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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hii
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query.
User :   may i know if i have a gynaec on the line
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   i have query regarding my periods
Doctor :   specialist do not come online for live chat
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they are available as panel specialist
User :   can u please tell me how long should one wait if periods skip to go for a pregnancy check
Doctor :  
you can proceed with your query
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the usuall time to check for pregnancy is after 5 - 10 days of missed period
User :   last month i had it on 19th ..its delayed this month
Doctor :  
in case the urine pregnancy test comes negative and you still dont get your periods and have symptoms of pregnancy
User :   is it possible to conceive without having full intercourse
Doctor :  
then a beta HCG blood test and a scan will confirm the pregnancy
User :   ok..do the symptoms show so early
Doctor :  
it is possible to concieve without having a full intercourse if it is unprotected
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and during your fertile period
User :   yes thts wat..
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some women tend to feel symptoms even on the next day after the intercourse
User :   and if i am a virgin then?
Doctor :  
even then, if the hymen is not completely intact, you could still be pregnant
User :   what are the symptoms
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do you have regular periods?
User :   yes i do have but this it is delayed
Doctor :  
how long are your menstrual cycles? 28 days? 30 days?
User :   generally 28
Doctor :  
if there is mental tension, the periods can get delayed by 5 days
Doctor :  
to 10 days
User :   should i wait in that case
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when did you have the unprotected intercourse?
User :   first week of jan
User :   and end of dec
Doctor :  
if you had your periods on 19thof last month, then your fertile period incase you have 28 day cycle will be between
User :   did nt have the full intercourse
Doctor :  
26th Dec to 1st Jan
User :   yes
User :   although my patner pulled out
Doctor :  
in case you have had unprotected sexual contact during this time thee are chances that you will be pregnant
Doctor :   the 'pre-cum' that comes out before actual ejaculation, is known to contain sperms
User :   ok..
Doctor :   so in that case we cannot rule out possibility of you concieving
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so what i would suggest is
User :   should i see a doctor now?
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that you wait another 5 days time
User :   but the penis was nt much inside
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and then see a doctor to get the test done
Doctor :  
preferable the beta HCG blood est and scan which are more reliable and confirmatory test
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*test
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as the urine hormones can vary due to stress levels and render the urine pregnancy test to be showing as negative
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   ohk
User :   are there medicines for abortion
User :   in the early stages of pregnancy
User :   ?
Doctor :  
there are, but they are prescription medicines, to be taken under supervision
User :   ok sure
Doctor :  
and also the bleeding that happen after taking them can sometimes get serious
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
so avoid self medication and get a D&C done in case you are opting for the pills
User :   what is d&c
Doctor :  
it however better not to abort the conception as it can lead to scarring in uterus which can lead to infertility issues later
User :   ok
Doctor :  
D&C is dilatation and curettage
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it is a process to clean the uterus
User :   ok
User :   how long does it take
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as the products of conception if left behind can cause infection and systemic problems putting risk to your life too
User :   is it sort of operation
Doctor :  
it usually takes about 30 minutes time, but you will need a full day's rest atleast
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
it is a minor procedure done under sedation
User :   is it painful
User :   what is sedation?
Doctor :  
usually little pain is there during the procedure
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
sedation is something like mild anesthesia, you are not totally unconscious, but not fullly awake too
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok thanks
User :   thats all
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User :   hii
Doctor :   hi
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are you back?
User :   yes
User :   i need to ask another question
User :   when do the signs of pregnancy show up?
Doctor :  
Is there any other query that you want to ask me?
Doctor :  
ok
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the signs and symptoms of preganancy vary from women to women
User :   what are the symptoms
Doctor :  
some tend to feel them as early as the next day, while some can feel it only after 3-4 month.
Doctor :   early symptoms include fatigue, tiredness, nausea, breast tenderness,
User :   i do not have any symptoms
User :   nausea??
Doctor :  
other symptoms can follow later of nausea with vomiting, breast enlargement, mild cramps in lower abdomen, pinkish/brownish vaginal discharge.
User :   and wat is breast tenderness?
Doctor :  
i tols you that it varies from person to person
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
it is not necessary that you should feel any of these symptoms or have signs so early in pregnancy
Doctor :  
breast tenderness means to feel heavy/soreness/pain in breast
User :   ok
Doctor :  
waht is recommended for you is to wait another 5 days
Doctor :  
see if you get your periods
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if not then get the above mentioned tests done
User :   ok i will
Doctor :  
incase yu do not seem to get your usual periods
User :   then?
Doctor :   and get less bleeding or pain compared to your normal periods
Doctor :  
then you should still go ahead with the above said tests
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as there are cases where a women gets a period like bleeding in fie=rst 3 months of her pregnancy
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
this happens due to the space left in the uterus
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the baby fills the entire uterus in 3 months time
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ohk
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form, and comment box, and say done when done.
User :   done
Doctor :  
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User :   thanks
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