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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I have taken 2 at home pregnancy test and both cae Both came

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Hello. I have taken 2 at home pregnancy test and both cae Both came out negative. I don't remember having a period last month.
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No real pain. My periods are very regular I'm also taking zoloft
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Just started taking it in September. No but my last 2 pregnancies have been a surprise. No symptoms until late afternoon 2 moths of being pregnant
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 21 days ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 21 days ago.

Hi,

It's possible that the Zoloft could have interfered with the regular timing of your period. It's also possible that you had a period last month and forgot about it.

Pregnancy tests are pretty accurate, especially if you test at least a week after an expected period failed to arrive. That time give the pregnancy hormone hCG plenty of time to increase to a level the pregnancy test can detect.

You could also go to your doctor or a clinic for a blood pregnancy test to make absolutely sure you aren't pregnant. That is probably the best bet, since a decision has to be made about continuing antidepressants during pregnancy. Risk to the fetus has to be balanced against benefit to the mother.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 19 days ago.

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