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pregnant and the tests aren't picking it up?

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I was taking Yaz for the past three years and recently went off because I started getting mini periods half way through my pill pack. I decided not to try another brand and opt for a more natural form of birth control. Four and half weeks later I got my period and it was normal and now it's been 44 days and no period. I have taken three pregnancy tests and they've all come back negative. I have my regular PMS symptoms (bloating, mood swings, slight weight gain (2 lbs) acne, sleeplessness) but nothing yet. Also I have noticed in increase in discharge so it feels like I'm bleeding, but I'm not. Is this normal? Could I be pregnant and the tests aren't picking it up? Could this be a sign something else is wrong? I was tested for uterine fibroids, hypothyroidism and PCOS last year and everything was normal.

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replied September 29th, 2011
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

The delay in periods could be due to stopping the pills thereby changing the hormonal balance in your body. The best way to know whether you are pregnant or not, is take a blood HCG test and repeat after a week. If the levels are rising, then you are pregnant.

If this too is negative then other causes of delayed or missed periods will have to be looked at such as stress whether emotional or physical, hypothyroidism, polycystic disease of the ovary, pituitary tumors secreting prolactin, anemia and poor diet, hormonal imbalance, unexplained or sudden weight gain or weight loss. You will need to consult a gynecologist for this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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