Conception And Pregnancy

Conception is the process where sperm moves up through the vagina and uterus and fertilizes an egg in the fallopian tube. The time from conception to childbirth is called pregnancy. Pregnancy usually lasts for 40 weeks.

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Trying to conceive. For what purpose is Dronis given?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married 15 months back. From then I am trying to conceive. I am having irregular periods only after marriage. For the past two months, my period occurred in a gap of 45 days. When I consulted my doctor, I got to know it as PCOS. I am using B-long tablet in the morning, afternoon ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you told you are having irregular periods and you have been taking treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), it is good. For getting pregnant there are some treatment methods available, you have to take something for ovulation i...  Read Full »

Could taking Misoprostol during pregnancy affect my baby?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 12 weeks pregnant now. In the third week of my pregnancy, I took two pills of Misoprostol. Yesterday, I went to an ultrasound and my doctor told me my baby is very healthy. Is there a high risk for my baby to be born with Moebius syndrome or other illnesses? Please inform me, shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You already used Misoprostol which is a hormonal pill used to induce abortion and act locally but luckily, it did not work and you got a healthy alive, active baby inside the uterus growing. Have strict monitoring and take care of any symptoms you have like pain, bl...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned abouI had taken cocaine six months ago, but I recently discovered that my wife is pregnant. Will cocaine have any negative impact on the baby's health?t the infrequent intake of cocaine before my wife's conception?

Query: Hello doctor, I took two or three lines of cocaine at a Christmas party. I had not taken cocaine regularly before that; the last time was more than six months ago and very infrequently before that. I recently discovered my wife is pregnant (conception around early this month). I did not know this at...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Do not worry. As you have taken a very small amount, it would not affect the baby. Hope this helps. Thanks and take care.  Read Full »

I have a history of abortion, and my AMH levels are low. Are the chances for me to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an adult weighing 70 kilograms and having a height of 5.3 feet. I have a problem conceiving with a history of one abortion, and my vitamin D levels are a bit low. My anti-mullerian hormone level is 1.25 ng/mL. I have no thyroid issues. As per the references in the report, it is men...  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern.I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The information you have given is not enough to make a proper evaluation. I need to know more to suggest to you.How long have you be...  Read Full »

Could I be pregnant if I had unprotected sex for three days before my period?

Query: Hello doctor, Could I be pregnant if I had unprotected sex for three days leading up to my period (my period started the next day after three days of unprotected sex). My period in the next month was not normal as I was bleeding for a couple of hours, then it stopped for a few hours, and this contin...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This description seems more likely about your menstrual history that you are getting periods regularly, but there is a mild difference every time. Days before the menstrual cycle are not fertile if you have been ex...  Read Full »

I have a small womb, one of my tubes did not function properly, and I lost my first pregnancy. Can I get pregnant again?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend and I have been trying to have a baby for four years. We visited a physician who started blood investigations, such as the HSG test for me and a sperm test for my boyfriend. I found out I was pregnant three days after inserting the dye in my tubes for the HSG. I carried my...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and it would be better If you send me all your investigation and blood reports, if any. The findings about the tubes on your HSG (hysterosalpingography) are unclear, but I feel you had conceived before and had one stillbirth, which means the tubes ...  Read Full »

Can I take Bactrim for a leg abscess while trying to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I was prescribed Bactrim 800-160 for an abscess in my leg last week. I have taken it for seven days now. I am trying to conceive this month on day 12 of my cycle. My doctor said not to take this during pregnancy, and the physician assistant said at the time it was fine because I was no...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Bactrim has an antifolate property which is why causing neural tube defects in babies so doctors will give you high doses of folic acid during pregnancy. You should not worry about preconceptions, and it will not ...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with PCOS, and there are four to five centimeters-sized cysts on my right ovaries. Can I conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) four to five centimeters on the right. I am taking tablet Krimson 35, tablet Normoz, and tablet Metformin 500 mg for three months. I have been married for two years and I am anxious to conceive. Is there any possibility that I can c...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Please send me a detailed gynecology, medical, and drug histories. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance with multiple growing follicles, and increased size of the ovaries. The polycystic ovarian syndrome can irregulate the...  Read Full »

Can Lorazepam affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Just two days ago I found out I was about 1-2 weeks pregnant. And it has been about 4 1/2 weeks since my last menstrual period. Unfortunately with labor day being this weekend I have been unable to see my regular OBGYN. But I did go to the ER to confirm the pregnancy 2 days ago. So my...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well in your case, as you said rightly Lorazepam is category D drug and not advisable. Ideally we advise avoidance of this medicine during and even before till 12 weeks pregnancy to avoid congenital malformations. You have tried leaving/ reducing it, but your withdrawa...  Read Full »

Will getting pregnant recently after getting MMR shots cause any problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been in combination birth control pills for over a year and recently got MMR shots. I had a fever and diarrhea and got pregnant during the symptoms. Is this an issue? Will the MMR cause birth defects?  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Rubella specifically has a hazardous effect on pregnancy if occurs during the first trimester. If the shots were more than a month from your last period date, then you should not worry so much, as the antibodies are already formed,...  Read Full »

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