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Conceived, intermittent pain in lower abdomen, doxinate or zofer for vomiting. When to get the ultra sound scan? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have some queries
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   my wife is conceived and she is on end of 12th week
Doctor :   ok
User :   she get stomach pain and some lower abdomain pain too
User :   is it normal to have these symptoms .. or any medications to be taken
Doctor :   Is the pain continuous or intermittent ?
User :   its an intermittent
User :   pain
User :   15-20min
Doctor :   They are termed as Hicks contractions and they are normal
Doctor :   They are due to uterine contractions
Doctor :   only if the pain becomes continuous and severe , it is then you may have to take her to the gynecologist
User :   she takes doxinate[mostly] or zofer MD 4mg twice a day to avoid vomit
User :   isit safe to take these tablets and also regularly taking folris and BEVON tonic
Doctor :   yes, the above tablets are safe
User :   as per the gynecologist advised... are these good to take
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Especially, in evening time she falls sick..
Doctor :   Yes, such contraction do present in the evenings or during the sleep in the nights
User :   feels to take vomit sensation and sometime nothing stay her stomach even afte taken the doxinate tablet she vomits
Doctor :   Let her take the soft meals and in frequent less quantity meals .. Loaded stomach may result in vomiting
Doctor :   and do give her more fluids like juices and malts during the times when she has more vomiting
Doctor :   Do not go for any other medications for vomiting , the above mentioned are the only advisable ones in the pregnancy
User :   which juices are recommended doctor
Doctor :   Apple, Citrus fruits like orange, butter fruit, etc
User :   Daily we give pomegranate juice,orange,raisins,fig,carrot juice and veg. soup..are these okay?
Doctor :   Yes, that too is a recommended fruit
Doctor :   yes, the above are good
Doctor :   Do give protein and fiber rich foods too
User :   when is the ideal week to take her second ultrasound scan? the first was already take in the 8th week and it was normal
Doctor :   16 to 18th week
Doctor :   as this would be called Anamoly scan , better done by a professional Radiologist
Doctor :   This is to find out any congenital anomalies
User :   our gynecologist asked her to take by 14th week i.e. beginning of the fourth month
User :   for the secon scan to provide new medicines based on that it seems
User :   shall we proceed with same week or shall we wait till 16th week doc
Doctor :   Thats fine, gynecologist may do a scan to determine the wellbeing of pregnancy
User :   Doesn't affect the baby if we take much earlier?
Doctor :   but do get a scan 16 or 18th week by a Radiologist ( Anamoly scan )where intricate details ill be checked
Doctor :   Not at all, the ultrasound scan involves sound waves which are absolutely of no harm to the fetus
User :   we are planing to travel in the middle of fourth month 6hrs journey probably innova car.. isit safe to travel?
Doctor :   Yes, but a smooth drive is must
User :   we avoided for past two months but this travel is a must thats why... is there any other medication required this time
Doctor :   No specifically
Doctor :   just carry the ones or the vomiting and do have a smooth drive with rest intervals
Doctor :   ones for vomiting *
User :   shall we proceed with above mentioned tab till the second scan
Doctor :   yes,
User :   She doesn't like egg if she takes then vomits in the evening time... it should given after the 5ht week? or is this right time to take egg and all
Doctor :   egg is a source of good protein, if she is unable to accept the same do go for protein supplements like protein powders
Doctor :   Like BIOVIT
User :   how to eat this? to mix with milk or water
User :   before or after the measl
Doctor :   Yes, it has to be mixed with milk or water taken twice daily about 2 tea spoons each time
User :   is it safe to have this BIOVIT during this 4th month
Doctor :   She can take it irrespective of meals, but better would be empty stomach if she does not feel nausea
Doctor :   Yes, it is safe and recommended.. It contains protein and vitamins
User :   thanks many scan to be taken for the rest of the semester? and in which it should be take doctor?
User :   in which week
Doctor :   after the next ( gynecologist and a radiologist ) a final scan would be in the end days in 9th month
User :   isit good have oats? she use take oats twice in a day and also eats oats biscuits
Doctor :   Oats are good , but avoid the same when she has vomiting or loose stools
User :   is there any protein biscuits like threptin avail during in pregnancy
Doctor :   Not specifically . The protein powders are much easier to digest and acceptable
Doctor :   Any wheat biscuits are good for consumption
User :   can you recommend any malts as we don't know the names
Doctor :   Malt made of powdered fried dry fruits like cashew,badam , pista, bengal gram , ragi are ok, most of times they are home made
Doctor :   Ovaltine is one amongst available in market
User :   Final question is what is the best position to sleep or lying down
Doctor :   Left sided position
Doctor :   also let her frequently change the positions , but the long time position should be the left sided one
User :   thats all doc.. thanks for our clarifications
User :   thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   And My best wishes for you and your wife
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
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