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 six weeks pregnant and had a bright red bleeding. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am at six or seven weeks from conception. I did not have a visit yet. Today, I experienced a slight bright red bleeding. Can you tell me what I should do? I am really worried.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? By six weeks of pregnancy, the baby's heartbeat is visualized. Only a scan showing adequate fetal growth and heartbeat, with good decidual reaction indicates a healthy pregnancy. The reasons for bleeding now could be: Pregnancy is associated ...  Read Full »

Do I need any other treatment apart from medicine to treat my anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight months pregnant now and I am suffering from anxiety. I consulted a doctor and he gave me Etizola 0.5 g medicine and this helps to make me feel normal. But, now I feel I am emotionally mute. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anxiety disorders come under the category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms such as a racing heart and s...  Read Full »

My girlfriend had bleeding after taking the i-pill. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend, a 20-year-old virgin female, and I had sex, but no intercourse was made as it was our first time. I ejaculated outside of her. For the safe side, she took the i-pill within two hours. Later on the 7th day, she started having pain in her lower abdomen and saw a drop of bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If there was no intercourse, then there was no need to take an i-pill. The bleeding after taking the i-pill was due to its withdrawal effects. There are no chances of pregnancy.   Read Full »

My recent scan showed intrauterine fetal demise. Is there any way to get the baby back?

Query: Hi doctor,I am ten weeks pregnant, and my ultrasound report showed a single intrauterine gestational sac in the uterus. A small yolk sac and a small fetal pole are seen in the gestational sac, with good cardiac activity. Bilateral ovaries are normal in size, shape, and echotexture, and CRL is 4.53 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am very sorry for your loss. Once the scan says no cardiac pulsations, all you can do is cross-confirmation with a scan at a different center. If the second scan also gives the same finding, you have to accept it. Then all we can do is not lose hope, you are a young ...  Read Full »

The doctor cannot find the baby's heartbeat. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 49 days pregnant. Today we met our doctor. He said that the fetal size is 0.63 cm, but still, there is no heartbeat felt. The doctor asked us to wait for one more week. Is it normal? Please clarify my doubt. My wife is worried about this. This is our second baby.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Your doctor has given you the right advice. You are calculating the gestational age as per her last periods. But let me tell you that you can never predict when her ovulation was. There are two possibilities: Either the baby is still small and ...  Read Full »

What medication should I use to avoid pregnancy with no side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you suggest the best medicine to avoid pregnancy with no side effects and how to take this? Please reply. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. If you had unprotected sex and wanted to discontinue the pregnancy, you can take an emergency contraceptive pill. You can take one tablet as early as possible (maximum within 72 hours of unprotected sex)...  Read Full »

Why do I not get vaginal discharge after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, As a woman, we also have a water discharge after sex. But after my delivery, I lost this thing now. I do not discharge anything. Is it normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vaginal secretions are exudate from vaginal wall secreted in response to different local, hormonal or emotional events. Few women have excessive secretions genetically and sometimes happen without sex, orgasm, ovulation, fertilization or implantation. But sometimes stre...  Read Full »

I got wrinkles on my neck and shoulders during the 7th month of pregnancy. What causes them, and would they linger after my 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 eight weeks pregnant, and my rubella IgG test is positive. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am eight weeks pregnant, and my rubella IgG test is positive. This is my second pregnancy, and I had a miscarriage in my first pregnancy during the second trimester. What should I do?Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you repeat the rubella titer test after four to six weeks. If it is not rising, then no need to worry. It means no active infection, and you are immune; nothing is to be done. I have a few questions regarding ...  Read Full »

I am in the seventh week of pregnancy and had spotting and bloody urine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am entering the 7th week of pregnancy from LMS and had spotting and bloody urine yesterday. I am a 27-year-old female, and it’s my first-time pregnancy. What should I expect from that? Is there any sign of being worried about, especially related to, miscarriage?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Bleeding in early pregnancy happens in about 1 in 4 pregnancies. Light bleeding or spotting can occur 1 to 2 weeks after fertilization when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus. Early pregnancy bleeding could be due to t...  Read Full »

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