551454 tn?1276782284

Blood still neg.

I have all syptoms of pregnancy other then the missed peiod which I didn't have the last time either. and I still don't show on blood that I am pregnant. I would be about 15-17 weeks and am showing but am worried if I'm not then what is it. (p.s. last pregnancy I didn't have a positive till I was 18 week 4 days.)
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187316 tn?1386356682
Its impossible to not have a + blood test at this late stage in pregnancy. I would contact your doctor and request an ultrasound and a pap to see what could be going on.
557405 tn?1276718499
That's weird that it took sooo long to show positive. Did you find out why it took so long and was it a successful pregnancy?
290867 tn?1333569278
Wow if it took that longbefore it may just be you r body. Was that pregnancy successful?
283175 tn?1295537265
How did you guess your almost 15  to 17 weeks. Loss of period is the first sign,your not showing positive on blood tests.i would say your not pregnant,there can be  as to why you are feeling this way.(hormone issues.)if you are convinced you are pregnant request a scan...
376148 tn?1309899577
im soo confused here...ok blood neg..you didnt miss a period?? Umm...in your journal entrys it says your hcg went up 30 or something...so thats not a neg?? If your that far along and think you are feeling the baby move and its showing neg you really need a ultrasound!! Ive never heard of nething like that before...its so weired!! Are you showing yet?? Got any pics?
551454 tn?1276782284
I have another photo but my camera battery died so when I charge it a bit I will post it. it is from today
325319 tn?1220588398
if you havent missed a period how would you even have an idea of how far along you are?? have you been to the dr? if you were pregnant your hcg level would be through the roof!!!! how did you not find out until 18 weeks last time? did you not go to the dr and get blood work? because i find that hard to believe. not being rude, but my levels were in the hundreds of thousands by then
551454 tn?1276782284
I am just strange and it is because of the uterus highth it is at my bellybutton that is how he is checking. and I didn't miss my period the last time either. I just get double eggs dropped thats all. just found out.
325319 tn?1220588398
have you had an ultrasound done? youd think they would do one by now, especially if the dr is saying you are pregnant w/o missing your period. if they dont give you an ultrasound find another dr. that the only way to know
118225 tn?1278654940
the size or position of your uterus should have nothing to do with HCG being in your blood....that really makes no sense for you to be as far along as you are with a negative blood test...again, not trying to be rude, but I completely don't understand.
Avatar universal
With all due respect and I really don't mean to be nasty or rude but do you know there is such a thing as false pregnancy or Pseudocyesis, when a woman can believe she is pregnant and show symptoms of pregnancy without actually being pregnant. Im not actually saying this is your case but this is quite interesting. I have found this :

False pregnancy (or pseudocyesis as it is medically known) is a rare condition that is nonetheless a serious emotional and psychological condition in women. But what is false pregnancy and what are its causes and symptoms? What women are most at risk for pseudocyesis and what kind of diagnostic and treatment options are available for women who suffer from false pregnancy?

What is Pseudocyesis?

Pseudocyesis is a condition in which a non-pregnant woman believes that she is pregnant, even though there is no physical evidence of pregnancy.

Also referred to as pseudopregnancy, women with pseudocyesis will often experience real pregnancy symptoms.

Pseudocyesis occurs in one to six of every 22 000 births in the United States.

Causes of False Pregnancy in Women?

Although this condition has yet to be fully explained, experts believe that there is a strong emotional and psychological underpinning pseudocyesis.

Psychologists believe that women who experience false pregnancy have an extremely strong desire to be pregnant and experience the process of pregnancy. Women who have false pregnancies tend to experience false pregnancy symptoms around the same time that their relatives and friends are experiencing pregnancy.

Research has also linked false pregnancy to the pituitary gland (which is the centre of hormone production during pregnancy) and specifically, to an unusually high level of hormones. This hormone imbalance is often sparked by stress and anxiety, which in turn causes the emotional and psychological shifts that lead a woman to falsely believe she is expecting.

False Pregnancy Symptoms

Women who have false pregnancies will claim to have—and in some cases, actually exhibit—the following true pregnancy symptoms:

    * cessation of menstruation
    * morning sickness
    * cravings
    * widening of the abdomen
    * enlargement of the breasts

Experts are unsure as to why women experiencing pseudopregnancy sometimes exhibit true physical signs of pregnancy.

False Pregnancy Diagnosis

While pregnancy testing, such as a urine test, will usually prove a woman’s pregnancy symptoms are unfounded, women with pseudocyesis will insist they are pregnant due to a deeply-rooted desire to be pregnant.

However, women with pseudocyesis sometimes test positive on a pregnancy test, making diagnosis of the condition more baffling for doctors.

False Pregnancy: Which Women Are Most at Risk?

Women who are most at risk for pseudocyesis are:

    * women in their late thirties or early forties, who have been trying to conceive for many years and who may have fertility problems
    * women who are not generally emotionally unstable but who are extremely emotional with regard to pregnancy
    * women who have suffered a miscarriage or who have lost a child

False Pregnancy Treatment

For women experiencing pseudocyesis, counseling is usually recommended in order to treat underlying emotional and psychological causes of false pregnancy, including stress, anxiety and depression.

