Medical Questions > Pregnancy Forum > Am I Pregnant Forum

one test was invalid and the other 2 were negative but...

Must Read
Birth control is helpful in preventing pregnancy. Need to know more about birth control? Start here to learn more about popular methods of birth control....
You have many birth control options. Each works differently. What are the choices and what should you consider in order to help you make your decision? ...
Each method of birth control comes with risks to your health. What are the general problems you could encounter?...
User Profile
I had my last period on 2/2/12; my cycle usually last 31 days. I started taking the pill on the 2/2/12 but stopped on the 16/2/12 because I was having knee reconstruction and I couldn't get my medication lol. I had unprotected sex on 14/2/12, 18/2/12 and 26/2/12. I was suppose to be ovulating on the 19/2/12. I thought I would be fine because I was getting cramps (sign of a period) and instead 27/2 - 29/2 I started spotting (pinkish/brown colour). I am now 14 days late. Since then I have taken 3 pregnancy tests because I have been not feeling 100% (nauseous at night, lower back pain, tender breast, darker nipples, fatigue, mood swings) First one was invalid and the other 2 were negative (last test being on the 10th day since missed period) do I take this as a sign that I'm not pregnant? Are my hormones acting up because I missed my period? Is it normal to get cramps a 9 days before you ovulate and to have white discharge? Please help


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied March 24th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A33134
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The intercourse if closer to your ovulation time, could lead to pregnancy as suggested by your symptoms (abdominal cramps, spotting, nausea, low back pain, tender breasts, darker nipples, fatigue, mood swings). If fertile mucus had been present, sperms can stay alive for 5-7 days, and fertilize the egg after ovulation (egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized). The symptoms before expected period time could suggest probable implantation. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). You may also consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days of missed/altered periods to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test. 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.
Take care.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Am I Pregnant , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.