Am I really pregnant?

@p3ks626 (6552)
Philippines
December 2, 2010 7:31pm CST
This was my friends question after she had a positive result in her pregnancy test. I dont know if pregnancy tests are really accurate cause my friend doesnt seem to believe it. She has swollen chest, she feels cramps, and she also feel like vomiting. So what do you think guys? Do you think she's really pregnant?
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@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
3 Dec 10
Hi, There are so many medical methods to do the test and immediately detect whether she is pregnant or not. The strip method is the cheap and best and we can get the immediate result also. Still having doubts on the same, you can always approach a gynecologist and confirm from the detailed check up. The symptoms mentioned dare the positive result of pregnancy. If all are confirmed, she must be pregnant. If the doubt is yes, or no, better to have a check up because if she is really pregnant, the pregnancy period medication to be followed which is required to maintain the health problems of the mother and the foetus inside the womb. So advise here not to ignore the time and she really needed medial treatment. Thank-s
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
That's what we are telling her. If she is in doubt then its better for her to see her OB right away cause the doctor will sure be able to confirm it and give her the necessary medications for a healthy pregnancy.
• India
7 Dec 10
Hi dear, Now what is the state of affairs? Is it confirmed. is she alright now? Please let us know. Thank-s
@gemini1 (67)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
Hi p3ks626, to make pregnancy test to be more accurate, tell your friend to take urine pregnancy test using her first morning urine. and tell here not to drink excessive water before bedtime so as not to dilute the urine making Human Chorionic Gonadotropic (hCG) not as detectable. presence of hcg is indication that your friend is pregnant.
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
My friend did that, she also took her morning urine for the test and I also saw the kit since I was with her. She's really worried these days for so many reasons I think only a few women would understand. She and her husband have been waiting to have a baby for more than a year. They also thought that this year was going to end without having a baby so they already had their minds set that there will be no baby this year. It was really shocking for them to find out that the pregnancy test result was positive. They couldnt believe their eyes seeing two lines. What concerns them now is that maybe the pregnancy test just say positive and if they go to the doctor there isnt anything inside her womb. They dont want to have high hopes even though they already had the positive result. Are all pregnancy tests kit accurate?
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• Philippines
3 Dec 10
It depends on how you do the test.. in your friends way of doing it... she did it the right way.. morning urine... but the best test is to test for presence of hcg in her blood samples.
• United States
3 Dec 10
LOL, it is almost a presumption that we are definitely pregnant after a positive testing, but I have heard so many doctor programs state that the shelf life of the testing kits lessen the effects and sometimes they can give false positive. With those types of symptoms it is probable, has had lack of menstruation cycle as well. As sometimes as women, especially if we are not planning to have children the stress causes all the above mentioned symptoms. Best to confirm with a physicians pregnancy test and check up to confirm.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I have heard about all those false positive results but it could be for some reasons like illness or medication and my friend dont have any. She and her husband have been trying for more than a year and now that they had a positive result, they cant be sure of it. Its really making them anxious.
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• United States
3 Dec 10
I have also heard of these types of false positives as well, then for her and her husband I sure hope they are pregnant and a happy family life as well.
@maximax8 (27048)
3 Dec 10
I think that your friend's symptoms sound very much like early pregnancy. In addition she has had a positive pregnancy test which means she pregnant because these days home pregnancy tests are really accurate. Sometimes a lady can take a pregnancy test too soon and get a negative result so that could be false. I haven't ever heard of a false positive pregnancy result. Your friend might not want to believe she is pregnant. In a week or two she will probably realize that she is expecting a baby. Some ladies take two or as many as five pregnancy tests if they can't believe it. Having that first scan the lady can be in no doubt.
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
I told her the same thing. If she is really in doubt then she should just take more and more pregnancy test until she is fully convinced of her condition. And the doctor also said that the pregnancy test is really accurate and there could be complication if she is having a molar pregnancy which the doctor said she doesnt have.
