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Could this nausea be because the elevation is different?

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Hi I recently moved from Santa Barbara California to fort Riley Kansas where my husband is stationed since I've been here I've been feeling pretty sick I have headaches occasionally and I been feeling naseau for the last two weeks. Could this be because the elevation is different here? Also I've tested myself for pregnancy with at home test all negative I'm not sure what to do. I already went to the emergency room and they told me that I have allergies which doesn't make sense about my naseau. They didn't test me for pregnancy I'm still having monthly periods. Should I go see my doctor at the clinic and ask for blood work ?

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replied May 11th, 2013
Womens Conditions Answer A43367
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Changes in altitude, changes in stress levels, changes in lifestyle, and change of place/environment can affect hormonal levels that could be responsible for the symptoms that you describe. Other possibility includes pregnancy if you are sexually active and not on regular birth control measures. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms. If the symptoms suggestive of pregnancy are persistent, or if your periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, visit 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). Sometimes you can keep getting false negative results with urine pregnancy test kits during early pregnancy 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 18-20 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 gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control your symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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