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Delayed periods. gallstones and nausea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   I'm afraid I might be pregnant but not sure. I recently got diagnosed with gallstones and am waiting for surgery.
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User :   the medicine they gave me for the heartburn until i can have the surgery stopped working today so im up all night
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User :   was wondering if my symptoms suggest pregnancy or if its all just the gallstones
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did you check your pregnancy test?
User :   i took one on the day i missed my period, but it was negative
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what other symptoms you are having?
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User :   I have nausea which has led to vomitting a couple times, but I think thats the gallstones..
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nausea can be a symptom of both gallstones and pregnancy
User :   I'm overly tired, I'm not eating very much. I skipped my birth control last month, and I'm 8 days late
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what other symptoms do you have?
Doctor :   ok
User :   and I'm dizzy and lightheaded when i try to walk around more than a minute or so
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i suggest you repeat the pregnancy test again after 10 days of the last test
User :   today would be 8 days
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if it comes negative, go for blood HCG levels or a transvaginal scan
User :   does it sound like pregnancy or just the gallstones
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which will be confirmatory tests for pregnancy
User :   but if im pregnant, they wont do the surgery....right?
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the symptoms that you are having can occur in both, so you need to do investigations to rule out or confirm one of them

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