@fl0rencia (417)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
Hi! Wow, she looks like pregnant. LOL. Have she tried another type or brand of pregnancy test? Or better yet and the best thing to do is to visit a doctor and check if she really is pregnant. But if things are getting into like that, she probably is pregnant. :)
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
Hi! Sine I made this discussion a few days ago then most of things that people replied here was already done by her yesterday and this was her result. She went to the doctor and the doctor didnt give her another test. She's just going to have an ultrasound by next week to determine a heartbeat. The doctor said its too early to detect a heartbeat since she is only 6 weeks pregnant.
@toniganzon (41108)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
She's 100% pregnant dear and if she couldn't believe that, she can always visit the doctor. EPT or early pregnancy test are now accurate although the accuracy is just 90% but more or less when it says positive, you really are positive! And with the symptoms that your friend is having, she really is pregnant! If she can't accept it, I just wish I can offer myself! Coz i really want to get pregnant and my period arrived last December 1st!
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
How have you been wanting to have a baby? My friend waited for more than a year. To be exact, she waited for 17 months...
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
Hi there! Last month, I visited my OBGyne to further check my condition if im pregnant or what. I am 8 days delayed with my monthly period and this never usually happened to me because I have a regular menstruation pattern. I wanted to know that early if im pregnant or what for me to take the necessary supplements right away and avoid things that are bad for pregnant woman. Early in the morning, using my pregnancy test kit, I test my urine with the kit and it showed a positive result. The next day, I went to my OBGyne to confirm my condition. After showing the pregnancy test kit result to her, she never do more tests to me. She confirmed right away that im positive, and she's right. I am now 2 months on the way. What your friend felt right now are all symptoms of pregnancy, but its still best if she could go to the doctor so as to nourish her baby right away if she's really positive. Have a nice day!
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I also think its the best thing that she should do. The only thing is that she is scared that after she would go to the doctor, the doctor might say its just a disease or something that mimics pregnancy symptoms. She's really paranoid.
3 Dec 10
I guess the best thing to do is have her checked by the doctor. Or probably she can buy different kinds of pregnancy kits and if it still yields positive, then congratulations. The signs and symptoms you said are just probable signs of pregnancy they are not definite and may vary from person to person.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
You are right! She also feels very differently cause there are many signs and symptoms found in the internet and among all those signs and symptoms, she only has three and that's what I mentioned. So she isnt sure and still in shock right now.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
3 Dec 10
I think she is seriously pregnant. She sounds like my daughter who walked around the house holding the test results in her hand in shock. Not believing that this could happen to her. LOL LOL LOL! She needs to call her doctor for an appointment to verify the results of the pregnancy test. He will then tell her how many weeks she is and when approximately the baby is due. Good luck to your friend.
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I also laughed at her knowing that her reaction was like that. but I understand why she feels like that cause she and her husband have been trying to conceive for more than a year now and it came this time unexpectedly. I think she's going to take another test 2 weeks from now and after that go to the doctor.
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 10
Since the pregnancy test shows positive and she seems has the symptoms of getting pregnant,it is best for her to direct to gynae to confirm her pregnancy. From my own experience, I only confirm on my pregnancy when it was already hit the 3rd month. I did not know that I really pregnant until I shows some symptoms of dislike those fried food smell. I did feel like vomitting everytime when I smelt it. At last, I rushed to gynae to confirm and it was BINGO..I was pregnant for 3 months. I was happy and nervous at the same time. I was happy because I was going to be a mother and I was nervous because I was not sure whether I was ready to be a mother or not.
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• Philippines
3 Dec 10
Home pregnancy test kits are mostly accurate. The symptoms that she's having are very close to the symptoms that she's really pregnant. If she still doesn't believe that she's pregnant, she'd better see her OB-Gyne.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
As I said in the previous posts, she is scared of going to the doctor cause the doctor might say she's not pregnant and its just a false alarm. She doesnt want that you see. Even though she still cant believe it. Its really complicated what she's going through right now.
