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September 13, 2005 at 8:44 am #9248Anonymous
i need some help right now…my period is a week late today…i took a digital pregnancy test that read ‘not pregnant’ only to pull the tab out and find 2 distinctive blue lines (one was lighter than the other) that was a couple of days ago i think 2/3 days after my missed period…now im feelin like my boobs hurt my back has actually been hurtin right now i got a headache…and i have been peeing more than usual,feelin a lil queasy after i eat,cramps,and sometimes when my stomach cramps up just turns out to be gas(tmi,sorry)all that stuff…i did have unprotected sex…my period has been totally normal for the past year…its kinda scary now all of a sudden its not here. what i really wanna know is when is the next time to take an accurate pregnancy test? someone please answer me thanks!September 13, 2005 at 8:34 pm #9252Anonymous
Ok you need to go buy another test. They have them where you can buy two together. take one totaoy and take the other next week. if they both say thjat you are then go to an doctors office andd get one. untill then relax. and think about what you are going to do if you are. I hope this helps you in same way. goodluck.September 14, 2005 at 12:14 am #9253Kit
Jaja, if there was a second blue line, even if it was faint – it sounds like you might be pregnant. I would take another home pregnancy test in the next few days – First Response worked best for me. If the results are unclear again you might contact the doctor and have a blood test done. It can detect smaller levels of the HCG hormone. Best wishes. KateSeptember 14, 2005 at 6:29 am #9261Anonymous
hey take another in 1week or 2September 14, 2005 at 8:20 am #9264Anonymous
You need to realize that you are having a lot of early pregnancy symptoms. If you look at the instructions on the digital pregnancy test it would say to disregard any lines on the test stick and only to go by what the digital read-out. (My digital said I was pregnant and there were also two lines, so I’m not sure what to say about that.) Anyway, most tests say that you can take them the day of or the day after your missed period but other ones like First Response can be used up to five days before your missed period. I would get one of those tests (they detect less of the pregnancy hormone.) And let us know what you find out. Good luck!
~Katie~September 15, 2005 at 7:28 am #9268Anonymous
Ok, well, you should wait until about 5 days after your missed period to get an accurate result on a pregnancy test. I waited until 2 weeks after I missed my period because I figured it was late just because of stress, which can happen. As for the nausea, headaches, cramping, and backaches – all of this could be in your head. A lot of women can be late on their periods even if they have normal cycles. Try to relax and not psych yourself out. I’d suggest taking a Clear Blue digital read out test. They come with two in a box and they are the most accurate. If that test is negative, then wait another week and see if your period comes. But definitely don’t get yourself too worried over it because it could be a bunch of different things. However, you should sustain from smoking, drinking or anything else you do that could harm the baby – if there is one. The first few weeks of life are crutial. Good luck!
Post edited by: Julie, at: 2005/09/20 01:29September 16, 2005 at 5:07 am #9278Anonymous
Try not to worry, I have been in the same position and I understand. If you can, try to go to a doctor’s office to get a urine test. Definately go to someone with who you can talk openly and freely to, who will not try to force a decision on you, and who will respect your privacy. If this is not an option, some hospitals offer free or really inexpensive testing.
I had no insurance, so I could Not go to a private doctor for my test. Instead I went to a clinic with reduced fees where I had a urine sample done, which was very inexpensive. Some hospitals too offer really inexpensive or free testing, call or stop by and ask if you can. However, this clinic gave me a number to call if I wanted to speak to a someone depending on the results. I called and they immediately began to pressure me about a decision after asking me some questions about my demographics. This is Not good. I never went back to that clinic again. You should not feel any pressure whatsoever. I felt really vulnerable and they take full advantage of this.
If these options are not available to you, then just wait another week and retry another home urine test. Try for something more traditional, like the kits that give line responses; sometimes the digital kits do not give accurate results.
Above all try to stay calm and not worry…you will be ok no matter the result.September 16, 2005 at 8:40 am #9281Anonymous
I EXPERIENCED THE SAME SYMPTOMS THAT YOU ARE HAVING, I FINALLY WENT TO A FREE CLINIC AND GOT A REAL TEST DONE SO THAT I COULD KNOW WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON…I ENDED UP NOT BEING PREGNANT…I GUESS I WAS JUST MAKIN MYSELF NERVOUS OR SOMETHING…..BUT A WORD OF ADVICE…I KEPT ON HAVING UNPRETECTED SEX…AND I HAVE A 7 MONTH OLD BABY AND ONE ON THE WAY….SO EVENTUALLY…YOU REEP WHAT U SEW….September 16, 2005 at 9:55 am #9282Anonymous
well take another one! u probably are! but ull get through it it! i did!September 16, 2005 at 4:31 pm #9284Anonymous
Ok, you could still be pregnant… with the digital test… the lines on the stick dont matter, and your hormone level has to be a lot higher than the other tests. You need to take a regulat test. I recommend the First Response early result pregnancy test, or have you thought about going to your local pregnancy center, they have free tests and they are the same ones that doctors use. Email me if you have any other question… I am a midwife (I deliver babies). Good Luck.
Post edited by: Julie, at: 2005/09/21 00:09September 17, 2005 at 12:18 am #9285Anonymous
You can take a pregnancy test and should get an accurate result the day AFTER your missed period. They say you can have false negative tests but not false positive tests. So if it says your pregnant you more then likely are. Go see a doctor if that is the case.
** don’t be afraid either okay. I was pregnant when I was 17 years old and now have a 1 year and 4 month old baby who I would not trade for anything in this world. Not a mistake, a gift.September 17, 2005 at 5:18 am #9287Anonymous
i would take another test but one with just lines-none of that digital nonsense.September 20, 2005 at 12:38 am #9295young and foolish
take one straight away,there is a good chance you may be pregnant but you need to know for sure.September 20, 2005 at 10:47 am #9298Anonymous
You can call Birthright any time, day or night on their hotline number, and talk to someone who can help you with most anything you’ve got on your mind:
They can talk with you about your symptoms, when you most likely ovulated, when you might have conceived, etc. If you visit a chapter (they’re all over the US and even international) you can have a free pregnancy test, confidential, to take some time out and talk about what you want to do, if it is positive or negative…. They are not judgmental, they will help any woman or girl, no matter the circumstances of your past.
Take peace.September 21, 2005 at 8:09 am #9314Anonymous
[size=4] 🙁 im so scared.. i have no idea who to tell or what..? i cant tell my parents..i keep thinking if i forget about it then everything will go away..gosh im so emotional and so alone..i could cry [/size] 🙁September 22, 2005 at 12:17 am #9324Kit
Did you just find out that you are pregnant? And you don’t know how to tell anyone and feel scared and alone? Forgetting about a positive pregnancy result will not make it go away. Neither will abortion. There are many physical and emotional consequences to abortion (read the stories posted on this site). It is not as simple of a solution as it seems on the surface. You are not alone. There are many people on this site (including me) who care very much and are willing to talk and listen whenever you need someone to talk to. I know that when I faced a couple of pregnancy scares as a teenager I felt terrified about the prospects of telling my parents. Hopefully your parents will be more supportive than you might think (some aren’t). If not, would your b/f or his family be supportive? What about other of your relatives – grandparents? Aunts/uncles? older siblings? If you belong to a church your pastor of minister might be able to help with support. Also you could contact Birthright or a crisis pregnancy center and they could help you find financial and emotional support through this tough time. Hang in there.
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