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Delayed periods with back ache -chances of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi ive been having lower back pain, my period is about a week late and its uncomfortable for me to sit ive carried out 3 pregancy tests all negative my GP wants me to wait 2 weeks and come back and see her is it likely im pregnant?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   23
Doctor :   Do you have back pain before during your periods/
User :   sometimes but its more my stomach its weird i feel like behind my ribs is stretching?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are your periods regular in the past?
User :   extremely
Doctor :   Did you use of any of the birth control pills or the emergency contraception?
User :   ive been pregnant before but had an abortion 2 years ago i think i feel the same as last time
Doctor :   Did you use of any of the birth control pills or the emergency contraception?
User :   no birth control was used
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There are possible chances that you may be pregnant.
Doctor :   As suggested by your doctor, you can get the repeat test done after 2 weeks.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I was mentioning that there are possibilities of pregnancy.
Doctor :   The best way to confirm this is by getting the repeat test.
User :   what else could be wrong?
Doctor :   The other possible causes may be hormonal disturbances.
Doctor :   Secondary to stress, infection or other psychogenic causes.
Doctor :   The back pain may be part of the premenstrual symptom.
Doctor :   It is not a bad option to wait for 2 weeks and see.
Doctor :   Alternatively you may can get a blood HCG levels to confirm pregnancy.
User :   i feel pregnant though what is the likely hood of the test being wrong?
Doctor :   Urine pregnancy test can give false reports.
Doctor :   They can predict HCG levels only if it is more than 20mIU/ml.
User :   even though previously it was accurate with me?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   It is possible that those test can give false reports even if it was accurate the last time.
Doctor :   However since you have got two test and have been negative both times, the chance of pregnancy is not high.
Doctor :   It could be one of the other possible causes that may be responsible for these symptoms.
User :   ive been tested for stds recently so its unlikely as that came back clear and i dont feel under stress really im very laid back
Doctor :   I am not speaking of a STD, it could be a urinary tract infection or a kidney stone.
Doctor :   The stressors of the infection is also one of the stress that is considered for the possible cause of delayed menstruation.
Doctor :   You would need evaluation for these conditions, if your symptoms are persisting.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
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User :   yes sorry
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have mentioned?
Doctor :   Do you have any queries?
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