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Is crampy abdominal pain a sign of pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello Doctor
Doctor:Proceed with your query
User:My wife might be expecting
User:she has just missed her period
User:she is getting severe pains in her abdomen
User:every 2 hrs she is getting pains, feeling thirsty and feeling exhausted
User:we are unsure where to run to a gynec or wait for few more weeks
Doctor:From what I understand your wife has missed her period and you think she could be pregnant.
Doctor:If yes, may I know when was her last menstrual period
Doctor:and when was her due period date?
User:11 Nov
User:her cycle is 28 days
Doctor:Has her cycles been very regular in the past?
User:yes dot 28 days
User:also just to let you know that she had miscarried in may 2013
Doctor:Now as she is late by 2-3 days, it may be a case of delayed period or she may be pregnant.
Doctor:You can get her urine samples tested using home pregnancy kit
User:we are more concerned about her pains
Doctor:which is available over the counter at the nearest pharmacy.
Doctor:The crampy abdominal pain may be related to early pregnanc or it could be due to her premenstrual symptom.
Doctor:It may also be due to genitourinary infection or a stone.
Doctor:Now, the primary objective is to rule out pregnancy.
Doctor:Therefore get the urine pregnancy test done.
Doctor:If urine pregnancy test at home is negative, then there is no chance of miscarriage.
User:if we do now will she get the results?
User:either positive or negative
Doctor:The test can be done now. The results are more than 99% reliable now.
Doctor:You can take necessary actions accordingly.
Doctor:in the sense, if the test comes positive
Doctor:consult the gynecologist immediately.
Doctor:If it's negative, you can wait for a day or two; provided
Doctor:the pain is not troubling her.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:followed what?
Doctor:Have you followed what i suggested?
User:yes I understood
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:I am in Bangalore, can you suggest which gynec to visit?
Doctor:Bangalore has many gynecologist who are experienced and trained. If i were to be you, my first choice would be to visit the nearest multispecialty hospital. I would definitely find an experienced one (Head of department).
Doctor:The second choice would be to go back to the previous gynecologist who helped her during the miscarriage.
Doctor:The next option would be to try a new one at clinics.
Doctor:This link has listed OBGYN specialist from Bangalore
Doctor:You can search for location wise
Doctor:Some of the doctors have user written reviews which can help you.
Doctor:I hope it helps.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:this was helpful
User:thak you
User:no more questions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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