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Scanty period, regular, had brown discharge for extended duration. Why would that happen? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Oh Hi.
Doctor:I believe there was a problem last time
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Yes, glad to connect again.
User:My problem is that i get scanty periods.
Doctor:Since when
User:im 27.
User:since past 3mths
Doctor:are your cycles still regular?
User:I normally get it for 3 - 4 days
User:same date every next
Doctor:you still get it for 3-4 days?
User:ive just been getting it for 2days from past 3mths
User:the change could be due to change in food.
Doctor:have you been losing any weight?
User:slight like a kilo or so.I have been maintaing lent - 40days of veg food with ended last week
User:one more thing is that i gotmarried 3 mths back.
Doctor:Is your appetite normal?
User:when i moved to my inlaws place the food it very liquidy n spicy in nature
Doctor:Are you taking any medication or anything?
User:no not at all
Doctor:I dont think its related to the food
Doctor:Unless you have reduced your intake by a large amount
User:& this time after the 2day - period. I had a brown discharge as well for like the next whole day n half
Doctor:have you been using any kind of contraception, Melissa?
User:condoms thats it
User:no pills at all
Doctor:Regularly or on and off?
Doctor:Actually I dont think its anything to worry about
Doctor:But to be on the safe side
Doctor:I want a ultrasound of the pelvic region done
Doctor:This will tell us a lot about whats going on inside
User:is it like a sonography..?
Doctor:Its the same
Doctor:are there any other symptoms that you think could be possibly important?
Doctor:like excessive hair or anything like that?
User:off late ive been even having itching in my body, not sure if its related
User:no excess hair
User:not at the pelvic region
Doctor:No, on the chin?
User:majorly on the chest n bac
User:thats the itching
Doctor:Didnt get that, sorry?
User:i have itching, on my shoulders, back n chest, not sure if this is related in any way to my problem.
User:no excess hair gowth at all
Doctor:No its not
Doctor:I think we'll start with a sonography XXXXXXX
Doctor:\Although in all probability it will be normal
Doctor:Have you been quite stressed off late?
User:not really, just the usual wrk etc
User:i just remembered
User:one of the days towards the end of my period. i just experienced frequent urination
User:that ws just for a day
Doctor:I dont think they are related
User:i used to have irregular periods in school
User:once it skipped for 3mths or so
User:i visited my gen phyisician
User:she just did an external check
Doctor:Its common at that time as that is the time when periods usually start
Doctor:At that time, we have something called anovulatory cycles\
Doctor:During these cycles, an ovum is not released and cycles are irregular
Doctor:They take some time to regularize
User:now that im married, i just think its important to get this right if we eventually plan a child. hence the concern
Doctor:I think there's nothing wrong with you
Doctor:I'd be more concerned about regular cycles
Doctor:There should be no problem in conceiving
Doctor:But I think one ultrasound and we should be good
User:ok fine
Doctor:Thats all
Doctor:Also, try and destress
Doctor:thats important
Doctor:Eat your meals on time and exercise
User:ok thats alli had to ask.
User:all i
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:do i need to come back to you on this issue..?
Doctor:Yes it will be good
User:ok, so ill come back to you once ive done the sonography..
Doctor:That would be great
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Take care
User:You too. bbye.
Doctor:Bye for now
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