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Pregnant. Had ultrasonography. What are the findings?

Mar 2013
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my report is uploaded please check and revert is there any harm to my child as im 8 month pregnaent
Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
Thanks for your query.
I have gone through your report.
It documents vitamin B 12 deficiency.

As most cases of folate deficiency can be easily and effectively treated, complications are relatively rare.
However, in some cases complications can develop, particularly if you have been deficient in vitamin B12 or folate for some time.

A lack of vitamin B12 can affect your nervous system (the brain, nerves and spinal cord). For example, you may experience:
vision problems
memory loss
paraesthesia (pins and needles) – a prickling or tingling feeling in the arms, legs, hands or feet
ataxia – the loss of physical coordination, which can affect your whole body and cause difficulty speaking or walking

If you are pregnant, not having enough vitamin B12 can increase the risk of your baby developing a neural tube defect. Neural tube defects affect your baby's growth and development. Examples of neural tube defects include:
spina bifida – where the baby's spine does not develop properly
anencephaly – where the baby's brain and skull bones do not develop properly

Vitamin B 12 deficiency is common in pregnancy, particularly if you are a vegetarian.
It can cause cramps, vague muscular and neural pains and fatigue, loss of energy, as well as anemia.
There is no major cause for worry as it is entirely treatable.
Please consult your obstetrician for injectable Vitamin B 12 preparations, which will easily resolve the deficiency.
Vitamin B 12 deficiency is invariably accompanied by folic acid deficiency also, so ensure that you take adequate folic acid also.

Foods XXXXXXX in Vitamin B12 are :
Meat: liver (best source); beef/mutton; chicken; pork/ham; fish; whole egg
Dairy products: milk; cheese; yoghurt; buttermilk.

Take care, and feel free to ask further questions.
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Follow-up: Pregnant. Had ultrasonography. What are the findings? 3 hours later
im taking regular milk 2 times a day and put ghee,cannot eat much non veg as i don"t like it
pls suggest by the defficency of vitami b 12 is there any chances of pre mature deleviry
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 52 minutes later
Yes. Folic acid and b 12 deficiency may contribute to preterm labour.
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