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Missed period. Pregnancy test negative. Do serum beta HCG test? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hi there
Doctor:How are you?
User:Doing good doctor
User:this query is regrading my wife's problem
Doctor:Go ahead
User:she has missed her periods this month
User:but when we did pregnecny test
User:it turned out negative
Doctor:When was the period due?
User:1st may
Doctor:When did you do the test?
User:Today morning
Doctor:I think you should repeat it in a few days
User:what could be the possible reason for this weird behavior
Doctor:It generally takes atleast 1 week after the missed period to become positive
Doctor:If you cannot wait for a few days, you can get a serum beta hCG level done
Doctor:This is usually the 1st marker for pregnancy
Doctor:If however, both these tests are negative
Doctor:We should be looking at other causes
Doctor:Like stress, hormonal disturbances etc
User:Do you advise,we should be consulting doctor?
Doctor:I would suggest you repeat the urine pregnancy test in 2-3 days
User:"serum beta hCGcan be done at home?
Doctor:It needs to be done at a lab
Doctor:a blood sample is required
User:at this point of time , serum beta hCG will give accurate result about pregnancy
Doctor:If the test is negative, then you need to see a gynaecologist
Doctor:it will
Doctor:I do not know anyone personally
Doctor:But I can get my customer care team to find a gynaecologist for you
Doctor:They have user rated reviews
Doctor:and can find one in/near your house
User:ok thanks . .and do you suggest any medication for her ?
Doctor:not at this time
Doctor:I would suggest that you either repeat a urine pregnancy test in 2-3 days
Doctor:or do a beta hCG level right now
Doctor:If is negative
Doctor:Then you can get back to me
Doctor:we'll look at it from there
Doctor:If she is pregnant, then giving her a medicine might harm the baby
User:how many days generally it will take to get confirm
Doctor:You can repeat the test on 10th
Doctor:If its negative, it is confirmed
Doctor:Make sure an early morning urine sample is used for testing
User:yeah today we used tht only
Doctor:She would need to follow the instructions on the kit carefully
User:Can you help me to find out good gynaceologist
Doctor:I will get my customer care team to contact you
Doctor:and make sure they suggest the best gynaecologists
Doctor:But you might have to travel a little bit
Doctor:Is that ok with you?
User:i can , but i dont want to travel her too much at this point of time
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:No , but i'll contact you again once i get the reports
User:thanks for all the help
Doctor:My pleasure
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Bye .. so u r team will contact me right?
Doctor:Very shortly
User:do they have my number?
Doctor:Can you confirm it?
Doctor:We'll get back to you
User:Thanks , bye
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