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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How to treat morning sickness present in pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor, My fiancee is eight weeks pregnant and she is suffering from morning sickness for a week. I am worried about her health and baby. She can hardly eat and vomits frequently. We do not know what to do. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Morning sickness is a common phenomenon during pregnancy. It is unlikely to cause serious problems. Follow these simple precautions to get relief. You can take Doxinate (Doxylamine with Pyridoxine) one tablet at night and one tablet in the...  Read Full »

How much weight gain is expected in the first month of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Would you please explain what to expect in the first one to two months of pregnancy? If on the heavier side, how much weight gain is expected in the first month? Does everyone gain the weight right away? I also wonder about hormonal changes in the beginning. Is it common to experience...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy. 1. If your BMI (body mass index) is more than the average, a total weight gain of 7 to 8 kg is still expected. However, weight gain usually becomes apparent after four months or so. Before that, there should not be a drastic weight ch...  Read Full »

I had an abortion seven months back. Why do I still have black colored periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion seven months back. I have been having black colored periods bleeding from the last three months. The bleeding is black on all the days of the periods.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? That is quite a short history. Having black or altered blood in the first few months after abortion is common. We have to rule out the following possibilities. Get a pelvic scan to rule out any endometrial polyps or any uterine masses or any endometr...  Read Full »

I started to have cramps after sex and also felt bloated. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to have baby. Actually, we started trying just last month. I think we timed it well during and before ovulation. I started feeling to have cramps after having sex. I never feel cramps at the time of ovulation. So, it was unusual. It used to increase when I stand for long. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, it takes more time to have these symptoms. Though you are right that these signs and symptoms are consistent with symptoms of early pregnancy, but it is unlikely to experience them so soon if you were actually pregnant. But do not lose hope, there are always exc...  Read Full »

Are symptoms of pregnancy and premenstrual cycle relatively the same?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had unprotected sex. The first time, we both were drunk, but I know I did not ejaculate. Also, we did not use any form of contraception. She was ovulating during the second time and I used the withdrawal method. What are the chances that she can get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, ovulation is the period wherein egg is released from the ovary and that needs a single sperm to head towards a pregnancy. There is about 30% chance of getting pregnant following unprotected sex during ovulation. How can you be so sure about her ovulation? Di...  Read Full »

How should I confirm if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and trying to get conceive. After my last menstrual cycle as per doctor advice I had HCG 5000 injection for ovulation. As per the follicular study, we had intercourse for two days after ovulation. I bled little with some dark coffee brown on the 11th of the next month, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history typically suggests an implantation bleed, but as your dark brown bleed coincides with the menstrual due date. It may have been scanty menses as well. Now, as you have done the urine pregnancy test after 7 days post missed periods and it was negative, ...  Read Full »

Will consuming wine during early days of pregnancy cause harm to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in week 6 of my pregnancy and I am worried about some things that happened very early in the pregnancy before I knew I was pregnant. I had a few glasses of wine from day 0 to day 20. A total of six maybe and one glass and a half on day 20. I also took corticosteroids (Betamethasone)...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have not mentioned the date of your last menstrual period, I am assuming by day 0 you mean the starting date of last menstrual cycle. Because we calculate the pregnancy age from that date. So yes, the early pregnancy time is very important because the embryo is...  Read Full »

How to get rid of dry cough during early stage of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was on 25th February 2020. I have done urine test twice at home and it is positive and I do have other symptoms of pregnancy. I am sure that I am pregnant. Due to Corona situation, I am afraid to get out and do other tests and see the doctor. I do have a dry cough for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Let me tell you in the first three months of pregnancy vomiting sensation, gaseous state, mood swings, breast, and back pain are common. I understand it is not possible to have a consultation now. For cough, do stream inhalation thre...  Read Full »

Is spotting normal during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I always have regular periods with a 28 day cycle. I have pregnancy like symptoms for the past two weeks. I feel nausea, cramps, strong smell, etc. Actually, my period was ahead of due. For the past 15 days I have very light watery bleeding started and is still on. It i...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Based on your symptoms, pregnancy is a possibility. But, as you said your periods are due now you can wait for another four days. If you did not get periods, then do a urine strip test for pregnancy. At this time no one ...  Read Full »

Can sex result in miscarriage during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi Doc, My wife recently got pregnant. We checked with my relative sister (who is a Gynae) and her report is attached in the documents My Wife is facing below symptoms due to pregnancy: 1) Tireness/Fatigue 2) Continous Nausea type feeling 3) Lethargy 4) Unable to eat properly/Loss of appe...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Congrats on your pregnancy. Though u have not mentioned clearly how many weeks of pregnancy,I assume in must be within the first 12weeks as u have said she is recently pregnant. The symptoms of tirednes,nausea ,lethargy,unable to eat r very common first trimester symptoms. The key is to eat ...  Read Full »

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