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How many days periods get delayed because of taking stress? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Oct-2013
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User:Hi dr
User:yesterday i was talking to you
Doctor:Sorry about yesterday
User:plz tell me for how many days periods can get delayed bcz of taking stress
Doctor:It can be delayed for many days
Doctor:Sometimes even 1 - 2 months
User:bcz i tested today morning my result is negative for pregnancy
Doctor:What are you stressed about?
User:about pregnancy only i am tensed from last three weeks
Doctor:Yes it can affect periods
Doctor:We can repeat the test again in a few days
Doctor:It is reassuring that the previous test was negative
User:but what are the symptoms that shows mainly that i am pregnant
Doctor:The symptoms are as follows:
Doctor:breast tenderness
Doctor:missing periods
Doctor:abdominal discomfort may be there
User:breast tenderness can be bcz of periods also or not
Doctor:yes some symptoms are overlapping
Doctor:That is why tests are needed to confirm
User:doctor plz tell me how i may confirm that whether i am pregnant or not
User:and when i need to test
Doctor:urine tests
Doctor:See even if you are pregnant than the treatment will be same now or after few days
Doctor:test again in a week
Doctor:So do not worry
Doctor:Maybe we can discuss about your options regarding pregnancy
Doctor:That will make you feel better
Doctor:Would you like to continue the pregnancy?
Doctor:Why not?
User:if by chance my test get positive then how i can abort it aat home
User:and what are the side effects of it
Doctor:There are two options available for termination of pregnancy
Doctor:Medicines and Surgery
Doctor:Medicines can easily be taken at home
Doctor:There may be cramp like pain in abdomen
Doctor:Thus it is better to take it after prescription from a gynecologist
Doctor:So now you do not have to take a day off for surgery etc
Doctor:Surgical procedure is called as dilatation and currettage
User:so how much will it cost to me for whole treatment from doctor to medicine
Doctor:It should not cost more than 500 rs
User:which one is safe
Doctor:Both have different type of side-effects
Doctor:Nowadays more women are going for medicines
User:bcz i am unmarried so i want to know which one is safe for me
Doctor:Is this your first pregnancy?
User:so how much chance of pregnancy from pre-ejaculate fluid
Doctor:Not much chance
User:yes it is first time m facing this problem
Doctor:If you can answer my questions I can guide you in a non-judgemental way
Doctor:So this is your first chance of being pregnant and you do not want it
User:till now it is not sure that i am pregnant
Doctor:Both type of treatments can have side effect of infections and infertility in future
User:n i really dont want it to happen\
Doctor:I understand that
Doctor:Sometimes we are busy with other more important things in life and having a child can hamper it
User:so which one method i should choose
Doctor:I think you can try medicines first
User:so i can have few chances that i am not pregnant
Doctor:But if medicines do not work then you will have to get it surgically evacuated
User:ok dr plz tell me when i should go for next urine test
Doctor:since medicines will produce defects in the fetus
Doctor:Next urine test in 1 week
User:blood test can give early result of pregancy dr
User:bcz i cant wait for result for 1 more week
Doctor:Blood test will give hcg levels
Doctor:So it is more confirmatory
Doctor:So you can go for blood hcg levels
User:so i can go for it tomorrow also or i should wait for it
Doctor:When was your LMP?
Doctor:27TH AUGUST?
User:LMP is what
Doctor:Last menstrual period
User:its 28 Aug
Doctor:And when were you expecting your periods?
Doctor:You can go tomorrow
Doctor:I usually suggest at least 2 - 3 days after expected periods
User:ok doctor and for blood test do i need to consult gynecologist specially
Doctor:It is better to get a prescription, since some labs prefer prescription
User:so i need to consult gyneocologist for that
Doctor:Well you can get a prescription from any doctor
Doctor:So now you know what to do next
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:plz just confirm that i can consult any doctor for it
Doctor:Yes you can
User:ok then i will go for it after tuesday
Doctor:for prescription of pregnancy test you can consult any doctor
User:Thank You for your suggestions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care23
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