I think Im pregnant, but no positive HPT?

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ok, so Ive got a really weird situation....

I was with my boyfriend in August. I would have conceived around Aug.14th. ... Sept came and at 1wk,4days late-On Sept.8th, my period came--but it was light and short. Abnormally light, and only lasted 3days.

**side note:**We havent done it since late August. (I live in PA, USA; he lives in England; 2yrs+ for us and happy and strong going! He plans to immigrate soon, too!) I was visiting him over there for a whole month, and loved it!**



So after that, and the test was still negative, I figured, "ok, so Im not."

But then come October, I started to really get symptoms other than fatigue.....and as far as my period--nothing.

Its now Nov.6th, and Im 4weeks late, with no sign of it. And took an HPT earlier tonight and it was negative.

(in High school, my friends mom told me her one friend was having her period for 3months before they stopped, but that she was also pregnant-the whole while-and healthy.)

so, Im guessing from all the info and stuff Ive looked up lately--ok HPT dont always work all the time for all women--some women and some pregnancies may need a blood test or ultrasound for the pregnancy to be properly detected....



And I have a whole list typed up of all my symptoms through October to current.

I know whats normal for me, and whats been going on is not normal. And I have always had a regular cycle. Ive never been more than 2-3days early or late. Never once. Until Sept.2012? Bit strange to me it seems....

And if I am in fact pregnant, Im 14weeks TODAY (Tuesday, October 6th, 2012)....with an estimated due date of May 5th....



Anything? Im reaching out to any "experienced" moms out there that might be able to help me. What should my next step be? Should I wait another week or 2 and test again? Should I just skip the HPTs from here and go straight to the doctor ASAP???

HELP ME PLEASE??? :/



*emotion: confused ?:-/

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Jodie - posted on 11/08/2012

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Stress can inhibit your period. If you're stressed about the possibility of being pregnant or stressed about missing your boyfriend, those can be factors. But definately take a blood test!

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2012

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call your doctor and get a blood test done! Chances are your both pregnant

Ana - posted on 12/05/2012

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My mum was 5 months pregnant when she realised she was pregnant just becouse i start moving..and she had her period as normal, so did my grandmother ..when I got pregnant, The first sign was that I was peeing a lot, and also my period stopped, but my 2 pregnancy tests were negative, and then i got a digital one, and i was 5 weeks pregnant..so I suggest you go to the doctor...good luck!

Kyra - posted on 11/21/2012

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I dont have any advice for u but I have thought that I was pregnant and my body has reacted. I hope everything works out for u. Good luck. If ur not pregnant, just be patient. Ur time will come. I had to deal with a miscarriage earlier this yr and now Im pregnant again. So just be patient and pray

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2012

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Kristyne Kuhns, my dr was the same way when I went in to see if I was pregnant with my first, her response was, 'you're taking your birth control pills? Well then your NOT pregnant' but still ordered a urine test AND blood test...for me the urine test was positive and to her shock I was pregnant...her mentality was your on B/C theres NO way you can be pregnant LOL. Wish I could have smacked her!! Hopefully you find out the answer soon! Keep us informed!

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Elizabeth - posted on 12/16/2012

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take another test and if even a barly visiable line showa up you are. I know that I took a few test at one point and didnt think i was becasue they were negative but if i tipped the window to the light there was a faint line tht was really hard to see. If a line shows up at all then you are. Maybe go to your dr and see if they will do a blood test or go to a planned parenthood and see what they say.

Lily - posted on 12/13/2012

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Is it possible that your experiencing phantom pregnancy symptoms? Your body makes you feel that your pregnant and have all the symptoms of a pregnant women but your not.

Blood test are pretty accurate!

Good luck to you and hopefully you find out what is going on with you.

Delshaundra - posted on 11/25/2012

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Well iM goung through mixed emotions maybe thinking i'm prego so I ovulated nov5~10 I didnt have se none in october I had sex nov 14 1week b4 my prego was to start no period or did I have sex while ovulating is it possible to get orego while you're not ovulating?

Eileen - posted on 11/22/2012

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A friend of mine didn't show for 3 months. Best bet is to go to the dr and get a blood test.

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Not yet.

Like I had before, the blood test was negative.

Sill havent been able to sit down with my mom to see about scheduling an OB/GYN appt.



Though now Im not exacly "feeling" pregnant at all much. ... And Im staring to think that maybe it was all in my head. Like I was just imagining it..... (-_-)

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Thanks ladies :)

With any luck me and my mom and schedule an OB/GYN sometime REAL soon....as long as my mom decides to cooperate about it...... (

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2012

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Kristyne Kuhns, my dr was the same way when I went in to see if I was pregnant with my first, her response was, 'you're taking your birth control pills? Well then your NOT pregnant' but still ordered a urine test AND blood test...for me the urine test was positive and to her shock I was pregnant...her mentality was your on B/C theres NO way you can be pregnant LOL. Wish I could have smacked her!! Hopefully you find out the answer soon! Keep us informed!

