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Ectopic pregnancy, pain in left tummy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i was worried about an ectopic pregnancy
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   i have this pain on the left side of my lower tummy
Doctor :  
User :   from what i've read online its a bit too soon to detect an ectopic preg
User :   my period isnt due till the end of nov
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Have you undergone a pregnancy test?
User :   and i had unprotected sex on the 14th of nov, so if i were to get pregnant then it would only be 10 days
User :   no not yet, cause my period isnt due for another week
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
The serum HCG tests will help you in the same
User :   so could i take a home preg test so soon
User :   only after 10 days?
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
With the repeat tests it is confirmed
Doctor :  
Talk to your gynec about it
User :   ok
User :   but isnt it too soon to detect an ectopic now?
Doctor :   Thats what I suggested

User :   or what other reasons could be causing this pain?
Doctor :  
First let a pregnancy be detected
Doctor :  
then comes ectopic or a normal
User :   okay thanks
Doctor :   Bye, take care

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