Last full period was June 21,had sex July 6 and was suppose to start July 20. I started July 16th instead and it was only a faint brown and sometimes very light pink spotting. I never fully started and I have always had regulated 3-4 periods always on time every month. I have been experiencing major lower back pains,cramping but more of a sharp stabbing pain and headaches. Boobs feel kind of heavy and I even had clear and white liquid coming out of the nipple,but I do have an 11 month old that I did NOT breastfeed at all. Almost 2 weeks after my period now and I am still cramping and having lower back pains. Today I started having this very long clear stringy discharge. I took a test a couple of days ago and it was negative. Might I be pregnant and my hcg levels are just too low right now to pick up or am I having a out of the blue moon irregular period???
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Your symptoms (lighter shorter and altered periods, pink spotting, low back pain, abdominal cramps, headaches, heavier breasts, milky discharge from nipple) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you suspect to be pregnant, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
The urine pregnancy test (UPT) kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. They can also show false negative results during early pregnancy. 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 the tests after about 7-10 days on early morning first urine sample to see if they turn positive.
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