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False negatives in pregnancy testing for women with PCOS

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I'm a 29yr old female who was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15. I have never received treatment due to the fact that I've only very recently obtained health insurance. When I was diagnosed I was told that due to the severity of my hormonal imbalance that it was very unlikely I would ever be able to bare children. Seemed meaningless to me at 15, but now approaching 30 it fairly breaks my heart.

At the time of diagnosis I was told that my body does not produce any progesterone at all, that my estrogen was twice what it should be, and my testosterone was higher than a grown males would be. I didn't have my first period until I was 25, and even then I only had one once a month for maybe 4 months.

I recently lost about 40lbs, and "magically" my periods became as regular as clockwork. I did nothing special to lose this weight, and all blood work was normal. I had a very normal cycle up until two months ago when they stopped all together. I haven't really gained any weight, and I am displaying several classic symptoms of pregnancy. I have read doctors on this site saying that PCOS doesn't affect the result of a home pregnancy test, but I know many women in my PCOS support group that constantly had false negatives when it came to testing their urine, and even a few false negatives with their blood tests as wll! Their pregnancies were only confirmed by ultrasound! I don't want to waste my time and money on home tests if there is a possibility of getting a false negative...I don't need any more stress or heart break. Does anyone know what the most accurate way to test for pregnancy in a woman with PCOS is? Should I just ask my doctor for an ultrasound?

I would be SHOCKED if I were actually pregnant, but my symptoms (no period in 8wks, VERY tender and swollen breasts, a suddenly increased appetite, very strange dreams) make me think I shoud really find out for sure. Thanks to anyone who may be able to help!!
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replied February 27th, 2012
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i just wanted to say that ur not the only one looking for those types of answers, i was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 17 yrs old. i am now 21 yrs old...and i havent had a period in about a year, but just a few weeks ago i have been having the symptoms of prgnancy, with some variations, like, nausea without vomiting, the back and side pain, with very little to no breast pain. I took a home pregnancy test about 2days ago, but was negitive.

wave But since it has been a little while since u posted about this topic, i was wondering if u every figured out some of the answers that u asked, cuz i am asking them today.

Hope to hear back soon.
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