I am 33, have never been pregnant, and have pcos. I have been in a monogamous relationship for almost a year and while we aren't trying to make a baby we also aren't taking the proper steps to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. I have been experiencing the following symptoms over the past could of months: abdominal cramps, small headaches, up and down emotions, gas (which I hardly ever have), tingling by my pelvic bones, tender breasts, frequent urination, air bubbly tummy feeling, vivid and strange dreams some about pregnancy and child birth, white spots on my nipples, and bloating. We did have sex during my ovulatuon window several times over the past few months. I had a slight one day period in March that was 2 days late. April has brought me another 2 day late period that is also extremely light and pretty much done after it only started this morning. I took two hpts. One was a dud, the control line never appeared after following instructions to a T. The second one had a faint positive for the first few minutes then faded to a negative. My question is do I bother retesting? What brand is best? I used cvs brand that was supposedly comparable to ept. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
I have also been extremely fatigued and have had occasional nausea.
The First Response Early Result has the highest sensitivity. Really, though, I think in your case you should see a doctor about getting a blood test.
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I agree w above. You could already by two months pregnant. I'd just go see the doc at this point.
But if you really want to do a hpt, Answer brand has always seemed to be a favorite on this site for "off brand" tests. I used a couple this time around and they worked for me.
I use Answer brand. I also have PCOS, so cycles are very unpredictable and there's definitely occasional mid-cycle spotting that can freak you out or make you think it's a period, plus I used to rarely O at all on my own. I agree, I think it's probably time to get a checkup, just to see where you are in your cycle, and they can do a pregnancy blood test to make certain that faint positive wasn't actually a true positive. And yes I know it's frustrating to have PCOS and you probably have a lot of questions as to what this means for your future children, so again I think it's a good idea to get checked out. Good luck to you!
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