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Posted by: jane | 2006/03/31

can i miss my period because of dehydration?

Hi

My last period was on 23 February. I took a home pregnancy test when they were three days late and the result was positive for pregnancy. I have been feeling dizzy lately, having stomach cramps, headaches. Yesterday I drank a lot of water and now all these signs are gone. Could it be that I missed my period because of dehydration and how reliable are the home pregnancy tests?

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Sounds like you are pregnant. symptoms come and go early on

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Posted by: N | 2006/03/31

A home-pregnancy-test will never show a positive if you are not pregnant. If you do get a period, it means that you wére pregnant and miscarried. You áre preggies. Congratulations!

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Posted by: lou | 2006/03/31

Dehydration will not cause you to miss your periods or have a positive pregnancy test. If the Home test said you are pregnant, then you are. You will need to go to your doc for blood tests to confirm etc

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