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Having delayed periods. Does smoking and drinking effect delay? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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User:my name is XXXXXXX .generally i have my periods 4-5 days before ths month it has nt come yet what can be valid reasons. previous month it came by 4th evening. I am married so how to be sure if i have conceived
User:generally i have my periods 4-5 days before ths month it has nt come yet what can be valid reasons. previous month it came by 4th evening. I am married so how to be sure if i have conceived
Doctor:If your periods are delayed and if you have doubts that you may be pregnant
Doctor:the best and effective way of confirming it
Doctor:is by doing urine pregnancy test.
User:how is kit which is sold now a days
Doctor:You can get this done using home pregnancy kits available easily at any chemist or pharmacy.
User:is there any other reason
User:apart frm pregnancy
Doctor:There are other causes too.
User:does smoking and drinking effect delay
User:i mean can it be a reason fr delay
Doctor:It could be just some minor hormonal changes occurring to stress or physical factors.
Doctor:Such delay usually gets corrected.
User:cans moking and drinking be the reason fr delay too
Doctor:I mean periods gradually would happen in a week or two time.
Doctor:Smoking and drinking are not attributed directly to such delay.
Doctor:These are attributed to hormonal changes that can happen secondary to infections, stress, anemia, nutritional factors, etc.
Doctor:You will need to see a gynecologist for evaluation if periods do not happen in more than a weeks time.
Doctor:Hence in short, please get the pregnancy test done.
Doctor:If that is negative, you can repeat the test after 3 days.
Doctor:If both the test are negative, and your periods do not happen in 2 weeks, you can consult a gynecologist.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes i will do the same then as u said
User:thanks Doctor
Doctor:Do you have any doubts?
User:not exactly i wanted to knw the synptoms
Doctor:Do you mean symptoms of pregnancy?
Doctor:You may have other symptoms like increased urination, breast tenderness, nausea and vomiting apart from lower abdomen cramps.
Doctor:But these can also be attributed to hormonal changes that causes the delayed period.
Doctor:So the most important criteria to confirm / rule out pregnancy is the test.
Doctor:Get the test done, if it's positive then you are pregnant. Simple as that.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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