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Hello I wanted to know, how will I know if I'm pregnant when I have an irregular cycle?

Doctor's Assistant: How many weeks are you? What are all the medications you're using?

I don't know if I'm pregnant, and i don't take medications...I

Doctor's Assistant: Are you taking any vitamins? How frequently per week do you exercise?

No i don't take vitamins and i don't exercise

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No not that i know of

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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago
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Hello, my name is***** board certified MD and women's health physician.

Can you tell me how old you are?
How irregular are your cycles? Do you know why your cycles are irregular? Have you had any kind of testing done by your doctor - check hormone levels, pelvic ultrasound, etc?

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
hello I'm 17 years old, its always been irregular, no I don't know why my cycles are irregular, no I have not got any testing done
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

It will certainly be harder for you to conceive if your cycles are irregular because this also means that your ovulation is irregular and harder to predict. But it is certainly still possible to get pregnant, because you are still ovulating.

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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

I would recommend that you schedule an appointment with a gynecologist to determine the cause of your irregular cycles, because it is something that may be very easy to treat.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
how much is it to go to an gynecologist?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

It depends on your health insurance -- do you know what kind of health insurance you have? Where are you located? I am based in the US so I am more familiar with how the US health system works.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
No I don't and im located in Harvey IL
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

Are you student? If you are, then you could be covered under your parents' health insurance.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
I am and im also a foster child
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

I understand. Do you have a case worker that you are in touch with? He/ she would probably know how to access a specialist if you needed to see one. Also, your pediatrician would also be a good resource.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
No I live with an older lady so I dont really go for check up and other things likethat so i wouldnt know whats wrong with me, and i dont have a medical card so i dont know what else i can do
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

I can find a free or low cost women's clinic in you area that you can go to for an evaluation. What is your zip code?

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
60426
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

I will do a search now, thanks for waiting

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
Can I ask another question while you are doing some research?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

http://chicagofamilyhealth.org/womenshealth/

http://chicagofamilyhealth.org/insurance/

Looks like this organization will be able to help even if you don't have insurance. Although, I feel that you may actually qualify for medicaid since you don't have an income. Please talk to a case worker at the facility above so they can assist you.

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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

Yes of course. what is the question?

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
well today I've been having pains in my stomach and I threw up. i've been sleeping a lot and eating more than normal... how would i know if thats pregnancy or something else?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

I would do a pregnancy test, that is the only way to find out.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
how will i know if it'stoo early if i have an irregular cycle
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

Very difficult since you have an irregular cycle. I would repeat another pregnancy test in 1 week and if there is still doubt, then a blood pregnancy test (serum HCG) would be more accurate.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
why does an irregular cycle affect us?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

many different reasons - but most common reason is a hormonal imbalance

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
im sorry im asking so many questions but i dont have a parent or i barely get a chance to go to a doctor toknow any of this stuff..... what is hormonal imbalance?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

if for example, your testosterone is elevated due to condition called PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), then this can cause irregular menstruation. You will need a blood test and sometimes a pelvic ultrasound to confirm this diagnosis.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
what really causes all of this? do people just randomly get irregular cycles?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

some cases may be random, some may also be genetic/ hereditary

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
okay I think this may be the last question, so my boyfriend and I have sex a lot but yesterday when we were having sex I felt a pain in my stomach I've felt it two days in a row, I didn't feel it today.. what could that mean? also, everytime we have sex he cums and I haven't my cycle since May what could that mean?
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago

do you use any protection/ condoms?

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
No not at all
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago
I recommend that you do a pregnancy test.
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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
I did a pregnancy test and it came out negative
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 10 days ago
Good, I would repeat it again in 1 week if you still don’t get your cycle by then. Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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