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Vaginal examination and ultrasound for delayed periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   i last got my periods in the month of dec09 at around the22nd, but this month, i have not got it till date. this situation has been quite regular, could u suggest a solution.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   i am 23
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Are you sexually active?
User :   some times
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Have you indulged in an unprotected intercourse in the past month?
User :   no
Doctor :  
after your periods, I mean
Doctor :  
Ok, fine
Doctor :  
So there is no fear of pregnancy
User :   thanx, so why is it happenig
Doctor :  
Are your periods regular usually?
User :   they were but for the last few months it has been quite irregular, but i get it every month
User :   month
User :   though it is not a 28 days cycle, which I had initially
User :   but now it is at times 30, 34
Doctor :   Ok

User :   so can u suggest a solution
User :   other than the preg test, how can 1 know whether she is pregnant or not?
Doctor :   there is no issue

User :   but iit is worrying....
Doctor :   Ok

User :   isnt there anything which can be done to make my periods normal again???
Doctor :  
You shall need a vaginal examination
Doctor :  
and an ultrasound to see if there is any problem
User :   ok
User :   vaginal examination ? what does it do
Doctor :  
and if it is normal, you shall be put on medications for menstrual regualtion
Doctor :  
vaginal examination to see if there is any infection and/or obstruction
User :   ok
Doctor :   to the flow

Doctor :  
And that should help you
User :   other than the preg test, how can 1 know whether she is pregnant or not? u did not reply to this
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Other than Urine test
User :   yes
Doctor :  
there is serum HCG and also ultrasound to detect it
User :   may i know the physical symptoms
Doctor :   But that is not at all a question in your case

Doctor :  
as there is no sexual intercourse after your periods
User :   which would help me know, without visiting the doctor
Doctor :  
So no need to worry
Doctor :  
Pregnancy does not come to the picture in this case
User :   what should i do if i miss it this month?
Doctor :   Vaginal examination and ultrasound

Doctor :  
that is the next step
Doctor :  
Pregnancy test is not essential in your case
Doctor :  
though it is the commonest cause seen in general
User :   till when should i wait
Doctor :  
Wait till Feb 5
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and then go for the above measures
Doctor :  
and also even if you get your menses back
Doctor :  
you should go consult a gynec for regulation in future
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and not just this time
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thanks a lot
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