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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi ,
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I'm having problems with my periods. I finished my 28 day pack of birth control pills on 27th mar. I have not got my periods yet. I have been spotting for last 1 week and had no pain. I'm having severe pain in my lower abdomen from yesterday. I have also taken a home pregnancy test and it is negative. Can you tell me what i should be doing for this now?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   I'm 25 years old.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how are your cycles usually? are they regular always?
User :   My periods are very regular. I started this birth control pills from the 1st day of my last period on feb 28
User :   I'm nauseous and im extremely tired and feel sleepy all the time now adays
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was this the first month that you started these pills or you had taken them earlier as well in previous cycles , sometime before?
User :   this particular brand of pills, im taking it for the first time. I was on pills for 4 months a year and a half before.
User :   I had a missed miscarriage almost 11 months back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you usually have abdominal cramps, nausea , vomiting , etc during your cycles , irrespective of the pills
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you take all the pills correctly on time ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok, let me explain it to you
Doctor :   since you have started a new set of birth control pills
Doctor :   there will be some hormonal changes which are expected
Doctor :   this wil be causing lot of changes in the menstrual cycles for the initial few cycles
User :   will i be getting a period then? Also im worried i could be pregnant? Do i need to do the test again? IS there a chance for pregnancy?
Doctor :   it is common to experience some spotting , delay in cycles by a week and some abdominal pain, nausea as well
Doctor :   I feel the symptoms indicate an approaching cycle only
Doctor :   you may get your cycles in a couple of days
Doctor :   i do not see much chances of pregnancy as you have been regular on pills and the urine test is also negative
Doctor :   i suggest you wait for a couple of days
Doctor :   i feel this is a hormonal change happening in you and the delay has been for a week
Doctor :   did you folow my advice?
Doctor :   i suggest you take an analgesic and hot water compressions for the cramps
User :   yes. thank you very much
Doctor :   i hope i was able to answer your questions
Doctor :   it is wise to wait for 2 more days
User :   What should i do if i did not get my periods in a week?
Doctor :   you may repeat the urine pregnancy test , which i feel will be negative
Doctor :   and then see your gynecologist for an examination and scan
User :   ok. thanks a lot. Have a nice day
Doctor :   you will be given hormonal pills and asked to wait for withdrawal bleeding only if necessary
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