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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Can my baby's brain development get affected due to low T4 levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five weeks pregnant now. Currently, my T3 is 1.05 ng/mL, T4 is 5.0 μg/dL, TSH is 27.62 μIU/mL. I started Thyronorm 75 mcg today. What if my T4 was low from the past five weeks? Has it affected my baby already? Will it affect the baby's brain development?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid function test results, and it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I would like to say that even if you were diagnosed at five weeks, it does not cause brain damage to your baby so quickly. Besides, your T4 and T3 are still ...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female, and my period is late. How to get my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and my period is late. It has been 28 days, but I normally get my period on the 27th day. Why did not I get my period still? Please help. How can I bring my period?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to provide following information: Dates of the last three or four menstrual cycles. Are you sexually active? If yes, please mention the dates of sexual encounters in the last two months. Do you suffer from any...  Read Full »

What ranges of beta hCG indicate a healthy pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had two serum beta hCG tests at a 48 hours interval, and the results were for 13936 mIU/mL and 21552 mIU/mL, respectively. Her last period was 15 days ago. In her previous periods, she had clots along with spotting. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. You are in six weeks of gestation today. Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels show a rise of only 55%, which is below the expected range. So, it is likely a failing pregnancy. If the bleeding has not stopped with the Pr...  Read Full »

What is the chance of getting pregnant while taking combined OCP?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a question about the likelihood of getting pregnant while taking combined birth control pills. I started taking the pills three weeks ago, using the first-day method. So, I took my first pill on the first day of my period because I heard it works right away. I had unprotected sex a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have started the pills from day one of the periods, then you are protected from the very first day. So, if you had intercourse after six days, you need not worry. Also, combined birth control pills give you a month long protection irrespective of the number o...  Read Full »

Can a temperate pool at 98 F affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I found out that I am pregnant, and the next day I went to a spa. Knowing that hot tub and sauna are not good for me, the lady at the spa told me to go to the temperate pool, which was 98 F. I went for five minutes, and now I am so scared. Did I do something wrong? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, sauna is to be avoided in pregnancy, but not ones with temperature as body temperature. The lady at the spa was wise. Make sure you take your antenatal vitamins throughout pregnancy. For more information consult a doctor soon.   Read Full »

How often should I feel the fetal movement in the seventh week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 7 weeks pregnant, and my query is how often I should feel the baby movements?Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to feel around ten baby movements. The movements are mostly felt one hour after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, you might not feel the correct count until seven months. But gradually they will increase, and you will feel good movements after 30 we...  Read Full »

Do we need fertility treatments if we cannot conceive after normal ovulation and semen analysis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I have been married for 11 months. I have hypothyroidism, and I am obese. I had hyperprolactinemia in the past. But now, my prolactin is normal. After that, I have a regular cycle of 33 days, and we are trying to conceive. My husband did a semen analysis, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the sperm report of your husband, and it is expected (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I suggest you do an abdominal ultrasound to check for any abnormalities in the fallopian tubes. You should also know about the most ferti...  Read Full »

Will the presence of a myoma at 20 weeks of pregnancy affects the child's delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 20 weeks pregnant, and we got an ultrasound done. The report shows a small myoma measuring 49x26 mm in the anterior wall of the uterus. Can you please see the attached report and evaluate her problem to me? What to do next? Are there any chances of complication during delive...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Myoma or fibroid are sometimes seen along with pregnancy. It is very tricky how myoma reacts with the pregnancy. The thing is that the chances of it increasing in size during pregnan...  Read Full »

Among Depo-Provera and non-hormonal coil, which can cause menstural abnormality?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Depo-Provera for the last three years. And I am having issues with on and off bleeding. So, I decided to put the non-hormonal coil, which I have been using already. I removed the coil as I wanted to conceive. Since then, nothing has happened. I have been having long ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your irregular cycles are due to hormonal imbalance. I suggest you undergo blood tests and an ultrasound scan of your abdomen and pelvis to rule out the anemia, thyroid hormone problem, and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). The blood test to be done are CB...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant, and how much menstrual bleeding will I have if one fallopian tube is removed?

Query: Hi doctor,I had my left fallopian tube removed due to an ectopic pregnancy. How could I get pregnant if the egg gets released from my left ovary? It does not have a tube to travel and fuse with the sperm.My second question is, how much will I bleed during menstruation as I do not have a fallopian tu...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Fallopian tubes are mobile and active parts of your reproductive tract. When one tube is absent, the other can move over to the opposite ovary and pick up an available egg. It is said that fertility could be slightly reduced, bu...  Read Full »

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