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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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please proceed with your health query
User :   Hi Doctor... I want to ask a question regarding my friend who seems to be in trouble
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ok
User :   she does not want to concieve right now so she had ipill
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ok
User :  
Wanted to know if you can tell me if there are any side effects
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when was her last menstrual period?
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also, can she concieve if she had her menstrual cycle on that time
Doctor :   and when was the unprotected intercourse?
User :   yes unprotected but during the first day of her menstrual cycle

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and when after the intercourse did she take the Ipill?
User :   after 8 hrs

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do you mean to say that the unprotected intercourse was on the day1 of her bleeding?
User :   yes

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ok
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if that is the case that she is getting regular periods
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and this was teh first day of her period cycle
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that the unprotected intercourse happened
User :   she did not get regular periods after day1
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then the chances that she will be pregnant is very minimal
User :  
today is her 5th day of mentrual cycle
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but why has periods sropped
User :  
stopped*
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did she have unprotected intercourse anytime before this?
User :   no

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ok
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how many days does she have the bleeding ususally?
User :   for 5 days

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and its more on 2nd, 3rd and 4th day
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so then its her normal period that she is having
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and also she took the ipill within 8 hours of the act
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so she should not worry
User :   ok

User :  
but are there any side effects cos she says she feels dizzy sometimes
Doctor :   the fertile period when the egg gets released is between 8th-14th day of the cycle taking day1 as the first day of bleeding
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considering the cycle to be of 28 days
Doctor :   the dizzyness that she is feeling is one of the side effects of the ipill
User :   ok

User :  
the bleeding this time was very less so this is also bcos of ipill
Doctor :   it could be
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anyways the chances of pregnancy is ruled out as it is day 1 of the cycle
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that she had the intercourse
User :  
yeah
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and also the ipill is to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, and she took it in 8 hours so again the chances are ruled out
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if still she is doubting this
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then she should wait for 15-20 days and check home urine pregnancy test
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which will come negative
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ok
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or wait for a missed period and do this tset
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*test
User :  
ok
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if she has not had unprotected sex before this one time then she should not be worried
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Did you follow what I said?
User :   yes

Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :  
can you help with something which can be done at home if she finds out she is pregnant at an early stage
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User :   sure

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if she does find out that she is pregnant which is unlikely as per the above history and discussion, then she should met a gynaecologist
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and get the appropriate steps done
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ok
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there are medications that she can take, but this should be done under supervision and guidance
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as the complications are more
User :  
i understand
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Thank You Doctor
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :  
No Thank You
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User :   Sorry for this

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I have however updated the feedback form
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Thank You
Doctor :   ok
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thanks
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bye foe now
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User :   bye

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