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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Me and my fiancee had unprotected sex 14th of Feb. Her MC was expected on 6th march, but she didnt get it till now. She has carried out the pregnancy test in early morning and its negative. Can you tell me even after the test is negative is there any chance of pregnancy and why the MC is getting delayed.
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what is her menstrual cycle length? does it come every 28 days? 30 days? or more or less?
User :   25
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when was her last menstrual period?
User :   9th Feb
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mentrual cycle in women can be delayed upto 10 days
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the time when you have had unprotected intercourse is very close to her fertile period when egg release takes place.
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there are chances that she might be pregnant and still have a negative pregnancy test
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this happens when the urine concentration of the pregnancy hormone HCG is less
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in such cases, it is advised to wait for a week more time and see if she gets her periods
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and take a repeat test after 1 week if still not got periods
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and even then if the urine pregnancy test comes negative, then
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a bloo dtest called 'beta HCG' should be done
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to confirm/rule out pregnancy which is a more standard and accurate test for pregnancy
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   ya
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   if she get her period, then is there any chances of she being pregnant
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if she gets her period like a normal period, then chances are not there. but if she gets periods which is having less pain or bleeding etc, which is not like her usual periods,
Doctor :   then there are still chances that she is pregnant
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and in that case the beta HCG test will come positive
User :   can we take the pills which can help her in getting the period
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pills are there and sin taht case, she should consult a gynecologist and take the pills under her supervision.
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as the pills have many side effects and they cannot be predicted
User :   without taking her to clinic can i get the the beta HCG test done
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the bleeding that hapens can get severe and she might need hospitalization for cleaning the uterus.
Doctor :   no you cannot get the beta HCG test done on your own, it is a specail test requiring lab facilities and automated machines to read the test and hormone level values
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in case the abortion that happens is incomplete, then the bleeding might continue for days
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and she might get sepsis and fever and get serious
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hence it should be taken under supervision
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also, in such cases of complications, there might result uterus scarring which wil lead to infertility in the woman later.
User :   ok
Doctor :   all these are the possible complications of the pills in case she is pregnant
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so first wait and see if in next 1 week she is geting her periods or not
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and do the beta HCG test to confirm or rule out pregnancy
User :   i am saying, can i take her blood sample to the clinic
User :   and get the beta HCG test
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you will need to enquire what blood sample is needed, is it the serum or the whole blood
User :   ok
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and in that case also the blood colelcted should be done in special tubes that are lined with reagents to avoid clotting of blood
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and losing few properties
User :   if the test is positive, are there any pills which can stop pregnancy?
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if the test is there are pills which can stop pregnancy and their side effects and complications i have already discussed above
Doctor :   they should be taken after consulting a gynecologist and under supervision
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if the she is pregnant, then pregnancy is already occured and bu now she will be having a baby who s 4 weeks old with few body organs like heart and primitive brain already formed
Doctor :   you cannot stop the pregnancy now
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its already occurred and now only further development of baby will be taking place.
Doctor :   so if she does want to continue the pregnancy, then she has to go for 'abortion'
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by taking proper consultation to avoid the above said complications.
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have you followed what I have said?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Is there any thing else you wold like to ask me?
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User :   after taking beta HCG test, will the result also shows how old the baby is
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yes, the levels of the hormone will corespondent to the weeks of the baby growth
User :   ok
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this hormone will rise very fast during the first month almost doubling by the end of 2 weeks
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and by the end of 6th week of pregnancy it will slowly come down, as the placenta takes over the function of supplying nutrients to the baby and throwing out its waste products.
User :   ok
Doctor :   HCG levels of under 5 mIU/ml means there is no pregnancy
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hCG between 5-25 mIU/ml suggests pregnancy and that test should be repeated in 1 weeks time
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hCG above 25 mIU/ml is confirmative of pregnancy.
User :   if the beta HCG test comes negative, will there still be any chances of pregnancy?
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no, if it comes negative then there is no chance of pregnancy
User :   what the symptons of earlier stage of pregnancy besides missing MC
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and if the girl is pregnant, the by 4 weeks time the HCG levels should be above 4000-5000mIU/ml
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early symptoms of pregnancy include breast soreness and pain, nausea, increased sleepines
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increased fatigue and tiredness, avoidance of certain foods,and liking of certain foods and smell
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constipation and slowing down of bowel
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these include early symptoms of pregnancy.
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is she having any of these or any other symptom apart from missing her periods?
User :   somewhat
Doctor :   ok
User :   what if the pregnancy is 10 days
User :   what will be the HCG level
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the HCG levels are known to rise withing 2-3 days of pregnancy upto about 1000
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and doubles every doubles every 48-72 hours
User :   if it is more than 1000 will it does not get caught during urine pregnancy test?
User :   the test was carried out early moring
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sometimes may not get caught if the concentration in urine is less
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as the concentration differs in urine
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blood levels are more confirmatory
User :   since from few days she not having water properly, only 1 to 1.5 litres of water
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ok
User :   will this might b there reason for the delay in MC?
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she has to take atleast 10-12 glasses of water.
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no this wil not be reason for delay in periods
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decreased water intake might cause decreased bleeding at time very rarely but not delay in periods
User :   ok
User :   any good clinic where we can go get the beta HCG test in secret, we have lot of relatives here
User :   and before marriage if any one comes to know, then it will create problem
User :   for me and my fiancee
Doctor :   ok
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please provide details of your age, location and occupation.
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i will try to locate a gynecologist in your area of location
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User :   without visiting the gynecologist we cant carry out the beta HCG test?
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you can go to these links and get an appointment fixed
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and get the test done
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no, you cannot get it done without a gynecologist prescription
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she will guide you where you can do the test
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which lab you have to go etc.
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sometime they have the facility in their own clinics also, if lab is attached with it.
User :   instead of going to gynecologist cant we go directly to the lab?
Doctor :   the lab people usually ask for a prescription of the test which has the patient history and details also to be able to correlate with the test.
User :   ok
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and in case the coprelation tells that things are not right, they can suggest accordingly
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*corelation
User :   ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   is there anything that i should be knowing?
Doctor :   I have told you all the possible outcomes that you can expect. you need to act on the advise and see what the results are and decide about your, the girl's and the baby's future
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based on the results of the tests
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and in case going for abortion then look out for the complications that i have dicussed with you.
User :   ok, thanks
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User :   if i want to come an meet you along with my fiancee for beta HCG test, how that can be done
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well, I am not having my private practice right now, since I am doing full time online consultations
User :   ok
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so it wll not be possible to meet me for the same
User :   ok
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I am available online
User :   thanks........if there is anything i will get back to you
User :   thanks once again
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