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wait to take another test or should i go see my gynecologist

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I am about a week late for my period this month and my periods have been consistent for the past 4 or 5 months. I have been having cramping like im going to start but nothing still. The only thing that has been happening is some brown and sometimes a little bit of red discharge for the past 3 days, I have taken 3 tests and all of them have came back negative. I have been feeling very nauseas, more tired then usual, moody. Should i wait to take another test or should i go see my gynecologist to get a blood test done?


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replied May 31st, 2013
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A43651
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The delayed periods, abdominal cramps, brown spotting, nausea, increased tiredness, mood changes, that you describe could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Sometimes you can keep getting false negative results with urine pregnancy test kits during early pregnancy as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 18-20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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