High Risk Pregnancy

The type of pregnancy that can affect the health of the mother and her baby, or it can be fatal for either of them is called a high-risk pregnancy. Some of the factors that can result in a high-risk pregnancy are hypertension, PCOS, kidney or heart problems, autoimmune disease, smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, advanced maternal age, and thyroid disorder.

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How does chemoradiation affect pregnant women?

Query: Hi, My wife is pregnant and during her 1st-trimester her doctor suspected some growth in the cervix, and a biopsy was done. the pathology of cervial tissue states "squamous cell carcinoma -nonkeratinizing". also, it says that "the specimen consists of cream-white, irregularly shaped, solid, and soft...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. I am sorry to say that the biopsy reports you mentioned indeed indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with Cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors like which trimester the pregnancy is currently. what is the stage of pregnancy? ...  Read Full »

Does herpes affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a need to take steroids for IVF due to autoimmune issue. But, I have herpes 2. Will it affect my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The biggest concern in a pregnant genital herpes patient is that the infection is transmitted to the baby during labor and delivery, which can be devastating. This can happen if you are contagious or shedding the virus. There is no way to know for sure if you are she...  Read Full »

Can anyone give a third opinion on my wife's condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 23 years old, has autoantibodies SSA strong positive 3+, SSB borderline positive and RO52 strong positive 3+. She lost her first pregnancy last year, because CHB was found on fetus by TIFFA at 19 weeks with fetal hydrops bradycardia. Now, she is 8 weeks pregnant. Our obst...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These medications are given to your wife for fetal well being and these medications are definitely going to help. Since there is a subchorionic hemorrhage, you have been advised to stop Enoxaparin. She may go a little easy with this medicine and restart it as per advised....  Read Full »

Can pregnant women take blood thinners?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 20 weeks pregnant at an age of 35. After my first pregnancy I got few painless blood clots which went untreated. Now I was advised to take one blood thinner tablet for 100 days. But with a second opinion on that, I was advised not to take as it might lead to severe blood loss du...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hello, congrats on your pregnancy. the blood clots u refer to in Ur first pregnancy is after Ur delivery ,isn't it? the reason for being advised blood thinners this time may have nothing to do with that. Blood thinners are advised wen ultrasound or clinical examination shows a risk for hypertensi...  Read Full »

Is Arava safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been suffering from arthritis for the last 6 years. We visited many doctors, but she did not get proper relief. Recently, my wife started taking Arava 20 mg and many others. We were told to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. But, my wife is 2 months pregnant now an...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Arava (Leflunomide) is a teratogenic drug and should not be used in pregnancy. Also, one should not plan to conceive for at least after two years of stopping the drug. In cases like you, one option is to abort and the second is to take the risk of...  Read Full »

What supplements to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 year old female and I have been confirmed pregnant today, both in urine and blood. This is the first time I have got pregnant naturally. I have had no gynecological complication so far. We have been attempting since last one year and have had follicular study regularly every mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to clear that you need not have to take so many supplements and medicines from now. This is useless and often undesirable. The recommendation is to take Folic acid 5 mg once a day and if needed some tablets for nausea, Doxylamine, iron, calcium and...  Read Full »

What are the pregnancy risks when the mother is 40 years old?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I did nuchal translucency (NT) scan at 12 weeks and 1 day. The result reads NT 1.1 mm. Free beta hCG 25.9 ng/ml. PAPP-A 0.53. My sugar levels and BP are normal. I am taking Aspirin and Enoxaparin every day. Kindly tell me about my risks.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I see nothing for you to worry about. Let me explain. Here age is the only factor, but this is only a relative term. In the general population, the risk of genetic problems is high after 40 years, and we tend to screen all the pregnant ladies around ...  Read Full »

What are Jkb antibodies?

Query: Hi doctor,I received a notice after my child's birth as I am positive for Jkb antibodies. Is there a treatment for this? What can a doctor do for this? Does this affect future pregnancy? Where does this come from? How did I get it? I have always been anemic and had Iron supplement. I am not sure whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking Iron supplementation and being anemic are not connected to Jkb antibodies. This is genetic and rarely expresses itself, so rarely seen. It is a rare immunological disorder and it rarely causes lysis of red blood cells in renal medulla due to high urine in there. N...  Read Full »

What is your opinion on the medicines prescribed to me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I am having one 17 years old boy. After my first baby, I had three miscarriages and I did not get pregnant after. Unexpectedly, I got pregnant a few months ago and now I am in week 14. I had all the necessary tests, which came out normal except the anti-TPO. It is high ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medications prescribed by your doctor are all in good faith. As you are a patient of psoriatic arthritis and also had previous miscarriages, all these medications are necessary to give safety to you and your child. The medications in pregnancy are given ...  Read Full »

Why did USG at 16 weeks show separation of amnion and chorion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant now. Her first pregnancy was completely normal. Now, at 13 weeks she had major bleeding and that took us to the ER. US showed movement and heartbeat.  Since then, she has continued to bleed with dark brown clots and occasional red blood. She had 16 week US and it sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me say that I am sorry for your wife's trouble in this pregnancy. It appears as if there is a placental separation and there is a chance that your wife may miscarry. Lower back ache and continuous bleeding are not very good signs of a normal pregnancy, unfortun...  Read Full »

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