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misscutiepie
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On June 28th I had surgery to correct scoliosis in my spine and in my recovery I was put on some strong painkillers- tramadol, morphine etc, this caused me to loose my appetite and as a result I lost weight after calculating my BMI recently it was 18.4 which is considered underweight, I also had a very light brown period. I made myself worried and took a test 2 weeks after my 'risk' (last time I had sexual activity) and got a negative. I now know that the light period may be because I'm underweight not a pregnancy. Im just worried about what to do now, e.g. the best way to gain weight, do you think I should see my GP (I live in the UK) and disscuss options from that?
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Robin Lee
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Hi Misscutiepie,

Yes, if you're feeling concerned about your physical health, seeing your GP is your soundest option. [Smile]

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Yep I thought so! Seeing as how i did test just over 2 weeks, can i be sure my negative is 99% accurate?
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You can wait for your next period, or retest in a week or two. If you're seeing your GP, you also have the option of asking them to test for you, if you like.

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misscutiepie
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yeah I think I will do that! It's just a scary prospect about not being at a healthy weight, would a 'lighter period' be considered enough to wear a towel?
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