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Period irregularity due to contraceptives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is backache a side effect of after morning contraceptive pills???
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hi
User :   can i know the answer ????
Doctor :   The side effects of the emergency morning after pills produce side effects due to hormonal disturbances.
Doctor :   And back ache is not one among them.
Doctor :   However some people can experience crampy pains.
Doctor :   If this is what you were speaking of then the answer is yes.
User :   cramping and pain are different or what sir????
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   what is a crampy pain sir exactly
User :   itz 23, male
Doctor :   Crampy pain are pains that are similar to ones experienced during menstrual period.
Doctor :   This is usually noticed in the lower abdomen,
User :   so can it happen at the back from shoulder to hips?????
Doctor :   However in some of them they can be seen on the sides of the abdomen and the back.
Doctor :   If this is what you were referring to then, it may be.
Doctor :   However the pain from shoulder to hips may not be related to the use of the morning after pills.
User :   is it also a sign of pregnancy?????
Doctor :   Pregnancy cannot be determined by a single symptom.
Doctor :   Pregnancy symptoms are most often breast enlargement, dizziness, vomiting, generalised body aches, headaches.
Doctor :   Increased urination, mood disturbances and food cravings.
Doctor :   However some of them may not experience any symptoms at all.
User :   after 10 days of having the pill , she got her periods that was pre poned by around 20 days. are ther chances of pregnancy?????
Doctor :   They just have menstrual period abnormality.
Doctor :   Periods can get irregular following the use of the emergency contraceptive pill.
Doctor :   So the best way to confirm is by doing the pregnancy test.
User :   the symptoms that i gave u, what abt that???
Doctor :   You may ask her to get the urine pregnancy test or alternatively
Doctor :   a blood HCG levels checked.
Doctor :   That would be the better way of diagnosing pregnancy, then wondering about the symptoms.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I say?
User :   if the periods followed after 10 days of intake of pills , are there chances of gettin preg
Doctor :   As I said menstrual irregularities are common with contraceptive pills.
Doctor :   So her period delay could either have been due to pregnancy or due to the pill itself.
User :   but it is said that if periods follow then no chance of gettin preg!!!
Doctor :   Since her symptoms are not confirmatory, getting the pregnancy test is the best option.
Doctor :   And periods which are abnormal from her previous periods can indicate pregnancy, if there is history of unprotected sexual intercourse.
User :   just backaches cant be a symptom gettin preg?????
Doctor :   Yes, just backaches cannot be a symptoms, hence since there is a doubt (menstrual irregularities) and the back ache, I cannot say that she would not be pregnant for sure.
Doctor :   Hence the best way is getting the pregnancy test.
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