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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   dear doctor, i'm a 31 year old. had a c-section in nov-09. i had my last regular period in 27 june-10. had intercourse within the 7th day. but still had an oral contrceptive pill within 24 hours (smart lady pill). but then i had periods on 15th july which was not like the regular one (had a very little discharge). didn't hav periods thereafter. afraid if i'm pregnant. took a pregnancy test card test on 25th august which was negative. request you to suggest me with a medicine for regular periods. thank you very much
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
User :   trust u wud hv received my querry
Doctor :   Yes, Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   Was the intercourse unprotected?
User :   yes madam, that's why took a oral contraceptive pill the very next night
Doctor :   Did you have OC pill or emergency pill after that? DO you regularly take OC pills?
User :   no i don't. that was the first time i took it. i'm sorry it was emergency pill
Doctor :   Are your periods regular otherwise? Do you have any other symptom?
User :   yes madam. hav no other symptoms
Doctor :   The slight discharge you had in between could be due to the Emergency pill you took since they cause hormonal imbalance and thus your cycles are altered.
User :   ok madam but now it is more than a month now - am afraid
Doctor :   Also since you had the bleeding and had pregnancy test it suggests that you are not pregnant.
User :   ok madam - then how will it get normalised. any medicine needed - pls advise
Doctor :   These pills sometimes cause delayed periods and it may take some time for your regular periods to come
User :   but is this delay not too much
Doctor :   No need to take any medications right now, they will cause more alterations in hormonal levels.
Doctor :   Are you breast feeding your child?
User :   yes madam - but don't hav much milk sufficient enough for the child
Doctor :   Avoid having too many medications as you are feeding.
If you do not have periods in a 10 days or so then you need to get yourself examined.
User :   but then will it not be too long - the D&C etc will be involved isn't it
Doctor :   You can get a BLOOD HCG test done which is a confirmatory test
User :   shall i do it straight away now itself - or should i wait
Doctor :   You can get it done right now also. It wiil confirm you
User :   ok madam thank you -

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