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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I have bulky and anteverted uterus. Will my pregnancy be a success?
Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks three days pregnant. I went for an ultrasound and found the uterus is bulky and anteverted. Single gestational sac is seen high up in the uterus. Yolk sac has been identified but the fetal pole is not seen. Good decidual reaction is seen. Suggestive of sonography after two ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your gestational sac and yolk sac are evident, there is nothing to worry about. The delay in the process could be because of late implantation. Another positive factor is... Read Full »
What supplements should my pregnant wife take?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant. Her home pregnancy test kit showed the result as positive. Her last LMP was 7th of last month. What all supplements should she take now? Her age is 24. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My hearty congratulations to you and your wife. Your wife needs to get an ultrasound early pregnancy done preferably at 6 weeks (in your case by the 18th of this month) for localization of pregnancy and presence of cardiac activity. She also needs to get routin... Read Full »
What are the complications of twin pregnancy?
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 »
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 ... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »