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last menstrual period 2/19- no period since. have had 3 negative pregnancy tests. cramping to lower abdomen like my period is about to start but still no period. i have a fibroid to my left ovary- 2cm- but my periods come every month and i have never missed one. could i be pregnant?


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replied April 11th, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A21762
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy test. The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy.

If pregnancy is ruled out, then other causes of delayed periods need to be looked into. It can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis. So my suggestion would be to consult a gynecologist and get serum HCG levels done. Confirmation can be done by an ultrasound uterus. Not only it clears the status of pregnancy but also can help in diagnosing medical conditions causing delayed periods.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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