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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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In our first ultrasound at nine weeks, there is a cystic hygroma of 3.5 mm. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Today we have completed the first ultrasound of our baby, who is nine weeks and five days gestation. Our doctor found out the baby is having a 3.5 mm cystic hygroma by interpreting the ultrasound image and advised us to visit the high-risk pregnancy doctor. We are worried much now. Could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly do not panic, please. The hygroma are observed in certain pregnant females during the first trimester. The cysts sometimes go away, and sometimes they tend to increase. 3.5 mm is relatively smaller, but the p...  Read Full »

My latest pregnancy scan showed hydramnios with breech presentation. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I am 34 weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy. My recent scan report shows AFI 9.4 inches, FL 2.7 inches, AC 12.1 inches, BPD 3.6 inches, heart rate 149 beats per minute, the fetal movements are normal and the fetal weight is 5.9 lbs. The impression of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to During pregnancy, the volume of amniotic fluid is maximum at 32 weeks, when it may be slightly above 7 inches, but it is a matter to worry if it persists after 36 weeks. It is significant if it is associated with any baby anomalies or defect in the brain or spinal cord o...  Read Full »

Why did my wife have a lot of risks during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, About a year ago, we found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child. When her gynecologist confirmed her pregnancy, she started bleeding heavily two weeks later (around the 10th week). We drove to the nearest hospital to perform an ultrasound, and they told my wife that she h...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your description shows that your wife could have APLA syndrome (antiphospholipid syndrome). Such patients are generally asymptomatic and have severe complications during pregnancy. It is a condition that makes the blood thick. It can also cau...  Read Full »

How does chemoradiation affect pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant. During her first trimester, her doctor suspected some growth in her cervix and a biopsy was done. Her pathology of cervical tissue states squamous cell carcinoma of non-keratinizing. It also says that the specimen contains creamy white, irregularly shaped, solid, and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your wife's biopsy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors. As your wife is in her first trimester, waiting till the end of pr...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any harm to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I am 45 days pregnant, and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any problem to the baby? I am taking medicine, and my sugar is under control now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, HbA1c is high. It indicates sugar levels in the last three months. Diabetes during pregnancy will cause a small risk of congenital malformations, but it could be detected on the fetal scan at 16 to 18 weeks of gestation. Since it is detected early, now make sure ...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old with a uterine fibroid. Will it cause severe pain during gestation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years, and I have a 1.18 inch uterine fibroid. Will it start growing once I conceive? Will it cause severe and unbearable pain during gestation? What are the risks if I conceive?  Read Full »

Dr. Shoaib Javeed Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Uterine fibroids, in most cases, continue to grow in size, but of course, they are dependent on various contributing factors. A 1.18 inch uterine fibroid should not contribute any complications to pregnancy, although you will have to be ...  Read Full »

I had preeclampsia in my last pregnancy and the baby passed away after birth. I am planning for another baby. Kindly give me some advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 30 years old, during my last pregnancy I had preeclampsia at the 34th week of pregnancy. My daughter passed away after five days from her birth. Now I want to have another baby, the problem is that I am so scared that "preeclampsia" will occur again in the next pregnancy. Can you p...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sorry about your past loss. I cannot give a false assurance that your next pregnancy will be safe and away from Pre-eclampsia (PE). PE is your body's reaction to the embryo, which is a combination of your egg and your husba...  Read Full »

I have a history of miscarriages and now my UPT is positive. Can taking hCG injection help me?

Query: Hello doctor, My LMP was five months ago. I was spotting for three days during my LMP and got a positive strip test after seven days. My beta hCG level on the day of a positive result was 126, and after two days, it was 125. I am being told that I will get periods in two weeks but told to continue F...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately what your doctor has said is right. Spotting in early pregnancy is normal. But a fall or no rise beta HCG is a poor sign. Beta hCG is a hormone produced from fetal tissue. At a level of 25 mIU/mL urine test is positive it doubles in 48 hours. So if the ...  Read Full »

After stopping Arip, I suffer from insomnia during pregnancy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I was diagnosed to have bipolar disorder before 10 years and was cured with Lithium. Then, it relapsed before five years. So, I started to have Arip 20 mg and by last month it was tapered to 5 mg. Now, I am 8 weeks pregnant. When I got to know that I am pregnant, I was advised ...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pregnancy is a high-risk period. Hence, the risk of relapse is more during pregnancy. It is advisable to take a small dose of medications throughout the pregnancy to prevent relapse. I suggest tablet Serenace 1.5 mg (Haloperidol) at night along with tablet Pacitane (Trihe...  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 Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most significant concern for a pregnant individual with genital herpes is the potential transmission of the infection to the baby during labor and delivery, which can have devastating consequences. The risk of transmission occurs when the virus is actively shedding, ...  Read Full »

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