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My husband and I have been trying for a baby since mid Sep 2011. Ever since we started having unprotected sex my period has gone all over the place. Got my period in Oct 23, 2011, but didn't get it in Nov and Dec. Finally got it back Jan 15,12. This period in Jan we started using ovulation strips and I got positive for lh surge on Jan 26, and my husband and I had sex later that day. Later this month I also got a UTI (Feb 3-9) and was on amox for 7 days. Now it's almost march, I haven't got my period yet, I was supposed to get it last week. No symptoms, my breats are a little bit sore just like when I'm about to have my period, hunger and a need to pee in the middle of the night, back pain, but it comes and goes, all very mild. I took two pregnancy tests (one the day my period was due and the other 4 days later) and both came out negative. Should I go to the doctor cause missing your period for months is not ok? An ultrasound just to check I'm healthy and can conceive naturally?


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replied February 25th, 2012
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A31989
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The delay in periods could be due to stress of infection and medication use. The recent symptoms (missed periods, sore breasts, increased hunger/appetite, frequent urination, back pain etc) that you describe could suggest possibility of pregnancy if you had been sexually active during ovulation time. The urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy can show you false negative results as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. 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). If pregnancy is suspected, do not delay in 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). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.




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