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Frequent urination, fatigue, mild nausea, constipation, increase hunger, before period - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, my period was due on 14/1/11. On the 7/1/11 i started having abdominal cramps. The cramps were located in my abdomen but a little off to the left side. Felt like something was drilling in me. Later that day i started spotting pink then peach then it turned to red, not bright red. It continued for until the 9/1/11 but it was very light and only required a panty line on 8/1/11...that day just a dime size of blood was noted on it. The other days only when i wiped it was noticeable. The spotting has sinced stopped. I have been having frequent urination, fatigue, mild nausea, constipation, increase hunger. I'm also having/feeling weird twinges in my uterus at the spot i was feeling the dwilling. I am also on prometrium 100mg OD suppository. Which i know can account for some of the symptoms i'm having. I have taken a pregnancy test and it's negative. Could i be pregnant? Is it possible for my period to be delayed on such a low dose of progesterone? What is causing the frequent urination if i'm not pregnant?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   User :   hi
Doctor :   let me readur query
User :   ok
Doctor :   you are not pregnant
User :   ok
User :   so what is the problem
Doctor :   progesterone can cause such symptoms and can cause change in period patterns
Doctor :   hormonal changes, stress etc can cause variation in periods
User :   i started the progesterone on the 11/1/11
User :   i k i ovulated on the 31/12/10
User :   any suggestions
Doctor :   so u had taken the progesterone after the spotting had stopped ?
User :   yes
User :   even now as i'm talking to you i am having the twinges
User :   what's up with that?
Doctor :   Do u have any fever, loss of appetite ?
User :   no none at all
User :   my cervix is very high and it was very soft until this am
User :   it's high but a bed harder
User :   bit
Doctor :   i dont think, you have delayed periods
User :   ok i will wait n see
Doctor :   the spotting that you had could be your actual periods instead
User :   this is my 10 pregnancy
User :   one week early
User :   very unusual for me
Doctor :   the cramps in the stomach and lower belly could be due to some remnants of your periods in the uterus
User :   ok
Doctor :   I would advice you to wait for a few days , so that it may resolve
Doctor :   in the mean time try some tylenol for the pain
User :   so i should stop the progesterone
User :   its not painful
User :   it's so light and quick
Doctor :   if it does not resolve, you need to see ur gynae for an examination
Doctor :   You can stop the progesterone
User :   ok
User :   what about the frequent urination
User :   progesterone doesn't do that
Doctor :   no it does not
User :   so how do u explain that
User :   i'm confused
Doctor :   but the uterine contractions can cause urinary stimulations and cause increased frequency
User :   i'm not contracting the way u are thinking
User :   a matter of fact i'm not having contractions or cramps
User :   twinges
Doctor :   You can also get a urine test , to get a urine infection ruled out
User :   i did it at work and it was negative
User :   i'm a nurse
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is going on
Doctor :   including urine culture sensitivity?
User :   but i was indeed pregnant
User :   i k with my last pregnancy which was 6 months ago my urine pregnancy test didn't show positive
Doctor :   have u done any other tests ?
Doctor :   can u tell me if u have done any other tests ?
User :   i'm talking and it's not displaying

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