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Apprehension about being pregnant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi am 25 yr old. I had unprottected sex with my boyfriend and took ipill next day its been 5 weeks n am missing my periods and took pregnancy test it is negative. am still wondering why i havent got my periods yet. Please help
User :   Hi
User :   let me read
User :   when was your last period
User :   14th of last month
User :   is there something i need to do?
Doctor :   Yes you need to do 2 things-
Doctor :   First, repeat the Urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   Whatever may be the result, next you need to
Doctor :   visit a gynecologist
User :   ok
User :   and?
Doctor :   If 14th of last month was within a week, then the test could have been false negative
Doctor :   If 14th of last month was within a week of ovulation/sex, then the test could have been false negative Therefore you must repeat the test
User :   we had sex like aft 7 days of my last bleeding
Doctor :   Then there is almost no chance for you to be pregnant
Doctor :   as you have also taken emergency contraceptives
Doctor :   so the only option left is to visit your gynecologist to rule out
User :   are there any side effects coz of those pill dat am missing my periods?
Doctor :   gynecological causes, other than stress
Doctor :   which can also postpone menses
User :   ok so i need to go to gynecologist and myself tested?
Doctor :   i pill is nothing but the normal hormone that is secreted during 2nd half of your cycle, this makes changes in our uterus
Doctor :   such that the fertilized embryo doesn't
Doctor :   stick onto the uterine wall
Doctor :   Yes you need to go to gynecologist
User :   hmmm
User :   cool thanks :) anythi
Doctor :   About the side effects
Doctor :   it does cause various types of menstrual irregularities
Doctor :   so please try to avoid it
Doctor :   hence it is called EMERGENCY contraceptive
User :   sure thanks :) this was the first time will try not to repeat
Doctor :   not to be used regularly
User :   point noted :)
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   well to confirm i cant b pregnant na? :)
Doctor :   Well, Medicine is not like Mathematics
Doctor :   Nothing can be confirmed without Testing
Doctor :   & the tests too are not fool proof
Doctor :   hence we do repeat tests
User :   hmmm.. wat cud a gyne suggest wen i visit them?
Doctor :   Urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   Then other tests
Doctor :   like hormone levels
Doctor :   general health
Doctor :   by other health parameters
User :   cool thanks :)
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