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Worried about getting pregnant after having unprotected sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   hello there
User :   I was due on my period on the 14th/15th of August but nothing. I had a little spot of bleeding when i wiped myself on the monday and tuesday then came on late wednesday afternoon (normally i am on time) i bled then on Thursday but then nothing on Friday, then woke up Saturday morning and bled again for half a day. I have felt quite moody more than usual, and my boobs hurt me a week and half before i was due on which normally i think they only hurt a few days before i am due on. my boobs have settled down abit now. Why do you think i was late this time.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed. please give me few moments
Doctor :   were your previous periods on time and with normal bleeding?
Doctor :   please describe your normal periods
Doctor :   please provide you age, height, weight.
User :   yes they have been. I had a baby a year ago also. I am 37years old, about 11 half stone and about 5 foot 5.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I normally bleed for about 2 days heavyish and then the last 2 days are quite light
Doctor :   the symptoms of breast soreness, mood changes, delayed periods, and altered bleeding suggest possibility of pregnancy.
Doctor :   were you on any birth control measure after your childbirth?
User :   no i havent been, we use the pull out method
Doctor :   pull out method is associated with failure when used alone
Doctor :   the chances of pregnancy are hight
Doctor :   *high
Doctor :   i would recommend you an examination along with a blood beta HCG level test
Doctor :   to confirm/rule out pregnancy
Doctor :   if you are not found to be pregnant then hormonal tests should be done to look for altered bleeding due to hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   and get it corrected with medications.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   should i take a pregnancy test do you think. I dont understand as my boobs have settled back down i think now
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
Doctor :   you can go ahead with a home pregnancy test
Doctor :   but sometimes they do show false negative results, blood HCG levels are accurate
Doctor :   furthermore, serial HCG level test can be done to see if the pregnancy is progressing well
Doctor :   the breast changes may not continue throughout pregnancy, the soreness can come down after a few days
Doctor :   mainly as the body gets 'used to being pregnant'.
User :   but why have my boobs settled back down? I havent felt more tired than usual either and
Doctor :   as I said, the breast changes may not continue to be there
Doctor :   if the bleeding was heavy and with clots, miscarriage can be though of
Doctor :   but since bleeding was in bouts and not severe, the chances of miscarriage is less
Doctor :   go ahead with the tests to confirm/rule out pregnancy firt
Doctor :   *first
Doctor :   if you are not pregnant
Doctor :   then the hormonal imbalance could have been the cause for the episode
Doctor :   leading to breast changes also
Doctor :   that got better when the changes were fine
Doctor :   or back to notrmal
Doctor :   *normal
Doctor :   or back to near normal

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