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Small fetal stomach with mother being epileptic. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi Sir
User :   I am in right now
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am 28 months pregnent now
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   ko
Doctor :   ok
User :   I went to my doctor yesterday
Doctor :   ok
User :   she told that that the stomach of the child is less in size?
Doctor :   size of the fetus is less isit
Doctor :   do u have scan report?
User :   No she told only about stomach
Doctor :   ultrasound scan report i mean
Doctor :   ok
User :   No its with the doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   Whats the cause of this low stomach size?
Doctor :   why was the scan done
Doctor :   any problem u had for which scan was advised
Doctor :   or they detected during
User :   No its only normal scan
Doctor :   routine ante natal checkup
User :   Yes, it was on routine checkup
User :   She always does the same
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had this Ultrasound on the 20th week and had AFP test also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they detect anything abnormal anytime
Doctor :   it would have been helpful
User :   I am feared beacause I am taking drug for pilepsy
Doctor :   for us to know the exact problem
Doctor :   if u had the unltrasound report
Doctor :   ok
User :   She recommended for a blood test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which epileptic drug ur taking as of now
User :   Zenretard -200mg
User :   twice a day
User :   Total 400 mg
Doctor :   ok
User :   They hadn't specified anything abnormal except this thing till this time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   isit Zenretard isit
User :   yes
User :   Is consuming this tablet may be for this proble?
User :   What are the normal reasons for the low Stomach size of the fetal?
Doctor :   small stomach
User :   yes
Doctor :   it can due to various causes
Doctor :   like
User :   Will it be a problem for the child?
Doctor :   carbamazepine is the drug ur taking for epilepsy
User :   ok
Doctor :   was ur gynecologist now ur taking this drug?
User :   yes
Doctor :   it can due to this drug
Doctor :   it is know to cause fetal abnormalities
User :   I told her everything and recommended to meet a neuro specialist to check whether it is to be continued or not?
Doctor :   dont stop the drug
Doctor :   consult a neurologist as well
User :   As per his suggestion I am continuing it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   never stop the drug on ur own
User :   Will there be problem for the child?
Doctor :   this drug rarely causes spina bifida
Doctor :   but small fetal stomach can be due to other causes
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   yes
Doctor :   but it needs to be confirmed
Doctor :   the findings
Doctor :   usually repeat scan is advsised
User :   But the doctor had not made any suggestion
User :   for a reeat scan
Doctor :   she might tell if they see if any problem is there
Doctor :   how is the fetal heart rate?
Doctor :   do u feel the quickening?
Doctor :   r u able to feel the baby moving
User :   Its normal, as per the doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   it is possible sometimes to
User :   The baby is moving, and I feel he is kicking
Doctor :   thats means there is no cause for concern
Doctor :   as of now
Doctor :   r u gaining weight
Doctor :   with months?
Doctor :   with every antenatal checkups
User :   yes , about 3 kg per month
Doctor :   good weight
User :   ok
Doctor :   fetus must be in good health
User :   ok
Doctor :   in oligohydnamnios
Doctor :   An absent or abnormally small fetal stomach is readily observed, because the stomach is routinely visualized when obtaining images for measurement of the
Doctor :   r u there
User :   But I made a doubt because while browsing online, I found there may be problem for Kidney or other organs while the size of the stomach is less
User :   yes
Doctor :   cant say
Doctor :   if u can send the scan report
Doctor :   we can assess what exactly is the problem
User :   It is not with me right now
Doctor :   usually in genetic abormalities
Doctor :   there is small fetal stomach
User :   thats why I am not sending
Doctor :   i can understand
User :   ok
Doctor :   Karyotype was abnormal is the main cause
Doctor :   in majority of the fetus with small stomach
Doctor :   did the gynecologist ask for further tests?
Doctor :   to be done
User :   No
User :   She didint
User :   she didn't
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   everything normal expect the small fetal stomach
User :   yes
User :   Whats Karotype?
Doctor :   Karyotype is a test to identify and evaluate the size, shape, and number of chromosomes in a sample of body cells.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
User :   done
Doctor :   i would suggest u to wait till the next antenatal check up
Doctor :   or write to us the scan report
Doctor :   we will get back to u
Doctor :   u can msg or email us ur scan report
User :   One doubt
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   how old are u
User :   Will there be any prob in food structure>
Doctor :   nope unlikely
Doctor :   have ur regular diet
User :   25
Doctor :   usually in older mothers
Doctor :   will have problems with fetus having genetic abormality
Doctor :   if the fetus had small stomach in the scan before
Doctor :   u should be concerned
Doctor :   but only in the scan at 28 weeks
Doctor :   they have detected this
Doctor :   wait till the next antenatal checkup
Doctor :   if u experience any fever or abdominal pain or bleeding
Doctor :   promptly see a gynecologist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to knowabout
User :   No thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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