take suggestive treatment.

Hope, I have answered your query. If you do not have any other query, you can close the discussion.

Good luck. All the best.

Dr Soumen
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Follow-up: HCG test showing negative. Suffering from tiredness, cold and vomiting sensation. Experiencing delay in periods. Advise? 28 hours later
Hi Dr.Soumen,

I have given blood test for (Beta-HCG) yesterday. I will get my results tomorrow evening 6PM. I have a question that if my results are negative i will undergo the treatment and tests mentioned by you, but in case of positive, what would be the possible cause that urine test was negative.

Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Treatment Is Needed On Negative Test.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for additional queries. Followings are my comments:

1) If you get negative result again, you have to undergo above mentioned tests & treatment after consultation with your gynecologist. Seeing a gestational sac on ultrasound is confirmatory for pregnancy.

2) False negative pregnancy test occurs due to low concentration of pregnancy hormone (beta hCG) in urine in very early days. Pregnancy test kit may not be able to detect due to low sensitivity or missed reaction time. However, it is seen that most pregnancy test kit gives 99% positive result after 1 week of missed period with morning urine sample preferably.

Hope, it will help to clear your confusion. Best wishes to you.

Dr Soumen
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