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Diagnosed with PCOD. Trying for baby. Periods late. HCG test negative. Advice? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:ok I have a query regarding Gynaec - can I talk to you?
Doctor:I am a General Physician, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I am trying to conceive for a second child, have beend diagnosed with mild symptoms of PCOD.
User:I had my last menstrual cycle on 20 March 2013. My cycle is generally 35-40 days.
User:I havenot had my menstural cycle after March yet
User:Repetitive HCG test show negative.
User:How long do you think I can wait before I go for any specific tests?
Doctor:You can do an ultrasonography to check if any pregnancy sac is formed. But since repeated pregnancy test has turned out to be negative, I don't think you will be pregnant.
User:I visited my Gynaec on 4th May, she said let's wait for some more time
Doctor:Now it is almost 55 Days. If you were pregnant some signs of pregnancy had to appear.
Doctor:What you can do is repeat a serum HCG test and an ultrasonography of the abdomen.
Doctor:I believe you would have done urine HCG test till now.
User:yes did it 3 times. The last time I did it was on 4th May
User:Is serum HCG test a blood test?
Doctor:Ok. So you can test it now with a Serum HCG test.
Doctor:Yes. It is a blood test.
User:ok sure. I will go to my Dr and get it done.
Doctor:That will help in confirming whether you are pregnant or not.
User:Can this test be done in a laboratory without Dr prescription?
Doctor:In case, you are not pregnant, you may have to regulate the periods.
Doctor:Yes. Laboratories will do the test without a prescription.
User:yes This is the first time the cycle has been prolonged
User:ok thanks a lot for the information provided.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can assist you on?
User:that is all for now
Doctor:Fine. Hope this was helpful.
User:yes defifnitely
Doctor:Have a Nice Day ahead!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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