218870 tn?1240255655
not to turn this post into something else but I was a psych major for a bit in college and studied the false pregnancy.  It is very interesting that they will actually get the physical symptoms such as the uterus will grow and she will look fully pregnant and will also go into labor.  Very unusual and interesting!

abbie...get a u/s!!  it is rediculous that you are posting here and not demanding more care for your unborn child if you truely think you are pregnant.  You have been pregnant before so you know the importance of good prenatal care.  You have already missed your chance at a downs test and you are coming up on the anomalies test.  Demand a u/s and figure out what is going on!
551454 tn?1276782284
By the way first off I really could care less if my child has downs I will still have it. and other prenatal care I have been getting from my doctor and from my friend plus I have been taking care of myself as if I were pregnant since my last pregnancy because we didn't plan on that one and I was on birthcontrol for that one and this one so NO I wasn't trying to get pregnant and I think you are nuts for saying that I couldn't be because I have friends that have had there period from the first month to the last month and still have a baby. my mother and grandmother both didn't became positive on either pee or blood test till they were over half way throw but thanks.I am not even how far I was when I found out the last pregnancy so no it isn't in my head I have had it happen before.
Avatar universal
Hey Not trying to be rude or say that you aren't pregnant but it's impossible to have a period while you're pregnant....in case you didn't know....what your mother could have been experiencing is implantation bleeding or spotting which could somewhat be mistaken for as a period.....
551454 tn?1276782284
not trun I have had 5 friends have period all they way till the end. plus how do you think people are pregnant with 2 children that are different in gestational age. 2 periods I have always had them even when I was pregnant and miscarried. sorry you may want to look into it
118225 tn?1278654940
OK..I have just spent some time researching this...and IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A TRUE PERIOD while pregnant...when you have a period, your body sheds the lining of your uterus....if this were to happen while you were pregnant, you would miscarry.  People sometimes bleed during pregnancy, but it is not a period.  What u are describing is the stuff of urban legends, and unfortunately all this kind of talk does is give hope to women TTC that they could be pregnant even though they clearly are not...and that's sad.  
283175 tn?1295537265
Very correct you can not have a period whilst bleeding.obviously you are desparate to have a baby,but it seems you are not pregnant..why keep asking silly questions get a scan....
283175 tn?1295537265
Many women report having their period while pregnant, but typically this is not the case. The reason why this cannot be is that pregnancy and menstruation cannot take place at the same time, by the very definition of the two. If you were pregnant and you began menstruating you would inevitably lose the pregnancy, or have a miscarriage. While you cannot have your period and continue to be pregnant at the same time you can experience vaginal bleeding and continue to be pregnant. It is often this vaginal bleeding that women believe is their menstrual cycle when it is not.

Early pregnancy bleeding is not at all uncommon and many women report that they do bleed regularly during the early portion of their pregnancies. This is not at all a menstrual cycle though; it is usually referred to as early pregnancy bleeding. This bleeding is usually is due to hormonal changes and is not of the quantities of blood that a woman typically sees when having her normal menstrual period. Early pregnancy bleeding can vary in amounts from slight spotting to vaginal bleeding consistent with a menstrual cycle.

if you dont know about how your body works,then you shouldnt be having kids.
2 babys occur as twins,some fraternal twins,where another egg is released within 24hours of the first,there have also been cases women concieve twins via ovulating twice in 1 month,maybe you should do your own research.simply type in do you get periods when pregnant,i assure you you will not get an answer that says yes you do..
551454 tn?1276782284
Two uteruses? I'm sure there are many women out there thinking one is plenty.

But this rare condition is exactly what one woman was dealing with on last night's Grey's Anatomy.

Of course her story was particularly spicy. Not only did she have two uteruses, she was pregnant with two babies. And I'm not talking your average set of twins. These babies were 6 weeks apart in age. And yes, that can happen too.

The exact name for this condition depends on what the woman has two of. Some women have double everything - uterus, cervix, and vagina. This is called uterus didelphys. Other women have two uteruses and cervix but only one vagina. This is called uterus duplex bicollis.

But the writers didn't stop there. The two babies actually had different fathers. And I have to admit that I had no idea that could really happen.

Just last year a woman in Romania had two uteruses and gave birth to twins two months apart. As far as I know they were from the same man. As far as I could tell, this is the only reported such case.

It is unusual for a woman to be able to get pregnant again once she's already pregnant. Usually a woman's hormones during pregnancy prevent her from ovulating and being able to get pregnant again.
However, it apparently can happen. I have to give kudos to Grey's writers for presenting such an extraordinary medical case that is actually based in reality. A woman pregnant with twins 6 weeks apart wasn't the only thing I had never heard of.
195469 tn?1388322888
Of all the things that you have said, this statement puzzles me the most.  "I have been taking care of myself as if I were pregnant since my last pregnancy"

Taking care of yourself as if you WERE pregnant.  Abbie, if you are pregnant, I honestly wish you the very best of luck.  I really do.

Something about this post, just doesn't make total sense to me.  Your last 'journal entry' is the most puzzling of all.  
372598 tn?1256940170
Ya, I just read through this whole posting and read the journal entries - and I have to admit, I'm super super confused here!  

I don't understand how an OB wouldn't do a scan on you at this point.  And to quote what happened on a TV show and say that is what is happening to you is not making any sense.  

I don't know, but I'm so confused but do wish the best for you Abbieball, and if I were you i would DEMAND a scan!  You say you wanna take care of your baby and whatnot, so if that is true THEN DEMAND A SCAN.

I've got nothing left to say, cuz I'm confused lol
Avatar universal
"The exact name for this condition depends on what the woman has two of. Some women have double everything - uterus, cervix, and vagina. This is called uterus didelphys."

I have a didelphic uterus and yet I STILL did NOT have a "period" during my pregnancy.

644974 tn?1312758070
crazy ....get a scan stop wasting time!!!!!
376148 tn?1309899577
i dont understand...you said hes checking by the height of your uterus!! My uterus wasent at my belly button until i was likt 21-22 weeks.,..at 15 weeks you are not at your belly button yet!! im confused...whats going on here you havent posted sence sept 8th??? Hows the belly growing???
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