Ultrasound Scan

An ultrasound scan is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and structures inside the body. It can be used to diagnose conditions affecting the bladder, kidneys, prostate, liver, testicles, ovaries, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, gallbladder, uterus, etc. As it does not use any radiation, it is mostly used to view the developing fetus during pregnancy.

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Is it normal to have intense abdominal cramps during early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am almost four weeks pregnant. I have intense cramps, mainly during the night, maybe for 15 minutes, and it wakes me up. It is like my lower tummy contracts, and the pain is there for some time. I cannot keep still, and sometimes I sweat and cry from the pain, but no other complicat...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Certain females may experience pain during early pregnancy, but I recommend you to take an ultrasound if that is intense. If you have any old ultrasound report, please share with me. Also, I request you to repea...  Read Full »

Does kidney infection cause back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the ER two days ago due to excruciating pain in my back, which I thought was caused by herniated disc. I have received a steroid injection and pain medication. This morning I noticed the pain has moved upward towards my kidneys. Could this be a kidney infection? Please note ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such immediate terrible pain might be caused by both herniated disc and urinary tract problems such as kidney stones, urinary tract infection, etc. Have you done any tests or examinations in the ER (emergency room)? I would suggest you a few simple examinations to come cl...  Read Full »

Is it possible to be pregnant and not see anything on an ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. But, our doctor is unable to see anything on the day of scanning. I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, the pregnancy will be detected late on ultrasound. If she has no problem and the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.co...  Read Full »

I have anal itching, pain and bleeding. I am embarrassed. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am approaching you since I am concerned about a situation regarding which I am very embarrassed.  I am a 43 year old female. I am normally healthy. I am 178cm tall and I weigh 75kg.  Around 9-12 months ago, I started to suffer from anal itching. It is rather intense at night, after passing s...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your entire history and have understood your concern. I also understand your hesitation in discussing your problems with anyone. Coming to your complaints, the anal bleeding, pain, itching are all due to trauma to the anus and anal canal. The anal canal is physio...  Read Full »

Could cocaine use two days before blood draw cause the LFTs to be elevated?

Query: Hello doctor, Could cocaine use two days before blood draw cause the LFTs (ALT=90 and AST=86) to be elevated? If so, how long of an abstinence period (not using cocaine) would be needed to get LFTs back down to normal levels?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Taking cocaine two days earlier can increase the LFTs.  LFTs can also be raised due to many causes including liver infection, increased alcohol intake, intake of toxic chemicals including cocain...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal discharge after three months of delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I had a forceps delivery. Now, I am experiencing heavy vaginal discharge. I guess that comes from below my clitoris. I can see mucus like discharge in and around clitoris. When I sit, I feel a gush below clitoris. My doctor said there is no problem and I am normal. Bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have pain while passing urine or in the lower abdomen? If pus or yellowish discharge per vagina, then you need to consult a gynecologist and get a speculum examination. If necessary, then get an ultrasound scan. Culture and sensitivity of the discharge will confirm...  Read Full »

How to know if abortion was successful or not?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I was four weeks pregnant last Tuesday. I took Misoprostol sublingually three times on three hours interval. Later that evening, I had serious cramps and diarrhea. I bled a little and passed out blood clots twice. Then the next day, I noticed I was passing out blood tiss...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medical abortion is available once a pregnancy is detected via ultrasound (usually around five weeks) up to nine weeks (63 days) gestation. The abortion is achieved using a combination of two medications which work together to terminate a pregnancy. If you feel it i...  Read Full »

What causes testicular pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have mild pain in right testicle for a week. The nerves connecting to the right testicle are always in strain mainly in the area of epididymis and vas deference. It pains when I walk, jump, rub or masturbate. I get random swelling, irritation and pain in my right test...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh S Pandya

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your symptoms, I believe you are having one of the following: Chronic inflammation of prostate (prostatitis) with pain being referred to testis. Pelvic pain syndrome with primary involvement of testis. Very rarely ureteric stones for repeated testicular tor...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of viable pregnancy when there is no sac in USG?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was 45 days ago. Pregnancy test was a strong positive. My HCG count is 7290 and 8800 at a gap of five days. But in sonography, no sac was seen. Intervaginal sonography also showed no sign of sac. I have no signs of vaginal bleeding until now. Just facing light cramps in ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from amenorrhea and your last menstrual was 45 days ago. Your beta HCG count was 7290 and 8800 at a gap of five days but USG (ultrasound) of pregnancy profile or transvaginal sonography ...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me how to calculate the days of pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 weeks 2 days pregnant. My friend told me that I am supposed to add two weeks to those 18 weeks while counting. Is that true? Can I get pregnant if I had sex during period? My period was on the 28th and I had sex on the 5th. That time, my period was on, but not heavy. Could I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no chance that you get pregnant when you are in period. The reason being there is no ovum (egg) for fertilization. If you had your period on 28th and you had intercourse on the 5th, then there is no chance that you would have got your pregnant in said frame of ti...  Read Full »

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