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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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Is any treatment available to treat aberrant right subclavian artery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 22 weeks pregnant. Anomaly scan results show an aberrant right subclavian artery found in my baby's heart. Karyotyping results seem normal. No genetic issues are seen. However, I am worried about my baby's health. Does any treatment available for aberrant right subclavian arter...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is generally associated with down syndrome and other aneuploidies. If Karyotyping results are normal, then nothing is to be done at present. You can consult a pediatric cardiologist to get f...  Read Full »

What precautions should be taken for a low-lying placenta?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching the two ultrasound reports of 7th week and 14th week pregnancy. As per reports there are fibroid and low lying posterior placenta. What are chances of the baby to be delivered safe and sound? Will this fibroid contribute any bad effect to the baby or baby's growth in the ut...  Read Full »


Dr. Talpe Ashwini Nanasaheb

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to remove the fibroid in pregnancy. As pregnancy gets subside fibroid size may reduce. Even if you remove the fibroid after pregnancy, then there is a possibility for recurrence of a fibroid in the future. The following are the likely complications in p...  Read Full »

I have a mild bleeding despite positive pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My period is delayed and I took pregnancy test after seven days and it was positive. On 9th day that is four days ago I had slight bleeding with brown blood and till now bleeding continues with mix of little and medium flow. Doctor recommended me not to continue with the pregnancy. Kin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a threatened miscarriage as it would be termed medically as the pregnancy test is positive. But,ultrasound is not contraindicated as it is necessary to localize the pregnancy and rule out ectopic pregnancy as well which can have similar presentation with blee...  Read Full »

I had herpes zoster in my early pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am being advised to terminate the desired pregnancy because of the medication I have been prescribed to tackle a virus that I got just after becoming pregnant. I am looking for a second medical opinion on whether termination is necessary. I would like to understand the risks to the fetu...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The increased exposure to corticosteroids can cross the placental barrier and cause adrenal suppression in the fetus. This can lead to salt wasting, electrolyte imbalances, and even poor development of the fetus. The organs can also have improper development, and ano...  Read Full »

My fiancee is B positive and I am O negative. Will there be any complications in my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My fiancee is B positive and myself O negative. In the future, will there be any complications in my pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There would be no complications during the first pregnancy but may occur in the subsequent ones due to the isoimmunization phenomenon. It is a problem that arises if the mother is having negative blood group and baby is having positive blood group. But treatments are...  Read Full »

Is it safe if I have a Bartholin cyst removed during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 weeks pregnant, since one week I had swelling on the vagina, yesterday I have consulted doctor, she told that is Bartholin cyst. She told me to clear it we have to give anesthesia for treatment and that will not affect the baby. My family is very confused, whether is it safe for...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bartholin cyst requires excision or marsupialization. It is a short term procedure and does not take much time. Usually, the medications used does not affect the baby. Do not worry, get it done.  Read Full »

I have high Rubella IgG and CMV IgG values. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a TORCH test after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It showed Rubella IgG and CMV IgG to be high, but the Rubella IgM and the CMV IgM were normal. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The presence of high levels of IgG antibodies during pregnancy usually is indicative of a past infection and this is not a pinpoint diagnosis. The levels are rechecked after two weeks or so. We then compare the new levels with the old ones, and if they are higher, th...  Read Full »

My pregnant daughter has extreme ankle edema. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter was pregnant and had extreme edema. The doctors said it was normal. As it turned out she was sent by ambulance to another hospital as she went into heart failure, her BNP levels were extremely high and the baby had to be induced. She is now back to her original hospital. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide) levels were high, it is probably due to heart failure as you said. For the ankle edema, she needs to be given diuretics (drugs which decrease waterlogging) in the body and fluid restriction should be adhered to. Daily intake shoul...  Read Full »

The ultrasound shows dent on the baby's head. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 weeks pregnant. Until two weeks ago, all the ultrasound reports were normal. The chance of Down's syndrome was 1 in 20000. But, two weeks ago they accidentally noticed a dent on my baby's head and cavum septi pellucidi (CSP) was slightly more than the 2SD. I was told to repeat ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cavum septi pellucidi is a structure present normally in the skull and identified in the ultrasound. When it is bigger, it can be a marker of a developmental problem in the child, but not with strong evidence. I suggest you consult a genetic or fetal medicine expert ...  Read Full »

Is low hCG level a sign of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, Before a week I went to the hospital and I found out that I was pregnant with a hCG level of 23. The next day, I started getting cramps on my lower right side stomach. Four days later, I got two transvaginal ultrasounds and nothing was found in the uterus, or anywhere else. So I was se...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me give you a few basic facts about beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is produced from fetal tissue. Once it reaches a level of 25 mIU/mL, it is detectable in the urine test. A normal rate of rising of beta hCG is double in 48 hours. This doub...  Read Full »

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