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Antenatal Ultrasonography

Antenatal ultrasonography is a diagnostic test performed with the help of sound waves to create images of the developing fetus. It provides valuable information about the health of the mother, progression of the pregnancy, and the health of the developing fetus.

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Is bleeding a serious issue at 7 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21 year old female. I am seven weeks and two days pregnant today. I woke up this morning bleeding. It has been constant as if I were on my period. I called my doctor, but got no response. I do not know if I should go to the ER or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the bleeding is severe, as in your periods, then it is not a good sign. You will have to meet your doctor immediately. I hope you had a scan at six weeks. That is when you can see the baby and the first heart beat. In this scan, the location of pregnancy, number of...  Read Full »

My wife did a mammogram without knowing that she is pregnant. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had a mammography test last month. It was around 26 days after LMP. She did not get her periods then. Now, after a month of mammography, her doctor has confirmed that she is pregnant. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mammogram delivers less dose and fetus will be far away from the radiation field. However, a close follow-up with ultrasound of the fetus and obstetrician is necessary. Thank you.  Read Full »

What do my NT scan and double marker reports say?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have received my NT scan and double marker reports. Below are the details: NT 0.70 mm, trisomy 21 and NT 1:675, trisomy 13/18.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by saying that you and your baby are absolutely fine. First of all, 31 years is not at all a risk factor. Only after 35 years, the risk of these genetic problems increases a lot, much more after 40 years. These factors are calculated using an age correl...  Read Full »

Could two vessels in the umbilical cord be concerning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old lady and five months pregnant. In my ultrasound report, it says the baby has two vessels in the umbilical cord. Rest of the reports are normal. The doctor suggested me that everything is fine. But, I am worried regarding the complications due to two vessels. Should I...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The umbilical cord should have three vessels. Either the doctor missed one vessel or the baby has only two vessels. So, have a confirmatory scan from a center where a high-risk obstetrics specialist is available. A scan by a senior or very experienced sonologist will ...  Read Full »

We are scared about twin pregnancy complications. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant. Three days ago, during her antenatal scan, we came to know that it is a monozygotic twin pregnancy. We have a few questions. How to know that it is not a conjoined twin? I have attached the scan reports. Please let us know whether the growth is fine....  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, my hearty congratulations for twin pregnancy. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly fine. There are no signs of conjoined twins. NT (nuchal translucency) is normal and both nasal bones are seen. ...  Read Full »

My wife is bleeding during pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 6 weeks pregnant. She is experiencing pain in the stomach and waist from the start of the pregnancy. Sometimes, the pain is severe. As per our local gynecologist, all the reports are normal and there is no need to worry. I have attached all the reports taken till now for you...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two issues here. One is bleeding per vagina, which is a problematic one and the second one is the painful abdomen. Actually, any type of bleeding during cycle is abnormal and needs investigation. Truly speaking, fetal prognosis is also guarded here, though she ...  Read Full »

My sister-in-law's scan reveals hydronephrosis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is about my 19 weeks pregnant sister-in-law. She had a USG today and found bilateral moderate fetal hydronephrosis. Her gynecologist told her that the kid will require surgery after delivery. Can you please check the report and explain the situation? Is surgery required? If ...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not life threatning. It has to be serially monitored every 15 days. Any intervention is usually successful after birth only and exact nature of urine obstruction also becomes clear after birth only. Thank you.  Read Full »

Please review my pregnancy sonography reports.

Query: Hello doctor, We have done sonography during the sixth month of pregnancy. The report says there is a unilateral mild ventriculomegaly of 12 mm. Kindly suggest whether this is normal or if it can create any problem for the child.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mild ventriculomegaly is usually not detrimental. But, serial ultrasound monitoring of ventricular size should be done. Any increase in size should be dealt with accordingly.   Read Full »

The ultrasound shows dent on the baby's head. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 weeks pregnant. Until two weeks ago, all the ultrasound reports were normal. The chance of Down's syndrome was 1 in 20000. But, two weeks ago they accidentally noticed a dent on my baby's head and cavum septi pellucidi (CSP) was slightly more than the 2SD. I was told to repeat ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cavum septi pellucidi is a structure present normally in the skull and identified in the ultrasound. When it is bigger, it can be a marker of a developmental problem in the child, but not with strong evidence. I suggest you consult a genetic or fetal medicine expert ...  Read Full »

Please review my NT and double marker reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I was recommended for NIPT, early TIFA scan and then amniocentesis if needed. Here are my NT and double marker reports. Kindly interpret the real risk level for me and what should be the next step ahead if there is any concern. My blood sample for the double marker was collected at eig...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the risk is relatively high for you. But, it does not mean that the baby has Down's syndrome. Amniocentesis is the next step for your for confirmation. If money is a concern, you can wait for another ...  Read Full »

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