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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i need to know if i am pregnant or not?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   are you a gyneacologist?
Doctor :   I am A General Physician and also an expert in gynecology too.
User :   u there?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please let me know your query .
User :   i got intimate with my bf two weeks back and not sure if i am pregnant.. but have been experiencing few odd things.. although we did not have penetrative sex.. is it possible that i could be pregnant?
Doctor :   First of all without penetrating sex it is very difficult to get pregnant but i would not say zero.
Doctor :   When was your last period and what is your age ?
User :   age:24.. i am currently having my period and before that i had it on 31st jan
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When did you have intercourse ?
User :   but i read it on the internet that the period could be mistaken for vaginal bleeding of some kind.. ehich happens during pregnancy..
User :   no i did not have intercourse
Doctor :   I need some more details before i can help you better ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   what was teh exact date ?
Doctor :   exact date of getting intimate ?
User :   once on 12-13th weekend..and on 19-20th Feb weekend
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me brief you about ovarian physiology.
Doctor :   usually from the 11th day to 18th day a single ovary either left or right ovary ovulates.
Doctor :   the egg or ovum is alive for one day.
Doctor :   so you have a chance either on the first weekend or second weekend if you had a penetrative sex.
Doctor :   So i would advsie you to do the following tests : Doctor :   1. urine strip test after 11 days after 20th feb.
User :   ok
User :   only one test?
Doctor :   2. one more repeat urine test after 3 days i.e., 14 days after 20th feb.
Doctor :   if both are negative you dont have pregnancy and not to worry.
Doctor :   if at least one is positive you have to go for a ultrasound scan.
User :   one more thing
User :   before my period stated this time.. i had spotting for two days..and then my period started..
Doctor :   the urine test has to be done with early morning stream of urine.
User :   i also obsereved spotting between the two weekends..
User :   does that suggest anything?
Doctor :   The best thing would be to do a urine test tomorrow morning.
Doctor :   and it would rule out all the other possibilities.
Doctor :   but i would say that you would be surely negative for pregnancy.
User :   but i never experiencced spotting.. which was little brownish in color.. n then it was followed by heavy bleeding.. why did i experience spotting this time? is it somthing abnormal?
Doctor :   spotting is very common in normal periods, even you would be knowing it , just you are a little tense about the pregnancy, dont worry.
User :   i alsoexperienced spotting in between the two wekends..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but had my period after 8 days or so
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   But i would say if you did not have a penetrative sex , then your chance would be 0.1% according to statistics.
User :   okay.. but how reliable are the urine stripe tests?
Doctor :   They are very relioable almost 95% efficacy.
Doctor :   If not you can get a Blood HCG test done which is 100%.
Doctor :   But do not worry.
Doctor :   you would be negative for it.
User :   is timing very important.. as we are not sure abt the 11 days cycle should be counted from the previous weekend or the second weekend?
User :   or can it be done anytime after 11 days
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes 1 day to 2 months.
Doctor :   the levels are high
Doctor :   and can be tested.
User :   is there a specific brand of urine test stripe to be used?
Doctor :   Which country are you chatting from ?
Doctor :   has their own brand which is very good.
User :   ok..
User :   n if the 1st urine test comes negative should i still consider blood test?
Doctor :   I have already instructed that two tests have to be done.
Doctor :   even though 1st is negative you have do the 2nd one
Doctor :   if both are negative then you are pregnancy negative.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
User :   yes i do. i am just little concerned abt their reliability..
Doctor :   Pls. go ahead and you will be fine.
User :   should theree be anything wrong.. will any pills help or any other procedure will be required?
Doctor :   Pls. go ahead with the tests first and then teh pills.
Doctor :   dont be hasty .
Doctor :   dont take pills until you test positive.
User :   ok
Doctor :   first the test and if you test positive then pls. log in I shall give you teh best advise .
Doctor :   dont worry.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
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