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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How to increase the hemoglobin level quickly?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 62 years old. We need good medicine to increase his hemoglobin quickly. His CBC report has hemoglobin with 9.9 g/dL, WBC of 38000 WBC per microliter, and platelets of 1,90,000.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The hemoglobin level can be increased with Ferrous Ascorbate tablet along with good elemental iron. Take tablet Orofer (Ferrous Ascorbate with Folic Acid). Now moving on to the main ...  Read Full »

What causes cold hands and feet along with fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having cold hands and feet. I also have a little bit of fatigue. Two years ago, I lost 90 pounds with diet and exercise. I had high blood pressure and anemia when I was pregnant with twins three years ago. Now, I have taken a complete blood count. I am attaching the reports for your r...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: There is a mild reduction in leukocyte count and hemoglobin. Also, red cell distribution width (RDW) is increased. The cause for reduced hemoglobin ap...  Read Full »

What can cause low WBC count?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is 58 years old. He had a stroke a year back and has been diagnosed with non-critical CAD. Within a period of two months, his WBC count has reduced from a range of 7.5 to 2.8. But, there is no sign of infection. The overall count of ANC is more than 1000 and platelets are...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my findings are as follows. Your dad is suffering from macrocytic anemia along with leukopenia (low-level WBC) and pancytopenia (deficiency of RBC, WBC, and platelet). There is only a slight decrease in the number of platelets, so you need not ...  Read Full »

I am a 31-year-old and five months pregnant. My body has the MTHFR gene. I noticed light bleeding recently and was concerned. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 31 years old, conceiving for five months now. I had two miscarriages in last three years at week six. I also have the MTHFR gene in my body. Recently, I noticed pink discharge and light bleeding from day 10 to 15 of my cycle. It is irregular and I do not have heavy bleeding, just ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq,I have gone through your case and I understand your concern,I believe you must have done various investigations and USG (ultrasonography) scans, it would be better if I would see them so that, I can help you better. Due to MTHFR gene mutation, there will be improper utilizat...  Read Full »

How do I control the darkening around my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have blackening around my mouth since two months and it is not fading. I went to Dermatologist, she prescribed me a deepwhite cream. But it is not working. What should I do? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Keep applying that cream plus start taking tablet Folic acid twice a day for 10 days, then make it once a day for next two weeks. Cranking around lip corners occur due to deficiency of Multivitamins, Folic acid and winter season can also be a reason. As far as home reme...  Read Full »

I got my nuchal translucency scan. The fetal right femur length is 4.2 mm, falls at the 5th percentile, and the fetal left femur length is 5 mm falls at the 11th percentile. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,My nuchal translucency scan report says the fetal right femur length is 4.2 mm, falls at the 5th percentile, and the fetal left femur length is 5 mm falls at the 11th percentile. What does it mean? Is it a concern? Please advise.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A normal fetus's femur length should be more than the 5th percentile. This is not an actual nuchal translucency scan. They have only mentioned femur length. They should also mention crown-rump length and nuchal translucency so that we can pr...  Read Full »

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 »

My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are es...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin B12 improve my low platetlet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of low platelet count for the last 15 years. My latest count was 4000 cells per microliter. I have not undergone any treatment for this problem. My B12 level is 26.2 pg/ml, biological reference interval is 25.1 - 165, serum ferritin is 12.0 and hemoglobin is 11.0. I r...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin B12 deficiency is a very rare cause of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and usually, the counts are not very low as in your case. Since your vitamin B12 levels are towards the lower range of normal and bordering on deficiency, you can take vitamin B12 supp...  Read Full »

Is it important to take Folic acid during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently pregnant seven weeks now. I had a missed miscarriage eight months back. I used to drink cheap Folic acid and Pregomega. I drank Pregomega up until the end of the last month. I stopped drinking the cheap Folic acid and started Inofolic on the first of last month. When I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A pre-pregnancy Folic acid requirement is there. Actually Folic acid is best to start three months in advance before conception. As soon as the lady misses her first period, an initial base of central nervous system had already been kept as neuropores close before 28 d...  Read Full »

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