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Pregnant, protein level is less. Suggested for protein supplements. Is it safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello dr.
Doctor:Yes, proceed with your query
User:my wife has conceived with 6th month.
User:she has got her blood test recently, n protein level is little less,
User:it is 5.5
User:n doc has suggested to take protien sachets with water n milk alternatevely is it safe to take
User:or she can go for direct food supplements
Doctor:Yes, these are nutritional supplements and they have similar effects as food supplements.
Doctor:She can safely take the supplements without thoughts of side effects.
Doctor:In addition protein XXXXXXX diet such as very well cooked egg and meat can be included in her diet.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:this month she is having pain in her feet n there is swelling also is this because of same and she is pure vegiterian so cant take meat n egg
Doctor:The swelling is more likely due to low proteins. Pulses, legumes, soyabeans are good source of vegetable proteins. She can take them.
Doctor:Along with protein XXXXXXX suggested by your doctor.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:is it safe to have sex these days?
Doctor:Yes, provided your wife is comfortable, has no pain or bleeding.
Doctor:Stop immediately if she has pain or bleeding.
Doctor:It has to be avoided, if the placenta is low lying as per scan report.
Doctor:You can discuss her ultrasound scan report with the doctor to confirm this.
User:till now there is no such proplem but i cant understand ur last sentence
Doctor:Antenatal ultrasound scan (the usual scans done during pregnancy) describes the location of placenta attachment. Whether it is attached to the anterior segment or lower segment.
Doctor:Sexual intercourse should preferably be avoided if there is severe grade of low lying placenta (medically known as placenta previa).
User:ok i ll ask my doc about that?
Doctor:you can discuss her scan report with doctor and know about it.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no n thanks alot for ur consultance
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:n have a nice day...
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