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When to take pregnancy test?

Can I be pregnant even though I took a pregnancy test and it was negative? My periods are pretty irregular but I think I m roughly 2 weeks late. I have been feeling sick in the mornings and night for about a week now, My boobs are really really sore and tender and I get sharp shooting pains and they have got a little bigger, I have headaches and stomach cramps and my stomach feels harder if that makes sense. I ve had little backache as well. I did a test today and it came back negative, is it possible that the test could be wrong, or its too early for me to do a test? It sounds stupid but this isn t my period coming I know how my body works and this is more than a late period. Im 18 and never been pregnant before so I m so confused.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016
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Hallow Dear,

Urine pregnancy test usually gives reliable results 8-10 days after missing period. You have missed period for two weeks. By now the pregnancy test results are definitely reliable. Still if you have got any doubt, you may go for ultrasonography. Two weeks after missing period, ultrasonography definitely gives a direct visual evidence of presence or absence of pregnancy. If scan also shows that you are not pregnant, you have to get rid of the possibility of pregnancy from your mind.

In that case, soreness in your breasts could be due to rough handling. Cramps in abdomen, back ache, headache, etc. are not the symptoms of pregnancy. For theses symptoms, which could be due to viral infection, please report to your physician.

I hope this helps you.

Dr. Nishikant Shrotri
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When to take pregnancy test?

Hallow Dear, Urine pregnancy test usually gives reliable results 8-10 days after missing period. You have missed period for two weeks. By now the pregnancy test results are definitely reliable. Still if you have got any doubt, you may go for ultrasonography. Two weeks after missing period, ultrasonography definitely gives a direct visual evidence of presence or absence of pregnancy. If scan also shows that you are not pregnant, you have to get rid of the possibility of pregnancy from your mind. In that case, soreness in your breasts could be due to rough handling. Cramps in abdomen, back ache, headache, etc. are not the symptoms of pregnancy. For theses symptoms, which could be due to viral infection, please report to your physician. I hope this helps you. Dr. Nishikant Shrotri