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Hi am 4 days late plus for 4 days pink spotting still no period boobs sore n slight cramps, neg pregnancy test
My periods are every 26/27 days


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replied December 27th, 2012
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A41204
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe (delayed periods, pink spotting, breast tenderness, slight abdominal cramps) could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. 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) and you can get false negative results with urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy, as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. 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). Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms. If the symptoms suggestive of pregnancy are persistent, or if your usual periods do not start 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). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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