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Feeling lower abdominal pain and missing periods. Is it pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My Name is XXXXXXX
User:My wife feeling lower abdominal pain and missing periods
User:is it a sign of pregnancy?
Doctor:If her periods are regular in the past
User:She also did a pregnancy test which is positive
Doctor:If the urine pregnancy test is positive, then it is confirmation of pregnancy.
Doctor:The lower abdominal pain and missed periods are also suggestive of pregnancy.
Doctor:Are you planning to continue pregnancy?
User:My doubt was...does it need an urgent doctor visit or we can visit a doctor after 2 days as i have travel plans
Doctor:If you are not planning to take your wife along, then there is no need to see a doctor immediately.
Doctor:Advice your wife to take folic acid tablets.
Doctor:They are available as Tab.Folvite 5mg.
User:my wife is traveling along with me. Can we wait regarding tablets till we see a doctor ?
Doctor:This 5mg tablet needs to be taken once a day till next 12 weeks.
Doctor:Folic acid tablets are recommended during early weeks of pregnancy for proper development of fetus.
Doctor:And regarding travel, long distance travel is generally not considered safe during early pregnancy.
Doctor:May I know when was her last period?
User:It's a 2.5 hrs flight
User:Her last period was 20th September
Doctor:She is now in 5th week of pregnancy.
Doctor:And as per protocols, travel at this time is not safe.
Doctor:If you are planning to take your wife along, I suggest you to consult a gynecologist and take her suggestions.
Doctor:He/she can perform a transvaginal ultrasound scan and then advise if it is safe for her to travel.
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes. It's clear
User:Thanks a lot Dr. XXXXXXX
User:Thank you for the time and suggestion
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Have a nice day
Doctor:Bye for now.
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