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Pregnancy Health

For a healthy pregnancy, getting regular prenatal care is crucial. If you are healthy and do not have any risk factors, you have to go for prenatal visits every 4 weeks until the 28th week, and every 2 weeks until the 36th week, and once every week till you deliver. You have to undergo various prenatal tests to determine if the pregnancy is progressing without any complications.

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I conceived a baby with my wife after had cocaine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I stupidly used cocaine at a weekend out and it looks like I conceived a baby with my wife the day after using it. Can this cause any serious harm to the baby? My wife is five months pregnant already and I have been worrying about something bad happening since then.  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it will not cause any harm as it does not have an immediate effect.   Read Full »

Can genital herpes spread from my son to his pregnant sister?

Query: Hello doctor, My 26-year-old son suspects to have genital herpes. He had one outbreak of something in his genitals about six weeks ago but no other symptoms. He has not seen a doctor nor has he had any testing. He does not believe he has it. He is going to spend this weekend with his sister who is 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As there is no evidence of the infection, there is nothing to worry about. However, it is always better to get checked once and take necessary precautions. Just try to avoid sharing the toiletries in case you are suspicious about genital herpes. As the pregnancy is a...  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 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 wife’s LFT values are abnormal. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35.5 weeks pregnant. I am uploading two consecutive LFT reports with a gap of nine days. Kindly suggest food alternatives for reducing ALP, bilirubin, SGOT, and SGPT. She is taking iron supplements, calcium, and Udiliv 300 twice daily. Is there any threat to the fetus and mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your history and attached laboratory investigations (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is common to have deranged LFTs (liver function tests) during pregnancy. Most of the time, it is related to pregnancy, called pregnancy-rela...  Read Full »

We are scared about twin pregnancy complications. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant. Three days ago, during her antenatal scan, we came to know that it is a monozygotic twin pregnancy. We have a few questions. How to know that it is not a conjoined twin? I have attached the scan reports. Please let us know whether the growth is fine....  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, my hearty congratulations for twin pregnancy. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly fine. There are no signs of conjoined twins. NT (nuchal translucency) is normal and both nasal bones are seen. ...  Read Full »

Can you tell whether my hCG reports are normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I got a positive result in the urine test for pregnancy after a missed period. My last period date was on the 24th. As I had slight abdominal pain, I was asked to do the beta hCG blood test twice in the gap of 48 hours to detect if the pregnancy is normal or ectopic....  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As, I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the results are absolutely normal and indicating a healthy pregnancy. As the values have doubled, you need not worry. In ectopic pregnancy, beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) val...  Read Full »

I recently got pregnant. Is taking Minoxidil harmful?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 year old female who is overweight. I have been using Minoxidil 5 % topical solution for alopecia areata on the scalp. I just found out my urine pregnancy test is positive. Now I have stopped using it. I might be in the early weeks of pregnancy. Should I be worried about the fetus? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Truly speaking, there is no much data available on this. So, it is not possible to say convincingly anything. It basically falls in category C meaning, no human studies are available but animal studies have shown some adverse effects. This is for oral consumption and...  Read Full »

My wife is pregnant. Can we continue indulging in sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married before four months and now, my wife is pregnant. She has CRL of 6 weeks. Can you please suggest whether we can continue to have sex? If so, then till what time we can have? Can it be unprotected or protected?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem. You can do non-penetrative sex until 13 weeks and after that you can do gentle penetrative sex till 36 weeks. But, if she has pain, bleeding or water leak, then sex should be avoided. It can be unprotected and should maintain hygiene. For furth...  Read Full »

Can drumstick leaf soup lower amniotic fluid levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five months pregnant. I am taking one glass of drumstick leaf soup daily. My neighbors tell me it will reduce the amniotic fluid. So, I am confused. Please give me a good suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern.You can comfortably have anything to improve your health. It can never affect the baby. It is a myth that the fluid around the baby will reduce. If the baby's blood flow is normal, the blood flow to the baby's kidney will be normal, and the ba...  Read Full »

I have been taking herbal medicine for menstrual irregularity. Will it affect my pregnancy test result?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a positive pregnancy test result today. I have been taking the herbal medicine Agnucaston (Bionorica) 20 mg daily for the last 27 days to help with menstrual regularity. Can this medicine affect the pregnancy test result? I understand that it cannot, but I wanted to double-check...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is a kind of herbal medicine. There is no data on using Agnucaston (Bionorica) in pregnant women. You need to stop taking Agnucaston (Bionorica) during pregnancy. There is no data available regarding the adve...  Read Full »

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