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Delayed periods after taking oral contraceptive pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Birth Control
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   are u a real doctor?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I am a qualified and registered medical practitioner
User :   do you know about possible pregnancy?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   before that i need this information
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   my girlfriend has not had a period in 36 days, has not missed a pill
User :   20, F Student, USA, unmarried, 5' 9'' 145
Doctor :   ok
User :   we have had sex, but she hasnt missed a pill
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is her periods regular
Doctor :   was her periods regular before this?
User :   she took a home pregnancy test. and its negative
User :   yes, mostly regular
Doctor :   when was it done
Doctor :   once in how many days she used to get her periods
User :   shes around 10 days late, the most shes been before is 4 days
User :   shes usually around 28 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   repeat the urine pregnancy test again
User :   when?
Doctor :   it could be she is stressed
Doctor :   so her periods are delayed
User :   ok, yeah about 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   usually periods will be delayed by 3-6 days
User :   she broke out in hives for no reason
Doctor :   beyond that as in ur girl friends case
User :   and has been sick with a cold
Doctor :   she needs to confirm whether she is pregnant or not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when she is sick with cold
User :   and about 5 days after he last period, her Birth Control dosage was changed
User :   shes had the cold for about 7 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if she is on pill
Doctor :   she can still become pregnant
Doctor :   but i would suggest u to repeat urine pregnancy test at home
Doctor :   if still negative
Doctor :   she needs to consult
Doctor :   for this

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