Hi, i have been feeling 'funny' for a couple of weeks now, had a bleed last week but only lasted 1 day and ended with a brownish discharge, have had bad abdominal cramps and today feel lightheaded, dizzy and nauseus just after eating. I have done some home pregnancy tests but all are negative, could it be too early? I had a miscarriage about 9 months ago and am terrified that the same will happen, tried to get an appointment with my GP but the receptionist told me if i think i am pregnant then the doctor wont test me and i am to find out for myself!!! Charming! Thought a doctor could help me?? I am desperate for a baby and just want some answers as to why i feel so rough and why i am getting negative results!!! Please help!
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Lighter bleeding, brown discharge, abdominal cramps, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea could be suggestive of pregnancy possibility. The urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy can show you false negative results as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy is confirmed, get serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are inadequate, external supplements would be started to prevent miscarriage. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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