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Suspecting pregnancy because of delayed periods after taking primolut-N - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi doctor
User :   i have query related to my wife
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   recently she has taken...Primolute N
User :   now after taking the last tablet
User :   she has not got the periods
User :   its almost 4 days over
Doctor :   for what purpose did she take the tablet? for how many days did she take the tablet?
User :   3 days
User :   actually we were travelling during that time
User :   thts y she took the tablet
Doctor :   ok. usually the periods happen after 5-7 days of the last dose taken.
User :   now she has doubt tht..she is pregnant
Doctor :   if her periods do not start at the end of 7 days since her last dose, then it could suggest pregnancy
User :   my question is that..will this affect the baby...
Doctor :   usually short does do not affect the baby. there is very rare cases where birth defects are associated, but that is more with continuous hormonal pill use not with a short period use
User :   if she is pregnant..thn wht are the implications of the medicine..
Doctor :   if she is suspected to be pregnant, then pregnancy should be confirmed by doing a blood beta HCG test along with serial HCG level test if the first test comes positive.
User :   it may be crtical or
Doctor :   to make sure that pregnancy is progressing well
Doctor :   pregnancy can be continued without any problems
User :   ok...means we should wait for 3-4 more days..
Doctor :   there is no data to prove that short course affects the baby, so do not worry about it
User :   thn see to a doctor for tests...
User :   or there is immediate requirement
Doctor :   just wait for her periods for next 5 days, if she gets it, then fine, but if she does not get it, then go ahead with with teh tests as suggested above
Doctor :   as early as possible
Doctor :   do not wait longer
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ne..take care required till tht time
User :   yes we will follow that...
Doctor :   avoid intercourse or any heavy lifting, travel or brisk walk.
Doctor :   until pregnancy is confirmed or ruled out
User :   she need to after tmmrw.
Doctor :   if the mode of transport is air or train, then it is fine.
User :   she will come by flight
Doctor :   but avoid bus or car travel that is associated with jerks
User :   k...sure..
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no it is great help indeed..
User :   thanks a ton
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
Doctor :   take care.
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