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pregnant or are menopausal 42, 1 week late, breasts are sore

I'm almost 42, 1 week late, breasts are sore, I know this is stupid but I'm scared to take a pregnancy test due to fact that a few months ago I became 3 weeks late, took a test it was negative, so I am worried I'm starting to go through the change. I'm a 3yr newlywed and we want a baby. I am just not understanding the normal periods then the late ones. I've even been told to elevate my pelvic area after my husband and I have been intimate. Any thoughts?
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replied January 1st, 2015
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

These can be the symptoms of pregnancy.
If you are apprehensive regarding the status of your pregnancy you can get it checked. Most home pregnancy tests that check urine beta-HCG are sensitive to 20-25 mIU/ml of HCG. The test can be positive anywhere from about 2-3 days prior to a missed menses to 4-5 days after, but usually it should be done 7-10 days past your missed period.

Otherwise you can get a serum HCG also done which is more specific than urine pregnancy test.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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