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Should i keep testing ?

Patient: I’m 8 days late for my period i have sore breasts, cramps, i am peeing more frequently and im extremely moody but i got a negative test 3 days ago could i still be pregnant ?

 

 

Symptoms: Cramping, sore breast, peeing frequently, Moody

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query to ATD.If your menses are already delayed by 8 days and your pregnancy test is negative , then it is advisable that you may wait for your periods to return naturally for total of 15 days post missed period. They ideally resume by then , but in case it doesn’t then you may visit your physician for an ultrasound pelvis to look for thickened endometrium . If the thicknesss is more than 10mm and no pregnancy seen, then you may opt for withdrawal bleed with progestins , on prescription, to resume your menses. You may maintain a menstrual calendar for 3 months to evaluate the pattern and if the pattern persists then you would have to be evaluated for your hormonal profile status for any discrepancy in levels.I hope i have answered your query in detail,wishing you good health,regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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