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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How common is anemia during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old woman. I am 22 weeks pregnant. I have had blood work done today, which came out normal except for the following values. Hemoglobin 10.8 (11.7-15.5), RBC 3.79 (3.8-5), hematocrit 32% (35-45) and reticulocyte production index 0.72. My serum iron is normal at 56 (50-1...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The hemoglobin levels do fall during pregnancy. Due to increased fluids in the body, hemodilution will occur and overall hemoglobin levels will fall. This is one of the protective responses to reduce too much loss of blood, i...  Read Full »

What can cause skin infection during pregnancy?

Query: Sir/madam, I am 3 months pregnant Iam suffering for skin infection like rashes came onto my whole body I consult my gynecologist doctor she gave me avil tablet and oldid cream but still it's not working  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello , Welcome to icliniq Hope you are having a good day. 1) From your history I understand that you are deeply concerned because of your pregnancy and the skin rash that is there . Let me assure you that , there are certain rashes and condition that co- exist with pregnancy and it is comple...  Read Full »

Can Oxycodone affect the fetus if taken during pregnancy?

Query: I took 15mg Oxycodone yesterday and the day before and realized I’m pregnant today. I just tested positive on a pregnancy test, I had taken opiates for pain two days ago. I see a dr after a couple of days, but I want to know if fetus will likely be ok.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Dear, Good morning. firstly congratulations on your pregnancy and I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. I fully understand that you had to take Oxycodone for your certain problems most probably some pain etc. see it's your early pregnancy and unless you are addicted to it and don't use it on re...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a way to stop Heroin safely during pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, My niece is pregnant and taking Subutex. She just confided to me that she has also been using Heroin, along with Subutex for the last one month. She is afraid to ask her primary care doctor for advice. Her doctor told us in the beginning that it is more harmful to the fetus if the mother ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please ask her to stop taking Heroin over a due course of time by tapering the dose. Tapering the dose gives her minimum side effects, easy to withdraw, cope up with symptoms and less harm to the baby, rather than suddenly withdrawing Heroin, which may increase withdrawal...  Read Full »

What is the reason for delayed period after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I had unprotected sex before six months and I got regular periods for two months and then for the next four months I got period four days period and now at the seventh month, I do not get period even after 39 days. Can you please tell me about this?  Read Full »


Dr. Naaz Kaur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you been gaining weight also?  Read Full »

How to treat severe hip pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 14 weeks pregnant. Since yesterday night, she has been suffering with severe left hip pain. She is unable to stand, sit and walk comfortably. It started with mild pain before a month. The pain seems to be unbearable. I have applied the pain reliever cream and spray, but it did...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your wife is pregnant, kindly visit an orthopedic surgeon for clinical evaluation as the condition can be due to multiple reasons ranging from vitamin D deficiency to transient osteoporosis of hip or referred pain from the pelvis. Do not expose your wife to x-ra...  Read Full »

What are the risks of conducting biopsy on a pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and 20 weeks pregnant. I got an abnormal pap result with ASC-H. I had another pap two years ago and it was normal. My doctor wants to do a colposcopy and biopsy. However, I read that it does result in complication when biopsy is performed on a pregnant woman. Can I do bi...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and concern. You have to undergo colposcopy and if necessary biopsy too. It can be done during pregnancy and the only problem may happen is mild bleeding, which can be managed. If the lesion is mild, then it can be followed up. Moderate to ...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me how to calculate the days of pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 weeks 2 days pregnant. My friend told me that I am supposed to add two weeks to those 18 weeks while counting. Is that true? Can I get pregnant if I had sex during period? My period was on the 28th and I had sex on the 5th. That time, my period was on, but not heavy. Could I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no chance that you get pregnant when you are in period. The reason being there is no ovum (egg) for fertilization. If you had your period on 28th and you had intercourse on the 5th, then there is no chance that you would have got your pregnant in said frame of ti...  Read Full »

Why do women gain weight during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had my third ultrasound, I was 24 weeks pregnant and it appeared like two faces in the ultrasound. I keep asking my obstetrician regarding my weight gain. I am gaining so much weight when I barely eat and my stomach so huge. I found that at 14 weeks on my first ultrasound I was h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. One cannot make out from the picture of an ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity) whether there is a single or twin pregnancy as in one section only one fetus is seen at a time. There is absolutely no indication for a pelvic exam at this point in you...  Read Full »

What to do if you get chickenpox during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My weight is 48 kg. I am 3 months 2 weeks pregnant. Now, I got chickenpox. I am very anxious about the adverse affect for my baby. I have visited a gynecologist and she suggested me to get abortion. Please clarify me the right step.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Really this is a confusing state, but this does not mean you have to abort the fetus right now. When mother get infected with chickenpox, fetus carries a risk. But the risk is only 2% and in those cases the fetus might develop rarely some form of abnormality. Thus...  Read Full »

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