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I am 20 and use to have a perfect 28day cycle, I am now 2 months late with 2 negative HPT's a unusual HCG level of 3.5, I have noticed a few symptoms of pregnancy like bloated feeling, heartburn, nausea at times, consistently tired, extremely moody and urinating more than usual as well as a size increase of bra size also seem to be more sensitive to touch what could be the cause of all the confusion?


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replied July 11th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A24969
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Your confusion can be solved by getting a serial HCG level test done. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, and spotting/brown discharge is under control, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help with preventing miscarriage. Your symptoms (bloating, heartburn, nausea, increased tiredness, mood changes, increase in breast size) are suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Sometimes urine pregnancy test (UPT) can also show false negative results. UPT kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate. UPT should always be done on early morning first urine sample as the concentration of pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be highest in this sample. You can also consider repeating UPT on early morning first urine sample to see if turns positive or visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to confirm/rule out pregnancy by getting a serum/blood HCG test.
Take care.



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