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Delayed periods due to progestrone supplements - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Plz proceed with your query
User :   Hi I am having to chat online as my regular gynae is out of touch for a week/
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was trying to conceive and was 7 days late in my period. but tested negative on home pregnancy test
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   my gynae had prescribed progestrone supplement Susten 300
User :   i am 30 yrs and i already have one 4 yr old son
Doctor :   When did you have your last period?
User :   on 10th of june
Doctor :   Then after that you did not have?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   yes they have always been regular
Doctor :   What is the normal cycle length?
User :   so basically its 3-4 days later than last time
User :   i expected to get my period on 14th july latest
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems?
User :   no everything is fine
User :   actually my gynae asked to take susten 300 and then wait for 10 days and take an ultrasound
Doctor :   Its just been one week that you did notb have periods and sometimes the home pregnancy test takes about 10 to 15 days to be positive
User :   i wanted to ask you.. i am confused here. after taken susten 300 for 7 days should i stop taking and then wait for 10 days? or continue taking for those 10 days
User :   i have forgotten that part and my gynae is out of town
User :   hello?
Doctor :   Its better you get a blood HCG test done which will confirm the pregnancy
Doctor :   It has to be continued if you are positive
User :   the blood test says
User :   BETA HCG
User :   which is negative
User :   so does it mean there is no chance of me being pregnant then?
Doctor :   When was the test done?
User :   on 20th july
Doctor :   It will be better to stop it then.
User :   so ill take it for the 7 days and stop.
User :   how long does it take to resume periods once the progestrone supplements stop?
Doctor :   5 to 7 days after stopping the last tablet.
User :   so then it means im not pregnant for sure
User :   because the blood test is negative?
Doctor :   yes the HCG blood levels being negatives proves that you are not pregnant
User :   ok.
User :   Thanks Doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no. thats all
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