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Pregnancy ultrasound scan report reading, lower abdominal pain, nausea, acidity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi doc!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   This is about my wife's health
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we were trying for a baby for last 2 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   With all blessings my wife is now pregnant
Doctor :   Congratulations!!
User :   We have a couple of scans
User :   Thanks
User :   The doctor does not really give a background abt what is in the report
User :   just wanted to know from you what the report means?
Doctor :   I shall try to help you.
User :   The last scan we took on 4th June
Doctor :   What exactly do you want to know?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it says " single live intra uterine gestational sac with fetal pole noted within
User :   CRL: 14 mm, corresponding to 8 weeks
User :   Fetal cardiac activity noted
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we haven't really showed this report to doc yet
Doctor :   The reports are normal and not concerning.
User :   we are planning to visit her this weekend
User :   FHR: +
Doctor :   To simplify what is mentioned,
User :   Yolk sac+
User :   Good choriodecidual reaction noted
Doctor :   the findings suggest that there is a developing fetus.
User :   ok
Doctor :   CRL means crown rump length - that is the length from the top of the head to the buttock is 14mm
Doctor :   the size corresponds to 8 weeks pregnancy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Heart of the baby starts functioning after 5 weeks and that is also noted.
User :   there is one more line.... Internal OS is closed
Doctor :   Placental is not yet formed but soon expected to form.
Doctor :   Internal os is part of the uterus.
Doctor :   and it remains closed till delivery.
Doctor :   So every findings are withing normal limits.
Doctor :   Do not worry.
User :   we are yet to meet the doc after this scan
Doctor :   You can consult the doctor as planned.
User :   my wife keeps saying that for this whole week she is having some poking pain in her stomach
User :   !
Doctor :   Mild crampy pain in the lower abdomen is expected and normal during first few weeks of pregnancy.
Doctor :   I presume your wife is mentioning about the same pain.
Doctor :   You may consult gynecologist as planned for examination.
User :   yes looks like, even i thought the same way
User :   and her digestion has not been good
User :   any advice for that?
Doctor :   Pregnancy hormones can produce some changes in your wife health system. Nausea, vomiting, low back pain, increased urination, mood swings, reduced appetite and so on are few of the common symptoms.
Doctor :   She will need diet modifications, good sleep.
User :   hmmmm
Doctor :   Along with this, the following can be used.
Doctor :   1. Small frequent meals is better than a full meal.
Doctor :   2. You may ask your wife to avoid eating to the brink.
Doctor :   3. Simple, low spicy food and less oily food is preferrable.
Doctor :   4. Avoid any food which makes your wife nauseating.
Doctor :   5. Good and regular sleep.
Doctor :   If these measures do not help her, you may try antacids such as Syp Mucaine gel 1 teaspoon before meals thrice a day.
Doctor :   Consult your gynecologist for physical examination and other pills such as folic acid tablets will be prescribed to her.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes, absolutely
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   would you recommend some good fruits?
User :   during this period?
User :   what to eat? and what not to eat?
Doctor :   Yes, good fruits and vegetables are always recommended.
Doctor :   Non vegetarian diet such as meat and egg which are not cooked properly, raw eggs, certain type of fish, unpasteurized milk and milk products are to be avoided.
Doctor :   Apart from this no other specific dietary restriction.
Doctor :   A good mixture of fruits and vegetables is better than a single fruit and vegetable every day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thanks doc
User :   very kind of you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Good night.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   GN, bye
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