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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I wont ask the question here,when I get connected because I was not satisfied with yesterday's doctor response
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   Diabetic type 1
User :   had a healthy pregnancy 4 years ago
User :   and have a healthy little boy
User :   Irregular periods
User :   my sugar levels sometimes goes out of hands
User :   but mostly they are good
Doctor :   ok
User :   between 5-8
User :   My husband and I decided to have a second child
User :   We have had unprotected activities since January of 2011
User :   but our methods before January was the ''pull out method'' witch can be dangerous sometimes
User :   and not as safe
User :   my last period was October 1st of 2010
User :   after that I used the plan B two times only when there was an incident
User :   and after couple of days I bled
User :   By February 1 st
User :   I started to develop all pregnancy symptoms but differently
User :   by the second week of February,blue veins appeared all over my breast and I had bumps on my aerola that I have never seen before
User :   after couple of days I wiped myself and there was a light pink coloration on the paper
User :   I though I WAS coming on my periods,I waited and waited and nothing!
Doctor :   u mean to say discharge from the breast ? or from the vagina ?
User :   about 1 weeks ago,pelvic cramsp
User :   from the Vagine
User :   Vagina
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am so hottttt
User :   I cant sleep
User :   I am always in a bad mood
User :   I said tomyself
User :   maybe my sugar is a bit elevated
Doctor :   ok
User :   and so I would wake up in the middle of the night
User :   and check
User :   but it would always be very low
User :   I have been getting readings of 1.2-1.7
User :   I almost fainted couple of times
Doctor :   ok
User :   my stomack is so bloated
User :   it looks like an ovale vase
User :   I have gained weight
Doctor :   ok
User :   my gums are beeding
Doctor :   are you taking any other medications as of now ?
User :   my side is hurting
User :   I cant even hold my stomach up
User :   its too bloated
User :   then today I felt like theres a fish inside
User :   its so weird
User :   from left to right
Doctor :   So ur current issues is , doubt about pregnancy and bloating sensation, is this right ?
User :   and in the middle of my stomach
User :   My issue is this and I need to understand
User :   well not really
User :   I have been to the doctor last friday
Doctor :   have u undergone any tests ?
User :   and he told me to go for a blood work
User :   I did early morning on friday
User :   Yesterday early morning at 3am I did a home urine test
User :   and It was positive
Doctor :   ok
User :   Doctor called me to come in
User :   I went yesterday and he said youre results are negative,but he said he believes that I could be prego,he said I could've conceived after my blood test
User :   it did not make sense to me
User :   He sent for a second blood test in 4 days and a ultrasound
User :   and he said to me''I will do a urine test here in my clinic and if its negative,its good news for me''
Doctor :   that is normal
User :   what did he mean by that?
Doctor :   if the levels of HCG are not satisfactorily high, then pregnancy cannot be confirmed
User :   but can they raise in only 3 days?
Doctor :   hence it needs to be retested for confirmation at a later date
User :   BUT CAN they be raised in only 3 days/
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the HCG raises day by day
User :   ok
Doctor :   based on the date of conception , HCG is detected in the blood by 8 - 10 days
Doctor :   and after day 10, the rise is exponential
User :   but I did another urine test and it came negative!,I am going crazy! I have all the symptoms and more!!!!
Doctor :   please understand that , most women can get confused with symptoms of pregnancy and that due to menstruation and that during ovulation
User :   no doctor I know what menstruations feels like,and I know my body
User :   this is not my pms
Doctor :   all 3 states , ovulation, menstruation and pregnancy are associated with hormonal changes
User :   there is something wrong
Doctor :   have u undergone the ultrasound ?
User :   what are the symptoms that are not associated with menstruations and can only detect pregnancy?
