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 have irregular periods after my delivery, and the doctor prescribed me the tablet Meprate to avoid pregnancy. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby was delivered four and a half years ago; I got my period once after nine months of delivery and again this month. I did not get my period in between. We planned to prevent pregnancy, so the doctor prescribed me to take two tablets of Meprate per day for five days; now I am brea...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Meprate (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) is not harmful to the baby at this age. Meprate can cause digestion problems in babies below six months old if the mother is breastfeeding. My advice: Consult your s...  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 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 es...  Read Full »

I had sex without vaginal penetration and took an I-pill within 48 hours. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old female. I had sex, but no vaginal penetration occured, and my last period was ten days before. I am a virgin, and this is my first time taking I-pill and having sex. I took I-pill within 48 hours of sexual intercourse. I have a cycle of approximately 28 days, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As there was no deposition of spermatozoa and as you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 48 hours, the possibility of pregnancy is less. By taking an emergency contraceptive pill within 48 hours, you can expect ...  Read Full »

My wife is 13 weeks and six days pregnant. Is everything normal in her ultrasound report?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 13 weeks and six days pregnant. We have done an ultrasound test; the results are attached to this query. Is everything normal in this report? Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please send me her detailed ultrasound report here. Basal bone is measured at a specific view of a very small fetus at an early age. Therefore, it could ...  Read Full »

What foods can help cure gestational thrombocytopenia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from gestational thrombocytopenia. I have been trying to eat foods to help raise my count. However, there is so much conflicting information about what foods actually raise or decrease counts that I am really confused. I am wondering if food can help. If yes, I would lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gestational thrombocytopenia is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means all other causes for thrombocytopenia should be ruled out especially the medical history should be taken regarding ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). If the ITP history is positive then ITP sh...  Read Full »

I have two cysts in the left ovary, but I want to try to conceive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have two cysts in the left ovary of 25x30 and 25x40mm. Can I try for pregnancy? Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Patients with multiple follicles can also try for pregnancy, but it is better to evaluate the cyst to check whether are developing follicles with or without response to externally induced hormones. Small follicles or cysts should regress with...  Read Full »

How common is urinary incontinence in women?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about urinary incontinence in women. Why is urinary incontinence more prevalent in women? Why do pregnancy and menopause contribute to incontinence?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, unlike men, have short urethra and less effective urinary continence systems than men as a part of normal anatomy. Female normal continence is dependent on normal sphincter anatomy, normal vaginal anatomy, and pelvis muscle strength. Thus any factor causing chang...  Read Full »

My daughter is 29 years old and pregnant. She has an anxiety disorder and washes her hands often for no reason.

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 29 years old and six months pregnant. She is suffering from anxiety disorder and washes her hands often for no reason. We are trying hard by talking to her. What is your advice for her? Can she able to overcome this habit? Is it curable with medicines or other methods? I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation and concern about your daughter. She may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She needs to take medications. You should take her to the nearest psychiatrist. She will improve if she starts medications. I suggest she take a capsule o...  Read Full »

My 12-week pregnant wife has a congested nose and a body ache. Can she take Acetaminophen along with Levocetirizine?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 12 weeks pregnant and has a congested nose and body aches. She is taking Levocetirizine 5 mg for allergy, helping the cold. Can she also take Acetaminophen along with Levocetirizine for body aches? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. She should have least medications in early pregnancy and be completely symptom-free. She can have anti-allergic only and only when it is needed. A corticosteroid inhaler can be used if there is no benefit from recurrent steam inhalation and...  Read Full »

How can we manage the pain and bleeding after taking Mifegest kit?

Query: Hi doctor, My relative has taken Mifegest kit. How will she handle the heavy bleeding? Is there any medicine to reduce the pain and heavy bleeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After taking Mifegest Kit (Mifepristone with Misoprostol), it is normal to have pain and bleeding. If she is one to two months pregnant, she will have heavy bleeding for two to three days with the passage of products of conception followed by minimal bleeding for a week. ...  Read Full »

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