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Can back pain and frequent urination indicate early pregnancy?


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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 20 years old, and my periods have been missing for the past ten days. I was last sexually active two weeks ago. The most recent pregnancy test showed a negative result, but I am experiencing symptoms such as back pain and increased frequency of urination.

Please help. Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query, and I can understand your concern.

Based on the provided information, it is hard to comment as the pregnancy test is negative. Pregnancy tests are most accurate when taken after a missed period or around the time of your expected period. Consider taking another pregnancy test or a blood test such as beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to confirm the exclusion of pregnancy.

Symptoms such as back pain and increased frequency of urination are common in early pregnancy. However, it is essential to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other factors. For a proper diagnosis, it is best to consult with a healthcare provider. If you suspect pregnancy, schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test and further evaluation. Your healthcare provider can offer guidance based on your circumstances and address any questions you may have about pregnancy and contraception.

I hope I have answered your question.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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