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November 23rd was the last time I had a period.

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I'm 23 years old. My periods are kind of regular. My period usually comes 2 days after it's suppose to. November 23rd was the last time I had a period. My period still isn't here. I have had sore breast but took a pregnancy test about 4-5 day ago and the blue line in the control window did not show up all the way. Could I be pregnant?


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replied January 12th, 2012
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Am I Pregnant Answer A30311
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If urine pregnancy test is negative then go for a blood pregnancy test. A blood HCG estimation test would be most reliable. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. If it is borderline, repeat after a week to see if the levels are rising. Rising levels indicate pregnancy.

If this too is negative then other causes of delayed or missed periods will have to be looked at such as ectopics (can give negative urine/HCG tests), stress whether emotional or physical, hypothyroidism, polycystic disease of the ovary, pituitary tumors secreting prolactin, anemia and poor diet, hormonal imbalance, unexplained or sudden weight gain or weight loss.

You will need to consult a gynecologist for this. Hope this helps. Take care!



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