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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My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two blisters were found. We met the doctor and she said it was chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicillin an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between week...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a lot of free fluid in POD while trying to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old female. I went today for the third follicle scanning on the 18th day. It showed the rupture of follicles, and there was a lot of free fluid seen in a POD. But in my second follicle scanning, on the 14th day, it showed no free fluid. Is it healthy to have free fluid or s...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your follicles have ruptured, and hence today you have free fluid in the pouch of Douglas on the scan. You should have intercourse today to become pregnant. Were you given any tablet fo...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting pregnant for the second time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female and I have a 4-year-old daughter who is turning five the next month. I am seeking to see a fertility specialist because I have been having unprotected sex in hopes to get pregnant and it has been five years and I have no second baby. A year or two ago I saw ur...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The irregular bleeding mostly is due to some sudden hormonal imbalance. As you feel, your weight has not changed a lot then that mostly is not the reason for this. But still, try to be active and keep trying to lose few kilograms. Your expected body weight is between...  Read Full »

Is fluoroscopy for back pain advisable at 22 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant. For my severe lumbar injury, shall I get a procedure done under fluoroscopy? Would I be able to see the baby in the fluoroscopy? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fluoroscopy is not advisable while you are pregnant and it is not recommended at all. Do take local treatment for a backache and take more rest. If constipation is there, then take proper treatment for it. This will all help in decreasing pain. If it is not avoidable, t...  Read Full »

My TSH levels are 1 mIU/L, T4 16 pmol, and TPO 45 IU/ml. Do these test results indicate a developing thyroid issue and contribute to infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, My tests results for thyroid stimulating hormone levels are as follows - seven years back TSH levels were - 0.9 mIU/L. T4 levels were13.3 pmol. And then two years back TSH levels were 0.7 mIU/L. Last year TSH levels were 0.7 mIU/L and T4 10.8 pmol. This year TSH levels are 1 mIU/L....  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and your reports. I appreciate your concern about getting pregnant and the issues that you are facing, unfortunately. Your thyroid test results are normal and are not the cause of your symptoms. Stopping smoking leads to weight gain. Weight gai...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to have intercourse every day to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female and having PCOS. I am currently trying to conceive. The hormonal profiles for me and my husband are normal. My doctor prescribed me to take Letoval 2.5 mg daily once from day-1 of my period until day-10 along with Nacfil Forte tablets daily twice after a meal...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Let me start by saying that a lady of 24 years, trying for pregnancy should never lose hope. You will surely get pregnant. Hormonal profiles are usually normal in PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Hope this diagnosis has been made based on a scan fin...  Read Full »

Can having an IUD for more than two years be responsible for my delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on the IUD Mirena for two and a half years and it did not suit me. So, I saw a doctor to have it removed. That was four months ago and I still have not had a menstrual cycle. I have had spotting here and there, but nothing else. My husband and I want a child, but I am not sure if...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mirena is a hormonal IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device) which causes a lot of side effects. Considering your age, it was not recommended for you. It has decidualized your endometrium to a great extent and it is possible your ovulation has been suppressed too. Ple...  Read Full »

Does my hCG value of 54.50 mIU/mL indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My LMP was on the 8th of last month. I missed my period this month. I have done a home pregnancy test on the 10th of this month, and I have seen a faint line which was confusing. So, I took a beta hCG blood test and got the result as 54.50 mlU/mL. Could you ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understood your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pregnancy is definitely there. However, I will suggest you get a repeat beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test after 48 ...  Read Full »

Can taking Plan B with Ella counteract each other?

Query: Hello doctor,I took a Plan B; however, I read online that it is not as effective on heavier women. I want to know if I can still take an Ella pill even though I already took a Plan B? I heard Ella is more effective, and I want to know if there is a problem with taking both since I have heard that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based pills that act at three different stages to prevent pregnancy. Firstly, they prevent the release of eggs from the ovary; if the egg was already released before the ...  Read Full »

Can I take tablet Rosuvastatin to lower my cholesterol levels while trying to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please let me know how to lower my cholesterol as I am trying to get pregnant? Also, is it safe to take tablet Rosuvastatin? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. There is no medicine that safely lowers the cholesterol levels during pregnancy. I suggest you to make dietary changes and include a regular physical activity in your routine. Also, you can use tablet Rosuvastatin for...  Read Full »

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