A 19-year-old female asked:
is cramping around the time of your period, missing your period, then the cramping subsiding, a symptom of pregnancy? i'm 4 days late, but neg test.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Trust the test : A pregnancy test can detect a bhcg of about 20. Your bhcg roughly doubles every 48 hours. Let's say the first day you took it you were barely pregnant with a level of 19. 48 hours later your bhcg would be 38 which is way above the level for a urine pregnancy test to detect it. Home tests work really well and can be trusted. Repeat and if negative then you are not pregnant.
Last updated Dec 14, 2013
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