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Worried about pregnancy after missed pills and missed periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   I have some questions about pregnancy and birth control.
Doctor :   Yes please go ahead.
User :   at the beginning of february when i was supposed to take my pills i kept forgetting to get them at the pharmacy. I missed 12 days worth of pills and i have been sexually active. when i got my pills i took the ones i missed and kept taking them until the pack ran out. I was supposed to get my period today and i did not.
User :   When i was sexually active durib
User :   during *
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   the time i missed them, we were safe
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he did not ejaculate, and i peed right after..
User :   after that
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   soon after, my breasts became tender for a week, i have a burning sensation when i go to pee and i missed my period. am i pregnant, or have i missed my period because of the missed pills?
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem to help you better.
User :   sure
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   19
Doctor :   When was your last period - exact dates ?
User :   i get it on the same day of the month. on the first thursday after my pills run out. i am back tracking now to see when my last period was.
Doctor :   So I shall say that your period started on 4th of Feb and might have ended roughly on 7/8th of Feb.
User :   well, the third.
Doctor :   So you need to roughly have a period on 3rd/4th March
User :   yes
User :   but i get it on a thursday i have for the past 4 years
Doctor :   It is usually delayed due to the pills that you have missed.
Doctor :   But if it is delayed for more than 7 days than you have to ocnsider a pregnancy ..
Doctor :   I would advise you to take a Urine Strip test if it delays for more than 10th of March
User :   so after missing pills, the period will come within 7 days if im not pregnant.
Doctor :   A urine strip test on 13th March and a second one on 15th March.
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Usually it is so.
User :   is it always ?
User :   delayed 7 days.
Doctor :   Not always, as they are hormonal pills a lot depends on the hormonal peaking.
Doctor :   But usually not more than 7 days.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps : User :   so .. since i almost missed 2 weeks worth, could there be a possibility my period could be delayed roughly about the same time ?
User :   ok.
Doctor :   It doesnt happen that way and the period are not usually delayed by 2 weeks as you have an intrinsic hormonal mechanism also .
Doctor :   usually one week is considered ok.
Doctor :   More than that we suspect pregnancy.
Doctor :   1. Urine strip test on 13th march
User :   ok.
Doctor :   2. urine strip test on 15th march
Doctor :   both early morning mid-stream urine if the period is delayed more than 7 days.
User :   miid stream?
Doctor :   3.if confirmed use a misprostol-mifeprestone combination of abortion under gynec's prescription.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   I need moer time to help you better.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now
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