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2012

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Kristyne Kuhns, my dr was the same way when I went in to see if I was pregnant with my first, her response was, 'you're taking your birth control pills? Well then your NOT pregnant' but still ordered a urine test AND blood test...for me the urine test was positive and to her shock I was pregnant...her mentality was your on B/C theres NO way you can be pregnant LOL. Wish I could have smacked her!! Hopefully you find out the answer soon! Keep us informed!

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2012

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Kristyne Kuhns, my dr was the same way when I went in to see if I was pregnant with my first, her response was, 'you're taking your birth control pills? Well then your NOT pregnant' but still ordered a urine test AND blood test...for me the urine test was positive and to her shock I was pregnant...her mentality was your on B/C theres NO way you can be pregnant LOL. Wish I could have smacked her!! Hopefully you find out the answer soon! Keep us informed!

Kara Marie - posted on 11/16/2012

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Definitely request an ultrasound. There could still be someone growing inside of you. Get a full physical exam (OB/Gyn exam, that is) and request and ultrasound be done. I am on progesterone to try to get my period back on track because I had what is called a "missed miscarriage" where my body reabsorbed my baby. It will throw off your periods if you have any sort of miscarriage. My mother, when she was pregnant with me, never tested positive for pregnancy, to the day that she gave birth, so I know, first hand, that it is possible to be pregnant and not test positive in blood or urine :-) I did the exact same thing when I was pregnant with my daughter. Never tested positive with her and she is 4 years old :-)

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Well....we got the bloodwork call.

The pregnancy test part==Negative

Everything else that was tested==Normal



Still gonna be sent to an OB/GYN. I still want an ultrasound, to be on the safe side to 100% confirm whether I am or not.

Otherwise, my bloodwork says "theres nothing wrong with you".... even though there is. :-

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@AmandaB.: Thanks :) (^_^) And...Yeah, I was talking to my parents earlier tonight--after we get the bloodwork results (later today hopefully--Thursday 11.15.12), we're gonna plan on taking me to see one. ... Im not happy with the way the NP was Tuesday anyway. She didnt even do a basic pelvic exam on me!!! D-:< And it didnt seem she even tried to listen to me.

I was trying to ask her if feeling weird little "sensations" and feelings and such (and pointing out where they I feel them most) was normal.... She stopped me mid-sentence and said we cant decide that until we see what the bloodwork shows. ... She wouldnt even tell me if the sensations were normal to feel !!!

She was more focused on doing more general possible problems first, and just seemed to try to ignore the reason I was there-- __TO FIND OUT IF I AM PREGNANT__--and she couldnt even stay focused on it.....



Hopefully when my mom takes me to her OBGYN, soon with any luck, he will do things the RIGHT way, and not take such a long way around it.... (-_-)

Amanda - posted on 11/14/2012

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You need to see an ob/gyn to be positive. I had multiple tests done and all come out negative- even my doctor. 5 months later at normal routine check up... I didn't have the flu... I was pregnant!

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Thanks Kyra!

And Im gonna try to post something tomorrow after I see what the tests say....



And my boyfriend is being insane right now.... lol -_-

You should see his question I posted for him: its in the "Welcome to..." community.

He really, ReAlLy, REALLY wanted to ligitimately ask that question here--so I did, just to shut him up.... lol



I think its funny though--might make alot of others here look twice and say "WTH?!?!?" lol



ttyl! :)

Kyra - posted on 11/13/2012

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Ahhhh well I hope your bloodwork tells you something! Good luck!!!!! I hope everything is okay.

[deleted account]

dunno yet. the urine test at the office was neg. (I knew it would be, since all HPTs have been).

they drew blood. testing for a few different possible things ..... They wont do any ultrasound-like steps until after seeing what the results hold.--plus my insurance is most likely to reject it unless the blood tests are done first....

Waiting to get a call from the dr. tomorrow for all the test results....



I REALLY hate all this waiting!!!! >_

Kyra - posted on 11/12/2012

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Good luck. I hope u r...if u want to b of course. It is a wonderful experience! Let us know how it goes!

Emma - posted on 11/12/2012

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This is a good question. I think you might want to ask your doctor about this! You can also use HealthTap. I use it sometimes to ask about health questions. You can read more about it here http://bit.ly/Wc1JTI. Good luck to you and hope you get the answer you want!

[deleted account]

UPDATE:

OBGYN appointment with the nurse practitioner at our doctors office:

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov.13th, 2012) at 2p.



Also tomorrow: Job interview at 10a.



Wish me luck!

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@DeeDee: uh-oh....too late. uhm,...what didnt you want to tell me? Im already scared and thinking something might be seriously wrong with me. ... Any leads though actually would be of some help. Hopefully when I call shortly (cause I havent been up too long yet) Ill be able to get an appt for this week.... But what is it you think it is?

DeeDee - posted on 11/12/2012

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Get to your doctor. There are a few reasons why the HPT is coming back negative and I am aware of one reason that should have doctor attention. I don't want to scare you though so I will just let you talk with your doc. Good luck with the pregnancy!

