Question: I feel pregnant. Went to the doctor, he said the ultrasound looks like
an early pregnancy,but he will have to say it is an endometrial polyp. I still feel
pregnant, pregnancy test negative. Can i be pregnant? N.P.
Answer: On balance, I think it is unlikely you are pregnant. I am assuming from your doctor’s comment that the scan showed what appeared to be a thickened lining (endometrium). That is to be expected if your period is due or even late. The fact that the scan did not show any pregnancy and, more significantly, that the pregnancy test is negative means it is unlikely that you are. Chances of a falsely negative pregnancy tests with modern kits are really quite low.
Question: I finished my periods on 17th Oct and made love on 20th October. My cycle is 21 days. Am I pregnant? I. (Kenya)
Question: When taking blood pregnancy test will you be told date you got pregnant
and when baby be born? R.S. (The Netherlands)
Answer: The short answer is No. It is not possible to use the results of a blood ‘pregnancy test’ to determine the gestational age. It is, therefore, not possible to use this to estimate the due date for the baby. The only test that can accurately estimate the due date is an ultrasound scan performed in the first half of the pregnancy.
Question: I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks and 2 days should i have a dnc or will the baby just remove its self from my body? L. (USA)
Question: Two weeks ago i took a hpt and it was positive. My last period was september 14. October 25 I had severe cramping and had started bleeding so i went to the emergency room and they told me my hcg level was low,my cervix was closed. I then saw my dr two days later and then had an ultra sound and they couldnt see anything in my uterus, have to get more blood work done this monday and then go back to see my dr november 10th and i am still bleeding now. I just dont know what to think at this point cause the doctors said they cant tell me anything at this point. Should they be able to tell me something? Should i get a second opinion from another doctor and what is your personal opinion? i just need answers im going crazy!! D.M. (USA)
Answer: This is a question I am unable to answer. This is because you have not clarified what those “pregnancy-like symptoms” are. I am not sure whether you mean morning sickness, breast changes, urinary frequency, aversion to some types of foods or any of the disparate types of symptoms that different women experience during their pregnancies. In any case, if pregnancy has been ruled out and the symptoms persist, you will need to have that checked out by your doctor to see what the underlying cause is.