Folic Acid

The synthetic form of folate, which is a water-soluble vitamin B9, is called folic acid. Folic acid is essential during pregnancy to prevent neural birth defects. The other benefits of taking folic acid are it prevents cancer and helps reduce homocysteine levels, which is related to the development of heart problems.

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What should I do to avoid miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I was five weeks pregnant. But, yesterday night there was slight bleeding. I went to my gynecologist today, who did an ultrasound and transvaginal scan. He said there is no gestational sac. What do I do now? When is it safe to get pregnant again?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Early pregnancy losses are mostly caused due to genetic problems in the baby. The right sperm has to meet the right egg to form the right embryo to sit in the right place of the endometrium. Unfortunately, in your case, either the e...  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 »

Kindly go through the blood report and give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have had severe pain and inflammation in both the legs, from my knees to the foot. I limp while walking, and have no injuries or accident. Also, I feel very lazy, weak, and sometimes feel feverish in the evenings. My concentration at work is also going down. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing serious, no need to worry. The central problem associated with you is obesity. Obesity has lead to excess fat deposition in the liver, leading to mild elevation of AST (aspartat...  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 »

Does abstinence from sex for three months is required after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage two weeks back. The baby had no heartbeat or growth even after nine weeks. So, the doctor gave me tablets for abortion. And she advised taking rest and abstinence from sex for three months. I am confused about that because I am eager to have a baby now. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Sorry to hear about the loss. Hope God gives you all the mental strength to face it. I agree with your doctor, we always ask ladies who have had a miscarriage to give a gap of three months. There was some problem in your body to cause this miscarriage, ...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation around my ribs during eight weeks of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female, and I am currently eight weeks pregnant. I have had a tummy ache, and my stomach is burning since yesterday. I also have a backache and a burning feeling around my ribs. I feel sick. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering from gastritis. I suggest you try doing the following. You can take cold milk, which is very soothing. Avoid spicy food. Take more of fruits and salad. Eat small portions at frequent intervals. For more information consult a...  Read Full »

How long does the uterine lining take to become thick after weaning for conception?

Query: Hi doctor, I exclusively breastfed for 17 months, while trying to conceive a handful of times. I believe that I conceived, but implantation failed. My gynecologist suggested to wean and then try, and maybe my uterine lining needed to be thickened. I weaned two months ago, and so far both cycles have...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a scan done around the ovulation time, to rule out the exact cause. This will help us know where exactly things are going wrong. Get started with Folic acid supplements. Do get back to me with reports, so that I can guide you further. Revert with more informat...  Read Full »

Do I need to continue the prescribed medicines after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage 15 days back, my TSH is 4.19, hemoglobin is 12.1 g/dL, height is 5 feet, weight is 68 kg, and blood sugar is 54 and 116 mg/dL. Now my doctor has prescribed me with a lot of medicines like Thyroxine, Glyciphage, Aldactone 100, Terbinafine 250, etc. I have some itching i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. All is not over, as your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seem normal to me. Continue the thyroid medication. Your ideal weight for your height would be 50 kg. So, try to reduce weight using diet and exerc...  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future, I always think of the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals at your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing muscle pain and weakness after heavy menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old female, a homemaker, and newly married. Now I am in my husband's home for the past four months. I am suffering from pain in my leg muscles for 20 days and suffering from headaches for two days. From today morning, I am feeling dizzy. I do not have fever, cough, cold, et...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. As I can gather from your query, you have symptoms of headache, muscle pain, and heavy periods. This is usually due to anemia caused by loss of blood during periods. This leads to the feeling of weakness...  Read Full »

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