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Severe back pain, delayed periods. When can pregnancy test done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi, My wife 's expected periods were today, after how many days should we check if she is pregnant
Doctor:If she misses her dates today; then she can get her urine tested by home pregnancy test kit today.
Doctor:If the results are negative and she doesn't get her period within the next 7 days, the test can be repeated for confirmation.
Doctor:In simple terms, the test can be done today and if needed can be repeated after 7 days.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:will she face lot of back pain ?
Doctor:It depends.
Doctor:If it pregnancy is confirmed, she may or may not have back pain.
User:she is facing acute back pain, so was asking
Doctor:A more severe back pain can occur if her periods are delayed and she starts to bleed heavily.
Doctor:This back pain is more likely due to the delay.
Doctor:Get her pregnancy test done in the next couple of days;
User:ok thanks doc
Doctor:if pregnancy is ruled out, consult a gynecologist to induce menstruation.
User:ok thanks doc
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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