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Infectious mononucleosis, Irregular periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am scared that I may be pregnant. I did not have sex but was fingered and am not sure whether sperm got inside me. I have taken a home pregnancy test which came out negative and got tested from my doctor, she did a urine test. Is there still a possibility? My first period after messing around was a few days late very light and I had bad cramps. I then missed my period the next month and the month after that got my period but had no cramps as usual or pain. Before messing around I had stopped birth control. My heart beats so fast sometimes, even in my stomach that I get nervous, whats wrong?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
Let me read it
User :   I was also diagnosed with mono recently. I dont know if that may have anything to do with it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
If you have got your periods after the intercourse
Doctor :  
then it is very unlikely that you should be pregnant
User :   even if it was very light and not like my regular periods?
Doctor :  
Also when was the intercourse?
User :   I didn't have intercourse. Just foreplay..this was in November
User :   but not sure if any sperm came into contact
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
It is not at all a possibility
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So do not worry
User :   so can mono delay a period?
Doctor :  
There is no chance of pregnancy
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and you have also got your urine pregnancy done
Doctor :  
Do elaborate on mono?
Doctor :  
What was the actual diagnosis?
User :   the doctor took my blood and it came back positive that I have mononucleosis because I told her I was feeling tired, sometimes got the chills, would have night sweats, stomach pain and discharge and itchiness
Doctor :   Ok

User :   Can you get mono from oral sex? if you are recieving?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   20
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease

Doctor :   The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing,
User :   right but can you get it through oral sex also?
Doctor :   No, that is not a likely route
Doctor :  
but with kissing, it is possible
User :   The only reason I ask is because I have discharge and slight itch and have been treated for yeast and tested for stds and I dont know what's wrong I am pretty much going crazy cause I can't figure it out
Doctor :  
and is it likely that you havent involved in kiss?
User :   I did
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
then that is a more likely route
User :   so then what could the discharge and itch be?
Doctor :   It could be due to an infection

Doctor :  
as you have not bled well in the past few months
Doctor :   Are you getting it?

User :   yes..but aren't the only types of infections out there, like bacterial vaginosis, yeast, and std type infections?
Doctor :   Yes, bacteria, fungi and yeast are the more common ones

User :   and they can interfere with your periods as well>
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes, it does

Doctor :  
have menstrual irregularities
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and is common in infections
Doctor :  
Have you undergone a vaginal examination?
User :   I have had it looked at by a gyno and she said it looked irritated
Doctor :   Ok

User :   that is when she treated me for yeast
User :   but it didn't go away
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
So it has to be repeated
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and if there are any investigations necessary like a vaginal smear
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and/or the fluid culture
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has to be thought of
Doctor :  
Infectious mononucleosis does not have a prominent effect on the menses
User :   what is done in a vaginal smear? Is a fluid culture when you take a swab because that has been done as well
Doctor :   Yes and also microscopic examination

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to detect cells
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Just like a Pap smear
Doctor :  
if you have heard of
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else you want to ask?

User :   I believe that is it. I am studying abroad right now so I dont have a doctor I can go to
User :   do you think my situation sounds serious that I need to get it taken care of right away?
Doctor :   You should not postpone a gynec consultation

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and do get it done
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just on an opd basis
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and if it is only necessary, should you go for other tests
Doctor :  
otherwise it is not required
User :   okay
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User :   done
User :   thank you
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