User :   the doctor wants to go for a blood work first,and he said if the blood is negative then he will send me for an ultrasound
User :   I dont feel nausea when I am on my periods,I do not and b=never had blue veins around my nipples on my periods only when I was pregnant the first time
Doctor :   bluish discoloration of the vagina, persistant nausea (morning sickness) , retention of fluid in the body , breast tenderness
User :   I have been bloated for 3 weeks non-stop
User :   thats is not normal
Doctor :   these are some symptoms of pregnancy, but they are very nonspecific and we as doctors do not rely on such symptoms
User :   I know there are cases of woman where even blood work does not determine pregnancy
Doctor :   we check the blood and if positive , we do a ultraosound , which is the gold standard for pregnancy diagnosis
User :   like my sister
User :   she had two blood test
User :   and came negative
User :   and found out after a month she was 5 months pregnant
User :   The doctor prescribed me Materna
User :   and told me to take it once daily with food
User :   but I felt that he was hiding something
User :   I am diabetic and it is important for me to find out,because we as diabetic people are unlike others
Doctor :   materna is a b complex vitamin and mineral supplement
User :   Why would he tell me to take it?
User :   I feel so much fluttering around my whole stomach
Doctor :   please understand, vitamins and minerals are needed for child growth
Doctor :   and development
Doctor :   so as doctors we prescribe them for healthy fetal growth
Doctor :   the fluttering you refer to is due to increased peristalytic movements of the intestines
User :   according to the doctor my blood came out negative,so I am not pregnant,but I know I am,I know there is something in me,I feel it.But his persistance on me going for another blood test in 4 days made me feel that he thinks I am ,but the HCG in my blood were not high
Doctor :   In case you are pregnant, you need to rejoice
Doctor :   as U WERE looking to concieve again
Doctor :   you just need to get the tests done
Doctor :   a ultrasound done , will confirm the pregnancy
User :   Please explain how can I test positive and after couple of hours negative? I have called the company and followed all their instructions before taking the test.I am confused and needs someone to re-assure me
Doctor :   the changes in HCG levels could be associated to the fact that you have had irregular periods before
Doctor :   please note that HCG levels at 3 weeks LMP     are around 5 - 50 mIU/ml
Doctor :   at 4 weeks LMP this is      5 - 426 mIU/ml
User :   Doctor when I got prego on my first pregnancy,the doctors were amazed of my results,they said that I was 10 days pregnant and it is very rare that they can even detect such early pregnancy by blood and that urine would be impossible to retrieve,but my urine was positive when I was 10 days pregnant only
Doctor :   at 5 weeks LMP the levels are      18 - 7,340 mIU/ml
Doctor :   the levels i mentioned are by blood estimation
Doctor :   in this way the HCG LEVELS keep on rising exponentially
User :   they said that I pick up fast:)
User :   so can I be pregnant and have a lower level than 5-426 mlU?
Doctor :   hence checking after a week will help to give a correct estimation of your state of pregnancy
Doctor :   it will depend on the no of weeks you are pregnant
Doctor :   to know how many weeks you are pregnant, the HCG levels as well as the ULTRASOUND WILL BE HELPFUL
User :   should I wait longer than 4 days or go on time?
Doctor :   you can wait for a few days more for the blood test
User :   does sugar in the urine can affect results?
User :   or ketones?
Doctor :   but it does not matter when u go for the ultrasound, as it wont change much by a week , u can go for the ultrasound as schduled
Doctor :   no sugar nor ketones do not affect the levels
Doctor :   of HCG
User :   what about infections?
Doctor :   any infection does not change the HCG level
User :   what can I take to regulate periods?
Doctor :   hcg is a hormone is produced by the corpus lueteum in early pregnancy (before 3 months) and placenta (after 3 months)
Doctor :   you do not need anything now, for regluation of your periods before you confirm your pregnancy
User :   I hope I am
User :   and my feelings are right
Doctor :   once it is confirmed, u need not take any such steps to regulate them at all
User :   they've always been right
Doctor :   I hope that all ur worries are solved and the tests come positive too
User :   thank you so much for your help
Doctor :   you are most welcome , I am happy to help
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and have a good day
Doctor :   bye for now
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