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Took a pregnancy test during my period, came back negative, could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous September 20, 2011 - 1:56pm
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It sounds silly, but all this talk about women having their periods while they were pregnant is making me sick. I've been nauseous for a few weeks and a little tired (which I think is probably from school stress?). I went to the college nurse and asked if it was possible to be pregnant; she said no and tested me anyway, which it obviously came back negative. This was at least 10-14 days after any possible "sexual act" happened. But then again, if I was on my period, wouldn't THAT be a tell-tale sign in itself that I'm not pregnant, and a negative test would also bolster the fact that I'm not?

I will be going to the doctor soon, and he'll probably tell me to get a blood test anyway to make sure, but what are the chances of it coming back positive for pregnancy after a period and a negative test? And why would I be feeling so nauseous so often?

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You had your period. The pregnancy test was negative. You are not pregnant. There is a zero chance that a repeat hCG test will be positive. Other causes of nausea range from having viral gastroenteritis or the stomach flu to a middle ear infection. If the feeling of nausea persists, mention this during your upcoming doctor's appointment.
Try to relax. It may be time to think about birth control.

September 20, 2011 - 4:04pm
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