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Delay in periods after MTP, chance of pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   hi
User :   doc i went for MTP package one month ago and now its perfectly alright but i m still waiting for periods to come
Doctor :   How many weeks pregnant you were when the MTP was performed?
User :   3 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you involve in unprotected sexual intercourse following the MTP?
User :   no....
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it was all along with condoms
Doctor :   Let me explain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Periods are regulated by changing hormone levels in the body.
Doctor :   Those hormones can be affected by various reasons including stress, previous infection, recent procedures, pregnancy and various other causes.
Doctor :   the current delay in your periods is probably the effects of the MTP.
Doctor :   This should settle down soon.
Doctor :   So do not worry.
Doctor :   You should be getting your periods.
Doctor :   I suggest that you repeat the pregnancy test now for 2 reasons.
Doctor :   1. To make sure that the MTP which you had the previous month is complete
User :   ok but my worry is that i do not want to get pregnent
Doctor :   2. You rule out the slightest doubt that you are pregnant again.
User :   how by test???
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You may get the urine pregnancy test.
Doctor :   The same test used to diagnose pregnancy.
User :   so can we perform the test right now or in the morning..
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   If the test comes negative, then do not worry.
Doctor :   This probably should be the effects of hormone changes.
User :   is there any difference in testing now or in the morning
User :   means accuracy
Doctor :   Morning samples are more accurate than tested later in the day.
Doctor :   We have found that the chances of false tests are less when test are performed early in the morning.
Doctor :   So get the test done.
User :   ok
User :   so if the test is negative then we should wait
Doctor :   It should remove all the fears that you have as well as my doubts whether the MTP was complete or not.
User :   or is there any need of medicines to be taken
Doctor :   Yes, if the test is negative, then do not worry.
User :   MTP was complete because i undrgone the ultrasound also(vaginal)
Doctor :   Wait and observe is treatment I suggest, if the test is negative.
Doctor :   If MTP was successful and proved by ultrasound scan, then the pregnancy test is more for the second reason.
Doctor :   The chance that this is pregnancy is very, very unlikely.
Doctor :   This delay in the period is probably due to the recent procedure which you had.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   but after MTP we wereinvolved sexually as well.....
User :   but not unprotected
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do not worry.
Doctor :   I can understand that you are apprehensive of a second pregnancy.
Doctor :   The chances are very unlikely.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks doc
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
User :   Good night
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