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Causes and tests to diagnose irregular periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doc
User :   hows u?
Doctor :   fine
User :   well i am happy to inform you that i have quit smoking since one week
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   how long does the craving for nicotin in body last?
Doctor :   it depends
Doctor :   that is no fixed time frame
User :   well the main problem is thatmy wife has a problem of irregular periods
User :   is it necessary that we have to plan for a baby soon?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can
Doctor :   u need to know the exact time
Doctor :   when she is fertile
User :   what are the possible reasons for periods not being regular?
Doctor :   hormonal and ovarian causes
Doctor :   also stress
User :   stress?
Doctor :   yes stress can also causes irregular periods
User :   is there any medical treatment for the same?
Doctor :   how long she has these problems
User :   since about 5-6 months her periods were being irregular
User :   and this month her periods got skipped
Doctor :   ok
User :   she has not had her periods this time
Doctor :   once in how many days she gets periods
User :   and she is is not pregnant
Doctor :   also if she was on pills
User :   no pills
Doctor :   it will take sometime before the periods will become regular
Doctor :   do a urine pregnancy done
User :   ok
Doctor :   to know whether she is pregnant
User :   will she be fine with the problem of periods in some time?
Doctor :   yes
User :   or do we need to do some tests and medication for that?
Doctor :   u need to consult
User :   a gynec?
Doctor :   gynecologist if the periods are persistently
Doctor :   irregualar
Doctor :   to find the cause
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
User :   and when do i consult a gynec ? in about 2-3 months? if her periods do not become regular?
Doctor :   u can consult her in few days time
Doctor :   get a scan done
User :   ok
User :   which scan?
Doctor :   see if there any gynecological problems
User :   CT?
Doctor :   ultrasound scan if needed
User :   ok
User :   what is full form of CT scan?
Doctor :   anything else u want know about
User :   full form of ct scan
Doctor :   computerized tomography
User :   thanks a lot doc
Doctor :   she might need ultrasound
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   was really nice talking to u
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   same to u
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