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my breasts have stayed sore heavy and swollen

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i was having my usual sore swollen heavy breasts about 4 days before my period was due.. i had unprotected sex on these days plus the day i started period....i started my period (2ND DEC) i had period pains this month which i dont usually get them that bad. i have a regular 31 day cycle. my breasts have stayed the same 2 weeks on....sore heavy and swollen (i have to wear a sports bra for bed as they are really hurting)i have only sufferd with my breasts like this if im due on or pregnant so i thought id take a test i took 2 pregnancy tests last week ( a week after period) they were both negative. and i took 1 2days ago ( 2 weeks after my period)again negative, im just confused.... as i have never had this before is it possible i could be pregnant but having negative pregancy tests?? it is now 17TH DEC and i am still suffering



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replied December 17th, 2011
Breasts Answer A29518
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The continuation of the symptoms could suggest chances of pregnancy. The urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy can show you 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. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Wait and watch for your periods. You may also consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) if you have missed/altered periods to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test (avoid lot of fluid intake or caffeinated beverage intake in the previous night before test). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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