Early Symptoms Of Pregnancy

There are no specific symptoms of pregnancy, and the best way to confirm pregnancy is by taking the urine or blood test. Some of the common symptoms of early pregnancy are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, missed periods, sore breasts, mood swings, tiredness, and bloating.

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What is the chance of getting pregnant while taking combined OCP?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a question about the likelihood of getting pregnant while taking combined birth control pills. I started taking the pills three weeks ago, using the first-day method. So, I took my first pill on the first day of my period because I heard it works right away. I had unprotected sex a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have started the pills from day one of the periods, then you are protected from the very first day. So, if you had intercourse after six days, you need not worry. Also, combined birth control pills give you a month long protection irrespective of the number o...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know if my bleeding is because of my period or a sign of pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female, and I have had irregular periods since my first menstrual cycle. I evaluated my cycle for the past six months and found that my period happen 14 days after every ovulation. I was due for my periods ten days ago. I also had unprotected sex 15 days ago. Since...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a pregnancy. It may be a delayed cycle due to dysmenorrhoea. In the case of pregnancy, implantation bleeding will take place after two weeks of fertilization. But it will not contain clots and tissues. The most common causes for delayed periods are...  Read Full »

Does bleeding after a positive pregnancy test indicate a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive for four months now. Last month, I got two positive pregnancy tests followed by some bleeding a week after the test. I bled for about a week. And this month, I also got three positive pregnancy tests. I got a positive test two days before my missed period...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? If you had bleeding, as in periods, then this is a fresh pregnancy. But, if that bleeding was minimal or just discharge, it is the same pregnancy continuing. All you can do is to get a serum beta hCG and repeat it after 48 hours. If this is a healthy p...  Read Full »

Even though my wife is three weeks pregnant, she does not have any signs of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a severe cough, for which she took antibiotics for a week. She missed her periods the following month, and the home pregnancy test was positive. So, we did a urine pregnancy test in the doctor's office, which was also positive. But, it has been three weeks, still, she is n...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to be worried about the cough, fever and the antibiotics. Most of the antibiotics and medicines for respiratory infection are safe in pregnancy.Why are you not getting an ultrasound scan done? Why are you stressing yourself waiting for t...  Read Full »

Can a girl be pregnant from sexual activity without penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I had foreplay with a girl ten days ago. There was no penetration of any sort, but rubbing for 20 to 30 seconds happened. I am sure that there was no pre-cum during rubbing, and I ejaculated only on the sheets away from her. But I am scared that if my penis has touched her vagina wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. Then, these sperms need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern...  Read Full »

What medicine is good for early pregnancy symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 43 days pregnant. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we could not take her to the hospital for the initial scan and check-up. We are planning to go in ten days. She has nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, stomach fullness, and discomfort. I request you to prescribe some good medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, congratulations. I suggest Folic acid 400 mcg once daily to increase the mother's hemoglobin and prevent neural tube defects in the fetus. Vomiting and gastric disturbances are common symptoms during the first trimester due to increased pregnancy...  Read Full »

Do swollen breast, purple and sensitive nipple indicate cyclic mastalgia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman, and I am experiencing swollen and larger breasts and an enlarged, swollen, and purple nipple on my right side. And I have had sensitive nipples for at least a month. Would you please give your opinion? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly let me know the following things. Is this the first time you have observed this pain? Is it related to your menstrual cycle? Do you have any nipple discharge? If sexually active, have you missed a period? Have you checked whether you...  Read Full »

Where my miscarriages due to Progesterone injection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had three miscarriages after taking a Progesterone injection. The two miscarriages were chemical pregnancy and the other one was formed. But miscarriage happened. Now I am having pregnancy symptoms. My last menstrual period was 40 days back.   Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your obstetric history, it is necessary to evaluate the cause of having a recurrent miscarriage. Progesterone injection will not cause any miscarriage as progesterone is the hormone necessary for the continuation of pregnancy and it acts as a support for pregna...  Read Full »

Can sex result in miscarriage during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife recently got pregnant. We checked with my relative sister (who is a Gynecologist), and her report is attached in the documents. My wife is facing the below symptoms due to pregnancy: 1) Tiredness or fatigue. 2) Continous nausea-type feeling. 3) Lethargy. 4) Unable to eat pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congrats on your pregnancy. Though you have not mentioned clearly how many weeks of pregnancy, I assume it must be within the first 12 weeks as you have said she is recently pregnant. The symptoms of tiredness, nausea, lethargy, unable to eat are very common first t...  Read Full »

Why am I having pregnancy symptoms, even after my pregnancy test being negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth three months ago. It was a C-section. I am 36 years old. I have started feeling nauseous. Two days ago, I had the same pregnancy symptoms, like strong smelling sense and feeling sick to certain smells (just the ones I hated when I was pregnant). I did a home pregnancy te...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It can be due to • Any hormonal issue. Plan for TFT (thyroid function tests). • PCOS or gastritis. Have you taken any spicy or oily food? You can take tablet Pan 40 (Pantoprazole) and Emeset (Ondansetron) to prevent gastritis. ...  Read Full »

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