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Should i get this checked out by my doctor? i'm a young female. i am two weeks late for my period. i took a pregnancy test which came out negative. yet i am exceptionally bloated. even more so than when i am actually on my period. i don't know if it's jus

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I do not know if you are pregnant or not. If you took the pregnancy test right when you missed your period, you might wish to consider taking it again. Sometimes, even if pregnant, there is not a high enough HCG level to trigger a positive result on a pregnancy test. Possible symptoms of pregnancy include: lack of a period, abdominal enlargement, slight cramping, breast tenderess or swelling, urinating more often, food cravings, headaches, feeling tired etc. If you are a teenager, sometimes your period can be somewhat irregular initially.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you had sex since your last period, you may repeat the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. You may visit this site for info on missed periods: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Get HPV vaccine

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