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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Hemoglobin is at 9.8 g/dL at 37 weeks of pregnancy. Kindly advice what is to be done.
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and the delivery date given by the doctor is 28th of this month. Two months ago, her hemoglobin was 8.9 g/dL and serum ferritin 36.44 ng/mL. The doctor advised drips with Venofer injections. Four drips (100 ml with two Venofer injections each) have been given... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoglobin is 9.8 g/dL. That is less for the third trimester. But, this is the corrected one, previously it was much lower. In delivery, there is a chance of bleeding, changes in clotting factors and hormonal changes at delivery which can cause more bleeding, diffic... Read Full »
I have undergone an ultrasound as I am planning to get pregnant. What does my ultrasound report suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently got an ultrasound scan done. I am attaching my reports. I am also planning to get pregnant. Will the findings in the report affect my pregnancy? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have seen your reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you are affected symptomatically and suffering from irregular, unscheduled, and heavy bleeding. In fibroids, the lo... Read Full »
How to confirm the reason for my abortion?
Query: Hi doctor, I had some hormonal imbalance problem. I had my last periods two months back. I became pregnant and took an hCG test. It was 121 and I took viability scan at 7.6 weeks. The heart rate was 92 bpm, which is less compared to one week. So, doctor suggested me to repeat a scan after two weeks.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ovarian reserve appears to be good. Recurrent abortion needs evaluation for the following. Parental karyotype abnormality, uterine abnormalities, antiphospholipid syndrome, immunologic dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary ... Read Full »
I am 12 weeks pregnant, and my double marker test results show combined trisomy risk. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks and three days pregnant, and doctors asked me to double marker test. I have attached my double marker test report. Please check and suggest to me what to do. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.I saw your attached reports (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). It would be better if you would send me the report in your description of nuchal translucency, family history, and previous ob... Read Full »
My report shows retroplacental haemorrhage.I have a prior history of miscarriage.Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Black colour bleeding started at 16th week. Since then black bleeding occurs occasionally. On the USG report done on 27th November it showed a mild retroplacental haemorrhage. The growth and movement of the fetus is normal. Today some bright red... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your history and bleeding on and off from the 16th week, and now at 24th week of gestation, you are presented with an old and mild retroplacental hemorrhage over the anteriorly placed placenta grade 1 maturity. (as per attached reports). One needs to unders... 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 24 cm, FL 7 cm, AC 30.9 cm, BPD 9.3 cm, heart rate 149 beats per minute, the fetal moments are normal and the fetal weight is 2.7 kg. The impression of the report shows hyd... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me try to explain the findings of the scan. During pregnancy, the volume of amniotic fluid is maximum at 32 weeks, when it may be slightly above 18 cm, but it is a matter to worry if it persists after 36 weeks. It is significant if it is associa... Read Full »
To avoid diabetes during pregnancy, what diet should have to follow?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. This weekend I had my glucose tolerance test (3 hours) and on which I failed badly. My fasting numbers were 172, 325 and 318. I know they are bad, but my doctor never told me to follow a strict diet of three to five days prior to the test. In my pregnancy, I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from gestational diabetes mellitus without any doubt. As per IADPSG criteria (International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group) and DIPSI criteria (The Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group India) both makes you overt diabetic. These le... Read Full »
How does diabetes affect the baby during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 21 years old with type 1 diabetes. When she was 35 weeks pregnant, she had a cesarean section delivery. The baby's heartbeat stopped and they could not get it started. The doctors are blaming it to be due to diabetes. They said that the baby's blood acid was 25, which is five... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Diabetes is a big problem and so, the pregnancy during diabetes is labeled as high risk pregnancy. It is very uncertain to know what side effect might occur. However, the side effects can vary from person to person. It is very d... Read Full »
Is it safe to travel with placenta previa?
Query: Hi doctor, Last week, on my second scan (20 week pregnancy), I was diagnosed with the low-lying placenta. I did not have any bleeding or pain so far. I am going for my holiday in five days, and I am wondering if I can fly. Is it safe? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low lying placenta makes you a high-risk pregnancy anyways and travelling is usually to be avoided in such conditions as bleeding may start due to undue jerks during travelling. But, low lying placenta again is not placenta previa if the lower end of the placenta is ... 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 3 cm 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 3 cm uterine fibroid should not contribute any complications to pregnancy, although you will have to be under... Read Full »