Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the period from the formation of an embryo in a female womb till childbirth. It is also called gestation period, and it usually lasts for 40 weeks from the last menstrual period. The symptoms of pregnancy include missed periods, nausea, vomiting, implantation bleeding, and breast tenderness.

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I got periods on the day of taking an emergency contraceptive pill. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an emergency contraceptive pill after seven hours of unprotected sex. And I got my periods the same day of taking the pill. But, my period lasted only for a day. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods usually last for more than a day, then you should get a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. Or else, I suggest you start taking oral contraceptive pills. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com...  Read Full »

Does abstinence from sex for three months is required after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage two weeks back. The baby had no heartbeat or growth even after nine weeks. So, the doctor gave me tablets for abortion. And she advised taking rest and abstinence from sex for three months. I am confused about that because I am eager to have a baby now. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Sorry to hear about the loss. Hope God gives you all the mental strength to face it. I agree with your doctor, we always ask ladies who have had a miscarriage to give a gap of three months. There was some problem in your body to cause this miscarriage, ...  Read Full »

I have chest pain at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs approximately 150 lbs, and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. I went to the ER two days ago due to severe chest pains. They did an EKG, which they said came back slightly abnormal, but they did not explain. They hooked me up to all kinds o...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand what you are going through. During the course of pregnancy, it is normal to have various changes in different systems of the body, especially the cardiovascular system. You are having tachycardia, which is very common alongside hypertension during pregnanc...  Read Full »

Kindly provide an opinion on my NT scan and double marker test.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 12 weeks 3 days pregnant. I got my NT scan and double marker blood test results. NT value 1.7 mm at CRL of 52.6 mm, free beta hCG 1.29 MOM, PAPP-A 0.37 MOM, trisomy 21+NT risk 1:513, trisomy 21 1:214 and trisomy 13/18+NT. What is your opinion?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The NT value (nuchal translucency) is normal as it is less than 2.5 mm, but the overall trisomy 21 risks being 1:214 and together risk 1:513. This ideally calls for a quadruple test after one week. If the cut-off bar in the graph is over the cut-off line, then it calls...  Read Full »

My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two of them found as blisters. We met the doctor and she said it as chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicilli...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between w...  Read Full »

When can pregnant women with slightly low blood pressure get the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter-in-law is 36 years old, and she is pregnant. The pregnancy duration is five and a half months. Her other parameters are fine, and she has a 7-year-old boy. Her BP is slightly low. Our main concern is as follows: 1) Can she take a vaccine for COVID? 2) If yes, which is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Since from the second of this month, based upon the recommendation of the national technical advisory group on immunization (NTAGI), MoHFW (ministry of health and fertility welfare) approved the immunization of pregnant women based on the condition that the risks of ...  Read Full »

If a mother is positive for HBV surface antigen during pregnancy, will the child get hepatitis B?

Query: Hi doctor, I carried out a hepatitis test six months ago, which was negative. I also carried out another hepatitis test recently, in which the HBV surface antigen was positive, but on further testing, the HBc IgM and HBeAg tests were negative. I am currently a mess as I do not understand how this c...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports suggest (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that you possibly have hepatitis B infection but do not have the IgM (immunoglobin) antibodies to fight it. This infection may be passed on to the child. The child will need to receive hepat...  Read Full »

Does CSP of around 11 mm indicate an anomaly in the child?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 34 weeks pregnant, and my recent scan reported a low weight and mildly prominent CSP with a width measuring 11.3 mm. We had a specialist scan after this (images not received yet). But in that report, they have written not to worry about CSP. But we would like to take an ex...  Read Full »


Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the difficult situation you are in, considering it is the last few weeks of your query and having to undergo multiple scans does add to the stress. Looking at the static images provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), some s...  Read Full »

Is beta-hCG level, which increases above 27,000 in three months, dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My beta-hCG was 17,169 on the sixth three months back, and it is 27,524 on the sixth of this month. Is this normal? I have not had a good experience with my gynecologist, and I am trying to get into another doctor. But I would like to find some answers. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. The negative hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test is less than 5 mIU/mL. A urine pregnancy test can detect 20 to 50 mIU/mL of hCG. The levels you have mentioned are not normal by any means. An elevat...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to plan for pregnancy after having MMR vaccine 25 days back?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an MMR vaccine 25 days back, because rubella IgG was reactive, and IgM was nonreactive. And for toxoplasmosis IgG reactive and IgM nonreactive, I did a 15 days course of Rovamycine forte. Can I plan a pregnancy now? Or should I take Rovamycine forte for some more days?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella IgG positive indicates that you have immunity, and not infection, so no need to worry. Also, for toxoplasmosis, IgM is negative, which indicates there is no active infection, and it does not require any treatment. It indicates old infection. So, no need to wor...  Read Full »

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