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I'm 26 and a cancer survivor my love and I are trying to conceive. I am now 5 days late for my period. The past few weeks I have been very emotional, very tired, have had white discharge, dizzy, blurry vision, heartburn and constipated. I took a test first thing this morning and got a negative result! When should I test again? Could these symptoms mean something else?

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replied April 27th, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A22378
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Your symptoms (delayed periods, mood changes, increased tiredness, change in vaginal discharge, dizziness, blurry vision, nausea/heartburn, constipation) could be suggestive of pregnancy. Repeat the urine pregnancy test after 10 days (avoid lot of fluid intake or caffeinated beverages the previous night). Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy test kits are calibrated ones, so they show positive results only after the hormonal levels in urine have reached a certain level. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate and can detect pregnancy accurately earlier than urine pregnancy tests (at about 11 days post conception). If you suspect to be pregnant, consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for examination (to confirm pregnancy signs/changes in body) and blood/serum HCG level test to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately.
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