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Early pregnancy conformation, intake of a drink prohibited during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I went to doctor today and performed pregnancy test. He is almost 90% positive that i'm impregnant. But he said its too early to say and he advised me to wait for one more week. Given this situation, Am i allowed to travel by flight next week ?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   when was your last menstrual period?
User :   Hi Dr.xxxx
User :   April 16th
Doctor :   what symptoms are you having?
User :   Nausea, bloating in stomach, back ache, tiredness
Doctor :   how many days cycle do you have? I mean to ask after how many days gap do you get your period once?
User :   between 28-30 days
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   what did the urine pregnancy test show?
Doctor :   did it show positive?
User :   It showed a very faint line. so the doctor wasnt 100% sure. He asked us to come back next week for a blood test.
Doctor :   ok. if it showed a faint line next to the control line it still means that you are pregnant since you have got the early symptoms of pregnancy
Doctor :   i would recommend you to go ahead with a blood beta HCG test right away
Doctor :   to confirm the pregnancy properly
Doctor :   sometimes the urine pregnancy test shows even negative though the patient is pregnant which is called as false positive test
User :   ok. will do. By the way, is it Okay to travel in this situation ? I'm schuduled to visit my aunt in florida next week. I live in ccccc
Doctor :   in such cases doing a beta HCG blood test and a pelvic scan are standard
Doctor :   if your tests show that you are pregnant
User :   ok doctor. Understood.
Doctor :   then there is no need to worry
Doctor :   you can safely travel
Doctor :   upto next 4 weeks time.
Doctor :   when are you scheduled to return back?
Doctor :   make sure that it does not cross the 4 weeks time
User :   Would it be ok if i do my blood test after my trip from florida ? Because i'm supposed to fly on wednesday next time
Doctor :   be careful not to wear high heeled shoes
User :   sure doc. i will keep that in mind.
Doctor :   it is fine to do the test even tomorrow, such that you finish with the confirmation before travelling
Doctor :   if there is no history of previous miscarriages in last two years time, it is very safe to travel by air
User :   I did not get a appointment with my doctor tomorrow. unfortunately i can do only after my florida trip. I iwll be back on June 2nd
Doctor :   ok.
User :   This is my first pregnancy
Doctor :   take the earliest appointment possible. also when you are in Florida,
Doctor :   and you get any lower abdomen pain, burning, or spotting
User :   ok doctor.
User :   My next question: User :   Three weeks ago, I had a virus infection in my stomach. I was so tried and i was forced to have an energy drink and i wasnt aware that i could be pregnant that time and the label on the drink had a message "Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing, under 12 years of age". The name of the drink is "5-Hour Energy with sugar free- 4 calories". So i'm really worried about having consuming becuase now that i'm told that i'm almost positive with pregnancy.
Doctor :   report to doctor there immediately
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   it is a zero calorie drink
Doctor :   the preservatives pose a risk to developing baby
Doctor :   but if you have taken just one of them, you need not worry
Doctor :   continue to drink lot of water about 10-12 glasses per day, and maintain a well balanced diet.
User :   ok doctor.
User :   Please suggests me the food that i'm NOT allowed to take. Can i take food from outside like PIzza, Burgers etc ?
Doctor :   try to have freshly made foods
User :   ok. But it doesnt harm to have pizza .. right doc ?
Doctor :   no it does not, but let it be once or twice a month
User :   ok cool. Thank you very much doctor for patiently answering my questions.
Doctor :   ok. for a more detailed discussion about diet you can take benefit of our diet and nutrition services
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
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