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Old 06-07-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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Question Couple of questions

I'm kind of new to this whole pregnancy thing, kind of ignorant too.

For starters I posted earlier about the line that runs from the belly button down. Another question about that. Can you get that line if you aren't pregnant? And if so what might cause that?

I also had seen that someone said that there are some people that can only get a positive pregnancy test if they have blood work done, and they will never test positive on a hpt. What might cause that?

I have the line from my belly button down. I've only heard people say that pregnancy causes that, so I started to test with an hpt. And it comes out negative every time. I have not had a period since April 4th and I have been testing every 2 weeks since then and every time it is negative. Along with the line I have been bloated, big time. My boobs have increased about a cup size, and I feel very sick in the mornings, and then again before bed.
My only thinking for why I might not be getting a positive is because a couple of years ago I was told that I had 2 ureturs from the one kidney. And since they bring the waste that the kidney filters out of your blood to your bladder, my doc said that my one kidney can not work fast enough for the both of them so they bring down small amounts of blood. So I figure I can count on one kidney to be filtering out normally, so I was thinking it would just take me twice as long to get a positve, but I thought I'ld have it by now. Any ideas.

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Old 06-07-2005, 04:45 AM   #2
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Re: Couple of questions

I don't know the answers to your specific Q's, but your description sounds pregnancy-like to me.

It sounds from your post that you haven't seen a doctor yet (except for a couple years ago with your kidney), and have been testing yourself at home since April 4th. That's a really long time to be experimenting on your own with no doctors involved.

There could be something more serious going on and you are not helping yourself.

If you really are pregant, you should know ASAP and start getting the proper pre-natal care from a physician. The early weeks are some of the most crucial weeks, and you are potentially denying your baby & your own self the proper medical care.

Get yourself to a doctor, and tell us how it went!

Old 06-07-2005, 04:53 AM   #3
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Re: Couple of questions

I'm not an expert, but you do seem to have a lot of pregnancy symptoms. The HPT's check for HCG levels in your urine, I think, but you should probably ask your doctor to do a blood test, just to be sure. It may be something to do with the kidney problems you describe. Maybe someone on the Kidney Disorders forum might be able to give you a more informed answer on the reliability of home pregnancy tests in this case.

With regard to the line, I don't think you get it until quite late in pregnancy - I'm 24 weeks and haven't got it yet, though I think slim women may get it earlier.


Old 06-07-2005, 05:08 AM   #4
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Re: Couple of questions

Everything that your saying does sound like pregnancy but there are other things that can cause these symptoms, for exapmle a pituatary tumor, can mimick signs of pregnancy, I would definatley go see your do as soon as possible, I would think that by now if your were pregnant it wold show on an hpt

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