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Accuracy rates of home pregnancy test strips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Howe can I help you ?
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User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i just wanted to know
User :   i have done the preg test through the preg test strip which we can get from pharmacy
User :   is that genuine
Doctor :   That depends on your hormonal status.
User :   can you explain
Doctor :   If a woman produces less hormone levels, the test can be falsely negative even though the woman is pregnant.
User :   actually i got it positive so at what extent i can depend on that
Doctor :   Then it is probably accurate.
Doctor :   The test would never be positive without the hormones.
User :   ohh ok
User :   so if it is postive u can rely but if u are not getting periods and still negative then you cant
Doctor :   If you are in doubt, you can get it confirmed with a Blood HCG test
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ohh ok
User :   what can be the initial syptoms of pregnancy
User :   symptoms
Doctor :   There are no reliable initial symptoms of pregnancy as such.
Doctor :   The woman experiences early morning sickness in
Doctor :   the first three months
Doctor :   Weight gain slowly starts after that.
Doctor :   There are signs of pregnancy which can be identifird by an examining doctor but are not very reliable.
Doctor :   identified
User :   ok
User :   i am gettinga slight pain, my periods are late, i have slight pain in breast and back also
User :   test are positive for me
Doctor :   Breasts are occasionally tender and swollen initially
User :   i am having hypothyroid problem
User :   ohh
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When were your last periods?
User :   i have pain in lower abdomen as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   aug 27
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then As the test is positive you are probably pregnant.
Doctor :   You can get this confirmed with a second test if required, or get a Blood test done.
Doctor :   You may get an Ultrasound after a few weeks
User :   ohh ok
User :   but the pain in the lower abdomen is normal
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain?
Doctor :   Are your bowels regular?
Doctor :   Is the pain dull or cramping type, since how long is the pain present?
User :   no they are frequent
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its from 4-5 days and not cramps its just a dull pain
Doctor :   Where is the pain located? Did you ever get this type of pain before your periods?
User :   no never
Doctor :   Abdominal cramping early in pregnancy is a normal feature.
User :   its just across my waist bone
User :   its not in the bone its seems to be muscular
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Doctor :   The pain is probably a normal consequence of pregnancy.
Doctor :   Some people may get the pain when they are pregnant. If the pain is severe or if there is any associated bleeding, then you should consult an Obsterician
Doctor :   You should take plenty of rest.
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User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   so what precautions i need to take as this is my first pregnancy
Doctor :   You should take plenty of rest, especially afternoon naps.
Doctor :   You should take a balanced diet with more fresh fruits and vegetables. Meals should be taken at regular timings. Snacks can be taken at frequent intervals
Doctor :   Try to avoid infections and stay away from people with infections especially in the first three months.
User :   ok as i am working afternoon naps i think will not be possible
User :   what type of infection
Doctor :   Ok, but still try for plenty of rest and sleep
User :   ok
Doctor :   Any measles, chicken pox
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   Try to stay away from sick people.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also take Iron and Folic Acid tablets after dinner at night time.
User :   people tell that if you are pregnant dont have certain fruits so what fruits can i avoid
User :   folic acid i am already taking daily
Doctor :   As I have told you before No fruits need to be avoided.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Better avoid junk food
User :   ok
User :   what about non-veg
Doctor :   It can be taken with less oil and spice. Take more fish, kheema and eggs
Doctor :   Anything else that you would like to know about?
User :   no thanks
User :   nice to talk to you
Doctor :   Ok
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User :   thanks for providing all information
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   yes i have filled up the feedback thanks a lot
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