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Early pregnancy symptoms and recommended test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have been experensing pregancy sympotoms but I took a pregancy test and came back negative. What do I need to do to find out if I am preganent or not?
Doctor :   hi
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ok
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when was your last menstrual period?
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what is your menstrual cycle length? is it 28 days? 30 days? or more/less?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   last week
Doctor :   ok
User :   It varies. I have it in the at the beginning sometimes the middle sometimes and end sometimes it never the same
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ok
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what symptom are you having?
User :   I get headaches every morning. My emotions are a lot worse then normal.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I been having heartburn
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ok
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are you sleeping well? are your eating habits fine?
User :   I have been having trouble sleeping a couple of days ago I sleeped forabout 2 hrs the walk
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ok
User :   then wake up around 2:30 and didn't go back to sleep until about 5:30 then walk up at 8
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ok
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pregnancy tests take about 15-20 days since conception to be positive
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that is almost a month since your last menstrual period
Doctor :   if your cycles are regular like in case of a 28 day day cycle
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we can predict the ovulation time or he fertile period when egg is going to be released
User :   okay
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and during that time if you have unprotected intercourse, it will result in pregnancy
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since you do not seem to have regular periods
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as per your history
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i am unable to tel you the ovulation patern in you
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i suggest you to wait for some more time, til your expected date of periods.
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and then if you do not get your periods at that time, take a urine pregnancy test again
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if it still comes negative, and you continue to feel pregnancy symptoms,
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then go ahead with a blood HCG level tests and a scan
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which are standard tests to confirm pregnancy
User :   okay
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as sometimes the UPT can come negative if the HCG hormone is less in urine
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no that is pretty much it. I was just scared because I have been feeling the symptoms but the test just keep coming back negative and me and my husband have been trying for a baby
Doctor :   ok
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in that case you should wait ans see
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if your periods were only last week, then the UPT may not come positive so soon
Doctor :   you wil have to wait
User :   how long do you think i need to wait before taking another UPT
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wait for 10 days atleast
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and then go for a gyne checkup
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and the blood HCG levels
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and a scan-preferably a transvaginal scan
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which is more accurate in picking up the pregnancy
User :   what does a transvaginal scan do
User :   okay that answered my question
Doctor :  
early pregnancy
User :   okay
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Is there any thing else you would like to ask me?
User :   That was it.
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User :   thank you for helping me
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