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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I am six weeks pregnant and had a bright red bleeding. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am at six or seven weeks from conception. I did not have a visit yet. Today, I experienced a slight bright red bleeding. Can you tell me what I should do? I am really worried.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? By six weeks of pregnancy, the baby's heartbeat is visualized. Only a scan showing adequate fetal growth and heartbeat, with good decidual reaction indicates a healthy pregnancy. The reasons for bleeding now could be: Pregnancy is associated ...  Read Full »

I have period-like bleeding during my seventh week of pregnancy. Should I go to ER?

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. How are you doing? 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 ...  Read Full »

The doctor cannot find the baby's heartbeat. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 49 days pregnant. Today we met our doctor. He said that the fetal size is 0.63 cm, but still, there is no heartbeat felt. The doctor asked us to wait for one more week. Is it normal? Please clarify my doubt. My wife is worried about this. This is our second baby.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Your doctor has given you the right advice. You are calculating the gestational age as per her last periods. But let me tell you that you can never predict when her ovulation was. There are two possibilities: Either the baby is still small and ...  Read Full »

Fetal ultrasound failed to detect heartbeat. Has the child been aborted?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's last period date was two months ago. After one month, we came to knowthat she is pregnant. She had her first ultrasound 10 days ago and the baby is fine at five weeks and five days with a heartbeat of 114. But for the last three to four days, she saw some blood in her urine. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If a repeat ultrasound shows no heartbeat then she has experienced a missed abortion. This means that after the arrival of the heartbeat, the heart has stopped and the fetus is no more alive and not growing. The bleeding is nature's way of aborting the non-developing...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for bilateral moderate fetal hydronephrosis after delivery?

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 »

Why did my doctor give medicines when there was no fetus detected?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I had got positive pregnancy by the urine test. I scanned by ultrasound but there wasno detection of the fetus. My last period was two months ago. And my missed period was last month. My doctor gave me FOL-XT and Miprogen 200 mg. I am confused about tablets. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your urine test is weakly positive. It means your pregnancy may have occurred late, hence not detected on ultrasound. Sometimes, in these cases, there is a risk of miscarriage. So, the doctor has given the medicines to protect from such occurrence. You can take it and ...  Read Full »

What precautions to take for obstetric cholestasis?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is in the second trimester and she has been detected with obstetric cholestasis. We have been recommended Udiliv. Everyone here seems to have this by the end of her pregnancy, but she got it early. What can we be doing to get everything under control?Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For cholestasis of pregnancy, the serum bile acid test and LFT (liver function test) are to be done once weekly or fortnightly depending on the severity. You should consult a liver specialist or gastroenterologist. This condition might affect the growth and liquor (w...  Read Full »

What do the orange spots on my fetal ultrasound scan mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a fimbrial ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. I received my internal ultrasound pictures but do not know how to read them. I am wondering what the orange spots suggest on my ultrasound and where the fetus would be? I was told it was about 2 cm.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An ectopic pregnancy happens when the fetus starts developing at a location other than the uterus. In your case, the pregnancy is developing at the end of the left tube which is called the fim...  Read Full »

My USG says there are only two vessels in the umbilical cord. Is it worrisome?

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. How are you doing? 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 experie...  Read Full »

USG reports say there is unilateral mild ventriculomegaly. Is this normal?

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 »

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