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Breast Swelling, Back Pain, Spotting, Neg Pregnancy Tests

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  • Posted By: kirby73
  • September 7, 2008
  • 04:06 AM

I was due to get my period over 2 weeks ago. I took 3 home pregnancy tests that came up not pregnant. My breasts are swelling and tender, I have lower back pain too. My doctor sent me to get a blood test which came back negative. Could I still be pregnant? Should I be worried could it be something bad?:confused:

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  • I'm sorry to hear what you are going through. :( I do have a few thoughts in regards to your symptoms. First of all, all of your symptoms fit into the typical menstrual and pre-menstrual symptoms. Even if you have not had your period, your symptoms are likely related to your cycle (or at least related to changes in your hormones). If your pregnancy tests are negative you are probably not pregnant, but that is not definite. Some women do not have a positive pregnancy test until several weeks in. For example, I knew someone who didn't test positive until 6 months into her pregnancy. Second (and more likely), menstrual cycles are highly sensitive to environmental changes. Even women who are on birth control may not have a consistent cycle due to changes in their environment (such as stress, nutrition, change is exercise habits, etc.). Have you been under any stress or have you made any drastic changes in your daily activities recently? Any changes can cause delayed or missed periods or changes in flow/number of days, etc. Third, you could speak to your doctor about doing a pelvic exam/imaging if you haven't already to rule out the possibility of endometriosis, cysts, etc. I hope you are feeling better soon!
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    • September 7, 2008
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