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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Is it normal for a 37 weeks pregnant lady to have itchy belly and hands?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 37 weeks pregnant. She has itching on her belly, hands, and feet. I read on the internet that, it may be PUPPP or cholestasis or neither both of them. Is it something to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the itching is present with rashes, it can be PUPPP (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy). But you need to see a gynecologist or a dermatologist before we can come to a conclusion. Itching alone without any skin rashes can be cholestasis in pregnancy...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant without ejaculating inside the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,Can a girl get pregnant even though I did not ejaculate inside her?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, this method has some failure rate ranging from 4 to 25 percent depending on how effectively it is carried out. So usually, a girl will not get pregnant in most of the cases, but the possibility cannot be ruled out. Also, baseline risk depends on which day of the...  Read Full »

Can Rovamycin forte be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 1 month pregnant. My doctor prescribed me Rovamycin forte as my rubella IgG came positive and IgM negative. Is it safe to take this medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Rovamycin is for toxoplasmosis. What is the report of toxoplasma? Your rubella test IgG came positive and IgM came negative. So, you have immunity against rubella and do not need any treatment. By the way, Rovamycin forte is safel...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant while taking medicines for PCOD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years now. Two years back I was diagnosed with PCOS. My weight is 60 kg now. I consumed Met PCO care and Ginette 35 for the last two years. Here I am attaching my last USG report. I want to know if I will able to get pregnant or not and moreover, what is the last age for getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stop Ginette (Ethinyl Estradiol) if you want to plan. You can continue with Met PCO care (D-Chiro-Inositol and Methylfolate). Do some lifestyle and dietary modifications. Stop junk food. Lose some weight. You will conceive. Fertility usually starts decreasing after 3...  Read Full »

Can I take liquid Melatonin during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am suffering from insomnia and it is getting worse now. I used to take liquid Melatonin where each dropper was 1 mg and I never exceeded 5 mg a night, nor would I take 5 mg all together. I used to take 1 mg and wait for an hour then try again. Since I have been ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Melatonin is actually secreted by the placenta during pregnancy and one does not really require an extra dose of it. As you are in just 7th week of pregnancy there are chances that you may have sleeping troubles. You can take liquid Melatonin but not more than 2 mg pe...  Read Full »

Am i pregnant if the pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period on the 1st of last month. I did not have sex until the 33rd day (it was protected sex) of my cycle. Now, I have not yet had my periods. It is the 39th day and I took a pregnancy test on the 38th day and it came out to be negative. I do not know what to do. I did ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you had sex on the 33rd day, then the test will not come positive so early even if you have conceived. It takes around two weeks to come positive.Although the chances are very less, you should rule out pregnancy. Do a test around 47th day. Amenorrhea can be because ...  Read Full »

Kindly advice about the ventricular echogenic focus seen in pregnancy scan.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister got her 22-week pregnancy scan, and a small left ventricular echogenic focus was noted. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me tell you what is an echogenic focus is. It may be a calcium deposit, and it is commonly seen in the left ventricle of the heart in the prenatal second and third pregnancy ultraso...  Read Full »

What supplements to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 year old female and I have been confirmed pregnant today, both in urine and blood. This is the first time I have got pregnant naturally. I have had no gynecological complication so far. We have been attempting since last one year and have had follicular study regularly every mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I like to clear that you need not have to take so many supplements and medicines from now. This is useless and often undesirable. The recommendation is to take Folic acid 5 mg once a day and if needed some tablets for nausea, Doxylamine, iron, calcium and...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of drinking during the first trimester?

Query: Hello,I am now 5 weeks 3 days pregnant. I was excessively binge drinking for the past 4 months. I stopped at 4 weeks of pregnancy with my missed period. I am very scared about the effects this will have on my unborn child.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi dear good evening see don't get stressed out it's fine now that you have realised that you are pregnant, you have stopped that's really very very good step although I agree with you that drinking while Pregnancy is not good for the foetus but you were not aware and you stopped once you got...  Read Full »

Why has my constipation problem worsened during pregnancy?

Query: I am 20 years old and currently pregnant. I’ve had constipation issues since birth, but with pregnancy, it’s gotten worse. In the beginning, I’d go every few days but be super uncomfortable if it was more than three. Super bloated sick feeling. So I would do an occasional enema, and milk of ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well there are few possibilities here. Since you have constipation since birth, there is possibility of Hirschsprung disease. The Second you might have functional constipation, or pelvic dyssynergia. The later is most likely. The pelvic dyssynergia is basically an...  Read Full »

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