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I am 40 yo and have been trying to get pregnant since Jan

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I am 40 yo and have been trying to get pregnant since Jan 16. My cycles were short since fracking last August average 25 days -- this cycle I am on day 36 - I would have sworn my period was coming any day now but no period although many symptoms -- pregnancy tests yesterday was negative
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I would say irregular anywhere from 23 to 26 days -- no pain but PMS cramping and bowel changes as happens with a period as well as frequent urination
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My FSH is 18. I have been doing acupuncture to help with fertility and have been trying to get pregnant naturally but may start IVF this fall -- concerned I am in perimenopause and just skipped a period just don't know what all the symptoms are from -- is it possible to test negative on HpT and have a positive beta?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 10 months ago.


in this case I would recommend an examination by your OP/GYN to check the uterine mucosa by ultrasound and - depending on the result - do a hcg-blood-test.

To realize pregnancy, the use of monk´s pepper (Vitex agnus-castus, otc at pharmacy) would be helpful, it has a cycle-regulating effect.

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Dr. N. Scheufele

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are there cases of HPT being negative and a pregnancy still existing that is found by beta or ultrasound ?
Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 10 months ago.

At the beginning of pregnancy urine test can still result negative, so blood test will give you certainty.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome!

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