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Delayed period and need of susten 300 tablet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi .. I have question regarding conception
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   hello Dr.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   my perios date was 10th of July so I am 10 days late
User :   home pregnancy test was negative
User :   i did go to a gynae but she was short of time and did not explain much
User :   said it could be late pregnancy gave me a tablet called susten 300
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want to understand what this means
User :   u there
User :   hello???
Doctor :   so getting a blood beta HCG level test along with an ultrasound scan will be helpful
Doctor :   as sometimes the UPT or the urine test can give false negative results
Doctor :   showing negative test even though you are pregnant
Doctor :   due to less concentration of pregnancy hormone (HCG) in urine during early pregnancy
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms?
User :   OK. so the gynae said to take susten 300 for 7 days then wait another 10 days if no period then take a scan
User :   what symptoms would those be?
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms suggesting early pregnancy like : nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, mood changes, headache, breast tenderness, tiredness,increased sleepiness?
User :   mood changes, tiredness and nausea yes
User :   but nausea is not severe..
User :   i want to know what susten 300 is? does it have any harmful effects and why to take it for 7 days and then wait for another 10 days without taking it?
Doctor :   Susten is progesterone suppliment
Doctor :   it is given when hormonal insufficiency is suspected
Doctor :   your symptoms suggest that you are pregnant
Doctor :   request your doctor to get a scan done along with beta HCG blood test
User :   ok. Doctor
User :   one last thing i may have heard incorrectly
Doctor :   to confirm your pregnancy
Doctor :   yes please proceed
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said uptil now?
User :   but after 7 days of taking susten 300 . gynae asked to wait another 10 days. I am not sure... whther i have to take continue taking if i do not get my periods for the 10 days or no?
Doctor :   take susten, and get the tests done whil ebeing on it, not after stopping it
Doctor :   if the test shows positive that you are pregnant
User :   ok understood.
Doctor :   you will need to continue susten til 3 months is over
User :   Thanks Doc.
Doctor :   to avoid chances of miscarriage
User :   does it have side effects like weight gain?
Doctor :   have you followed what I said?
Doctor :   you will gain weight anyways during pregnany
User :   yes i have followed what you have told me.
Doctor :   so do not worry about weight gain
Doctor :   saving baby's life is important
User :   yes i understand that i have a 4yr old son and i didnt have many problems with him
User :   1 am 30 yrs now and all these complications are a first time!!! i have been trying for 4-5 months now
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