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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 pregnant and peeing blood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is eight weeks pregnant and she is seeing blood during urination. Her first delivery was C-section. Our regular doctor two days ago suggested injection and medicines. Even after taking that injection and medicine, she is feeling pain in the abdomen occasionally and blood in the ur...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After having gone through the ultrasound reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), It is evident that your wife had experienced threatened abortion with separation of placenta at the lateral aspect of the gestational sac as evident from the second ul...  Read Full »

What ranges of beta hCG indicate a healthy pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had two serum beta hCG tests at a 48 hours interval, and the results were for 13936 mIU/mL and 21552 mIU/mL, respectively. Her last period was 15 days ago. In her previous periods, she had clots along with spotting. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. You are in six weeks of gestation today. Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels show a rise of only 55%, which is below the expected range. So, it is likely a failing pregnancy. If the bleeding has not stopped with the Progesteron...  Read Full »

What potential causes could result in two sessions of ovulation induction failing?

Query: Hello doctor, How many cycles of ovulation induction are needed to get pregnant? I am an 33 - year - old female trying to conceive. My anti- mullerian hormone (AMH) is 1.22 inches and both my fallopian tubes are open and my menstrual cycle length is 26 days. I went for a follicular study ovulation i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are no fixed number of cycles of ovulation induction and timed intercourse which can guarantee a successful pregnancy. But timing of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trigger, good semen quality, and ovum size of more than 0.86 inches is required for improving ch...  Read Full »

My AFI is 2.7 inches. Can labor be induced?

Query: Hello doctor, I have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy. My baby's heartbeat is 143, cephalic presentation. Myf AFI is 2.7 inches. Can I be induced for labor?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At 38 weeks of pregnancy when the head is a cephalic presentation but not yet fixed in the pelvis and there are no decelerations or fetal distress on CTG monitoring and if you do not have any high-risk factor-like IHCP or gestational hypertension with pre-eclampsia t...  Read Full »

Please explain the normal features of early pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I had 10 positive home urine pregnancy tests. I consulted with my obstetrician and they sent me for two blood tests 48 hours apart. The blood test showed my hCG level more than doubled within 48 hours which the obstetrician said was great. Well because I have irregular pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In early pregnancy, by six weeks of gestation, the gestational sac is often not seen and only decidual reaction can be appreciated in the uterus, but as the hCG levels are doubling, there is definitely a viable ongoing pregnancy either inside or outside uterus, so a ...  Read Full »

Can sex after consumption of cocaine affect the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a big night with lots of alcohol and several lines of cocaine. My wife and I had sex the next day which has resulted in a pregnancy. We are both happy with the news but are concerned about any risks associated with the effects of the cocaine on my sperm (potential abnormalities f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The one-time cocaine use will not affect the present pregnancy as a lot of sperm that fertilized the ovum was manufactured three months back when you were not exposed to cocaine, so unlikely that the present would have undergone any morphological or DNA changes. Neve...  Read Full »

I am 10 weeks pregnant and vomiting a lot. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I get vomiting a lot. I feel like there is a lot of acid in my stomach. Is this normal? I am worried as I am not able to give enough nutrients to my baby.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vomiting is a normal condition experienced during pregnancy. But if it is more than three to four times a day, you can take antiemetics like tablet Doxylamine 10 mg with Pyridoxine twice or thrice a day, half an hour before food for the next two to three weeks. Usually,...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Glutathione when one is planning to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, My 25-year-old wife is planning to use Glutathione as one of her dietary supplements. She is still trying to conceive. Is that okay? Is it safe? Will it still be okay to take Glutathione during pregnancy? What other dietary supplements would you recommend?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glutathione is a master antioxidant that plays an important role in the development and growth of the fetus. In the placenta, Glutathione detoxifies pollutants before they reach the developing child. Glutathione also supports your immune function, which is important...  Read Full »

What does a double line in my wife's pregnancy test kit mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years now and my wife is 31. Today, pregnancy test kit result came as double red line (a red line for C and a red line for T). Is this positive for pregnancy? Actually yesterday was her date for periods, but it has also not occurred yet. What precautions should we take? We were p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The (UPT) urine pregnancy test kit with two red lines indicates a positive result and that she is at present pregnant. The confirmation for an intrauterine pregnancy can be further done with a transvaginal ultrasound scan. She should be placed on tablet Folic Acid hence...  Read Full »

Kindly provide an opinion on my NT scan and double marker test.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 12 weeks 3 days pregnant. I got my NT scan and double marker blood test results. NT value 1.7 mm at CRL of 52.6 mm, free beta hCG 1.29 MOM, PAPP-A 0.37 MOM, trisomy 21+NT risk 1:513, trisomy 21 1:214 and trisomy 13/18+NT. What is your opinion?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The NT value (nuchal translucency) is normal as it is less than 2.5 mm, but the overall trisomy 21 risks being 1:214 and together risk 1:513 . This ideally calls for a quadruple test after one week. If the cut-off bar in the graph is over the cut-off line, then it cal...  Read Full »

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