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Missed periods after taking birth control - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   iam.Dr.XXXX
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   Hi, I have started a new birth control about 2 months ago and within the first month, my period was normal and the second month I missed my period.
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests on different days and they all say negative
User :   I am 21
User :   Could I still be pregnant?
Doctor :   what is the medicine you took?
Doctor :   Were your periods regular?
User :   I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo for many years and then I had an ovarian cysts so my Gyno and I changed it to Lo Estrin FE
User :   My periods were regular on the Ortho
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So i feel its an hormonal imbalace
Doctor :   that has come because of your new pill
Doctor :   it will get adjusted in 2-3 months
Doctor :   and you will have that regularity bcak
Doctor :   back
Doctor :   anyway your urine tests are negative
User :   ok, I thought so but I wasn't completely sure because I am sexually active and there was a time when the condom broke
User :   All 3 of them were. I took them each about a week apart
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the upt test becomes positive by 1 week of a missed periods
Doctor :   usually
User :   Ok. I wasn't sure how long it would take for home pregnancy tests to show up positive
Doctor :   so what you can do is get an hcg tested from blood sample
Doctor :   to confirm
User :   do I need to go to a doctor to get that done? or can I go to like an Urgent Care center
Doctor :   and to confirm ultrasound is done
Doctor :   you can get it done from an authorized laboratory
User :   how long does it take for the results to come in
Doctor :   1-2 days
Doctor :   or if the do it on the spot
Doctor :   you will get it then itself
Doctor :   Did you under go any stress?
Doctor :   That too can postpone your periods
Doctor :   Even severe excercise too
User :   Hahaha, I am always stressed out especially since I just graduated college and am looking for a job
User :   I used to not work out and I have slowly taken up working out, just walking my doh
Doctor :   So lifestyle changes do have a lot of impact on that
User :   dog
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   so dont worry
Doctor :   get a blood hcg tested soon
Doctor :   and if it is positive meet your doctor
User :   ok, I am supposed to start this week, according to how many pills I have left, so hopefully I do.
User :   ok, I will look into a hcg test
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   no, that is it
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now.........
Doctor :   Take care.......
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