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Unprotected intercourse, no periods but little bleeding and cramps - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   well i wanted to know if you can help me out..i dont know i think i might be pregnant
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
User :   hello
Doctor :  
when was your last menstrual period?
User :   on the 5 of january
Doctor :  
ok
User :   th"
Doctor :  
please provide your age, location, occupation
User :   im 20 and im taking a semester off of school
User :   i was getting cramps like if i was going to have my period
User :   but nothing
User :   i wiped and there was a little blood
User :   and it only happend twice
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and then there was no more
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and yesterday i was getting cramps again
User :   but nothing
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what is your menstrual cycle length? is it 28 days? 30 days? or more?
User :   i took a pregnancy test but it came out negative
User :   it is usually less then 28
Doctor :   did you have unprotected intercourse in between?
User :   yeah
User :   but only twice
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if your menstrual cycle is less than 28 days then your fertile period or the time in which the egg is released will be between 8th-12 th day taking the first day of bleeding as day 1
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so for you the fertile period would be between 13th jan to17th jan
Doctor :  
if you have had unprotected intercourse at this time or around tis time
User :   i did
Doctor :  
the chances are that you would be pregnant
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but sometimes the urine pregnancy test comes as negative
User :   i have been feeling like i want to throw up but only in the mornings and in the evening time
Doctor :  
due to the quantity of the HCG hormone or the pregnancy hormone being less in urine
Doctor :  
ok
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is there any other symptoms that you have?
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like tiredness, fatigue, increased sleepiness?
User :   yeah i have been real hot
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yeah i have been sleeping more than usual
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is there breast tenderness?
User :   yeah one more than the other though
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i was moody
Doctor :  
you seem to have definite signs of pregnancy
Doctor :  
it can be conrfirmed or ruled out
User :   like around the time i thought i was going to get my period
Doctor :  
by doing a blood beta HCG hormone test
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and a scan
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so what i suggest for you is to take a blood beta HCG level test
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and a pelvic scan
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which are the standard tests to confirm/rule out pregnancy
User :   oh ok
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   yeah
User :   would it be to early to take a HCG test
User :   or is it ok
Doctor :  
no it is fine to go ahaed with teh blood beta HCG test
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as you already have not had a normal period
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and this is teh time you should have been having you periods
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blood beta HCG is positive if you are pregnant in about 15-20 days time
Doctor :   so you can opt for it now
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alone with teh scan
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   the results are in in about 15-20 days
User :   ?
Doctor :  
yes post conception, the blood beta HCG levels come positive in that time frame
User :   oh
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else you would like to ask me?
User :   i used birthcontrol the last time in december
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my period came
User :   in january but it was short
Doctor :  
if you have not used it after your december periods then the chances are that the effect will go off
Doctor :  
BCP once stopped make a woman get her usual fertility in about 1-3 months
User :   could there be a possibility that i can have my period at a later time this month
Doctor :  
the time gap varies from woman to woman
Doctor :  
if the effect is taking a long time for you to go, then it is possible to get periods late but not later than 10 days from your expected date of periods
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   due to hormonal , and mental and emotional imbalance
Doctor :  
periods can come late or early by 10 days
User :   oh ok
User :   i didnt know that
Doctor :  
but the excat pattern cannot be specified in such cases
User :   yeah
Doctor :  
as the normal cycle is disrupted due to the pill use
User :   in your opinion do i have a high chance of pregnancy or low
Doctor :  
so the same predictions wil not hold good
Doctor :  
if you have stopped the BCP one month back and have had a unprotected intercourse in your fertile period time
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then in my opinion
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the chances for you to be pregnant
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are high
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as we cannot
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predict the exact hormonal and ovulation(egg release) pattern in you
User :   right
Doctor :   so it is advised that you take a beta HCG blood test along with a scan
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if you are pregnant, it will show
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and if not then you can resume your BCP
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and make sure that you take it continuously untill you want to have a baby
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it should be taken as advised
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :  
also if you miss 2 days pill sin row
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you should stop it
User :   i was taking a shot
Doctor :  
follow alternative contraception method
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and take the BCP again in your next period cycle
User :   ok
User :   thank you
User :   you have really helped me
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   one more thing how much does it cost to get those test done
Doctor :   it depends on the institution
Doctor :   though it wil not vary very much
User :   ok one more thing
Doctor :  
in the same location
Doctor :  
sure, please proceed
User :   when i wiped and there was blood
Doctor :  
ok
User :   why do you think that happened
User :   and i was getting cramps
Doctor :  
it can happen, that you get mild bleeding and cramps
User :   but not really bad ones i just felt a little uncomfortable
Doctor :  
but they wil not be like your usual period time
Doctor :  
it will be less
User :   i usually always get heavy periods and heavy cramps
Doctor :  
this happens due to the
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baby still not filling the entire uterus
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and the remaining part of the uterus having the endometrium shedding the blood
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so the bleeding will be less and so the cramps will be less
Doctor :  
have you folowed what i have said?
User :   but yesterday i had cramps but no bleeding...and yes i have
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   get the above suggested tests done, so that your worries are put to rest and you can find out whether or not you are pregnant
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or is it due to the hormonal changes taking place in your body after stopping the BCP
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such that based on the results teh further actions can be taken accordingly.
User :   well last month
User :   i didnt have a heavy period
User :   but i did have one
User :   i had to use a pad
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
it is not uncommon for few women to get period like bleeding when they are pregnant
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in the first 3 months of pregnancy
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as the uterus is not completely filled with the fetus
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the bleeding will be there around the period time. but it will be less
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along with teh associated symptoms also being less
Doctor :   like that of cramps, thigh pain back pain etc
User :   i did have major back pain
User :   a couple of days ago
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and it felt like i was on my period
User :   but without the blood
Doctor :  
which is why i am recommending you the beta HCG and the scan which are the standard confirmatory tests when in doubt
Doctor :   for pregnancy
User :   i will do that
User :   thank you
User :   very very much
User :   i appreciate it
User :   i feel a little more at ease
User :   thank you!
Doctor :  
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User :   bye
User :   i will do that
Doctor :  
we are always there to help you 24/7
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thank you
User :   bye
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