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hi my name is jossy i had my period on the 2 of last month and it lasted four days i had sex with my husband a couple of days after my period had gone away, last week i went to the doctor for lower back pain they did a urine test and it came back positive but when they did a blood test it came out negative the nurse told me that the urine test that they do at the hospital is accurate and that the blood work came out negative because it was probably too early in my pregnancy they did a ultrasound and it came out negative too, i have the symptoms of pregnancy, vomiting, tiredness, back pain, mood swings and cramps i still havent gotten my period yet. three weeks ago i had went to the hospital for migranes and they did a urine test and it came out negative, but last week it was positive,i smoke and even smoking cigarettes get me nauseas i dont even smoke like i used to i need some advice please..... thank you

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replied July 12th, 2010
Am I Pregnant Answer A14145
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Pregnancy definitely is the first thing which needs to be ruled out in the case of delayed or missed periods. The serum HCG test is actually a more sensitive test than the urine test for the confirmation of pregnancy. It makes sense to repeat the ultrasound of the pelvis for the confirmation of pregnancy. By now, the gestation sac must have formed, if you were pregnant.

The ultrasound will also help in ruling out the ectopic pregnancy. If pregnancy is ruled out, then other causes of the delayed periods needs to be looked into. It can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis. An ultrasound of the pelvis will not only help in ruling out pregnancy but will also facilitate in looking for other causes of delayed periods like PCOD, endometriosis etc. Please do consult a gynecologist also for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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