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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, want medical advise relating to periods and pregnency

Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   let me put my question
Doctor :   Please proceed with your queries?
User :   my girlfriend used to have period on normal day .....but this month her period is delayed
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is worried that ... she may be pregnent
Doctor :   Is she sexually active?
Doctor :   And may I know her age?
User :   doctor she is 30,
User :   i had sex with her once and i used protection
Doctor :   When was that intercourse?
User :   her period is delayed by 5 days
User :   14th june
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me answer your query.
User :   she is worried and so i am , i used condom and i am confident that had safe sex
Doctor :   If you had protected sexual intercourse the chances of pregnancy are rare.
Doctor :   There are many reasons for delay in the periods in women.
Doctor :   Those includes stress factors and other organic medical illness.
User :   ok, she is telling that she is having this delay for first time
User :   her last period is on june 6
Doctor :   But to confirm this is not definitely due to pregnancy, I would suggest you to ask her to get the pregnancy test.
Doctor :   As, I mentioned there are numerous factors apart from pregnancy such as stress, infection, hormonal disturbances and endocrine factors that may be resposible for this delay.
Doctor :   Most often they get corrected on its own without any problems in the future.
User :   how can i approach to doctor , i am in UAE i dont know how laws are there for this case
Doctor :   However since there is history of sexual intercourse, even if it was with the usage of condom, it is advisable to get the pregnancy test.
Doctor :   Urine pregnacy kit is easily available in any pharmacy.
User :   ok , but i am worried and we are not ready for any pregnency ....
Doctor :   She can get one such kit without prescription and test it herself without assistance from any other person.
User :   but doctor .... do u think pregnancy happen so fast ..... we had intercourse on 14th june..... if there is risk of pregnency ...... what is the solution
Doctor :   Pregnancy can occur as soon as 5 to 7 days following sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   And if pregnancy is positive, then you may have to get medical termination of pregnancy.
User :   ok if by any chance she is pregnent , is there any medicine to avoid it
User :   pls suggest
Doctor :   This is also possible by means of using simple medical drugs.
User :   can u suggest
User :   medicine
Doctor :   If you meant preventing the occurrence of pregnancy, then that is not possible.
Doctor :   However, one can terminate the pregnancy.
Doctor :   That has occurred by means of medical drugsn
Doctor :   These drugs however are not readily available as OTC medications.
User :   ok can u suggest medicine for termination if by anychance she happen to be pregnent
User :   ok
Doctor :   You would need medical prescription from a medical practitioner to avail those medications.
Doctor :   Hence, I would suggest you to first confirm the pregnancy which according to me would be less likely,
Doctor :   if you are sure, the sexual intercourse was a well protected one.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes doctor , i used condoms and i had safe sex
User :   is there any risk in to get medical advise from doctor in
User :   on this case
User :   and is there any temporary medicine shall i take for a while
Doctor :   Since we doctors are based from India, I am not well aware of regulations in the middle east countries.
Doctor :   I shall research on it and get back to you if there are any policies governing the use of medical advice in your place.
Doctor :   And right now, there are no temporary medications that you need to take.
Doctor :   Just the pregnancy test to make sure, the symptoms are not pregnancy related.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   so far yes
User :   so finally u suggested for pregnency test
User :   and get medicine for the symptoms of delay of period
Doctor :   If pregnancy tests turns negative, then these symptoms usually get controlled by itself.
User :   turns our negative means
Doctor :   Evaluation and medical treatment for other causes are only if these symptoms persists.
Doctor :   Yes, if the pregnancy test comes negative.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   pregnency test comes negative ..... means there is no pregnency
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   pregnency test can be done on own right
User :   as you mentioned ......Urine pregnacy kit
Doctor :   You can get the test with out any body 's assistance.
Doctor :   the procedure for the test is mentioned on the kit itself.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
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