My husband and I have been TTC for 4 years. We finally decided it wasn't going to happen for us and began looking into foster care and eventual adoption. My periods have always been 6-8 months apart. After a lot of negatives I took a test and got a very faint positive. I went to the doctor this morning, 2 days after the positive hpt and it was negative. They did a blood test and I'm waiting for the results. I think I've been experiencing some symptoms but am not sure if it is pregnancy or a health matter. I've been light headed, feeling sick when I stand as if I would vomit, I noticed blue veins around my breasts and my nipples are sore and always hard, I've been extremely dehydrated-constantly thirsty, I have to pee every 5 minutes to a half hour, I've been very moody (more than normal considering I'm bipolar), and I can't asleep at night. Could this finally be it or am I getting a flu or something?
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The symptoms of faint positive urine pregnancy test, lightheadedness, feeling sick, vomiting, blue veins over breasts, sore and sensitive nipples, increased thirst, frequent urination, etc could suggest pregnancy possibility. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. 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). 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.
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).
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