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I’m really unsure what to do I am now a week late for my

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Hi I’m really unsure what to do I am now a week late for my period I have done a test but it is negative, but I am being sick in the morning and having awful heart burn, what is the next step I should take?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 2 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 2 months ago.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

When was your last menstrual period?

History of unprotected sex and when had you sex?

Are your periods regular?

Any weight changes?

Any recent illness, fever?

Are you taking any medications?

Stress and anxiety?

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Thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hello hope your well!
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 2 months ago.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

When was your last menstrual period?

History of unprotected sex and when had you sex?

Are your periods regular?

Any weight changes?

Any recent illness, fever?

Are you taking any medications?

Stress and anxiety?

Waiting for your response.

Thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi mr last cycle was on the 27th of June, I have regular cycles every month and no I’m not on any medication, no sudden weight changers, I had unprotected sex on the 14th of July, with my partner.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, chances of pregnancy with a negative urine pregnancy test a week after the missed period are less.

Still, I would recommend undergoing repeat urine home pregnancy test with a morning urine sample for a precautionary measure in the next few days.

As such there can be a variety of causes of a missed period like hormonal imbalance, PCOD, thyroid dysfunction.
So, you should consult your gynecologist and your doctor may advise some form of progesterone to induce a period and further investigations like ultrasound, blood work like Thyroid function test, LH, FSH etc may be advised for further diagnosis and management.

Now, you can take OTC Zantac for nausea and heartburn.

Hydrate yourself with Gatorade.

Eat a bland diet.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My biggest worry is that twins run in the family, and I understand that could cause you to have a low level hCg levels
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.

I would recommend an ultrasound and serial Beta Hcg levels done in your case.

You shouldn't wait and make an appointment with your doctor for further evaluation and management.

OTC Zantac for nausea and heartburn is safe during pregnancy.

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