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Irregular menstrunal cycles and time/tests for pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello
Doctor :   hey
User :   I have a question related to my periods.
User :   I will summarize it below: Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   proceed with your query
User :   I have had delayed periods and I get pain but I seem to not get it.
User :   I am afraid I may also be pregnant
User :   I used a pregnancy kit but it showed negative
Doctor :   When was your last period date
User :   I generally have irregular periods (the cycle is never regular). So that is why I am confused
Doctor :   ok
User :   The last time I got it was on Jan 4
Doctor :   once in how many days you get your periods
User :   Once in a month... It is always different so I cant pinpoint that out..
Doctor :   kindly provide your age,
User :   I am 21 years old.
Doctor :   do you have any other medical conditions like thyroid problems
User :   No.
Doctor :   are you married?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   since how long have you been married?
User :   6 months
Doctor :   are you using any birth control measures?
User :   Apart from condoms, none.
Doctor :   are you using condoms every time you have sex
User :   yes, but sometimes it is unprotected
Doctor :   any time you had condom leakage or tear in condom?
User :   None doctor, but my partner does not remember if he ejaculated. Also there are chances of pre-ejaculation.
Doctor :   i briefly explain you about the days you may get pregnant if you do not use contrceptives.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   the first week after your periods and the one week before periods are non fertile period, having sex on these days will not make you pregnant
Doctor :   having sex in theses days are safe
User :   So, I had it on Jan 4.. It lasted 4 days.
User :   After that 8-15 Jan was the non fertile period.
Doctor :   The remaining days are the days where ovulation occurs and is fertile periods, having sex on these days will increases the chance of getting pregnant
User :   Am i right
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you have been missed your periods for more than 7 days+
Doctor :   what i suggest you is that
Doctor :   you need to get a urine pregnancy test done
Doctor :   at home using pregnancy checking kit available at medical stores
User :   Which I already did, in the afternoon. But I heard that test should be done after 15 days and is not accurate.
Doctor :   the test is usually done after 7-10 days
Doctor :   what was the result of pregnancy test
User :   The HCG Urine Test i presume is what you are suggesting. It was negative.
Doctor :   i suggest you to repeat the test after 5 days preferably with early morning sample of urine
Doctor :   this is because the hormones HCG in urine will be high in urine
User :   Alright. How would I proceed after the test both if it is positive or negative.
User :   Is there any pills I can take for inducing periods or diverting a pregnancy.
Doctor :   if the test is positive you need to visit a gynecologist
Doctor :   If it si snegative you may to rule out other conditions for delay in periods like stress, any illness, anemia
Doctor :   and thyroid diseases may cause delay in periods
Doctor :   if you are pregnant, do you wish to continue the pregnancy
User :   No I do not.
Doctor :   if you donot want to continue the pregnancy,
Doctor :   First confirm whether you are pregnant after doing pregnancy test after 5-7 days from today
User :   ok
Doctor :   if it is positive and do not want to continue you need to get it aborted by a gynecologist in the hospital
User :   What procedure would that be?
Doctor :   if still the pregnancy test is negative, you need some investigations to be done
Doctor :   the procedure is called D and C
Doctor :   and there are other procedures called syringing
Doctor :   usually done before 45 days of last periods
Doctor :   with n 45 days of last periods
User :   That I will do. I assume they cant administer pills for this? Also, would that this a outpatient procedure?
User :   I have missed my periods by 7 days.. Is it really needed for me to go in for a D and C.
User :   thx
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