iam almost 3 weeks late and i have been having pregnancy symptoms,i was previously on the depo shot, i only had it 2 times, april 10 and august 10 but havent ad it since. i had a normal period after i was told that the depo would be out of my systems(12weeks) and now am late. i did have one time of spotting with cramps etc. i took a test just 2weeks after intercourse but was negative but i still have no period and still have pregnancy syptoms. Could i be pregnant? but not as far as i think?
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The causes for absent periods can be many. These include pituitary hormone derangements, thyroid problems, anorexia, severe illness, high androgen levels, PCOD etc. Look out for other associated symptoms like change in breast size and breast discharge, headache, weight changes, increase in acne and hair growth (male pattern), dryness in vagina and voice changes etc.
If pregnancy is suspected (as suggested by the persistence of symptoms), then it should be confirmed by getting examination and blood HCG level tests done by your gynecologist. Urine pregnancy tests can show false negative results at times so they cannot be relied upon for accuracy.
Do not delay your visit to your gynecologist for further evaluation and investigations (hormonal levels, CT scan or MRI of head, endometrial biopsy, ultrasound scan of pelvis etc) to confirm the cause and start with appropriate treatment based on investigation results.
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