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My last period was on March 7, 2011. March 21 i began having morning sickness this has lasted for 3week in the afternoon i also get it with certain foods. I was suppose to get my period on April 4th but instead i began spotting on April 1st it was light, reddish and brownish. I have taken the pregnancy test and it comes out negative. I have had abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting. If I am not pregnant then what else can be causing these symptoms.

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replied April 18th, 2011
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Your symptoms (spotting, morning sickness, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting) could be suggestive of pregnancy. The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out if you had been sexually active after your last periods. Urine pregnancy tests usually start showing positive results after about 1 week of missing periods (if you are pregnant). They can also keep showing you false negative results at times. Urine pregnancy test kits are calibrated ones, so they show positive results only after the hormonal levels in urine have reached a certain level. Blood HCG level estimation is accurate and can detect pregnancy accurately earlier than urine pregnancy tests (at about 11 days post conception). If you suspect to be pregnant, consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for examination and blood/serum HCG level test to confirm/rule out pregnancy.
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