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What causes delayed periods? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Oct-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hi Doc
User:how are you?
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
Doctor:I am doing good
Doctor:how are you?
User:I am good too thanks :)
User:I am a 30 yr old guy
Doctor:OK
User:blessed with a baby boy in April 2014
Doctor:OK
User:I was not in town for a few months now and my wife had regular periods every month
User:I returned a week ago
Doctor:OK
User:was having intercourse after I can back
Doctor:OK
User:almost daily
Doctor:ok
User:initial 2 days I ejaculated outside and after that started using condoms
Doctor:Ok
User:my Wife's dates were to be between 25th and 30th
User:she still did not get her periods
Doctor:OK
User:I am concerned that she should not be pregnant again
Doctor:OK
User:I tried to test it via the strip
Doctor:Ok
User:but it came out to be nagative
Doctor:OK
User:sometimes the strips are not very upto the mark
Doctor:Ok
User:can u help me?
Doctor:Yes,
Doctor:I would like to know few more things.
Doctor:Was her periods regular after pregnancy?
User:yes
Doctor:Ok
User:also to be on a safer side I gave her an iPill on the third day
Doctor:Ok
User:but she has not got her periods till date is what is worrying me
Doctor:I feel that the missed periods could be due to hormonal imbalance caused due to Ipill
Doctor:the chances of pregnancy is very low.
Doctor:And the UPT tests are also negative.
Doctor:so there is no need to worry.
User:is there any way that I can confirm this??
Doctor:Get a beta HcG test done to confirm that.
Doctor:it is very sensitive test.
User:as I will be travelling abroad again in next few weeks
Doctor:Ok
User:don't want to take a chance
User:is the above test a Urine test?
Doctor:No it is a blood test.
User:oh ok
Doctor:it will detect HcG levels in the blood.
Doctor:if that is negative then you can rest assured she is not pregnant
Doctor:and wait for few more days for the periods to resume.
User:can you elaborate how would it detect pregency?
User:ok great
Doctor:This test would detect the Beta HcG levels in blood.
User:it should be negative if she is not pregnant right?
Doctor:This hormone is produced only after pregnancy.
User:is it very commonly available at any of the local testing centers?
Doctor:So if higher levels are found
Doctor:then its is positive otherwise negative.
User:ok
Doctor:Yes, if test is negative then she is not pregnant.
User:also wanted to know about the timing for this test
Doctor:yes, it is done commonly in all the standard labs.
User:as I said that its not even a week now
Doctor:there is no timing required. can be done any time of a day.
User:would it still reflect appropriate levels
User:?
Doctor:as said before it is very sensitive test. If two days pregnancy can also be detected.
Doctor:Yes, it will
User:ok great
User:and in case if its positive, what is that I can do that she can avoid this pregnency
Doctor:Its difficult to be positive but if chance if it is positive then you can go for medical termination of pregnancy after consulting a OBGYN
Doctor:doctor will give medications for termination
User:oh ok
User:this can be terminated by medication only and no other procedures would not be required?
Doctor:yes, upto 4 weeks pregnancy can be terminated easily with medications.
Doctor:Hope all your concerns are been addressed.
User:Yes Doctor
User:you have been a great help
User:Thanks a bunch
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:not at this time Thanks :)
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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