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Pregnancy

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 am 8 weeks pregnant but no embryo was detected on ultrasound, and I have also been experiencing severe abdominal pain. Is it anything serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently found that I am eight weeks pregnant and underwent an initial ultrasound. However, the images did not display an embryo. This has raised concerns for me. I have also been experiencing severe abdominal pain on the right side, accompanied by intense vomiting and nausea. Addit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have reviewed the scan results (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and it is positive that the embryonic sac is visible and appears to be fine. Typically, the fetus becomes more visible around the 12-week mark,...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and worried about the risk of stillbirth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, As a 12-week pregnant woman who is overweight, I am increasingly worried about the risk of stillbirth and its potential implications for my baby's health. I understand that parental obesity is considered a risk factor for stillbirth and maternal health complications during childbirth. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. There are criteria according to the BMI (body mass index). If you are overweight and your BMI is more than normal, then you should gain 15 to 17 lbs during the whole pregnancy. A total gain of 24 lbs (pounds) is required. ...  Read Full »

How can I stay motivated to manage my gestational diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnancy and I am struggling to stay motivated. Can you describe the importance of motivation in managing gestational diabetes, and are there specific strategies available to help pregnant individuals stay motivated to control t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Gestational diabetes is a common condition, and it can be well managed if you take regular follow-ups and control your diet. I hope you are taking timely insulin. You should not stress about it as it may affect your sug...  Read Full »

I am a 5-week pregnant female with PCOS. What are the complications with PCOS in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, and I got pregnant with it. I am at five weeks and four days of my pregnancy. My doctor has given me folic acid, Glucophage, Duphaston, Estranor, and Loprin, along with weekly injections of Ivf-C 5000 and Gravidol. I want to know how long I would have to take these medicines ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. These medicines are progesterone based, which is required for maintaining the pregnancy. In pregnancy, progesterone is mainly secreted by the placenta, so at 12 to 14 weeks placenta is completely formed. After that, you can stop these medic...  Read Full »

My partner and I decided to consult a doctor before having sex to avoid pregnancy. What precautions should we take?

Query: Hi, I am a 23-year-old. Me and my boyfriend decided and planned to have sex. But we promised each other to consult a doctor first so that we could be safe or to prevent having a baby. My concern is, what contraception should I use or take to avoid pregnancy, except condoms? I am not taking any medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. There are many contraceptive options, but it is better to use condoms. You can use contraceptive pills like Yasmine (Progesterone) if you do not want that. This is 21 tablets strip, which should be started from the fift...  Read Full »

I am worried as my handicapped girlfriend who has a bent spine has conceived and we are not ready for a child yet. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, We had sex 15 days ago, and my girlfriend conceived. We both do not want pregnancy yet. She is disabled, has a bent spine, and would not be able to go through the pregnancy. We need advice for abortion medicine. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you had unprotected intercourse, then you should have taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours, but it is more than 72 hours. Please mention her last menstrual cycle date so I can help you properly. I...  Read Full »

My partner and I had unprotected sex without ejaculating within the vagina, and I took Unwanted 72 within 47 hours. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected intercourse five days ago but had not ejaculated within the vagina. I had an Unwanted 72 tablet within 47 hours of the intercourse. I have been experiencing slight body pain and mild stomach pain sometimes. Is there any risk of pregnancy? Please help. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If you had taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours, there would be less chance of getting pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms do not appear this early, but please mention your last menstrual date and when you had intercourse ...  Read Full »

I had non-penetrative sex with my partner on the 12th day of my cycle. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my boyfriend got intimate on 12th day of my period. He was naked and I was wearing panties with sanitary pads that collect the vaginal fluids, I was on his lap grinding maybe for five minutes and he did not ejaculate or penetration occurred during intimacy. Can I get pregnant. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. According to your description there is no chance of getting pregnant. There is no need for any interventions. You can expect your periods on your due date, or due to stress it may fluctuate by one week. I hope I have clear...  Read Full »

My gynecologist insists on continuing Amway Nutrilite tablets daily during my pregnancy. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman, and mother of a 3-year-old daughter. I am two and a half months pregnant. I want to know what multivitamins to take. My gynecologist has suggested that I take Amway Nutrilite and a Cor-3 tablet daily. She suggested me to take it for a month and would change it l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You do not need any vitamin supplements during the pregnancy unless there is a deficiency as you can get these vitamins through the food. (This is my personal opinion). However, you should take folic acid tablets till...  Read Full »

I have been trying to conceive and did a follicular study but suffering from diarrhea. Can it affect the chance of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive and this cycle I took medical treatment like taking Letrozole, and did a follicular study. My doctor told me two eggs have been ruptured and all was good, but for two days I have been suffering from severe diarrhea. Will this affect my chance of gettin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The follicular study report is good, as it shows the eggs are released from the ovaries. I hope you had intercourse in this period diarrhea would not affect the pregnancy, but you should take care that dehydration wo...  Read Full »

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