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i'm 3 days late for my period

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im 3 days late for my period , i keep getting little wierd pains in my stomach , its feels like little shooting pains&butterfly feeling im not sure how to describe it , i took a pregnacy test the day i was supposed to have my peirod and it said negative? now and then i get sore nipple and a little cramping, could i still be pregante thankyou natalie x

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replied August 10th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A25892
Hello Natalie,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Your symptoms (abdominal cramps/discomfort, delayed periods, sore nipples) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Pregnancy tests done early in pregnancy could show you false negative results. Urine pregnancy test (UPT) can show false negative results as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate. UPT should always be done on early morning first urine sample as the concentration of pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be highest in this sample (you can consider repeating the test with this sample after 7-10 days). If you suspect chances of pregnancy, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist 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 for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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