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28 days late & 3 negative test?
I last had my period 8/17/11 27 days later i've yet to have it. I took 3 pregnancy test and they all came out very faint i couldn't even read my results! The only symptoms i'm having very little cramping, headaches, nausea only during the night but no throwing up, and a lot of bathroom visits. I took those 3 PT's around 9/21st and one of them was negative and the other so faint you couldnt read the lines?? any insight or help please???

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replied October 11th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A27587
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The symptoms (faint positive pregnancy tests, abdominal cramps, headaches, nausea, frequent urination, delayed periods) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about a week after your missed periods). Sometimes urine pregnancy tests can also keep showing you false negative results 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. 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). Blood HCG levels can show accurate results as early as about 11 days post-conception. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. You may also consider taking a 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).
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