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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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I have to take Dronis for retained follicle. Can I conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old. My first IUI failed. Then one month gap. Now, today is the second day of my period. He told a retained follicle is present after scanning and prescribed Dronis 30 daily. When I get my period again, he told to come on the second day of the period for a scan and start ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dronis (Ethinylestradiol) is a contraceptive pill also used to reduce the size of the ovarian cyst. You will not conceive in the month you are taking the pills. But, it is necessary for the cyst to resolve before you can be given medicine for ovulation induction. So you...  Read Full »

I had my annual check-up. Please review my reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am enclosing my annual checkup reports for review and for necessary medical advice for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have found few abnormalities. Deranged HbA1c and blood sugar can be seen in your report. It is in the borderline range and signifies impaired glucose tolerance. Now, you should get ...  Read Full »

I want to conceive. What prenatal vitamins can I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about the prenatal vitamins that I can take for conception, considering the case of low progesterone level. The laboratory tests performed were progesterone 0.19 ng/ml, testosterone 1.10 ng/ml, LH 17.26 mIU/mL, FSH 21.11 mIU/mL, and prolactin level. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Preconception vitamin that has been advised universally is Folic acid 0.4 gm per day for normal ladies who wish to conceive and not have any chronic disease like epilepsy (need 0.1 fl oz per day) before conception. You did not mention which day of menstrual cycle you di...  Read Full »

My husband has low hemoglobin levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband's hemoglobin is 3.7 g/dL, but the hemoglobin level was 5 g/dL when we checked it two days back. His RBC and WBC are also going down. What can be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your husband's hemoglobin and WBC count are going down very fast, it is not normal. For such low hemoglobin levels, blood transfusion is needed immediately. A peripheral smear examination should be done, to look for schistocytes like fragmented RBC and normoblast count...  Read Full »

Can Dronis help me in conception and why is it prescribed?

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 ind...  Read Full »

Can my wife use hormonal contraceptives during pregnancy?

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 pregnancy?...  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 estroge...  Read Full »

I have high anti-TPO antibodies. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have long time thyroid issues with persistently high anti-TPO antibodies. I have done a full test panel. Thyroid seems to be in normal range but many other parameters are off the mark. Vitamin A is on the very low end of normal, same with iron. I get ill very frequently and get tired ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your post. However, your investigations are not uploaded. Anyway, you are suffering from autoimmune thyroiditis and low serum iron which is common in females due to loss during menstruation. You should start iron supplements, tablet Levogen Z (Fe...  Read Full »

What test should I do to check my calcium levels?

Query: Hello doctor,What type of calcium blood test should I undergo to check my calcium as a part of a routine checkup? Also, provide me full details of the folic acid blood test as I want to undergo a blood test for a routine checkup.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. My suggestions for you are as follows- 1. You can do total serum calcium level or as ionized and nonionized separately. However, generally, simple total serum calcium gives enough information needed to see whether there is any deficiency. 2...  Read Full »

Can the presence of cervical mucus indicate fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive. I have very less cervical mucus. Am I infertile? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Consistency of cervical mucus is not a criterion for infertility.   Read Full »

Can taking Dexorange syrup increase hemoglobin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had 3.5 mg/dL of hemoglobin and platelets was 50 103/µL. The doctor then transfused two units of blood. After one and a half months, I checked the hemoglobin and still it was 3.5 mg/dL and platelets was 36 103/µL. My father has no sugar problem but has issues with BP. He i...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you have mentioned, your father has pancytopenia which is the failure of the bone marrow to produce new blood cells. There are many reasons for that including vitamin B12 deficiency, leukemia, bone marrow, fibrosis, enlarged spleen, adverse effect of a medi...  Read Full »

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