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Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
What was the brand of the pregnancy test that you used?
Have you ever had an irregular period?
I would buy a name brand test - such as one from EPT, Clear Blue, or First Respone - the Dollar tests honesty I have never found to be accurate
And so you can find out today if you are pregnant or not - you don't have to wait for the blood test
And then IF you have a negative pregnancy test you definitely are Not pregnant.
But if the test is positive, then this could be a viable pregnancy but then it might be a miscarriage too.
So you would need to get a pelvic exam and a pelvic ultrasound to see exactly what is happening if you have that positive test
Yes I understand about the bleeding
but first you have to see if you have a positive pregnancy test or not
Now if you are not pregnant - then the bleeding or more than likely just Anovulatory bleeding - meaning you probably did not ovulate this cycle and hence why you had a delayed period - I see this fairly commonly
Other reasons for this could be due to a thyroid condition - such as Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
IF you have a positive test = then this could be a miscarriage - or this could just be bleeding in pregnancy (we see this too, a LOT of this)
So this is why it is important to get a pregnancy test that is accurate (not a dollar test)
and then depending on the result of the test you then determine what evaluation needs to be done
bleeding does not matter - just make sure you get ONLY urine in the dipstick
you can use EPT, Clear blue, or First Response - these are all available at any drug store
but this is also why it is important to do a pregnancy test - that way you will known one way or the other -
so I would not hesitate in doing the pregnancy test - because if you are pregnant and have this heavy bleeding - then you should be seen today for care.
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