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Folic acid tablets before conception - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   How may i help you ?
User :   we tested pregnency at home on Sept 24
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we got 2 lines and one line is fainted one
User :   but after 4 days i.e 28th Sept she got her periods
User :   doctor confimed that she got and early aborted
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and doctor suggested not to try for baby for 2 months......and asked me to take folic acid tablet of 5mg
Doctor :   Thats correct
User :   but when i search in google people are suggesting 400mcg but 5mg looks like huge
User :   will that be ok to use 5mh
User :   5mg*
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes please do take what your doctor has prescribed you
Doctor :   and NOT what google says
User :   ok
Doctor :   Well these things happen fairly common you should be worry about
Doctor :   it will NOT affect the health of your baby in anyway
User :   oh asked us to wait for 2 months
User :   and asked us to use folic acid tablets
User :   but because of my travels i couldnt able to use tablets for 1st month
Doctor :   You should take the medications
User :   Now I started using those tablets from last 3 days
User :   and paralelly trying for baby
Doctor :   well now you do take them consistently
User :   ok sure
User :   and can i try for baby now?
Doctor :   you should wait 2 months
User :   oh ok please let me know is 2 months mandatory ?
Doctor :   Well after a missed abortion we should give rest to the body
Doctor :   That is why for the next successful pregnancy its advised
Doctor :   may i know the age of your wife please >??
User :   age 22
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Well like i said its nothing to worry about
User :   ok
Doctor :   Just take the folic tabs and you will be fine
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Take care
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
User :   byw
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