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Hello, well lately i've been having a lot of symptoms that falls along the lines of pregnancy...such as cramps in the lower abdomen, stomach pains, fatigue, head aches, nausea, and lower back aches. I have taken an hpt but I think I took it too early. Is it possible that I may be pregnant?

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replied September 24th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A27088
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If you suspect chances of pregnancy as suggested by your symptoms (lower abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, nausea, low back pain etc), you should consider taking repeat urine pregnancy test on an early morning first urine sample after 7-10 days to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test (avoid lot of fluid intake or caffeinated beverage intake in the previous night before test). The home/urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing you positive results after about 20 days post-conception (which roughly corresponds to about a week after your missed periods if your menstrual cycles are of regular 28-30 days). These kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Wait and watch for your next periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
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