Multivitamins are supplements containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and sometimes herbs. It is said to improve health, lowers the risk of some health conditions, and compensates for people who eat poorly. It also said to reduce the risk of some heart diseases.

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I am a 30-year-old old woman, and want to get pregnant, but my period date got delayed by one week. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old and want to get pregnant, but my period date got delayed one week. Today again, I have a period. Currently, I am taking Folic acid and multivitamins. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is important to note that irregular periods can occur for various reasons, including stress, hormonal imbalances, weight changes, and certain medical conditions. However, if you have been trying to conceive and your period is delaye...  Read Full »

What can cause low WBC count?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is 58 years old. He had a stroke a year back and has been diagnosed with non-critical CAD. Within a period of two months, his WBC count has reduced from a range of 7.5 to 2.8. But, there is no sign of infection. The overall count of ANC is more than 1000 and platelets are...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my findings are as follows. Your dad is suffering from macrocytic anemia along with leukopenia (low-level WBC) and pancytopenia (deficiency of RBC, WBC, and platelet). There is only a slight decrease in the number of platelets, so you need not ...  Read Full »

Why is my vitamin B12 level over 1000?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old. I am taking tablet Cymbalta 60 mg and tablet Citalopram 10 mg daily for depression and anxiety. Recently, I got a blood test for vitamin B12 and the results turned out to be pretty high at 1344 pg/mL. I am aware that the normal range of vitamin B12 is 200 to 900 pg/mL. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your query my opinion is as follows. Increased vitamin B12 is worrisome. It is a water-soluble vitamin. It never increase unless there is some amount of hepatic damage or certain cancers. I strongly urge you to get a liver function test. Both Cymbalta (Du...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I am having tinnitus in my right ear. My PTA hearing test says R - 17 dB and L - 10 dB. My doctor informed me that there is slight nerve damage and it is causing tinnitus and slight hearing loss. He said that there is no cure for it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your PTA (pure tone audiometry) showing minimal hearing loss in right ear and normal hearing in the left. I do not think this minimal hearing loss cause the tinnitus unless the hearing loss is progressive. Tinnitus is not a disease. It is a symptom due to many underlyi...  Read Full »

Why do I have red patches on my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my niece with red islands or patches on the tongue surface. Her age is 23 months. This is there for the past one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These patches are related to vitamin B deficiency and gastric discomfort. Sometimes, they also have superadded infection of bacterial or fungal origin. I would advise you to start a multivitamin syrup, deworm the child and apply a mouth paint (Candid mouth paint) for...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old female, and having heavy hair loss. Please suggest the treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female, and having heavy hair loss. I do not have any medical condition, nor I am on medication. Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sudden hair loss could be due to multiple reasons, which include hormonal variations, any underlying medical conditions, genetic factors, dietary factors, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, dandruff issues, stress, and water that is used for...  Read Full »

I have ringworm infection for the past seven months. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had ringworm for the past seven months. It comes and goes. I have used many creams tablets. No use. But finally, I found a cream named Valerate-C. It is a very effective cream. If I apply it once at night, it solves the itching problem overnight. The infection also reduces for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to take a picture of the lesion and send it to us. The cream you are using is a combination of steroid and antifungal. You may get similar creams everywhere.   Read Full »

How to get rid of stomach worms?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 6.5 years old. Recently, a worm came out of her mouth alive of about 2 to 3 inches long without vomit. Doctor gave her Bandy plus and told to repeat the dosage after 14 days. Please suggest whether it is a tapeworm. What are the investigations you would like to suggest for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Worms in tummy are quite common in children. Please give the medication as directed by your doctor. Most of the times it gets resolved. But, if it is persisting, then we may have to repeat the course or give alternate medicine.There are many kinds of worms and it would...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old daughter has low hemoglobin and is currently on multivitamins. How long should she continue taking multivitamins?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 11 years old and has low hemoglobin and the doctor has prescribed her multivitamins. But her blood smear result is normal but the doctor has told her to continue the multivitamins. What should I do?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. Your daughter's hemoglobin level and PCV are low. RBC mass was also reduced. So it is suggestive more towards iron deficiency anemia. Peripheral smear examination not showing any abnormal cells. The cause of i...  Read Full »

I want to get pregnant, but I have hyperthyroidism. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to get pregnant, but I have hyperthyroidism. I found out about thyroid last year. Will it hurt the baby? Can I take Geritol to increase the chance of pregnancy? Are multivitamins good for hyperthyroidism? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please describe your complete history. Hypothyroidism is more harmful than hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism can cause fertility problems, miscarriages, and development abnormalities in children. Hyperthyroidism should be monitored according to...  Read Full »

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