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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 am suggested to have Aspirin after seeing my uterine arterial PI in ultrasound. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old. I had IVF frozen embryo transfer due to my husband having a reciprocal balanced translocation. The embryo was tested genetically to ensure it was not unbalanced before transfer. I had a 13 weeks and one-day ultrasound that showed uterine arterial PI in the right art...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your uterine artery is showing some changes, Aspirin is started prophylactically, and there is nothing to worry about. Usually, it will settle down as the baby grows. Often ultrasound is accurate up to 80 to 90 %. Fetal growth restriction is quite unlikely, as you...  Read Full »

Does my symptoms and thin cervical mucus imply pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years and trying to conceive since last six months. My last period was a month before, and intercourse was 10 days after that for four days. I have been facing the following symptoms like frequent urination, dizziness, etc. However, there was clear milky white thin cervical mucu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You have been sexually active during your fertile period till the end of last month. Now, the presence of thickening of cervical mucus is a possible sign of conception but not conclusive. The earliest now, considering your anxiety, you...  Read Full »

I am not getting my periods. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I have regular periods (27 to 28 days). But I am late for three days this month. I am trying to conceive, could I be pregnant? I did a test on the day my periods were due, it was negative. I repeated one today, it is negative (although I did not do it with the first pee). I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is nice to hear that you are overdue and have been trying to conceive. Symptoms of pregnancy are different person to person. It is better to have serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test) that will clearly describe your present status of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy te...  Read Full »

I have nausea, dizziness, and frequent urination after having intercourse for nine days. Are these symptoms of being pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I have nausea, dizziness, and frequent urination after having intercourse for nine days. Also, I had my last menstruation during the first week of this month. Are these symptoms of being pregnant?   Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From your history, I suppose it is honeymoon cystitis due to an infection of the urinary tract. Chances of being pregnant are also there because your days of intercourse fall on ovulation time. However, considering...  Read Full »

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have thyroid issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am six weeks pregnant, and I have a history of thyroid problems, for which I had homeopathy treatment for six months but stopped in the last two months. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) attached, you have hyperthyroidism. It would be best if you had treatment, but you must be on frequent thyroid function testing every four wee...  Read Full »

I tested for pregnancy four times, where three tests were negative and the fourth test showed a faint second line. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I tested for pregnancy four times after one month and two months after my last period. Three were negative, but the fourth one showed a faint second line. What does it mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The faint second line is suggestive or could be early pregnancy. Repeat the test after five days, preferably with morning sample urine. When did your last period commence? Get an ultrasound of the abdomen and pelv...  Read Full »

I got my period late with heavy bleeding, fatigue, breast soreness, and backaches. What causes this?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old. I was supposed to have my period on my due date. Then I tried testing for pregnancy but it was negative and I got my period the next day after testing. At first, there is a dark red spot, then on the next day quite heavy bleeding, then on the other day red spotting to br...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Periods have been a few days late as you have described in your history. Sometimes it is due to hormonal imbalance and a few other causes for this delay is due to stress, anxiety, work overload, strict dieting, illness, medications or hormonal intake, hypo or hype...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed Ecosprin for high blood pressure after my miscarriage. Is it a safe drug?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. I have obesity, and I am five weeks pregnant. I had a miscarriage four years ago. Now, my BP is under control. The doctor prescribed me the tablet Ecosprin 75 mg once daily from now onwards. Is it a safe drug?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ecosprin (Aspirin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with antiplatelet action to prevent stroke, hypertension, and clot formation. Excess body weight, history of obesity, previous miscarriage, or multiple miscarriages can be risk factors for further miscarria...  Read Full »

Will my wrinkles persist after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently eight months pregnant. Before getting pregnant, my neck, shoulder, and chest area were without wrinkles, smooth and hydrated (since I have combination skin). That was until I became seven months pregnant, and I started noticing the newly formed wrinkles on my neck and sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First, you need to understand that many hormones in pregnancy could result in many cutaneous changes. Some get resolved, and some persist. In my opinion, there are two possibilities. It could be acanthosis. It is...  Read Full »

I am 30 weeks pregnant and have minimal baby movements. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 weeks and four days pregnant. My amniotic fluid index was 7 cm in my recent scan. Now my baby's movements are also minimal. What should I do? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I can see a discrepancy of two weeks in your ultrasound (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The corrected estimated due date is in January. Assuming it is due to wrong dates because of irregular...  Read Full »

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