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I never got a positive with any of my kids. Pregnancy?

I am now 10 days late. I have had both blood and urine test. My level was 0.5 for hcg. Mind you I never got a positive with any of my kids. I have heavy full breasts with very visible veins and nasuea weight gain gas bloating headaches extra salivia food a versions hiccups fatigue so confused. Anyone else get a positive after waiting I have in past but my youngest is 10. I really need help with this please.
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replied January 1st, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

Chances of pregnancy in healthy woman, after a single episode of unprotected sexual intercourse is only about 20-25 %, provided the woman has a healthy and regular menstrual cycles, the intercourse occurred during the fertile period of her menstrual cycle (day 12 - 16 of the menstrual cycle of 28 days).

Having sex in the days out of this fertile period (that is day 1 to 11 & 17 - 28 ) would be less likely to result in pregnancy, and it is considered to be the Safe period.

Based on the details given, considering that you have been sexually active without contraception, there would be chances of pregnancy.

The possible symptoms that are common in pregnancy include - Missed periods, Breast tenderness, Nausea in the early morning, Vaginal discharge from pinkish white to brownish, Spotting, Fatigue and Increased urge to urinate.

Diagnosis of pregnancy cannot be done just based on the signs and symptoms within a few days of conception.

Other causes of missed period other than pregnancy include - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Rigorous exercises, conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles) and hypothyroidism.

The best and easy way to confirm if you are pregnant would be to do a urine pregnancy test at home.

Home pregnancy urine tests are very sensitive and are around 97% accurate when done correctly. Such tests can be done at least 1 day after you have missed your monthly period (which otherwise where normally regular). If it is negative, a repeat test after 7 days of missing the period, would definitely be confirmatory.

The other option would be to do the tests in the hospital or a laboratory, where blood levels of HCG hormone can be estimated to know the proper diagnosis.

In case of any doubts, consulting your OBGYN Doctor would also be recommended who can provide you clear information if you are pregnant or not. In case you have irregular cycles , your doctor may also help in evaluation and treatment of any underlying condition.

I hope this helps.
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