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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 got exposed to Abiraterone indirectly. Will it affect my pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks pregnant and I might have exposed to a drug called Abiraterone indirectly. I had a patient who takes the medication. I did not handle the medicine directly but I am wondering whether can I get exposed to the medicine indirectly from the patient room. Is it possible to have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Abiraterone is toxic. It can show toxicity when it enters our blood. When it is consumed orally, only fifty percent of it gets absorbed and the remaining gets excreted without absorption. So if the drug is exposed to the skin, eyes, and nose, the rate of absorption is no...  Read Full »

How safe are Amphetamines for my ADHD during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I am 4 to 5 weeks pregnant. I am looking for some information about the safety of Adderall during pregnancy. Currently, I am taking Adderall XR 15 mg, Celexa 20 mg, and Lamictal 100 15 mg per day. I have a history associated with depression, anxiety and ADHD (attention ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tablet Adderall (combination of Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine) affects a grown persons heart rate but you are already taking in a very low dose of 15 mg per day and usually it is prescribed in a dosage of 20-28 mg per day. Tablet Celexa (Citalopram) falls under "ca...  Read Full »

I am 32 weeks pregnant and unable to eat. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. My doctor suggested me take complete bed rest as the baby is very low down to the uterus. My problem is, I am unable to eat anything due to nausea and indigestion as there is no physical activity. I am losing weight and suffering from anemia and am on medication fo...  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. In your pregnancy, you are in the third trimester. You can eat almost all good nutritive value-oriented foods except a few and be aware of the side effects of medicines without physician advice. 2. For your loss of appetite and indigestion problem, you should take...  Read Full »

I am 22 weeks pregnant. Can I follow the DASH diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant woman. My age is 28 years and I wanted to know about the DASH diet. Is this diet safe to be followed during pregnancy? My fetus's health and growth are good according to reports. However, I want to take care of my health and follow a nutritious diet. Will the DAS...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When we talk about DASH "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" diet for people with kidney stones is recommended but when it comes to trends and sustainable healthy living I suggest the MIND diet which is a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. But...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Desonide cream and Dextroamphetamine while trying to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two specific questions. I am trying to conceive, and I am trying to be as careful as possible about taking any medications that could harm the fetus should I get pregnant. My questions have to do with the two medications. I am currently prescribed Desonide cream 0.05 percent (pregn...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Category C drugs may have shown side effects in the animal fetus, but there is no evidence in pregnant women or fetuses. Hence it is not easy to give a straight answer. Since Desonide cream is applied to the skin, the absorption into the blood is negligible. If it goes ...  Read Full »

Can Diclofenac solution absorbed in the body and affect baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband uses Diclofenac solution (topical) for his neck pain. I am 28 weeks pregnant. He also uses a neck pillow after applying it. Will it affect my unborn baby? How long will it take for the solution to be fully absorbed in his body? I am scared that the Diclofenac solution will...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are in the last trimester (7-9 month) of pregnancy. Most of the organs in the fetus might have developed and now it is growing. Thus, care should be taken in food and lifestyle. The rate of absorption of Diclofenac solution into blood from skin is very very less. E...  Read Full »

My period was 21 days late, but now my periods are not heavy as usual. Is it due to pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My period was 21 days late this month, but it is not as heavy as usual and is only moderate flow. I was worried that I might be pregnant as I usually have regular periods. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pregnancy is possible if you feel you had unprotected sex around the time of ovulation. This type of bleeding is seen in early pregnancy, implantation bleeding, or even threatened miscarriage. All you need to do is complete a urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

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