I Tried Your Doctors Online and Found Out I was Pregnant!
By: Jenn Kong
So I had been trying to conceive (TTC) over the last few months.
And like most, I would stay up all night on my phone, deep diving through Google and reading forums and blogs to try to come up with an explanation for my fertility issues.
35-Year-Old Mother Trying to Conceive
I am an older mother, 35 years old. I already had one child but my menstrual cycle was never consistent and sometimes, non-existent. For almost two years after the birth of my first, I did not have a period. And before that, my cycle was always guesswork.
You can see how that creates a problem when trying to plan a second child.
- How can I fix secondary amenorrhea?
- Can someone without menstruation be able to track ovulation?
- What is secondary infertility?
- Is that something that I should be worried about?
I didn’t want to bother my doctors over and over about my questions and at the same time, I couldn’t seem to find anything relevant on Google.
Just for you . . .
I Stumbled Upon Your Doctors Online
Finally, I came across a website, Your Doctors Online. When it comes to your health and medical questions, this website has no doubt, a one up on Google. It is a free online chat service with real medical doctors.
How is that even possible in today’s fluctuating health care system?
I am human too and obviously was, at first, very reluctant to divulge all my insecurities about infertility and sex, especially with some random doctor whom I’ve never met before.
But that day, I had a perfect decoy. I had blacked out and fallen onto the floor, hitting my head after two measly glasses of champagne the night before. So I questioned the doctors about how to best handle this incident.
They told me to get examined by my family doctor to ensure I didn’t have any injuries (concussion from my fall) and also to check my vitals to see why I would faint so easily.
No nonsense, practical, helpful advice. After this, I was reassured these were trustworthy physicians who are not trying to sell anything, and who actually took time to speak with me.
That’s when I decided to finally ask my real questions about trying to conceive and my difficulties in tracking ovulation. The doctor on the chat explained that it could take over a year to get back to a regular menstrual cycle, but not to give up and keep trying to reduce the stress in my life.
The Your Doctors Online doctor also told me I should keep following up with my physician on my status. Good reinforcement for why Google cannot diagnose me, as well as a true doctor.
Thanks to Your Doctors Online, I had newfound encouragement to make an appointment with my family physician.
One, to discuss my prior fainting incident, and two, follow up on my fertility issues. My family physician ordered some labs for me, and guess what? We found out I had fainted because I was pregnant!
I was Pregnant and Your Doctors Online Free Dr. Chat Helped Guide Me to the Answers I Needed
Bottom line, Your Doctors Online answered my questions directly and finally gave me sound advice.
“Go get myself checked out because it can be something more serious.”
When we go online and Google search symptoms, we conjure fear, but never enough to act reasonably on it. We know that we don’t really know, so why put ourselves through all that fear and worrying?
My new solution is to go visit Your Doctors Online, the real human doctors who are available 24/7. Talking to them can really give you a more honest perspective on your problems.
Even though these doctors cannot physically examine you at the present, they can listen to you and point you in the right direction.
There is nothing better than a forum for which you can communicate with an experienced physician in real-time and get specific answers to very circumstantial questions. YDO is a great tool for those trying to figure weird stuff that happens to them. Including spontaneous pregnancy!
Submitted by Dr. Richard Honaker: https://www.bestdocsnetwork.com/doctors/richard-honaker/