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Home pregnancy test after IUI - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   I had IUI on 2nd july
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can i take a home pregnancy test today
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i am still taking duphaston 2ce a day as well as susten

Doctor :  
You can take a test but even if it is negative you should not go low,
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you can wait and take another test after a week
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Because the pregnancy test measures a hormone called HCG
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which keeps increasing as the days go on after the fertilisation takes place
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so sometime the test may not detect the low levels of hcg
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hence it is advisable to take the test after sometime
User :   by when is HCG high enuf to be detected by home pregnancy testing kit

Doctor :   It keeps doubling by every 48 hours

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Usually it is recommended to take the test if you miss the period
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and if negative once again after a week
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Did you follow?
User :   yes

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Ok
User :  
i had my period on 15th june last
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Any other questions?
Doctor :   ok
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But did you miss the period this month
User :  
can i get my period even if im taking susten and duphaston
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Were the cycles regular?
User :  
usually
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but i only ovulated on day 18-july 2nd this time
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thats when i got IUI done
Doctor :   ok i think you can next go for Urine preg test
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and then scan
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Susten is a progesterone supplement
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which is helpful for sustaining pregnancy
User :   but can i get my period if im taking progesterone tablets and inserting as well

User :  
im having increased clear discharge which has never happened before other than b4 ovulation
Doctor :   yes

User :  
cud it mean im preggers
Doctor :  
Only preg test confirms the pregnancy
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Clear discharge happens duirng the progesterone phase of menstrual cycle
User :  
my doc had asked me to take a test on july 18
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
shhud i wait or shud i do the test
Doctor :  
But were you following the same dose and same number of days of susten as mentioned by your doctor
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You can wait till 18th July 2009
User :   yes i am

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Good
User :  
right
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What your doctor meant was you might miss the period
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by July 18th
User :   patience is not exactly a virtue with me

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and that is the reason why that date for test
User :  
2 more days of waiting
User :  
guess il do that
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thanks doc
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Have you fill the feedback form
User :   yes i have

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Anything else I can help you
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Thanks for consulting, bye for now.
User :   at this time maybe not

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but if i think of anything il log in again
Doctor :  
Good you can get back tome if you ahve further queries
User :  
bye
User :  
thanks again
Doctor :  
Bhye
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