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Hi, I am not sure if im pregnant. My last period was 2 days long and it was 4 days late. I am feeling sick, have sore breasts, backache, heartburn, pain in my legs, dizziness, discharge and more recently headaches. Me and my partner are actively TTC and we have sex every week 3 times a week. I have taken 2 pg tests, both negative. Do these symptoms sound like something other than pregnancy? Thank you.

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replied November 2nd, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A28124

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Since you have a history of unprotected intercourse without any birth control, so it can result in pregnancy and these can be the early symptoms of pregnancy.

For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if you don’t want to wait for your periods and test for pregnancy then you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test.

I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. You can also get serum HCG levels estimated which is more specific than urine tests for pregnancy.

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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