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Unprotected sex with missed periods. No symptoms of discomfort. Pregnant? If pregnant how to abort? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have some queries
User:I am 23 year old
User:I had protected sex 3-4 times last month
User:My periods date is 8th which is still yet to come
User:So is there any way to know before hand about pregnancy?
Doctor:There are various symptoms associated with pregnancy which occur in every mother during the initial stages.
Doctor:However I would not wish to share those; because
Doctor:a lot of symptoms can occur normally as a part of premenstrual symptoms.
User:I am not feeling any irregularity yet
User:everything is normal
Doctor:I am glad to know that you feel completely normal.
Doctor:Therefore the only significant clues of pregnancy is missed period and positive pregnancy test.
User:Ok in case i missed my periods when should i take pregnancy test?
Doctor:Pregnancy test done using urine pregnancy kit can be done after 2-3 days if you miss your period.
Doctor:It can be repeated for confirmation (if needed) after 1 week of missed period.
Doctor:Alternatively a blood hCG level can be documented now and after you miss your period.
Doctor:This would confirm or exclude pregnancy.
Doctor:* If you are very sure that the sexual contact was very well protected, the chances of pregnancy is very unlikely.
User:Ok , if test is positive .What are the ways of obortion? '
Doctor:So if I were you, I would stay relaxed and wait till my period.
Doctor:Anxiety and stress by itself can affect the days of your period.
User:Ok i am just making myself ready for the worst
User:So just gathering all the infortion
Doctor:If pregnancy test reveal a positive report by chance, you will need to confirm the type of pregnancy with an ultrasound scan.
User:Ok after that?
Doctor:If intrauterine pregnancy is confirmed with abdominal or transvaginal ultrasound, then abortion can be done using medical pills - provided the pregnancy is under 12 weeks.
Doctor:If pregnancy as detected in the ultrasound scan is post 12 weeks, you may need medical drugs and a procedure to complete abortion.
Doctor:My suggestion to you at this point is though it is good to be prepared earlier, I would wait for the next few days.
User:So so for any type of pregnancy within first 12 weeks it is possible to do abortion using only pills ?
Doctor:There are very high chances that all will be fine and your period would begin at the same date, if not a few days later.
User:Thats true but i havent used any contraceptive pills ...just condoms are used
User:which is not 100% safe
Doctor:Medical pills are more effective if the pregnancy is intrauterine and within 12 weeks.
User:thats why i am little suspicious about pregnancy thing
Doctor:Ectopic pregnancy under 12 week may need other procedures.
Doctor:The current barrier contraceptive or a condom have improved efficacy that what it was few years back.
Doctor:And that is why I mentioned, if the intercourse was well protected and no incidents of condom slip/ obvious condom burst was involved, the chances of pregnancy is less likely.
Doctor:Stay relaxed and wait for your period.
Doctor:You can consider the next steps of management if period do not occur within a week of your expected date.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Ok just one last question
User:How much time will it take for abortion ? Any legal procedure are involved in case of abortion?
Doctor:The only legality involved is the mother should give a written consent to terminate pregnancy by signing a document.
Doctor:You will be given medical pill (1 or 2 tablets);
Doctor:you will then be asked to come back after 2-3 days.
Doctor:Another set of oral tablet or vaginal pessary will be introduced to complete the abortion.
Doctor:Therefore in most circumstances the process should be completed in a week to 10 days time.
Doctor:You may have some amount of bleeding (just like excessive period) for a few days post abortion.
Doctor:My sincere advice to you is if you are planning to get pregnancy terminated, always get it done through medical supervision.
Doctor:Illegal attempts just because pills are available without any difficulty can lead to serious complications.
Doctor:Hope I answered all your query.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
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