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Delayed periods, light flow for 1 day, pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Could it be possibe to be pregnant my period only lasted a day n a half n it was light
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
User :   Hi
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :   it might be spotting then
Doctor :   which can be also called as implantation bleeding
User :   I had some cramping yesterday but it didn't last long
Doctor :   Spotting that occurs about a week before the cycle is due, and lasts for less than one day, could be implantation spotting, which happens when a fertilized egg burrows into the uterine lining.

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Doctor :   is your periods regular
User :   But pregnancy test keep coming back negative I do have one child
Doctor :   may i know your age
Doctor :   did you do an urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   do you have children
Doctor :   ok
User :   Yea there regular and I have a one yr old n I'm 23
Doctor :   One common cause of spotting several days before a period is low progesterone. Progesterone helps to maintain the uterine lining for pregnancy, and when progesterone levels drop, the menstrual cycle occurs.

Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so since when you are trying for a new baby
User :   I did a home pregnancy test
Doctor :   is it positive
Doctor :   when do you expect your period now
User :   It kept reading negative
Doctor :   it should be done after 1 week of missing a periods
Doctor :   only by then the hormones rises
User :   It came on the 5 th n left early this afternoon
Doctor :   so do after 1 wek
Doctor :   week
Doctor :   you might get positive
User :   So next week
Doctor :   as the hormones might have started rise
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   early morning sample
User :   And if it reads negative should I go in
Doctor :   you may do blood hcg levels
Doctor :   which will be more sensitive
Doctor :   and the definite one is ultrasound scan
User :   Ok I have some signs of pregnancy like tiredness craving milk
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so you have good hope
Doctor :   take folic acid
User :   I didn't find out that I was pg with my first child till I was 7 weeks
Doctor :   as you have done before
Doctor :   ok
User :   Ok
Doctor :   it happens
Doctor :   especially in first preg
Doctor :   sometimes
User :   Ok
Doctor :   so watch this
Doctor :   carefully
Doctor :   eat good foods
Doctor :   dont take any medicines
Doctor :   that are harmful
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   atleast for 1 week
User :   My first one was born 2 months early
Doctor :   till you confirm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was he kept in nursery
Doctor :   or NICU
User :   Yes for a month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is he now
User :   Is it likely I will have another one early? He stil has breathing problems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   not necessarily
Doctor :   did you ahve any high bp
Doctor :   or diabetes then
Doctor :   were you taking folic acid
Doctor :   early birth gives future resp problems in some kids
User :   Yes I had preexlapshisa n yes
Doctor :   ok that can cause
Doctor :   so watch out very carefully now
Doctor :   like sudden weight
Doctor :   gaining etc
Doctor :   while in preg
Doctor :   take less salts too
Doctor :   how is your bp now?
User :   Ok I gained 2 pounds in 2 days already and I am now 125
User :   It's ok right now
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   dont gain anymore
Doctor :   do reduce salt
User :   Ok
Doctor :   do some light walking
Doctor :   and do regular bp checkups
User :   I do that daily
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so continue that
Doctor :   and you will have less chances now
Doctor :   dont worry at all

Doctor :   Thanks for consulting...
Doctor :   Bye for now...
Doctor :   take care...
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