Kara Marie - posted on 11/11/2012

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You are welcome!! The quantatative test is the only way (aside from ultrasounds) that I have ever been able to get the doctors to find my pregnancies :-) I have an odd condition, I guess you would say, where my HCG doesn't build up in my system, right away, like it should, so that's why I suggest the quantatative test :-) Good luck!!!

Kara Marie - posted on 11/11/2012

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I am going through the same thing, myself. It is a very hard place to be in, emotionally and mentally because of wanting to know what is going on within your body. Back in August, when I was first experiencing symptoms, I had an ultrasound done and was told that I lost my baby. However, I still haven't had my period and am wondering if there were two babies in there, and the 2nd one was just hidden. When you do make it in to your doctors, get a QUANTATIVE HCG test, not a qualitative, as a quantative will do an accurate measure of how much (if any) HCG is in your system, where as a qualitative will only tell whether or not there is HCG in your system and is just a glorified blood version of the hpt. I have had 9 pregnancies, and each one has been different as far as testing positive or not with them. I have had 6 miscarriages, but carried 3 full term. With my 4 year old daughter, I never tested positive during my pregnancy. The only way we found her was I was having abdominal pain and they did an ultrasound. At that point, I was 11wks pregnant.So, it is very possible to be pregnant and not test positive. Just keep your head up and try to not convince yourself that you are pregnant, because then your cycle will get thrown off by your brain thinking you are pregnant....weird, I know, but it happens. Hope this helps!!!

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@Destiny: yeah, I know....and the doctors office is pissing me off too--havent been able to schcedule an appt yet because theres been no one in the office that handles scheduling when there was supposed to be the last 2times I called.



Friday evening I called, was told to call Saturday (yesterday) by noon. I did. Called and was told everyone left early and to call Monday (tomorrow) after 9a. ... HOPEFULLY someone will be able to help me schedule my fricken appt..... -_-



Other than that--My period was 1.5weeks late in Sept. And never came in October, but finally did come Thursday--4WEEKS LATE--and now is completely over after only 3days and light flow of bright red and brown blood....and mine usually last 4-7days, very rare for 3....

And my dog continues to act differently with me. If he can--hes right by my side unless he goes to check something, and is back in like 30secs. Really strange for him--but Im close to him and am the only one in the family that ever really cares for him, so hes always been "clingy" to me--but NEVER like this until around mid Sept.



Cause I swear I think I might be--I keep feeling weird sensations in my lower abdomen. And early Tuesday morning and this morning, Ive felt sensations and "movements" of the kind that I dont normally feel--if I am,...I think it might be baby moving....



Still hopeful that by the end of the week that Ill know WTH is going on..... -_-

Destiny - posted on 11/11/2012

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Someone I know just recently went though about the same thing. When she finally went to the doctor and had test run, to her disappointment she wasn't pregnant but her hormones were all over the place. Regardless, when your body is acting like you know it should especially over a period of several months it's always best to see your doctor!

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Oh-Kay then.....I REALLY hope its not an ectopic that I have..... That would be REALLY bad..... :(



I am calling tomorrow to set up and appoinment for an "OBGYN & Physical exam" for ASAP--as soon as I can get in, the better.--with my MD/GP.....

So with any luck Ill be able to know next week WTH is going on with me.....

Leanne - posted on 11/09/2012

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You should go to your doctor as you may have an ectopic pregnancy (embryo sac outside the womb)... Doctor definately will be the go :) good luck

Brenda - posted on 11/09/2012

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Oh, also went back to pregnancy centre and retested 2 weeks later, with two full lines..

Brenda - posted on 11/09/2012

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My first, i tested right after I missed my 'friend'' and it was a line and another really faint line, hard to see, and my second, I just went and took a pee sample to the lab.. Good luck..

Loren - posted on 11/08/2012

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if you really wont to know go to the doctors its the only way to know for sure hun

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yeah...thats my next step--I tested again 2days ago and was still negative. And as of Today, Im 4wks late for this cycle....



Is it possible that it could be anything, possibly serious, medically wrong with me internally though? The boyfriend is worried that it might be something serious.... :/

[deleted account]

Its actually comforting to know Im not alone in my weird situation.

Im only 21....and the boyfriend is more worried that something might seriously be wrong with me--internally--....and I really have a hard time being able to talk to my parents about anyhting this personal.

Theyve always told me I can talk to them about anything--but as Ive found in the past--all they do is either turn it into a joke somehow when Im trying to be serious, or they get p!$$3d and take it WAAAY out of proportion--so just dont talk to them....



So,...who thinks me and Amanda L. are expecting then?!?

Amanda - posted on 11/06/2012

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this is a good question i am going through the same thing no positive tests and my periods for the last 3 months have been either for a few hrs or one day and i have lots of signs saying i am but nothing saying yes you are i am waiting for my ob doctor to call me back but my main worry is the fact i past a colt a few days ago and i really hope it wasnt a miss-carriage, i dont know what to do?

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