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Ipill effect on period cycle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i wanted to know can takin an ipill disturb your cycles?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is not for regulating ur periods
Doctor :   it is used only for emergency contraception
Doctor :   yes it will disturb ur cycle
User :   yes i know i took it and i havent had my periods since then
User :   i took it one month back
Doctor :   when was ur last period
Doctor :   when was ur periods due
User :   last was on around 10th july
Doctor :   please do urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   ur periods can be delayed due to stress as well
User :   i did it twice both times it was negative
User :   i am not under any major stress
User :   could they be delayed simply because i took the ipill'
Doctor :   it will prevent pregnancy
Doctor :   it can also disturb ur normal cycle as wel
User :   so if i m late it is not necesary i am pregnant it could be just delayed because of the ipill
User :   am i right ??
Doctor :   yes it could be
Doctor :   it could due to medical causes as well
User :   like?
User :   is it serious?
Doctor :   hormonal disturbance can be a cause
Doctor :   depends on the cause
Doctor :   did u have regular periods before>?
User :   sexual intercourse for the first time could be the reason?
Doctor :   is the periods irregualar from the begining?
User :   No not very regular
Doctor :   one reason can be stress
User :   a few days here and there but never has it been so many
Doctor :   personal problems, worries, too much coffee, hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :   do u have facial hair
User :   so what should i do thn
User :   yes
User :   i have facial hair
Doctor :   it can be dueto cysts in ovary
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a gynecologist
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   this is again due to stress or hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   which can be treat
User :   dueto cysts?
Doctor :   cyst is fluid filled cavity
Doctor :   ovarian cysts
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   but its happening only after i had my intercourse
User :   are these cysts dangerous?
Doctor :   depends on the nature of the cysts
Doctor :   if the periods are irregular only now
Doctor :   nothing to worry
Doctor :   as of now
Doctor :   if it persists
Doctor :   u need to see a gynecology
Doctor :   then
User :   so how long should i wait to go visit one
Doctor :   if there is ectopic pregnancy thensometime urine pregnancy test can be negative
Doctor :   if u dont get regular cycles in 2 months time
Doctor :   u can see
Doctor :   enroll for yoga
Doctor :   and de stress urself
Doctor :   it will help u overcome this problem
Doctor :   how old are u
User :   i went to one she gave me a medicine for 3 days n said i f i dont get my periods within 7 days i should go back to her
User :   i am 21
User :   what is ectopic pregnancy?
Doctor :   yes it would be better to visit her
Doctor :   pregnancy occurring outside the uterine wall
Doctor :   as i normal pregnancy
Doctor :   pregnancy that develops outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Doctor :   it is very rare
Doctor :   u need not worry
Doctor :   i still feel is due to hormonal imbalance
User :   so how does that get confirmed?
Doctor :   and u will get back ur periods
Doctor :   One-sided pain in the lower abdomen that is severe and persistent is the most common symptom
User :   okay
User :   no dont have any such pain
Doctor :   then dont worry
User :   but i have swelled up a little
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have nausea or vomiting
Doctor :   or vaginal bleeding
User :   not at all
User :   no
Doctor :   within how many hours u took ipill
Doctor :   u should take within 72 hours of intercourse
User :   wihin 72
Doctor :   also it is not fool proof
Doctor :   sometimes implantation may occur
Doctor :   do consult a gynecologits
Doctor :   if u dont get ur periods in 1 months time
Doctor :   repeat the urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   in weeks time
User :   okay
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   i can get the foetus aborted within 14 weeks right?
Doctor :   20 weeks u can
Doctor :   after that it is not possible under law
User :   does it have any major side effect?
Doctor :   earlier it is better
Doctor :   not likely if done in trained hands
User :   it does not at any cost lead to infertillity right?
Doctor :   use more than one contraceptive method to overcome this
Doctor :   no it wont affect ur fertility
User :   u mean i should get the operation done as well as the pill
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   u need to take adequate precaution
User :   just the pilll would do?
Doctor :   like use condom or oral contraceptive pill
Doctor :   both in combination
Doctor :   avoid all these problems
Doctor :   ipill is only for emergency use
Doctor :   not for regular use
User :   can u tell me how many days does the pilll procedure take incase i am pregnant
Doctor :   it will be effective only when taken within 72 hours
Doctor :   once ur pregnanct
Doctor :   u need to consult a gynecology for termination of pregnany
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pregnancy
User :   no i mean now if i want to get it aborte
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u consult then earlier, if the pregnancy is positive
User :   can u give me an estimate of the procedure
Doctor :   it depends on the centre where it is done
Doctor :   where are u located
User :   delhi
User :   what i am asking you is if next week i find out i am pregnant what can i do to get it aborted
Doctor :   anywhere between 4500
User :   is there any kind of pill
Doctor :   4500 to 6000 in big hospital
User :   for the pilll or operation?
Doctor :   yes there are pill which ur gynecologist will prescribe if u consult earlier
Doctor :   there is no operation
User :   how early?
Doctor :   minor procedure called D & C
Doctor :   within 3 months
Doctor :   it costs 4500
Doctor :   after 3 months roughly around 9000
User :   okay so this D&c does not cause pain?
Doctor :   they will local anesthetic
User :   and how many days of rest do i need to take after getin it done?
Doctor :   it is done as OPD procedure
Doctor :   u can return back home same day
Doctor :   or 1-2 days if bleeding is severe
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   okay so its safe getting it done right?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   earlier is fine
Doctor :   better to manage and needs simple procedure
User :   and can u suggest me a way of confirmed pregnancy
Doctor :   beyond 20 weeks or 5 months
Doctor :   they wont terminate the pregnany
Doctor :   urine pregnancy test or blood pregnancy test
Doctor :   which is bit expensive
Doctor :   must be done in lab
User :   ok
User :   and how early can i get the D&C done?
Doctor :   usually by syringing technique we terminate pregnancy in early days
User :   okay so within 1 month it can be done right?
Doctor :   it can be
Doctor :   there are various methods
Doctor :   this is used as last method
User :   ok
Doctor :   After 10 weeks to terminate pregnancy it requires D&C procedure to be performed
Doctor :   till 10 weeks other methods are used
Doctor :   can return to normal activities within a few days, and some feel good enough to return to normal non strenuous activity within 24 hours of d and c
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   should not insert anything into the vaginal area, including douche and sexual intercourse, for at least 2 weeks or until the bleeding stops.
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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