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i am a teen who is 16 and i am sexually active i am scared because i think i might be pregnant my last period was on 08-18-09 the last time i had sex was on 09-16-10 but i used a condom i haven't had my period and i been having lower belly pain like if i were to start my period and also lower back pain. and every time i do something tough or pick up something heavy my lower belly hurts i took a pregnancy test but it came out negative also i went to the dr because i wuz having throat pain and fever and they did a urine test but they didn't tell me anything could i be pregnant or getting ready to be pregnant?

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replied September 24th, 2010
Am I Pregnant Answer A16276
Hi,
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 missed your last menstrual periods , so any unprotected intercourse prior to this date can cause 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. Ideally the urine for pregnancy test should be done 1 week after missing your periods. But you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test.

Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.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. For that please consult a gynecologist.

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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