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• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hi p3ks626 Im reading all the posts and to solve this, you can do a reverse pschology to your friend. Tell her that her pregnancy test is not accurate, and she is not pregnant. and you can confirm it to her by going to a doctor. You said shes afraid to go to the doctor because she might get disappointed. She can have the courage to go to the doctor to confirm that she is not pregnant. let me know if it works. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Sorry p3ks626 I didn't backread, my fault. Did she miss her menstrual period?
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 10
She probably pregnant if she have got positive result on the pregnancy test and also come together with the pregnancy symptoms. It is better go for an ultrasound scan and that will tell you whether she is really pregnant or not.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Do you think there will be something seen in the ultrasound scan since her tummy is only 5 weeks and 6 days old?
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 10
Only 5 weeks? That will be a little bit difficult, she have to wait for at least 8 weeks then only can be seen clearly.
@cicisnana (776)
• United States
7 Dec 10
It definitely sounds like your friend is indeed pregnant. Help her make an OB appt to find out more!!
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
She already had her appointment but still not convince cause she is really waiting for the result of the ultrasound which she will have 2 weeks later. She's waiting again and I'm sure its making her really anxious.
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Wish granted! I think she may feel unbelievable but I know she's really happy. Congratulations to your friend.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
She is really happy but its a mixture of feelings. She feels happy, anxious, and worried and scared at the same time. I think all these things about pregnancy is really complicated.
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
4 Dec 10
I don't rely too much on pregnancy test.Last time I got positive result but after several days I had my period. It is better to see a doctor to confirm if she is pregnant or not.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
That's what she is afraid of too. She is afraid that she might just had the positive result now and then a few days later she might be disappointed again for finding out that she really isnt pregnant.
3 Dec 10
I think you're friend is really pregnant. because in this techie world, pregnancy test seems to be very accurate. but you're friend should be very sure about what she feels and actually if she think she is, she really needs to consult the doctor the soonest for her to be able to take necessary medications that will help her and her child healthy.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
Yes! You are absolutely right so without hesitation, she went to see the doctor yesterday. She is taking some folic acid and this certain kind of milk for pregnant woman. I think she is now 70% convince that she is pregnant.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 10
Hi, Since the pregnancy test shows positive and she seems has the symptoms of getting pregnant,it is best for her to direct to gynae to confirm her pregnancy. From my own experience, I only confirm on my pregnancy when it was already hit the 3rd month. I did not know that I really pregnant until I shows some symptoms of dislike those fried food smell. I did feel like vomitting everytime when I smelt it. At last, I rushed to gynae to confirm and it was BINGO..I was pregnant for 3 months. I was happy and nervous at the same time. I was happy because I was going to be a mother and I was nervous because I was not sure whether I was ready to be a mother or not.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
When you confirmed that you were pregnant only after the 3rd month, doesnt it mean that you are already in your second trimester when you started to take some vitamins for pregnancy. It can still cope with the first trimester?
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
Well it really leads you to one thing, go to a doctor for a check up. You're right about pregnancy test, some are really not accurate.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
She told me she wanted to take the test again. But Im pretty sure it will give her the same results since the second line of her first pregnancy test result was really very clear. I guess that means high level of hCG.
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
9 Dec 10
Usually, a pregnancy test is already enough. And all the changes that she is feeling just reinforces the test result. Yet, human nature within us still doesn't believe until someone of authority would confirm it. Like a doctor. Which isn't really necessary, but good for assurance. Goodluck to your friend.
• United States
4 Dec 10
Sometimes you can get a false positive pregnancy test and vise versa. But, it sounds like she has the symptoms. I actually took 7 pregnancy tests when I got pregnant with my daughter 2 digital at home tests, 4 regular tests and 1 test at the clinc I went to. I didn't have any signs of pregnancy except being late on my period. Even after all those tests I didn't believe it until I had my ultra sound. I possibly did not believe it because I wasn't ready at the time to be a parent or maybe it was just a really big shock to me. I'm not sure, but the only way to bring reassurance to myself was the ultrasound.