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HCG beta test to detect pregnancy after completing Meprate course - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   I have delivered a girl baby on Oct 2009. Till Nov I got bleeding.From Dec to till now I did not get my periods. I am still feeding my baby and also taking lactare to increase the milk supply. Last month 13th I had intercourse with my husband....We used condoms but it teared, I took home pregnancy test on Friday(ie) 12th it was negative so it was 28th day after the sex. I consulted with my gyne she asked me to take Meprate 10mg for 5 days 2 times a day. The last dose completed on Thursday, its been 5 days I did not get my periods.
Doctor :   ok. please let me read
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ok
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have you repeated the pregnancy test again after completing the dose?
User :   I called my doc yesterday. She asked me to wait till Friday
User :   yes Thursday I have completed the dose and Friday i took home pregnancy test and it was negative
Doctor :   yes, Meprate causes withdrawl bleeding
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and it can happen from 3-7 days after the last dose
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so you can wait until the 7th day after your last dose
User :   what are the chances for me to get pregnant
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and see if you get your periods
User :   I has c-section
User :   sorry I had c-section
Doctor :  
if not then you will need to do a pregnancy test usually a blood test rather than urine test
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since you are stil breast feeding the baby, the cahnces are minimal
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but cannot be ruled out
User :   I don't want to get pregnnat now as my baby is only 6 months old
Doctor :  
ok
User :   even yesterday i had sesame balls
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right now you have to waith until 7th day is done
User :   still waiting to get my periods
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and then discuss with your doctor (gyne) what can be done
User :   this is 5th day
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if the periods come, it means that you are not pregnant
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if it does not happen, you can discuss what can be done if you do not want the baby
User :   as i am breast feeding is there any chances even after taken meprate I did not get my periods and I am not pregnant also.
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and if you are not pregnant then discuss the possibility of getting a IUD inserted
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to avoid further pregnancy until you are ready for next one
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that is what i said that since you are stil breast feeding the baby, the chances are minimal but cannot be ruled out
User :   no have you seen such cases that even after taken meprate periods will not come and they won't be pregnant also?
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since the hormones will be differently acting in you unlike in other women
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Lactation causes amenorrhea
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that is the peiods dont come as long as they feed the baby
User :   so if i did not get periods it doesn't mean for sure i am pregnant right?
Doctor :  
but the chances of pregnancy can be determined only after blood HCG test
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when you feed your baby, the ovulation is suppresed, that is, the lactation, does not let the egg release to appen
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which does not allow the pregnancy to happen
User :   ok doctor
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to have a confirmed result whether you are pregnant or not,
User :   when can i take the home pregnany test again
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do a beta HCG test after the 7 days are over since your last dose
User :   i am planning to take it on Saturday before seeing the doctor
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beta HCG test is more standard test and a better indication of pregnancy
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since it measures pregnancy hormone level in the blood
User :   which means I need to take the blood test on Friday right?
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urine can sometimes not have sufficient quantity to make test come positive resulting in false positive results.
User :   ok
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yes, you should take it on friday or saturday.
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have you followed what i said?
User :   doctor if suppose i am carrying and if i take the abortion pills will that affect my baby as i am breast feeding her
User :   yes
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yes, the pills might affect her, as it has chances of getting secreted in breast milk
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and she might get it through the breast milk
User :   docotr and last time I took the urine in the same container which I took earlier
User :   would that affect the result
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no usually it does not affect the result
User :   ok
User :   one my friend taken the abortion pills and feeded her baby
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ok
User :   she said nothing had happen
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you wil not see any major symptoms in baby
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since usually they do not present with any visible symptoms
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but the fact is that many medicines are secreted in breast milk
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and these are one of them.
User :   but baby will be fine right?
Doctor :  
baby will be fine only,
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it will not show any major symptoms
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   if it is a ectopic pregnany then what will happen doctor
User :   I know I am thinking a lot but what to do this is the only problem I have now and i am not able to do work properly
Doctor :  
if it is ectopic pregnancy, you would have had a lot of cramps and pain
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and requiring emergency care
User :   at time i have but not alays and it is tolerable
Doctor :  
do not keep thinking of all things, and associate them with yourself
User :   moreover it would be due to c-section right?
Doctor :  
since you have had C-section, it could be due to the sutures geting healed inside
User :   Doctor for my satisfaction can i take home pregnancy test tomorrow morning
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you should take the test after friday
User :   sometimes i get period like pain and i am not getting periods
Doctor :  
ok
User :   if i am pregnat the test should have shown positive when i taken on Friday right?
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to wait till friday, meet your gyne and let her examine you again.
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and do teh beta HCG test
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with so much of stress the chances are that urine test wil come negative
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also your stomach pains could be a result of the lot of sesame seeds foods that you have taken
User :   so you XXXXXXXX i might me pregnant
Doctor :  
we cannot say for sure whether you XXXXXXXX or not pregnant since you are breast feeding and may be under lactation amenorrhea
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for detailed discussion and a second opinion, you can consult our panel specialist.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

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