Hello, I am 4 days late for my period I have taken multiple pregnancy test which were negitive. I have just had my son in december of 2011. I am really stressed, I have upper abdomn pain, discharge, it burns when I pee, and when I cough or yawn my belly hurts really bad like it is being stretched to far. Also the discharge had an odd smell, one I have never had before. I don't know what's going on I am so afraid.
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If you are not on any form of regular birth control measures and have been sexually active around ovulation time, chances of pregnancy are possible. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). The altered vaginal discharge and foul smell could also indicate possibility of infection (stress and infection can also delay your periods). Visit 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) if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates. If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to rule out infective causes. Get started on treatment as appropriate. Consider being 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.
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