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Are Pregnancy tests reliable??

I am having a missed period this month, it is 16 days more than my expected period. I took 2 urine test which both says 'Negative'. I can't say about symptoms as I am not sure about them, I am having cramps in stomach, stress, vaginal discharge. At the end of last month I was suffering from flu and had to take a lot of antibiotics. I am really confused what to do? Normally my periods are regular. Also, I had an overseas trip last month for 15 days. Does environmental changes effect the menstrual cycle.
Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

you never know. get a scan done from the doctor. it will definataly show if baby is there.

Homeopath Dr. KOMAL vig's  Response
yes most of the times pregnancy test are reliable... yes environmental changes n flu can cause effects on your menstrual cycle.. god bless..
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General & Family Physician Dr. Preetesh Sahani's  Response
Antibiotics,stress,change in environment all have a influence on the hormonal control of the body.well urine pregnancy tests are 90 to 95% correct..You still wait for a week and still if you dont have your periods then take the opinion of a gyanecologist.Nothing to worry.There many other causes for missed perods.
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General & Family Physician Dr. M. R. Surabhi's  Response
usually the pregnancy tests R 90% relaible.environmental changes can effect menstrual cycles.missing period is not the only symptom for preganacy,there R many causes for late / missed /irrregular periods.
better to have a scan under gynaecologist care.
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