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Can I be pregnant with positive HPT but negative blood test

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My breasts seem to have gotten bigger and look different , frequent urination, nausea and extreme tiredness and i have kind been of trying to get pregnant so thought i was so i took a ept test that was positive then had a blood test which was negative but my period was late and now just started bleeding slightly but looks different from my regular period which is normally heavy its brownish and a gooey consistancy and very light like maybe 1-2 tbsps of blood. Can I be pregnant?


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replied August 20th, 2007
Getting Pregnant Answer A3221
Blood-based pregnancy tests are much more accurate than home pregnancy tests; you are probably not pregnant. A late period is the first sign of pregnancy but a “late period” doesn’t always indicate a pregnancy. A late menstrual period can be present in cases of disturbed balance of the sexual hormones, for example. There are several disorders during which the sex hormones can be disturbed: hormonally active ovarian cysts or tumors, genital infections, hypogonadism etc. All these types of disorders prevent ovulation and can cause period delay. Without ovulation, periods become irregular and don’t manifest the same routines as usual, healthy menstrual periods. You would do best to follow up with your gynecologist to further explore period irregularities and pinpoint possible causes for the disruptions.


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