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Advice on medical examination for delayed periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm 22 years old, married, and have not been taking any steps to prevent pregnancy. My last period was on Sept. 19. I typically have a period every 4-5 weeks. I took a pregancy test on Oct. 30 and it was negative, but still no period. I don't have any signs of morning sickness, cravings, or the "typical" pregnancy indicators. The only chronic condition I have is ulcerative colitis. Could I have taken the test too early, therefore getting a false negative? I plan on taking another test on Nov. 7. If I still haven't started my period and I still get a negative pregnancy reading, should I make an appointment with a doctor?
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr xxxxx here
Doctor :   Yes my advice to you would be to repeat the test, as if the first test comes negative and still you have missed your periods. the next step is to wait a week and again take the test
User :   How long should I wait before consulting a doctor?
User :   Eight weeks total?
User :   More, less?
Doctor :   Also its not necessary that you would have faced the typical sings of pregnancy
User :   Right, I'm aware that some women do not experience all of the signs.
Doctor :   like morning sickness, craving etc ...
Doctor :   yes true
Doctor :   Yes you can see a doc after the 7th
User :   I'm just concerned that it may be stres induced.
User :   stress*
User :   Basically, I just want either a positive result, or to have a period. I'll be happy either way.
User :   Thanks for the advice.
Doctor :   Well that is also the case causing it but you do have a history of unprotected intercourse so its better to wait and get tested again
Doctor :   Your welcome
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