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Postpartum Care

The period after the baby's birth is known as the postpartum period. Women require care during the postpartum period to overcome the stress of the delivery and to help them manage a newborn. In addition, postpartum care includes managing a cesarian section wound or vaginal tears of normal delivery and care for the new mother's leaking milk, sore breasts, hair loss, weakness, and urination problems. A healthy, well-balanced diet and routine check-ups are a part of postpartum care.

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What to do for hair fall and pigmentation after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old with a four-month-old baby, and I breastfeed her. I have been facing severe hair fall with hair in my comb and hands after I comb. My crown part has become bald with no hair, and you can refer to the attached images. I also see the hair thinning at the same time. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Hair fall is a very common thing after the delivery. It affects around 50 % of women in the months following childbirth. Foll...  Read Full »

I am one-month postpartum. How to get fit through exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently gave birth, and I am keen on getting back to fitness. I am 32 right now. I have heard about postpartum yoga and exercise routines, but I am unsure about how soon I can start and what activities are safe for me at this stage, considering I am one month postpartum. Can you prov...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.Yes, actually, postpartum exercise can be started after six weeks of pregnancy. So, I would suggest you wait for two more months, and then you can start your exercises then you will not have any complications. It takes a total of six weeks, or we c...  Read Full »

I am experiencing postpartum depression. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I am a new mother. I am writing to seek your professional guidance and support regarding postpartum depression, a condition I have been experiencing since the birth of my child. How can I identify potential triggers or stressors that might be contributing to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I understand this can be a challenging and isolating time, and I am here to offer support and information as you navigate this journey. Understanding your unique triggers and stressors is crucial in managing postpartum ...  Read Full »

I have sleep deprivation after giving birth. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth to a baby girl two months back, and feel exhausted during the day due to lack of proper sleep at night, I do not get sleep even during the daytime, and this is causing headaches and tiredness throughout, kindly help me manage my sleep cycle.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You can also try to follow the below guideline for the sleep cycle. 1. You need to fix your time for sleep, which means you must fix the time to sleep and awake. 2. You must not do any other activities in bed. 3. You ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing shooting pain near the stitched area in the perineum two months post-delivery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am the mother of a two-month-old baby. I had a normal delivery, but for the past two days, I have been experiencing sharp or shooting pain near the stitched area in the perineum. It occurs on and off on both sides. Two months after giving birth, I experienced slight bleeding, and I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am glad you choose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. According to your description, there is a possibility of having an infection. You should keep the area clean and dry, change your undergarments twice a day, and wash your genitals w...  Read Full »

My wife has postpartum cardiomyopathy. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my wife survived after having an attack of postpartum cardiomyopathy. She is 26 years old, and her EF was reduced to 20 % when she was admitted. She had an attack of repetitive convulsion, and her lungs got filled with gastric juice. Now after remaining hospitalized for more ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding the diet restrictions, common salt intake should be within one teaspoon daily. Salt intake to be maintained strictly. Avoid strenuous activities. She should be on rest till she improves. It is very good that her EF (ejection fraction) improved to 55 %. That ...  Read Full »

Sysron-N to delay my periods for a week

Query: Dear Doctor, I want to delay my periods for a week. Earlier my periods have been very sporadic. Just wanted to know whether, is there any way which can help in delaying the periods by a week without disturbing the overall cycle?  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your question, I understand that you want to delay your next menstrual cycle by a week. I need to know answers to a few questions before telling you the name of the drug. What is your age? Are you married? When did you get your last period? Once ...  Read Full »

I have a non-reducing, hard stomach post-delivery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I delivered my baby six months back. But my stomach still has not gone down. I can still feel hard on my stomach. I guess it is that my uterus has not shrunk. What can I do? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The abdomen often goes to the pre-pregnancy state. However, in some females, it does not go to the previous form. I suggest you wear an abdominal belt and start doing yoga and abdominal exercise, which helps stren...  Read Full »

Can I have thyroid problems without symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I had body aches, tiredness, and weakness for several months. Two months ago, I went for a blood investigation to rule out the cause. I was diagnosed to have hyperthyroidism from my blood reports. But Graves antibodies came negative. They advised me to do a radioactive Iodine uptake thyro...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I agree that it is strange that you did not have symptoms but increased thyroid hormone levels transiently with a positive uptake scan and negative antibodies. Are you postpartum (less than a year)? The thyroid uptake scan is the best test, but it showed diffuse increas...  Read Full »

Is high TSH after delivery a sign of postpartum thyroiditis?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 29 years old, had symptoms of tiredness and dry skin. So, we tested her thyroid function. I found that her serum TSH level was 150 as well as free T4 below normal. Is this symptom of hypothyroidism? She delivered a baby seven months ago and the test was done recently. She ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sakthivel Sivasubramanian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be postpartum thyroiditis or unmasking of autoimmune hypothyroidism. As it is most likely to be the latter, kindly start her on Thyroxine 75 to 100 mcg once daily (Levothyroxine) depending upon her weight. Check TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), FT4 (free T4), A...  Read Full »

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