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Ovulation time unpredicted as periods are irregular - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello, i had a ten day period for the first time in 7 years this month, me and my husband r trying to concieve,but i have had no periods before, and just last night ten days after my period i had a surge of blood that turnrd brown and dissappeard within an hour...could i be pregnant?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   give me a couple of mins to read the query
User :   how r you, ok no problem
Doctor :   i am good , thank you
User :   great yw
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i ask you a few relevant questions ?
User :   sure
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   33
Doctor :   you said you had no periods before , could you elaborate on this?
User :   well they were absent until i would loose a specific amount of weight, which i have lost 17 pounds recently
Doctor :   ok , since when dint you have cycles ?
User :   7 years ago was the last one before this present on right after i had my son,
Doctor :   ok
User :   they have always been like that,i would just not have them till i lost a certain amount of weight
Doctor :   any ultrasound scan done ?if so , anything significant in reports?
User :   no,never been diagnosed with pocs or anything or even a hormal imbalance? idk?
Doctor :   ok , that is fine
Doctor :   are you on any medicines presently ?
User :   yes, some antidepressants, but i have been taking baby asprin and musinex before this occured
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you been on any pills for birth control anytime?
User :   no
Doctor :   presently are you on any infertility treatment /
User :   no
Doctor :   ok , any diabetes or high blood pressure ?
User :   yes borderline and i take a small dose of blood pressure meds
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me summarize my suggestions
User :   o
User :   sure
Doctor :   since you had your cycles a few days back , and trying to conceive
Doctor :   with just spotting , or blood discharge , it is difficult to conclude if this is a pregnancy
Doctor :   may i know when was the last sexual intercourse ?
User :   ok do you think it might be implantation bleeding?
User :   it was the 15-20th
Doctor :   it could be i do not deny it
Doctor :   but it could not specifically mean an implantation bleed
Doctor :   we need to wait if you get the next cycles or not
Doctor :   else for now you could do a urine pregnancy test
User :   i did yesterday but i think its too soon
User :   it was _
User :   ok thx doc
Doctor :   if your cycles have been irregular it is very tough to predict the ovulation time
Doctor :   generally with a margin of seven days after a period, if one has an intercourse we predict chances of pregnancy
Doctor :   but , if the cycles have been irregular from before , we may not be able to say if ovulation would occur as expected on the right day
Doctor :   hence we ask to do pregnancy tests often and take the readings
Doctor :   so , i suggest you repeat the test
User :   ok so maybe!!! we will see then,i will text next week! thx
Doctor :   and go for an ultrasound for confirmation
User :   ok will do!
Doctor :   I hope you followed my suggestions
User :   yes
Doctor :   I hope i answered all your questions
User :   you did and thx
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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