its my friend who she thought was pg as she last had her period 6 weeks ago - 2 weeks late now - and took a pg test this week but came back neg. the pain been there on and off for the past few weeks... what could it be?
If your friend isn't sure what might be causing the pain, she should see her GP.
It could be nothing, but the sort of pain you are describing, and the time in her cycle, could mean an ectopic pregnancy (which may not show positive on a pregnancy test, and can begin with milder / intermittent pain before it becomes an emergency).
This page from babycentre.com will give you much more info on this topic. If in any doubt, you should probably tell her to see her GP, particularly if the pain worsens. Better safe than sorry.
I'm glad other MNers suggested your friend sees her GP ASAP, biglips.
I remembered a post you made on the same topic a few weeks ago, which I looked up:
"By biglips on Wednesday, 12 January, 2005 7:11:44 PM
one of my friends is 3 weeks pregnant and she is having alot of pain in one area, docs said maybe epotic (cant spell it -soz) pregnancy! we gotta wait to have a scan... how can you tell if you hav got that?"
Doctors may confirm an ectopic with a scan and a blood test. They evaluate the level of HcG - a hormone also tested for in the home pregnancy testing kits. In an ectopic, the HcG is lower than it would be for a healthy pregnancy. That is why sometimes the ordinary testing kits that you get in the chemist won't show a positive result when you have an ectopic pregnancy.
I don't know anything about your friends' situation - can she talk to friends / her mum about this ? I only ask because ectopics can require emergency treatment at a hospital if left too long.