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Missed period, signs and symptoms of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   i have been worried that i might be pregnant and i took a test yesterday but i think i took it too early. today i was feeling around in my vagina and everything feels very different could this mean i am pregnant
Doctor :   ok

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ok
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i will need to ask you a few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   plesae provide age, location
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when was your last menstrual period?
User :   18 kansas
User :   well my period was kinda messed up last month but it would be a month ago this week
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ok
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could you please provide the date of your LMP (last menstrual period)


User :   the date of my last period was september 13
User :   hello?
Doctor :   are you there

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I will help you
User :   yah
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Kindly provide you the details like age, gender, occupation
User :   18, female, college student
Doctor :   ok

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Proceed with your query
User :   what else do you need to know
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Procced with your query?
Doctor :   Is your periods regular?

User :   yes
User :   sorry i did not mean to do that
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
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yes please proceed with your query
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what is the length of your cycle? In how many days it comes and how many days do you have the bleeding?
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what is it that you are feeling in your vagina?
User :   well it feels not as open as it usually does and smaller
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ok
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does it feel more soft?
User :   yah it feels pretty soft
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are you having any other symptoms like nausea, tenderness in breast, excess fatigue, more sleepy?
User :   i have felt some nausea but i didn't know if it was from stress or not and i am sleepy
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ok
Doctor :   what is the length of your cycle? In how many days it comes and how many days do you have the bleeding?

User :   i usually bleed for 4 to 5 days and it almost always comes every 4 weeks
Doctor :   ok
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so your next period is supposed to be on OCT 13-15th?
User :   yes
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did you have any spotting or pink kind of discharge in between ?
User :   no
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i will help you in analyzing your symptoms
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1) your vagina feeling soft is one of the symptoms of pregnancy. Reason: there is increased blood flow to the pelvic organs, uterus and vagina and cervix to accommodate changes related to the pregnancy
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
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ok
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2). Increases fatigue and sleepiness: Body has increased metabolic rate, so it slows down the metabolism to absorb all the nutrients for the baby to grow, thereby making you feel tired and fatigued.
User :   ok
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are you following what i am saying?
User :   yes
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3). Increased breast tenderness: It is due to changes in the breast tissue right form the start of pregnancy.
Doctor :   now coming to diagnosis: User :   ok
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10. Diagnosis can be made based on the symptoms
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1)Diagnosis can be made based on the symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) It can be made by doing the urine pregnancy test after a missed period
User :   ok
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3). If you want to know it earlier, you can go for a examination and blood test for HCG levels, which will show increase in the HCG levels if you are pregnant. This can be done before you have the missed period.
User :   ok so even if i take a urine test before my missed period, even if im pregnant it will show up negative?
Doctor :   4) You can also have a transvaginal scan done which will show the presence of the embryo in the uterus.

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yes sometimes it shows up as negative, if the levels of HCG are not adequate
User :   ok
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usually the urine HCG becomes positive in 4 weeks time form the fertilization in 90% of women.
User :   ok ic
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so if you want to know whether you are pregnant at this moment, you can opt for a examination and blood HCG levels, and a transvaginal scan.
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which will be more accurate than the urine pregnancy test.
User :   ok
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Did you follow what I said?
User :   yes i did thank you
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   not for now
Doctor :   ok
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