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Treatment for spotting during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Ple
User :   hi
Doctor:hi
User :   MY PROBLEM IS I HAVE HAD A TINY BLEED ON WEDNESDAY VERY SMALL AMOUNT THIS IS ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE PERIOD DUE
User :   YESTERDAY EVENING I HAD DISCHARGE WHEN I WENT TO THE TOILET
User :   BUT IT LOOKED DIFFERENT LIKE LITTLE SPIDERS FLOATING AROUND WHAT COULD THIS BE
Doctor :   ok
User :   ??
Doctor :   What is the color of the spider like floaters?
User :   THEY WHERE REDISH AND BROWN MY URINE WAS CLEAR NO BLOOD LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE PERIOD
Doctor :   What is the color of the discharge that you noticed yesterday?
User :   THAT WAS RED BUT VERY TINY AMOUNT THAT WAS ON WEDNESDAY AND YESTERDAY EVENING WAS SPIDER STRING LIKE DISCHARGE
User :   I ALSO TOOK A PREGNANCY TEST YESTERDAY WHICH WAS NEGATIVE
Doctor :   When was your last menstrual period?
Doctor :   Were you having regular periods before this?
User :   last month around the 27th of october time and lasted for a good week
User :   I have a bad history of irregluar periods however been having a period every month around the same time for about three months now
Doctor :   Ok, are you overweight?
User :   NO i am very slim size 6 to 8 healthy and fit
User :   we are trying for a baby so have been extra looking after myself
Doctor :   Do you have hair on face or other unwanted areas?
Doctor :   Were you on any medications ?
User :   yes i have already been diagnosed with PSCO SYNDROME ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO HAVE NO EXTRA HAIR AND DOC SAID NOTHING REALLY TO WORRY ABOUT I AM ON NO MEDICATION FOR THIS
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I AM ON NO OTHER MEDICATION
Doctor :   Actually if the pregnancy test is negative, then the other possibilities are these
Doctor :   1) You might have anovulatory cycle
User :   do you think i could still be pregnant ?
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   The pregnancy test is 97% accurate
Doctor :   If you are my patient then I suggest to take one more test after three days
User :   yes but my period is not due until next week and i have read you can get negative result if taken to early
Doctor :   Anovulatory cycle, there may not be egg release
Doctor :   hence spotting is probably due to a build up in the lining of the uterus.
Doctor :   The spider like thing can be clots
Doctor :   blood clots
User :   clots of what i have never had them before ever
Doctor :   Clots of the blood
User :   I feel pregnant and have cramps and some other symptoms is this normal or just odd
Doctor :   If you feel to be pregnant, please retest for pregnancy
User :   we have been trying for 6 months
Doctor :   Yes I understand but I wonder if you are releasing egg each month for a successful conception
User :   is it wrong i feel pregnant is it uncommon
Doctor :   No it is not wrong as you are trying for it
User :   yes i am worried about that too and my husband is unaware i could have this problem
Doctor :   But if you are not pregnant you have to take measures to increase the chances of pregnancy
User :   how do i do that
Doctor :   Check if you are ovulating properly, I doubt since you say that you have pretty irregular cycles
Doctor :   There can be certain hormonal issues too
Doctor :   Hence ovulation tests, Blood hormonal checks at right time
User :   but we are very close my husband and i and make love most nights
Doctor :   Ultrasound of the ovary can help you know if the follicle is growing or nt
Doctor :   Making love does not mean that you are releasing egg
User :   yes i understand
Doctor :   Actually the egg from the woman and sperm from male should meet to form the product
Doctor :   which grows and forms the foetus
User :   I have had an ultra sound and every thing was fine they saiid about 3 years ago
Doctor :   So the sperm which stays for 24 hours
Doctor :   should meet the shortlived egg ( for few hours) that is released on a particular day
Doctor :   The dynamics could have changed within 3 yrs
User :   the bleeding i have had is it possible i could still be pregnant i was worried i maybe had miscarried
Doctor :   Miscarriage can happen
User :   Yes i understand all of that and my knowledge of it is great i read every day about it dont forget we are trying to have a baby i have to admit i feel a little different this month
User :   How would i know it was a miscarriage
Doctor :   You can check with Serum HCG levels
Doctor :   which should reduce day after day
User :   whats Serum
Doctor :   Part of blood
User :   yes but i have to go to doc for this dont really ant to go
Doctor :   So do not want to go?
Doctor :   15 to 20% of miscarriages happen even before the female gets to know
User :   i dont want to go to the doctor only if i really have to
User :   really wow did not know that
User :   With the discharge i have had is there any chance i could still be pregnant
Doctor :   As I told you the UPT test is 97% accurate, if it negative you are not pregnant
User :   but before your period due ??
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But I feel your current bleed is possibly a non ovulatory cycle
Doctor :   and not pregnancy
Doctor :   But as a patient we have to rule out pregnancy in all respectives
User :   really what about my symptoms
Doctor :   I need somemore time
Doctor :   The pregnancy has different symptoms
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