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Bleeding post period after taking ipill a week back - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, i am experiencing bleeding in between my periods. its not like normal period bleeding. i took a morning after pill a week ago.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   when was your last menstrual period?
User :   2 and a half weeks ago
Doctor :   after how many days from the start of first of bleeding did you take the morning after pill?
User :   i took the pill about 1 week after my period
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the bleeding that you see now could be due to the withdrawl bleeding due to the pill
Doctor :   is there pain abdomen associated?
User :   slight pain
Doctor :   are you having any otehr symptoms?
User :   not really just very tired
User :   the bleeding is very dark and thick - not like my period
Doctor :   if it becomes more like cramps, then you should report to your doctor
User :   what is withdrawal bleeding
Doctor :   it is the bleeding that occurs once the hormones have gone out of the body
Doctor :   taking I pill wil cause the hormones to rise
Doctor :   and then fall abruptly leading to the bleeding.
Doctor :   after how many hours of the unprotected intercourse did you take the emergency contraception?
User :   48 hours
Doctor :   ok, taking it in first 12 hours gives the best results
User :   i know
User :   but i was in the middle of no where so couldnt
Doctor :   if you facing early signs of pregnancy, that includes increased fatigue, increased sleepiness, constipation, breast tenderness
Doctor :   then a urine pregnancy test should be done, and confirmed with ablood beta HCG test
User :   even if im bleeding you think i could be pregnant?
Doctor :   which are more confirmatory test to detect pregnancy very early.
Doctor :   if the bleeding is not like your normal periods, then there are chances that you might be pregnant
User :   ok
User :   can i ask which pregnancy test you think is the best ...
Doctor :   you can use any of the kits like Dr. Reddy's, velocit, preg color.
User :   ok
Doctor :   if they show negative results, then go ahead with a blood beta HCG test which is known to detect very early pregnancies also
Doctor :   ave you followed what I have said?
User :   anything else you think i should know?
Doctor :   just follow the instructions: look out for pain, if get pain like cramps or bleeding becomes severe, report to your doctor immediately
User :   ok thank you
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   if the bleeding becomes like your normal period, then you can be fine, but if it still continues to be less, then go ahead with e blood tests
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   ok
User :   thank you again
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