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Pregnancy scan done, iron and calcium tablets, stomach pains, taking fluids, pulling pain around the belly - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hi doctor ..
User :   i had some clarifications regarding few few medications that i am prescribed .. could u pls help me ?
User :   are u there ?
User :   ??
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I just got your query
Doctor :   Please go ahead
Doctor :   with the medications
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
User :   i am 5 and half month pregnant now
User :   and i am done with my 5th month scan
User :   things are good ..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What medicines are you taking?
User :   i am given calcium and iron tablets
User :   since begining of 5th month only
Doctor :   Iron and Folic acid are given before pregnancy and folic acid tablets are stopped at 3 months
Doctor :   and Iron supplements continued
Doctor :   What are they?
User :   since i had little bit of stomach pains (not unbarable) sometimes in a day i am given a separate tablets now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and the tablet is duvadilan
User :   Isoxsuprine Hydrochloride
User :   2 per day - morning and evening
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   They are safe at this time
User :   any side effects of this tablets ?
Doctor :   The doctor things that your Uterus is contracting and thus causing pai
Doctor :   pain
Doctor :   So Isoxuprine is Uterine relaxant
User :   why exactly this tablet is given ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes
User :   i hope taking this tablet 2/day is fine ?
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Do you have any more query apart from the medicines that you take?
User :   i have little bit of pain just below my stomach
User :   which my doctor says it is because of urine infection
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do these measures
Doctor :   1) Empty your bladder as frequently as possible
Doctor :   this will not retain urine and thus reduce the growth of germs
User :   ??
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Continue the same
User :   i am taking lots of liquids
User :   yes ..
Doctor :   You should not worry at this time this is as expected
User :   i am taking all those precautions ...
User :   i wanted to ask if the tablet i am taking does not increase this pain below stomach
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   yes please go ahead
User :   ??
User :   ok..
User :   one more query
User :   for the first time i was given these tablets - calcium - C Yum ... and Iron - Globac Active
Doctor :   Zinc is added
Doctor :   Multivitamins
User :   this time they are changed - Calcium - Veocal and Iron - Suprafer - Z
User :   any reason why they are changes ?
User :   changed?
User :   ok
Doctor :   They are just multivitamins and minerals
Doctor :   You can continue
Doctor :   There are not particular reasons
Doctor :   As the pregnancy increases the necessity increases
User :   ok
User :   my question is why were these not given for the first time during starting of 5th month ?
Doctor :   THere are no specific recommendations that say to include these supplements at this point of time or any point of time during pregnancy
Doctor :   It all depends on how the practising doctor can analyse and recommend
Doctor :   They are not connected with your other symptoms going on right now
User :   ok .. got it
Doctor :   Zinc is said to improve the immunity
Doctor :   and thus improved fight against urine infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   But no robust studies on this recommendatioons
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   ok ..
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   a possible explanations
User :   yes .. and i some times feel some pulling pain around belly (placenta) .. that is also due to uterus expansion ?
Doctor :   and ligaments have to stretch to accomodate the Uterus
Doctor :   thus a pressure feeling in the abdomen
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries?
User :   but this pulling pain around placenta is happening after i have started taking that new tablet
User :   which i mentioned before
Doctor :   Ok I suggest that you get it reviewed by your doctor again
User :   ??
Doctor :   I do not see any problem taking this tablet
Doctor :   I think if there is abnormality it is purely co incidental
User :   is this some thing abnormal or something not expected ?
User :   ok.. i mean to ask is that pulling pain is abnormal ?
Doctor :   Pulling pain at this point of time can be due to different issues
Doctor :   I will not be able to comment with out examination
User :   or is it common during pregnancy ?
Doctor :   Pulling pain is can be normal or abnormal
Doctor :   How about stools?
Doctor :   Are they Ok?
User :   ok
Doctor :   I recommend re evaluation if you are too concenred
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes
User :   color is black which would be due to iron tablets ..
User :   i guess
Doctor :   Hope I clarified
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   ok ..thanks for your clarifications ..
User :   i am done ..
User :   thanks again ..
User :   yes
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