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Health Problems During Pregnancy

Some common health problems women may experience during pregnancy include high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, depression and anxiety, iron deficiency anemia, urinary tract infections, and constipation.

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My one-month pregnant wife mistakenly got MMR vaccine. Can this produce problems in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is one month pregnant, and unknowingly she got the first dose of MMR vaccine. What should she do now because later on, she learned that while being a month pregnant, she could not take the MMR vaccine? Please kindly advise me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. The MMR vaccine is a live vaccine and is not suitable for use during pregnancy. Further, you must be already aware that a month gap is recommended post-taking the MMR vaccine and planning conception. A few years...  Read Full »

I am a hypertensive woman who is pregnant. Is there any risks associated with my pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old woman who is hypertensive. I am 5 feet 2 inches and weigh 196.2 pounds. I am pregnant. Is there any risk in my pregnancy? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Dear, Welcome to With passion, commitment, and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you top-class medical opinion. Congratulations on your pregnancy! If you are not careful, hypertension can worsen during pregnancy. It is important you continue treatment and reduce salt in yo...  Read Full »

I am in the third trimester, and I have intolerable pain under my right breast and ribs. Should I be concerned about the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old pregnant woman in the third trimester with 81 kgs of weight. I have intolerable pain under my right breast and ribs. Should I be concerned about the baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain is due to hormonal changes, sleeping posture, or fetus growth. I suggest tablet Paracetamol 500 mg and hot water fomentation. You will be fine.  Read Full »

I am pregnant and have extremely low blood pressure. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and pregnant. I have been having serious issues with syncope. My blood pressure has been so low it scared my cardiologist. I got an echocardiogram, and it showed I had two mildly thickened valves and a dilated atrium. I am worried that this could affect me during labo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your cardiac ultrasound is within the normal range. Those findings (left atrium mild dilation and aortic valve leaflets thickening) do not have any clinical significance. Low blood pressure could be related to pregnancy or proteinuria. For this reason, I recommend pe...  Read Full »

I am 22 weeks pregnant with a TSH level of 6.98 mIU/mL. Should I take a Thyroxine tablet?.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant. Recently, I got my TSH level checked, and the result was 6.98 mIU/mL. The normal range shows from 0.4 to 7 mIU/mL. Is there any need to take a Thyroxine tablet? Kindly let me know.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, you have a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). However, it would be best to have your T3, and T4 checked to be on the safe side. If you are not having any thyroid disorder pre...  Read Full »

I am five months pregnant with a low level of TSH. Will the low TSH level affect my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a thyroidectomy patient on Levothyroxine 150 mg and five months pregnant. Last month my thyroid T4 levels were normal, and my TSH levels were low at 0.248. My endocrinologist said it was fine. However, my gynecologist took blood work again this month, and T4 is still normal, but TSH...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have thyroid cancer? If yes, mention the type, stage, previous treatments, attach recent TG (thyroglobulin) or TG ab (thyroglobulin antibody), and USG (ultrasonogram results). How much do you weigh? What was your pre-pregnancy dose? Answering these questions will...  Read Full »

Will I have any problems during pregnancy if my thyroid peroxidase antibody levels are 600 mIU/ml?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female, and I am ten weeks pregnant. I am taking the tablet Thyronorm 112 mg. I underwent a thyroid peroxidase microsomal antibody test, and my level was reported to be 600 mIU/ml. Will I have any problems with pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you have hypothyroidism from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have antibodies against your thyroid gland, so the gland is not functioning correctly. Therefore, I suggest you take the medications to decrease thy...  Read Full »

I am 18 weeks pregnant and have the flu, which is getting worse day by day. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. My height is 161 centimeters, and I weigh 62 kilograms. I am 18 weeks pregnant, nauseous, uncomfortable, in pain, and getting the flu. The day I was getting started with the flu, I consulted my midwife. Unfortunately, it has become worse. They said to seek help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better not to ignore minor symptoms during pregnancy because they could be harmful. For example, flu and vomiting could happen, but the pain in the lower abdomen is alarming. However, you have not mentioned the pain site and history completely. In case of lower a...  Read Full »

I am 33-weeks pregnant, and I experience headaches, stomach aches, along with vomiting, despite taking Tylenol. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 weeks pregnant and have had a bad headache since two months. I am also suffering from pain in the stomach, vagina, and feet along with vomiting. I have tried many things including regular-strength Tylenol but the pain would not go away.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Headache and epigastric pain could be signs of high blood pressure which is an alarming condition because it can cause complications in the fetus like restricted growth, developmental defects, and in severe cases intrau...  Read Full »

I am 29-weeks pregnant with a high sugar level, so my doctor has advised me to drink protein powder. Should I drink it or consume natural proteins?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 weeks pregnant. I have found that my sugar level is higher than normal. The doctor recommended 16 units of insulin per day and daily glucose monitoring and a healthy diet. I am following this for two weeks. My doctor prescribed me Pro PL Lite powder, but my dietitian said to consu...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please send me detailed history regarding diabetes, its values, and your oral and injectable medications. Diabetes in pregnancy has many risks and needs too much monitoring of maternal and fetal health and a proper delivery plan with strict s...  Read Full »

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