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Positive pregnancy test, but took norethisterone?

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Me and my partner went on holiday and I was due on my period on the 23rd of July. As being on holiday I didn't want to come on so I went to my doctors to collect Noresthisterone as It delays periods. 23rd came and I didn't have my period and then a few days later had bad stomach cramps so took the tablets as it felt like a period pain, I took them for about 4 days. Once you stop taking them you then come on 2-3 days later. Ive taken them before and thats been the case. However 3 weeks later and still no period. I've just had period pains like stomach cramps for the time I've not had a period. Ive had extremely sore breasts and felt sick for a few days but that was it. I took a test this morning and it came back with a weird result. There were two lines but one slightly fainter. So I booked an appointment with my DR and he said that deff looks positive. But because I took norethisterone he said your not ment to get pregnant which taking them. However the tablets do not contain hCG (the pregnancy hormone) So I have to wait another week to go back and do another test.

I just wanted to know if any one has had the same as myself and what their outcome was.

Many thanks.
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First Helper ButterflySky

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replied August 14th, 2010
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. I’ll suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated. The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and thus is quite a specific test for pregnancy. So HCG presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy. You can also get an ultrasound uterus done which is the most sensitive test for confirmation of pregnancy.

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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