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Trying to conceive. Getting pregnancy symptoms. How to conform? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:hi doc
Doctor:how can I help u today ?
User:i am 25 yrs old and married
User:we are planning for a baby
User:i have downloaded a software to help me predict my ovulation dates as my periods are normally irregular
Doctor:how long have you been married ? And since how long are you actually triing ?
User:35 - 37 day cycle
User:married for 3 yrs now... and trying for 5 months
Doctor:are you regularly having a cycle of 35 - 37 days ? or does it vary more than that ?
User:i had also been to a gynac
User:it does vary.. the doc told me that those cycles are anovulating ones
User:but ever since i got my periods they have been in that range
Doctor:Any investigations done ? like ultrasound ? Did your doctor give any diagnosis, ? Any treatment advised ?
User:ya ... he asked me to take a series of blood test and sonography... and also got sperm count test done
User:he says all fine
User:i was due for my periods today
User:havent got as yet
User:i feel am pregnant
Doctor:how do u feel , any symptoms ?
User:as i have some symptoms as mentioned on wesites
Doctor:the best way to confirm pregnancy is by doing a urine pregnancy test
User:headache, pinching feeling in the utreus
Doctor:the earliest it can be done , is 1 day after the missed period
User:whih means tomm
Doctor:and 99 % of all pregnancies, can be confirmed by 1 week, after the missed period
Doctor:yes, that is right
User:when do you suggest i should do
Doctor:actually, symptoms of pregnancy can be misleading , sometimes
User:ya i agree
User:i have all the symptoms of my periods coming... but hasnt come
Doctor:but presence of nausea, vomiting, along with missed period, would be some of the best signs of a possible pregnancy
User:slight dizziness and headache most of the day... especially at work
Doctor:I would advice you to get a pregnancy test done tomorrow,
User:home test .. right
Doctor:i mean a Urine pregnancy test, which is avilable at most pharmacies
Doctor:yes , that is right
User:ya got it
Doctor:In case, that is negative, and you still dont get a period in the next 7 days, repeat the test after 1 week
Doctor:at that time, if it is still negative, get a Blood test for pregnancy ,
Doctor:which is done at a lab
User:feeling mild cramps sometimes
Doctor:that will clear your doubts
User:unlike the strong ones during periods
Doctor:cramps are usually , not associated with pregnancy, but can be due to intestinal irritation , or bladder irritation
Doctor:just relax and take your time
Doctor:avoid any form of stress,
Doctor:and be hopeful of the best
User:thank you doc
Doctor:You are most welcome
User:any precautions or suggestions
Doctor:get on a MULTIVITAMIN capsule regularly - daily one
Doctor:for example Cap Biovital, once for a day
Doctor:cap Folvite 5 mg daily for 3 months
Doctor:check your Hb levels, and make sure, they are above 13
User:the levels are lower
Doctor:also make sure, that you are not diabetic, and Your BP is also normal
User:am not diabetic but have slight bp
Doctor:in that case, a peripheral blood smear, to know if it is due to iron deficiency is to be done
Doctor:and if confirmed , iron capsules can be taken daily , to prevent anemia during pregnancy
Doctor:consult your Gynae, or your doctor, if you need medications to control your BP
Doctor:as BP during pregnancy can cause , difficulties during labor, and problems for both u and the baby
Doctor:Hope you have followed my suggestions
User:oh ok
User:i have doc
Doctor:Is there any other questions, you have for me ?
User:also can someone be pregnant without any symptoms ... just missed periods
Doctor:yes, in some cases , it can be
Doctor:but 90% of the time, they do have morning sickness, dizziness, etc
Doctor:but confirmation is always by Urine preg test
Doctor:hope , your query has been answered
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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