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Safty of travel during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi doctor
User :   i am 7 weeks pregnant, i need to travel to my native place please let me know should i go ahead
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have you been evaluated by a gynaecologist?
User :   yes, she said everything is normal about me and my baby
User :   only i have little high bp, 140/80
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Your BP recordings are just under normal limits.
Doctor :   However, high BP in early pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy.
Doctor :   in which complete bed rest is advisable.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to record your BP for a few days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If the BP recordings are in normal limits,
Doctor :   you can do the travel.
Doctor :   Avoid road journery.
User :   how about a 3 hours journey in flight like spicejet, jetlite. from delhi to kerala
Doctor :   Studies have suggested that there are chances of miscarriage especially during early weeks of pregnancy with air travel due to pressure changes.
Doctor :   The chances of such unwanted events happening depend on the individual.
Doctor :   If your BP are normal, an utrasound scans and pelvic examinations are normal, the chances of such events happening are less.
Doctor :   I would hence suggest you to discuss with your gynaecologist who has physically examined you before deciding on air travel.
Doctor :   Train travel is much more safer though.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   doctor one more query?
Doctor :   Yes. Proceed.
User :   i am had non white discharge today, is it serious
Doctor :   Can you describe the colour, quantity, consistency of the discharge?
Doctor :   A thin, non foul smelling, small amount, clear discharge can be normal.
Doctor :   This happens due to hormonal changes, hormones that help in the growth of pregnancy and placenta.
Doctor :   Its not of concern.
User :   light brown, thick, less quantity
Doctor :   Light brown discharge is normal too.
Doctor :   Happens due to shedding of the uterine mucosa.
Doctor :   as it happens during your periods.
Doctor :   They usually settle down in subsequent weeks.
Doctor :   Watch out for heavy bleeding(frank blood), with or without pain, or finding clots/masses in the discharge though.
Doctor :   If such symptoms happen, you will need to see your gynecologist immediately.
Doctor :   Use folic acid tablets(that must have been prescribed by your gynecologist) as regularly and as suggested by your doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   nope, thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
Doctor :   Wish you successful pregnancy
User :   thanks
Doctor :   and a happy journey.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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