Gut Instinct vs. BhCG test.
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|Sat, 08-04-2007 - 9:50pm|
I'm horrible at writing these things, but hopefully I'll be able to write this so it's not as confusing as it seems.
I have gotten conflicting results, but I am nearly certain I am pregnant.
My last period came on July 1, and was a week late. Counting four weeks from then, my period should have come on July 29. Counting four weeks from when my period should have come, I should have gotten AF on July 22.
I took a HPT on July 28, and got a BFP!!
July 31, I went to see my GP to get a confirmed result and she got a BFN. She sent me for a quantitative hCG test (I had blood drawn on the 31, and Aug. 2). Friday, her office called to tell me that she got back "a part" of my result and it was negative.
I know that blood tests are supposed to be the most accurate, but I've got pregnancy symptoms up the wazoo. And it's not just me that has noticed them either.
I went onto babycenter.com and looked at their top 10 symptoms. I've added my comments after the hyphen.
10. Tender, swollen breasts - YUP! As silly as this sounds, it hurts to even LOOK at them. They're super sensitive and wearing a bra feels like the equivilent to Chinese water torture. Especially sensitive around the nipple/areola.
9. Fatigue - I'm usually a 4-6 hour sleeper. I've been a 9-11 hour sleeper for the past couple of weeks and am barely functioning. I get home from work and am absolutely wiped.
8. Implantation bleeding - Not that I can think of. Closest I've gotten is a faint red/pink discharge when I wiped. Once.
7. Nausea or vomiting - I've changed my name to "Queen of Nausea".
6. Increased sensitivity to odors - Yes. Resulting in nausea (usually just results in sinus discomfort).
5. Abdominal bloating - Not that I can tell by looking, but pants feel much tighter, and any pressure on abdomen causes pain.
4. Frequent urination - Not really, no.
3. A missed period - Yep.
2. Your basal body temperature stays high - No idea, have never measured that. I'm constantly feeling like I've got a low-grade fever though...
1. The proof: A positive home pregnancy test - Yes. (and no.)
Needless to say, I'm quite frustrated. Should I believe the doctor's results, or should I trust my gut instinct (as well as all the symptoms).