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Delayed periods, pressure in lower abdomen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been experiencing pressure in my lower abdomen and have been really gassy almost like a bubbling sensation. The last time I was active with a guy was on March 20,2010 and we didn't have sex but did do insertion of the fingers and i wasnt sure about him having sperm on his fingers so the next morning i took Plan B. I have since then had what to have seem like periods which have last at least 4 days and I have also taken pregnancy test lately which were negative. I was just wondering if i were pregnant wouldn't i know by now considering it has been almost 11 weeks. I really hope someone can help me with this
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   what other symptoms do you have at present?
User :   none that is it
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   do you have increased fatigue, hunger, tiredness, breast soreness?
User :   I sometimes feel more hungrier than usual but that is probably because i am home since school just let out
Doctor :   ok. when did you check the urine pregnancy test?
User :   last thursday or friday
Doctor :   were your periods regular before this event?
Doctor :   if so, what was the menstrual cycle length?
User :   yes they were a little light but i think that was from birth control and they were about 4-5 days long
Doctor :   ok, but even though they were light, they were regular?
User :   yes they were on time
Doctor :   since when you are on birth control? were you on the birth control when this event occurred?
Doctor :   are you regular with your birth control? which one do you take?
User :   i have since then stopped taking and i taking necon 1/35
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would recommend you to do the UPT (urine pregnancy test) again, and if it still comes negative
Doctor :   confirm/rule out pregnancy by doing a
Doctor :   blood beta HCG test, and a pelvic ultrasound to see whats happening
User :   ok
Doctor :   discuss with your PCP/gynecologist about getting these done
Doctor :   if pregnancy is there, it would show, as these are standadrd tests and can very well detect pregnancy at 4-5 weeks time
Doctor :   so if you are pregnant and 11 weeks it will detect it
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ok do you think there is a possibility that i could be
Doctor :   the possibilities cannot be ignored even though there is very less/minimal chances
Doctor :   getting these investigations done will help to find the cause
Doctor :   and put mind to rest
Doctor :   also if there is any other problem apart from pregnancy which is causing these symptoms
Doctor :   it will be detected in the ultrasound like fibroid, or a ovarian, pelvic, or cervical cause

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