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Ultrasound scan for implantation bleeding or miscarriage determination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
Doctor :   may i know your wife age please ?
User :   HI Dr.
User :   she is 25 years old..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was her last period due ?
User :   3rd Dec..
Doctor :   ok well now in your case we have two things that can cause it
Doctor :   number one .. it can be implantation bleeding
Doctor :   number two it can be a threatened abortion
Doctor :   both are the possibilities
Doctor :   the only way to be sure is thru a ultrasound
User :   ok
User :   she is also having cramps for 1 or 2 mins..
Doctor :   other than that there is no way any physician can tell
User :   can we take pregnancy tests?
Doctor :   yes you can
Doctor :   you should infact
User :   any possibilities of neg result..
Doctor :   it can go both ways my advice would be to just do a home pregnancy test done to be sure
User :   i read during implantation bleeding these tests give neg results..
Doctor :   the new ones are very accurate and you can repeat them after a week
Doctor :   or to be very sure you can just visit your gynecologist
User :   can you let me know, if its a sign of miscarriage how will be the blood spotting?
Doctor :   there is no way to tell BUT only by a ultrasound
User :   how much time will it take to get the ultrasound result
Doctor :   spotting is not a criteria
Doctor :   it will be known in a hour
User :   ok..
User :   can implantation bleeding happen after 10 days of missed period?
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :   thats the reason i told you it can be BOTH
User :   ok.. i got curious after your first reason and worried after the second one..
Doctor :   well why dont you just get a home pregnancy kit now
Doctor :   and you can see
User :   can you let me know if it tests neg what steps we have to take..
Doctor :   i personal suggestion to you would be to please visit a gynecologist and get an ultrasound then
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   no point in thinking negative
Doctor :   you there ?
User :   thanks, i was discussing with my wife..
Doctor :   dont worry . have a positive mind
User :   will consult gynic tomorrow..
Doctor :   just get the ULTRASOUND
Doctor :   take care
User :   ok.. thanks..
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