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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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My pregnant daughter is positive for Ureaplasma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 18 weeks pregnant with her first baby. She just received a test result from her naturopath, and unfortunately to say she is still positive for the Ureaplasma parvum DNA, even after antibiotics. She has searched about this on the internet and is worried about the baby. Ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Ureaplasma parvum during pregnancy leads to delivery before due term if not treated. I would suggest the following treatment. Tablet Azithral (Azithromycin) - 500 mg once a day for five days. Continue with iron and calcium supplements. Ointment Surfaz-SN (C...  Read Full »

I am pregnant. What if IgM is positive and IgG is negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I am seven weeks pregnant. After my TORCH test, I came to know that my rubella IgM is 1.22 g/L and HSV is also 1.35 cd/m. Both IgG is negative. What does it mean when IgM is positive, and IgG is negative? What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It would be better if you provided me with your detailed medical history. IgM positive with IgG negative means you were not immune to the disease and recently got an infection even with antibodies not formed. If positive in the early 12 we...  Read Full »

My wife and I have the same blood group. Is pregnancy safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and my wife is 19 years old. Our blood group is the same, and it is (B+) B positive. Here are my questions: Will there be any problem during pregnancy or any effect on the baby? Are any tests required to be done to ensure any problem in the future? Is there any sol...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about the same blood group. It will not create any problems during pregnancy or for the child. However, if you are a relative, then genetic counseling is needed. Rule out thalassemia minor before conception. Hope this will help you. Get back with mor...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 pregnant with hereditary spherocytosis and abnormal blood test results. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy, and I have nausea and constipation. Early pregnancy blood work showed an increased transferrin saturation, mild anemia, and higher B12 level in blood. I was diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis a few years ago, so my spleen is m...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I read your query and understand your concern. You need to keep your vitamin B12, folic acid, pyridoxine, vitamin D, and iron within the upper limits of reference ranges. As hereditary spherocytosis is a high-utility state of the body due ...  Read Full »

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