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A 19-year-old female asked:

I am 10dpo and i took a pregnancy test that came out negative but i still have pregnancy symptoms why? and i have this metallic taste in my mouth

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Quantitative HCG: It might be too early at this point for a urine pregnancy test to turn positive. The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative blood test. It can detect HCG 8-9 days after fertilization of the egg. If it shows a level less than 25, then it is equivocal and might need to be repeated in a couple of days. Visit your doctor if there is concern for a pregnancy.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Metallic taste: Most common cause is infected gums that bleed on stimulation. Best advice, see your Dentist ASAP for periodontal examination and oral hygiene instructions. Can also be due to hormonal changes, GERD, infected sinuses, infected tooth/teeth, systemic disease, etc. Call your Dentist for exam. If not dental cause, see your GP or OBGyn.
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Last updated Oct 29, 2016


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