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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Why am I spotting after a positive home pregnancy test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 days late for my period. I got my home pregnancy test positive. But, the next day I had a brown color spotting and yesterday afternoon I had brown color bleeding with heavy abdominal cramps. And today, there is no bleeding, but spotting just like on the first day. I am confuse...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do see a gynecologist as early as possible. You are having a threatened miscarriage. Also, get a scan done to rule out ectopic pregnancy. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Will hypothyroidism affect future pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a marriage offer but the girl has hypothyroidism. She is currently taking 75 micrograms Thyroxine from one year and now TSH is 15. I am worried will it create complications in pregnancy in the future. I do not want any risk. Should I accept the offer or reject it? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for entrusting me with such an important decision in your life. Hypothyroidism if well controlled has fewer chances of pregnancy complications. If uncontrolled it is associated with pre-eclampsia, preterm labor. But as she is on 75 dose, it can be further increas...  Read Full »

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