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Ive been having symptoms that point to be being pregnant and they are, headaches, dizzy spells, back ache, bloating, cramping, im sleeping more longer and heavier, craving for ready salted crisps and a very slight metallic taste in my mouth. Ive also just sterted to get the beginnings of a urine infection, last time i had one i was pregnant, unfortunalty i didnt realise until i misscarried, i would love to know if there is a chance i could be. Me and my partner would love it if i was


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replied September 9th, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A26689
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. Ideally the urine for pregnancy test should be done 1 week after missing your periods. But you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.

I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. You can also get serum HCG levels estimated. For that please consult a gynecologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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