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Ultrasound Pelvis

The technique of producing images of the organs and structures inside a female pelvis (uterus, vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries, etc.) using a sensor producing sound waves is called pelvic ultrasound. It is performed using two methods, namely transabdominal (sensor is placed on the abdomen) and transvaginal (sensor is inserted in the vagina).

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My beta hCG values are 5.73 and 5.26. Does it confirm pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. I did not get my period last month. After 15 days of a missed period, my beta hCG value is 5.73 mIU/mL. What is the chance of pregnancy? Do I have any issues? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As you can see, the normal beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) level is less than 5 mIU/mL. So, you should wait for two days and repeat the test. You should do an ultrasound pelvis, but after the beta hCG report is ava...  Read Full »

Can a CT scan miss appendicitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was in an emergency last night because of 48 hours of pain that moved to my right lower abdomen. Also, I am not eating, and I have severe diarrhea if I do. They said my white blood cells were a bit elevated. The CT scan without contrast did not show an inflamed appendix. Now it is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CT scan could not miss a case of appendicitis unless the medical personnel who viewed the CT scan were not qualified enough for correct interpretation of the scan. However, the other causes of right lower abdomen pain may be any one of the following. It could be d...  Read Full »

I am bleeding heavily after testing positive. why?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a pregnancy test last week, and it was positive. The next day at work I notice pinkish spots when I wipe. The next morning I started heavy bleeding with small clots, but I had no pain. The bleeding only lasted for three days. I need help. I am not sure if I am still pregnant or if I...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about that and it sounds like a miscarriage. That day when urine was tested, mostly the second line was not as dark as the first. It means the hormone level was not high enough. Once you have heavy bleeding, it means the inner lining of the uterus has gone...  Read Full »

How effective Meprate in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend is a virgin and we were intimate for two consecutive days last month. During that time, her periods were delayed by two weeks. I was careful not to ejaculate anywhere near her vagina nor was it knowingly in contact with my penis. She waited for another 10 days and since she d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, Meprate - Medroxyprogesterone should be taken only after confirming the absence of pregnancy as Meprate has a tendency of causing incomplete abortion. So, it would be wise to get a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) done. It is a blood test that d...  Read Full »

Is bleeding with clots normal after using MTP kit?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old and had a pregnancy for five weeks. Four months back, I had used MTP kit. The problem is, even now I am having bleeding. Is this normal? How to sort this problem if it is not normal? Looking forward for your valuable feedback. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your situation. This much of bleeding is considered unusual. Either the process of abortion has been incomplete, because of which the uterus is still trying to expel out the products of conception, or you have some blood problem. Are you still passing clot...  Read Full »

Is it normal to find a 20 mm follicle on the fifth day of menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female weighing 143 lbs and my height is 5'6". A 20 mm follicle was found on day five of menstruation, what does it mean? I had cramp since day four till day six. Last month 5.7 mm hemorrhagic cyst was found on left ovary during day three but this month it got disappeared and now 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Are your periods regular? Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) , prolactin, hemoglobin (Hb), total count (TC), differential count (DC) levels and cancer antigen (CA125) are all normal. Ultrasound of pelvis suggests follicular cy...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I had sex on 13th day of my cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married before three and a half years and before three months decided to have baby. Last month I consulted a gynecologist. She did some test both for me and my husband. Everything is normal except that I am hypothyroid. Doctor prescribed me Thyronorm tablets for three months. Again ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem. You should be aware that chance of pregnancy is there in every cycle, but in which cycle you will be pregnant is not predictable. The more desperate you become, the stress will cause more delay and so relax. You have mentioned that all tests w...  Read Full »

Can a right ovarian cyst cause pain in the left pelvis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have polycystic ovary syndrome and my periods get delayed sometimes. From the past four days, I am having pain in my left pelvic area. I got an ultrasound done, and it shows 1.7 inch cyst in my right ovary. Why am I having pain on my left side when the cyst is on the right? Could this p...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain that you are experiencing is not due to the ovarian cyst, as the cyst is on the right side and pain is on the left side. This pain might be caused by an infection or any other pathology. So, I suggest you repeat an ultrasound of the pelvis if the pain is severe...  Read Full »

Though I did not have sex, my period is delayed. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex last month after ovulation because I track it on my app and I am pretty regular. But this month, I have not had sex at all. I worked out twice, and each time when I worked out, I had spotting. Now, I am due for a period, and I am late. Why am I late? The first episode of spottin...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, I would like you to undergo sonography of pelvis. This kind of spotting and delay could be due to hormonal imbalance, which is likely to happen when you gain excess weight. I am glad to read that you are already working on your weight. Keep it up. Also, I woul...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pain in my lower abdomen. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female aged 50. I have awful pain in the lower abdomen for four days. I have a pain in the right arm and the left side of lower abdomen. My abdomen is bloated and sore. My bowels are moving. I gave up Seroquel a few weeks ago. I have IBS and diverticulitis.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have underlying IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), diverticulitis and you are possibly in perimenopausal period. Your predominant complaint is left lower abdominal pain which could either be because of diverticulitis or due to a kidney st...  Read Full »

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