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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   how can i confirm my pragnency at home?
Doctor :   when was your last menstrual period?
User :   it was on 6th of last month
Doctor :   are your cycles regular? if yes, what is the menstrual cycle length ( in how many days gap do you get your periods)?
Doctor :   do you have symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy like nausea, vomiting, increased fatigue, tiredness, backpain, cramps, mood changes, headache, increased frequency of urination?
User :   actually my cycles are not much regular but i am taking treatment for it, and from past three months i am getting regular periods
Doctor :   ok. what treatment are you taking? what was the reason diagnosed for your irregular periods?
Doctor :   please provide your age, height, weight, details of past medical illness, and treatment.
User :   my doctor didn't tell me the reason. Iam taking aspirin delayed and livogen tablets.
User :   my hight is 5.7" and wait is 62 kg,my age is 23 now.
Doctor :   do you have symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy like nausea, vomiting, increased fatigue, tiredness, backpain, cramps, mood changes, headache, increased frequency of urination?
User :   i just have increased frequency of urination.
Doctor :   pregnancy can be tested at home by using urine pregnancy test kits that are available over the counter. It can show results for pregnancy after about 20 days post conception.
Doctor :   do you have burning sensation or discomfort or pain when passing urine?
User :   no, but i have white discharge
Doctor :   since when you are having white discharge? is there any foul smell or itching or burning associated?
Doctor :   is there pelvic pain or discomfort when passing urine, bowel movements or intercourse?
User :   there is no smell or itching or burning. i am having it from past 7 days
Doctor :   ok. it is similar to your regular vaginal discharge?
User :   i did pregnancy test on 4th of this month but it was negative.
User :   but still i feel like i am pregnant.
Doctor :   sometimes pregnancy test show false negative results due to less concentration of pregnancy hormone (HCG) in urine during early pregnancy
Doctor :   if you are suspecting pregnancy, then go ahead with getting a blood beta HCG test done which can accurately detect pregnancy as early as 11 days post conception
Doctor :   if the white discharge is similar to your usual discharge and increased without any other symptoms, then it could also be one of symptoms suggesting pregnancy
Doctor :   as vaginal discharge is known to increase in quantity during pregnancy
User :   what is the correct time to do pregnancy test at home to get accurate results?
Doctor :   if you develop itching, foul smell, rashes, increased and copious amounts of discharge then visit your gynecologist to get a vaginal smear test done to look for possible infections
Doctor :   and start og treatment as indicated
Doctor :   if doing blood beta HCG test, then after 11 days ppost conception and if with UPT , then after 20 days
Doctor :   wait for periods to start withing next 10 days
Doctor :   if it does not satrt and you feel pregnant
Doctor :   then go ahead with getting blood beta HCG test and examination done by a gynecologist to confirm/rule out pregnancy
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