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Worried about getting pregnant and methods of abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am not getting my periods.i am a periods are 4 days delayed.i had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend this can i check whether i am pregnant or not?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   anyone there?
Doctor :   May I know, if your periods were regular in the past?
User :   hello sir
User :   ya
Doctor :   Ok
User :   actually 2-3 days delay was there
User :   but now i am not getting my periods n i think it's 4-5 days delay
Doctor :   How long ago did you involve in the sexual intercourse?
User :   this month only
User :   i think 14 days back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, breast enlargement, tenderness, backache, increased urination and so on?
User :   so may i know how can i check whether i am pregnant or not
User :   no nothing like that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no weakness nothing
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Pregnancy can be tested by 3 methods.
Doctor :   1. Less expensive and easily available one is by getting urine pregnancy test.
User :   is there any home remedy?
Doctor :   You can use a home pregnancy kit which are available easily at any chemist stores.
User :   what about prega-sure?
User :   ok
User :   how can i use home pregnancy kit?
Doctor :   the kit contains a plastic strip with 2 cavity.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The small one is the location where you need to place 2 drops of urine.
Doctor :   watch for changes in the second large cavity.
Doctor :   Normally, if you are not pregnant, you will see one bright red or pink line appearing.
Doctor :   apart from one line, if you observe a second line, either a faint one or similar bright red or pink one,
Doctor :   you are positive for pregnancy.
Doctor :   You can get this kit from any chemist or pharmacy.
Doctor :   If the test comes negative, and you do not get your periods for another week,
User :   ok it means if one line appear i am not pregnant and if two then i am pregnant?
Doctor :   you will need to reconfirm the test after one week.
Doctor :   Yes, if 2 lines than it means positive urine pregnancy test.
Doctor :   The second tests available for confirmation of pregnancy is a blood test
User :   what about prega-sure?
Doctor :   Get Blood HCG levels checked from a laboratory.
Doctor :   These kits come in the name of prega sure or prega news.
Doctor :   All these kits work on the same principle.
Doctor :   You can use any of the urine pregnancy kits and get tested for pregnancy.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ya
User :   i got..
User :   what if i am pregnant?
User :   is surgical abortion painful?
Doctor :   In the absence of other symptoms, the chances of pregnancy are very less.
User :   i am 20 so scared
Doctor :   However if pregnancy is confirmed, you can opt for abortion by means of medical drugs
User : if i am a month pregnant then pills can help,right?
Doctor :   which are less expensive and more comfortable than surgical (D & C)
Doctor :   However you need to consult a gynecologist to avail this pills.
User :   is there any complication for teenage abortion?
Doctor :   Yes, the pills are effective in inducing abortion.
Doctor :   They are successful in 95% of times.
User :   ok
Doctor :   No major complications are expected.
Doctor :   You may have bleeding for a few days,
Doctor :   and the bleeding can be heavy lasting for a few days to a week.
Doctor :   But that is how an abortion occurs.
User :   this bleeding will be normal like periods?
Doctor :   The bleeding slowly diminishes over a period of time.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Bleeding occurs like periods, except that it will be heavy needing more pads,
User :   alright?
Doctor :   you may also find clots with the blood.
Doctor :   No other complications are expected.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no...
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye!
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