How to confirm pregnancy?
get a serum beta hcg test done.
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In case of discrepancy in the results of urine pregnancy tests, the best way to confirm or rule out pregnancy would be to undertake a lab based blood serum beta hcg test. This is sensitive and specific for hcg and detect even very low levels of hcg thereby giving the results accurately.
If the levels of hcg are more than 1 or raised , then you are pregnant for sure , else if it is less than 1 , then pregnancy is ruled out completely.
Okay, Thank you so much. Are they more sensitive than a home pregnancy test? And if its not pregnancy is there any more information you could give me about what could be causing this.
if test negative, these symptoms are PMS.
Yes indeed it is not only more sensitive but confirmatory as well. If the pregnancy is ruled out then the symptoms of sore breasts, headache, low backache, abdominal cramps, mood swings, nausea, fatigue, and even increased frequency of urine form a part of premenstrual syndrome which may mimic early pregnancy symptoms and in absence of pregnancy would indicate that your menses are to ensue in next few days. but if pregnant then these are early pregnancy symptoms.
Okay Thank you so much, yes I am about 10 days late on my cycle. So one can only hope that is what it is. We were not expecting to get pregnant nor trying to. This is a big XXXXXXX if it is pregnancy. I will contact a doctor first thing in the morning and get the blood test. Thank you again so much. I have been on the pill for about six years so I surly can't be pregnant. But this has me very worried because I am high risk.
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