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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Should I worry about high thyroglobulin antibody levels during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 13 weeks pregnant. I have been taking Levothyrox 50 micrograms for eight weeks because of TSH levels at 3.91. I have now stopped Levothyrox and got another blood test suggested by my Gynecologist to see if I should pursue the treatment.Now, my TSH, T3, T4 levels, and TPO antibodies...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why you started Levothyroxine? Is it just because of your TSH level being 3.17? How much was your free T4 at that time? Do you have a history of hypothyroidism? Did you take any Levothyroxine before? If you just took Levothyroxine because of TSH of 3.17, then no need...  Read Full »

What does high hCG with white discharge on the 13th-day post ovulation indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two days, I was 11 days after ovulation, and my beta HCG was 26IU/L. I did the test today (13 days post-ovulation), and it was 32 IU/L. My period was supposed to start tomorrow, and I do not have any symptoms, no blood, and pain. I have an egg white discharge. What am I suppose...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from vaginal discharge, which is white. Your beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) was 26 IU/L on the 11th day after ovulation and 32 IU/L on the 13th day after ovulation. You had a his...  Read Full »

Can X-ray show pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her period was regular of 30 days. Before two months, we had intercourse after seven days of her periods. She had her period after some 15 days. It was normal for the first two days, but after that it was very heavy. She had abdominal cramps for approximately a...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without doing a urine pregnancy test it is very difficult for me to tell whether she is pregnant or not. Moreover, early pregnancy cannot be detected in x-ray. You will have to do a urine pregnancy test at home first. She need not go anywhere for this test. Just co...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the safe drugs for lupus during the third-trimester.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 7.5 months pregnant (third trimester). She has been diagnosed with lupus before conceiving. Now she is taking Deflacort 24 mg and taking the Injection Cardinex. She is continuing so. Is it safe to consume Deflacort 24 mg at this phase? She also has an allergy. What shall be...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the symptoms of your wife. The treatment of lupus depends on the symptoms and severity of the disease. Some lupus medicines cannot be given during pregnancy. Medicines like Hydroxychloroquine, steroids, Azathioprine are relatively saf...  Read Full »

Is vitamin A harmful during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently found out I am pregnant. I am currently terrified because I have been taking high doses of multivitamins, which contains lots of vitamin A. I took a handful of my son's vita-gummies for at least two months. They are sundown kids multivitamins. I estimate that I may have taken ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Based on your LMP, you are 3 weeks + 6 days. So if you interrupted them three to four weeks ago, the conception has not even occurred. I checked a sundown kids supplements, and a gummy contains 1000 IU vitamin A. And a maximum dose ...  Read Full »

My wife is bleeding during pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 6 weeks pregnant. She is experiencing pain in the stomach and waist from the start of the pregnancy. Sometimes, the pain is severe. As per our local gynecologist, all the reports are normal and there is no need to worry. I have attached all the reports taken till now for you...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two issues here. One is bleeding per vagina, which is a problematic one and the second one is the painful abdomen. Actually, any type of bleeding during cycle is abnormal and needs investigation. Truly speaking, fetal prognosis is also guarded here, though she ...  Read Full »

What are the complications of twin pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant. Three days ago, during her antenatal scan, we came to know that it is a monozygotic twin pregnancy. We have a few questions. How to know that it is not a conjoined twin? I have attached the scan reports. Please let us know whether the growth is fine....  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, my hearty congratulations for twin pregnancy. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly fine. There are no signs of conjoined twins. NT (nuchal translucency) is normal and both nasal bones are seen. He...  Read Full »

Missed Periods for two months. Will it indicates pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am late on my period. My last period was two months back. Generally, my period is late, irregular and maximum it goes for 45 days. I have never been late so much. It is almost 50 days. I have a kid of 2 yrs and do not want to have another one. I did the pregnancy test at home twice...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the pregnancy test is negative, then the chance of pregnancy is almost nil. The period may be late due to many reasons including anxiety and stress. Pregnancy test becomes positive by the fifth week. So, you will be able to get abortion two weeks after the test becom...  Read Full »

What are the risks of uncontrolled gestational diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I have type 2 diabetes, and I am seven months pregnant. Before the third trimester, my sugar level was well controlled, and as per the doctor's consent, he has put me on Insulin, so I took four units of dose before the meal. But now (during the third trimester)...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to say that the present blood glucose values you have mentioned indicate your glycemic control is not good. In pregnancy, there is a requirement of strict blood sugars control as it can affect the baby's growth and well-being. The ideal fasting should...  Read Full »

I am 5 weeks pregnant and consumed alcohol a month back. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Midwife worked out from the first day of my last menstrual cycle. In which¬†approximate date, could I have conceived?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible conception date should be between 11th and 21st of last month. Also, the possible sexual intercourse for this pregnancy could be between 6th and 21st. For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-...  Read Full »

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