Question: Hi, I’m worried last night i had brown discharge but nothing this morning. I’m 9 weeks pregnant. Is it any thing to worry about? C.(UK)
Answer: it is really not possible to answer with any certainty. Have you already had a scan in this pregnancy? If you have and everything was OK, this is most probably nothing at all. If you have not, I would not ignore this, however innocuous it may have seemed. Sometimes when there is a problem with an early pregnancy, a brownish discharge can be an early sign. This is seen in situations such as anembryonic pregnancy (blighted ovum) or even in missed miscarriage.
I need to stress that this is, on balance of probabilities, nothing serious. However, if you have not had your maiden pregnancy scan to establish the status of the pregnancy, it will be impossible for anybody to give you a credible reassurance. If this is the case, please report this to your doctor and a scan at your local hospital’s early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU) will be organised.
Question: I was diagnosed with group b strep infection last year. I was told it can be bad in pregnancy. Should I get tested again? Im 5 weeks pregnant. S. (UK)
Answer: You don’t need to worry. Up to 1 in 5 of all women do carry this bacteria in their genital tract on and off. It is not an infection. It is true that pregnancy presents a potential problem when you are known to carry this bacteria in the vagina. However, measures that are in place are almost always adequate. There is really no problem during pregnancy itself. However, during labour you will need to have a course of intravenous antibiotics to eliminate the bacteria from the genital tract. That way, the baby cannot pick it up during vaginal delivery. A newborn is susceptible to this otherwise harmless bacteria, hence the precaution. Best wishes.
Question: What does pain in the thighs and pelvis mean at 34 weeks? L.M (UK)
Answer: If the pain is in both thighs, it is most likely the non-specific pain and discomfort common at this late stage of pregnancy. In other words, it is quite unlikely that there is any underlying problem. If the pain was affecting only one limb the concern is usually for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is extremely unlikely to occur in both limbs simultaneously.
Question: I am 23 years old . My RRH is O negative. Last month I lost my baby because of polyhydramnios problem . I was seven month pregnant . I am so afraid that it will happen again next time when i get pregnant. E. (Ethiopia)
Question: I am 25 week pregnant. I feel my baby movement only on my right side or lower abdomen, very rare i feel movement on my left. Is that ok? M. (Pakistan)
Question: I think i may be pregnant but unsure how far i am as my last two periods have been very lite and short.. I am taking a urine sample to the doctors will is still show positive if i am more than 4-8 weeks? C. (UK)
Question: What can a woman do if her period is coming for more than 3 weeks when she has a coil in? R (UK)