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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I am 25 years old and three months pregnant. Can I eat papaya in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old woman, and I am three months pregnant. I was officially confirmed to be pregnant today. I need some tips to overcome pregnancy and gain mental and physical strength. Also, please guide me regarding the following: What should I eat during pregnancy? What should I avo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are pregnant, you should take high fiber and a protein-rich diet. You can perform all your daily activities and do not exert yourself. Drink adequate water and stay hydrated throughout the pregnancy. If you have any doubts, you can consult me. Get all your blood...  Read Full »

I have cold and runny nose. Should I be concerned during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 29 years old, height 163 cms, weight 55 kgs and 7 weeks pregnant. I had symptoms like cold, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, and body ache for two days. I do have low immunity to rubella. I work with sick children, so should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Could you please tell me if you have taken an MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine or just a rubella vaccine before conceiving? If yes, when was it? If you are vaccinated, you do not have to be concerned. It is better to avoid expos...  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

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. Mode...  Read Full »

How much does a 11 mm fibroid grow during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, How much a one mm fibroid impinging the upper part of the uterine cavity can interfere with pregnancy? How much do 11 mm fibroids grow during pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroid impinging on the endometrial lining can result in difficult implantation or abortion. But if the fibroid is on the outer aspect of the uterus or muscular layer, then it will not have much effect. Do not worry. If you have any reports to share, please do s...  Read Full »

Is it risky if the NT scan shows 3 to 5 mm thickness in a three-month pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female, who has a 5 year old baby girl. I had two miscarriages, one two years back at 11 weeks, and one last year at nine weeks. Now, I am three months pregnant, and I had a NT scan, which showed a thickness of 3 to 5 mm. Is this a case of high-risk pregnancy? Doe...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me put forth few facts. Your age is in normal limits and not in high-risk for anomalies or genetic problem. Only after 37 to 40 years it is high-risk. You do not seem to have any medical complications. You have one 5 year old child, so the cha...  Read Full »

HPT was negative two days back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been 27 days since I missed my periods. My last period was almost two months back. I was feeling sick and slight spotting was noticed for three days. I had breast pain for more than eight days, but now the pain has reduced. 19 days back doctor said follicle is observed. So, peri...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem. If follicles were observed 19 days back then you still have time for period to occur. Did you take any hormonal pills? If yes then breast pain and late period may be due to that. You should wait for another week. If still no periods a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having pain in breasts?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old, and I am not sexually active. I have pain in the breast on both sides. It got started before few days, and my left breast has got changed in texture close to my nipple. It is too sore. The breast pain is not constant. It happens when I wake up, when I run or when I pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many possible causes for having breast pain. Hormonal fluctuations related to menstruation or pregnancy are often responsible for breast tenderness. Having some degree of swelling and tenderness just before a period is reasonable. The common causes of breast p...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my delayed periods and frequent mood swings?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. I had my last period two months back, and since then, I only had little spotting last month. I am facing a bad phase due to horrible mood swings. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following questions: Are there any chances of pregnancy? Have you changed your diet, doing more exercise or under stress? Have you ever got your thyroid tested? Do you have any other medical history that I should be aware of? Revert with more informat...  Read Full »

My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are e...  Read Full »

Is it a must to avoid Diclofenac during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 weeks pregnant. Because of severe wrist pain, she had Diclofenac tablets for five days. Now, we are worried after reading on internet that Diclofenac should be avoided during pregnancy. Will it cause any danger to her pregnancy? Please help us doctor.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, stop the medicine now. Yes, Diclofenac should not be taken during pregnancy. The risk is much more when the organ of the fetus develops that is in the first 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Thus, you are lucky enough that she is at 34 weeks and the...  Read Full »

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