Question: My last period was on 17th of June; my cycle is regular (every 25-28 day), and every month there is painful menstruation ... but this month is different, I have nausea & vomiting; no abdominal cramps or back pain before the cycle ... and when menstruation start, it started on the 28th day (i.e. 15th of July)and it is not bleeding as usual, just brownish discharge (dark & light)... so my question is: Is it pregnancy??? Should I do the test or this is normal menstrual period??? Thanks a lot. M. (Saudi Arabia)
Question: Im currently using chantix as I try to quit smoking. This is because my fiance and I are trying for a baby. Is it ok to use chantix if I get pregnant? P.F. (Mexico)
Question: Because of vaginal dryness I’ve been using sylk lubricant during sex.
We are also trying for a baby. I was wondering whether this could prevent conception
or harm the baby? Thanks. T.D. (UK)
Question: What do I need to do in order to lose weight before conceiving. I have got PCO and the doctors are saying if I don’t lose weight I will not be able to conceive or end up with a miscarriage. I have tried exercise but it is not working. A. (UK)
Question: Just had a miscarriage and my doctor suggests i wait for 3 cycles before we try again for another child. Please what is your take on this, because i am really very eager to have another child. O. (Nigeria)
Addendum: i was actually told to wait for three cycles before conception because according to the doctor my womb has been put under soo much stress as a result of the 2 miscarriages i had in quick succession, one in March and the other in June.
Question: What is the discharge from the vagina during pregnancy? Is that abnormal? M.M. (Ethiopia)
Answer: It can be difficult to give a definitive answer when a question has no details. I would have wanted to know more about the discharge. Whether it is watery or thick; its colour; whether it is blood-stained or not, whether it has any smell and, if so, if it is offensive. It would have been helpful too to know the stage of the pregnancy. As things stand I am not in a position to know whether the discharge you are inquiring about is normal or not. In many cases, a discharge, usually watery and non-offensive, is not abnormal in pregnancy. However, this is not always the case.