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Concerned about an Ectopic pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi im 25 years old. i have started getting a brown discharge for the past 2-3 days. i was due on my period on the 27th dec but as of yet not came on. my breasts are also very sore and heavey but have been like this the past week or so. i do also suffer from general anxity disorder.
can you give any advice on what the discharge maybe. i do normally get it but AFTER my period, ive never had it before a period before
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Doctor :   Could you tell about your personal history
Doctor :   Are you married?
User :   im in a realtionship ttc, i have a 6 year old daughter
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?like
Doctor :   fever?
User :   no other symptoms as far as i no. my g.a.d causes sweats, fast heart beat etc, so when i suffer from these i put it down to an axitey attack.
Doctor :   burning sensation during urination?
User :   no
Doctor :   g.a.d?
Doctor :   could you elaborate please
User :   general anxeity disorder
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did you get a pregnancy test done ?
User :   no not as yet
Doctor :   You did have an intercourse in the past one month right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   If the discharge has no foul smell, then
Doctor :   you could be pregnant
User :   could it become eptopic as its a brown discharge, i suffered a miscarriage nov 09 and have had pelvic inflammatory diease
Doctor :   Are you sure you had brown discharge for the past 2-3 days? or is it lesser?
User :   it has been about 2-3 days.
User :   with no foul smell
Doctor :   Are you on birth control pills
User :   no i am tryin to conceive
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then I think its time you get a pregnancy test done
Doctor :   Hopefully it is positive
User :   could it be eptopic as its a brown discharge, i have suffered a miscarriage in nov 09 and suffer from pelvic inflammtory deaise
Doctor :   Yes your doubts are genuine & such a possibily does exist as it is over 2days
User :   what signs should i look out for if it is
Doctor :   An ultrasound would put your doubts to rest
Doctor :   An ectopic may seem no different
Doctor :   from a normal uterine pregnancy
Doctor :   untill later weeks
Doctor :   Its not advisable to wait till you get such
Doctor :   signs or symptoms
User :   ok then. what happens if i get a neg test back
Doctor :   The chances of a false negative urine prgnancy strip test is more with a
Doctor :   an ectopic
Doctor :   Hence you must go in for a lab test
User :   ok then. thank you for your help
Doctor :   A gynecologist could diagnose better following a physical examination
Doctor :   as to whether this is due to infection or pregnancy
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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