Pregnancy Complications

Many pregnant women experience some health complications that can affect the growth of the baby or the health of the mother. Some of the common complications are gestational hypertension, gestation diabetes, preeclampsia, preterm labor, stillbirth, infections, iron-deficiency anemia, etc.

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Will there be any complications in the second pregnancy of a hepatitis-B-positive mother?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has hepatitis B. She does not have any complications, but she always feels tired. She has already given birth once, and now she is pregnant again after two years. How many times can she get pregnant? Is there any risk involved in this pregnancy? Her doctor told that there is no ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best thing you can do is to check the viral load now. And according to the report, there will be a high or low risk of transfer. In the case of low risk, it is same as the first pregnancy. She can continue the pregnancy, but the baby should receive an immediate in...  Read Full »

What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a miss...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, pr...  Read Full »

I have chest pain at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs approximately 150 lbs, and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. I went to the ER two days ago due to severe chest pains. They did an EKG, which they said came back slightly abnormal, but they did not explain. They hooked me up to all kinds o...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand what you are going through. During the course of pregnancy, it is normal to have various changes in different systems of the body, especially the cardiovascular system. You are having tachycardia, which is very common alongside hypertension during pregnanc...  Read Full »

Can miscarriage cause problems in oral health?

Query: Hi doctor, I heard something yesterday, and I wanted to know if it is possible. Can having a miscarriage cause your teeth to fall out? What effects will it cause on your body? And how will it reflect on dental health? Thank you for your time.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, miscarriage does not directly cause dental problems, but hormonal changes do. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause gums to swell and enlarge with increased probability of gum and periodontal diseases. So, hormonal changes can be a culprit. If someone suffe...  Read Full »

My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two of them found as blisters. We met the doctor and she said it as chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicilli...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between w...  Read Full »

What can cause persistent UTI in pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years pregnant. I have a problem with UTI. During my first urine test, I had 40 to 60 pus cells and so my doctor advised me to take antibiotics. I took two tablets for seven days. After completing the course, I took a urine test again. But still, I have UTI with 17 to 20 pus cell...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have any other symptoms or you are just seeing the urine test results. If you do not have symptoms, then it can be due to a contaminated container. Do a urine culture sensitivity test and so you can know the exact antibiotic suitable for you. ...  Read Full »

Is it true that 62 % of pregnant women with pityriasis rosea have a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pityriasis rosea (PR) for about a week, and I am currently seven weeks pregnant. I had no other symptoms other than the rash after reading a study that found a 62% miscarriage rate when women were infected with PR during the first 15 weeks of gestation. I am obviously terri...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to treat your skin problem. Yes, you are right. There are significant chances of miscarriage if pityriasis rosea appears in the first few weeks of gestation. Mostly miscarriage occurs when pityriasis rosea happens after HSV 6 and ...  Read Full »

Why do hemoglobin levels decrease during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 weeks pregnant and my hemoglobin has come down 3 units. It was 8.9 g/dL and has come down to 5.5 g/dL. I had taken injection Iron Sucrose 1.2 g and injection FCM 1 g under specialist supervision. But still, there is no increase in hemoglobin. The PBS report says macrocytic anemia...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your case and will help you with it. Yours is a case of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) along with coexisting macrocytic anemia. Iron replacement therapy alone may not work unless the cause of macrocytic anemia is corrected. Iron is the element needed for ...  Read Full »

What are the risks of a C-section for a Crohn's disease patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Crohn's disease and I am taking Infliximab for it. My large bowel is strongly affected with hundred ulcers over there. Luckily, Infliximab worked for me and I did not have surgery. Now I am pregnant and I am wondering about C-section. I do not want to have any tear. I do not want ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. C-section (Caesarean section) is done when there is a need. You cannot avoid C-section due to other issues. You will have adhesions after doing abdominal surgery and the bowel will get adhere to each other or to the surgical area after undergoing surgery. This is comple...  Read Full »

Will high altitude hiking cause any harm to the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 5 weeks pregnant and planning to go on a hike in altitude 2000-5200 m for seven days. The first day (peak climb) should be quite challenging from the physical perspective. As the trip is booked already without prior knowledge of pregnancy, could you please recommend what I should do i...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Pregnancy is a very precious thing, and I am sure you must be going through many physical and emotional changes. Now I fully understand that you have an active lifestyle, but I recommend that you please postp...  Read Full »

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