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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   wat r the symptoms of pregnanacy???
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   37
Doctor :   When did you have your last periods?
User :   i am feeling giddy since last 3-4 days in morning and periods were suppose to start yest.
Doctor :   There are various symptoms as Missed periods is the first symptom
Doctor :   Are your periods regular? Did you have unprotected intercourse?
User :   yes
User :   periods are very regular
User :   i am feeling very giddy also
Doctor :   Since it has just been a day you have missed your periods it cant be said just like that and giddiness is not a confirmatory sign in such a initial stage.
User :   thn how shld i find out...i took a preg test also day before it came negative
Doctor :   You can get a Home pregnancy test done but that also comes positive after a week or so of missing periods
User :   its come negative
Doctor :   You can get a Blood HCG test done which is a confirmatory test to detect pregnancy.
User :   shall i get it done today itself
User :   ad frm whch kind of doc
Doctor :   You can get it done today itself and just get it done at any pathology lab.
User :   is there a one at XXXhospital
User :   do they tell u right away
Doctor :   Where are you based? Where is this XXXospital? No the result takes a day or so to come.
User :   i am in XXX
User :   XXX
Doctor :   Sorry i am based in Bangalore and do not have any idea about XXX but it is a simple test and can be done in any Pathology lab.
User :   do they have them in hospitals
Doctor :   Yes lab facility is usually present in every hospital.
User :   ok i will go right now and do it
User :   but i have had lunch jst
Doctor :   You should give early morning blood sample and can go tomorrow.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I mean fasting sample
User :   not eat anythng u mean
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   not even water or tea
Doctor :   You can have water but not tea
User :   ok thanks'
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
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