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Birth control pills' effect on pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query.
User :   hi I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant
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User :   I was on birth control and have been on anti depressants, sleeping pills and pain killers
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when did you stop having the birth control pills?
User :   do I have to worry about the health of my baby?
User :   the day I found out
Doctor :   ok

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have you stopped the other medications too?
User :   I went and had blood work there was something they tested me for to see how much in my system and I was alil over 3000
Doctor :  
how was the pregnancy confirmed?
User :   yes I have
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was a scan done?
User :   at home test and we did ultrasound
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User :   they couldnt see heartbeat said it was too soon
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did the scan show that baby was inside the uterus? or outside?
User :   I have an appt. for abort baby cause I was concerned abouts its health
User :   but I really want this baby
Doctor :  
they should have done transvaginal ultrasound, it can pick heartbeat by 5 weeks of age
User :   inside I suppose
User :   they made sure wasnt in tubes
User :   yes they did one of those
Doctor :  
kindly do a transvaginal scan before taking the decision
User :   said they couldnt hear one
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if that is also showing no heartbeat
User :   I cant get back into my doctor til next week
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you can wait for another 10 days to reconfirm
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and then decide
User :   when I asked to do a repeat scan they said they wouldnt yet
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when was the last scan done?
User :   one week from today
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they will wait atleast 10 days for a repeat scan
User :   I was 5 weeks and 1 day
User :   ok

Doctor :  
so before the appointment with your doctor, get a scan done again to confirm presence/absence of heartbeat in baby
Doctor :  
with a transvaginal scan
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