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My last period was 37 days ago. i am on birth control and i still have not had my period i did miss 2two pill. i took 2 e.p.t on week 35 and it was negative. i been having some cramp and now my breast are sore.i just want to no could i be pregant.

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replied January 19th, 2010
Am I Pregnant Answer A9318

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Since you had missed two pills, any unprotected intercourse could have resulted in pregnancy. Moreover, missed periods can be one of the earliest signs 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. The first appearance of the 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. The Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.

I sincerely suggest that you do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes back 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 an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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