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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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Why am I having lower back and abdomen pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently pregnant, as confirmed by a pregnancy test. Yesterday, I felt a lower abdomen and lower back pain that does not go away. May I know if I need to go to the hospital now? I just want to know if this calls for concern and we need to go to emergency. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to During early pregnancy, there are chances that you may experience a mild lower abdominal ache off and on due to uterosacral ligament laxity, which is physiological. But if lower back pain, as well as lower suprapubic pain, occurs, then there are all chances that you ...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my breast in my last trimester. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old pregnant woman in the third trimester with 81 kgs of weight. I have intolerable pain under my right breast and ribs. Should I be concerned about the baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain is due to hormonal changes, sleeping posture, or fetus growth. I suggest tablet Paracetamol 500 mg and hot water fomentation. You will be fine.  Read Full »

I have been experiencing irregular periods with continuous bleeding for the past three weeks. What could be the reasons?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having periods for about 20 days and am currently 191.8 lbs for my height of 5 feet 3 inches. I have psoriasis and use a Silverline Cu200 Ag intrauterine device. The periods began around 16 days ago and have not stopped, nor has the flow changed. My daily life has been diff...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The ongoing bleeding may be triggered by abnormal uterine bleeding or due to an infection brought on by an outdated intrauterine device. I hope you have not taken any tablets like I-pill. Are you married, do you have any vaginal discharge, and do you have a thyroid is...  Read Full »

I am 27 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing cough, cold, and fever for the past three days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 weeks pregnant and have had a cough and cold for the past three days with a fever. The doctor gave me Paracetamol 500 milligrams tablet, but my cough is not yet treated. What should I do now for my cough? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Here are a few things you can try. 1. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids to help thin out mucus and soothe your throat. 2. Use a humidifier: A humidifier or vaporizer can add moisture to the air and help relieve a dry cough. 3. Gargle with warm salt water: Mix half a...  Read Full »

I am 21 weeks pregnant and have severe stabbing stomach cramps. Is my extreme stress causing this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been feeling severe sharp stabbing cramps in my stomach along with feeling fainting and temperature. I have been under extreme stress for a while now and want to know if it is possible that is the cause. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It would be better if you send your detailed obstetrics and gynecological, medical, and drug history. It could be digestive system-related, drug-related, stress or anxiety related, any already present illness aggregation or preterm labor-li...  Read Full »

How to control severe vomiting and spitting during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant. Due to lockdown, we are not able to go to the doctor. She feels body pain and started spitting a lot from the fourth week. She also vomits a lot. Please tell me what should I do and also suggest health supplements for her.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nausea and vomitings are pretty much common during the first three to four months of pregnancy which happens due to sudden hormonal changes. The body pains she feels is also due to the same reason. I am assuming she must be taking Folic acid supplements already after...  Read Full »

What multivitamins or Folic acid supplements can I take to conceive fast?

Query: Hello doctor,I got married a year ago and have been trying to conceive. My husband wants me to get pregnant, but I am not conceiving. Kindly suggest some multivitamins or folic acid.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you have a normal BMI (body mass index) and weight by walking and exercising. Have a balanced diet with lots of vegetables and fruits. Your husband's general health should improve, and he should avoid smoking. Have sex in the fertile period of the cycle. Fo...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having an increased heart rate during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 weeks pregnant. She has known tachycardia and had an unsuccessful ablation at 11 years old. Around six weeks ago, using pulse oximeter I have at home, I noticed her resting heart rate had dramatically increased. It went from an average of around 100 to around 130 and 140, so...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tachycardia, which she had, was mostly probably PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or other SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), which are usually episodic in nature. So, the reading which you had of 123 was probably not due to her old heart problem PSVT, but...  Read Full »

After having unprotected sex and taking a morning-after pill immediately after, am I safe from pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex today and took the morning-after pill within 1 hour of the intercourse. My periods came 15 days back. Am I safe from pregnancy, and will I have normal periods this month? Am I in my ovulation period, and will it be affected anyway after having an emergency contrac...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you had unprotected sex, you are at a high risk of being pregnant, but you had taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of unprotected sex, so it will prevent pregnancy. Your periods could be delayed.   Read Full »

I had rubbed my penis over my girlfriend vagina and ejaculated while rubbing but did not have any intercourse. Her period is delayed this month. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend had her period in the last week of the previous month. I rubbed my penis on her vagina a few days ago. We never had sex or intercourse before, even that day we did not have intercourse. She is a virgin. I had ejaculated a little during rubbing. Is there any chance of pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to your description in such situations, it is very rare to get pregnant. Also, you had that activity on a safe day, so there is almost no chance of getting pregnant. Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or ...  Read Full »

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