Conception And Pregnancy

Conception is the process where sperm moves up through the vagina and uterus and fertilizes an egg in the fallopian tube. The time from conception to childbirth is called pregnancy. Pregnancy usually lasts for 40 weeks.

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Can light cramps with spotting indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is having light cramps and today she observed slight spotting. Her last two menstrual cycles were 32 and 37 days long and her last periods started a month back. We engaged in unprotected intercourse one week later once with us stopping and taking protection in between. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinodhini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can help you with this. With the history I think her periods are a little irregular. The time of sexual intercourse is not much near her ovulation time and if you have not ejaculated inside, the chance of pregnancy is very rare. If you have had no unprotected inter...  Read Full »

Will Clomid help me to conceive with irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive for one year. I am 30 years old. I have children already. Tracking BBT and LH to determine ovulation days (which I have found my peak). I had lots of irregular periods with 20-day cycles. Last cycle was 26 days. I want to try Clomid because I believe I m...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before opting for ovulation induction in your case, it would be important to learn if your partner's semen analysis is normal on the first hand. Your cycle seems to be regularly irregular, which is often seen in cases of women with estrogen deficiency and the ones wi...  Read Full »

Can periods be induced if they are late, and urine pregnancy test is negative?

Query: I have induced my period last month due to its delay after confirming no pregnancy. This month as well period us delay by a week, but urine pregnancy says negative, should i induce periods every month?? Iam trying to get pregnant, after taking treatment for hypothyroid  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: If HSG is normal and you have irregular periods. Than have to try different dose of medicines to induce ovulation and do ovulation study. And if required than injection for healing ovulation. Intercourses after ovulation for 5 days. And endometrium support hormonal medicines. And if no pregnancy tha...  Read Full »

Why Letrozole treatment not working to get pregnant for the second time?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I am trying to conceive for two years and did four Comid cycles, ovulation happened but no conception. Then did Letrozole cycle, and got pregnant. But was later diagnosed with molar pregnancy and had D and C. Then took a break for six months, again did two Clomid cyc...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have taken many treatments but pregnancy is not happening. Actually I need to see all the investigations before coming to a conclusion. But with your history, I can say that you can do hysterosalpingography, to see the tubes are good or not. If not satisfactory ...  Read Full »

When can I try to conceive after laparotomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a laparotomy due to an endometrial cyst on each of my ovaries. On my right ovary, the cyst measured at 18 cm and on my left the cyst measured at 13 cm. The surgeon was able to save my ovaries with no problem. My ovaries just needed to be stitched up after having the cyst r...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Great to know that the surgeon could save your ovaries, though the cysts were really so large. During surgery surgeon would have removed all the visible, I mean all macroscopic endometrial deposits. But there will be microscopic deposits, not visibl...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant without giving up breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to get pregnant but I am breastfeeding. I only had two periods after giving birth, but I do not have a period in over two months. What can help me conceive without giving up breastfeeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to May I ask how long it has been since your last delivery? From your given history of breastfeed, I can understand that your baby is still quite small and so I would suggest until he or she is at least three to four years of age before trying to conceive again. This is so...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest opinion to regularize my period to conceive with PCOD.

Query: HelIo doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOD and endometriosis suffering from irregular bleeding which does not seem to stop. I saw a gynecologist last month, she happens to be my regular doctor. I am also planning to conceive so she gave me certain medications that would help me to plan. But the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is confirmed by ultrasound transvaginal and there is a presence of a small fibroid as well in the posterior wall of the uterus along with a left ovarian endometriotic cyst. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This ...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant by having sex without penetration?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I never had intercourse before. I was dating and my partner did oral sex and fingering for a few minutes. I am not too sure if he had semen on his hand or his hands were clean. I am really worried if this will lead to pregnancy. I am feeling stomach cramps on and off ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please tell me when was your last period, period pattern, and cycle length so that I can tell you about the chances of getting pregnant. If you had the act before a week it is too early to detect pregnancy. Please share the period details for further guidance.  Read Full »

What is the right age to plan for a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old woman and I am likely to get married by next year. As I will be 29 by the time I get married, should I plan to have a baby right after marriage? Or can I take some time? My fiance is not keen to plan a baby right after marriage. He is also 28 now and we want to enjoy a...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. It is definitely advisable to plan a baby before you get 30. However, these days most people get married late and plan baby accordingly. So, it is not you should plan baby as soon as you get married. It is always advisable to plan a baby at least...  Read Full »

Is my treatment plan to get pregnant, right?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married two years back. I am trying for pregnancy now. Previously, five months back I had a miscarriage. When I consulted my doctor, he prescribed me Fertyle 100 mg for five days, Fertisure, Folic acid and Susten 200. From 14th day I have started the dose and today is my 26th day. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Spotting could be due to starting of your menses, side effect of drugs or it could be due to ectopic pregnancy. So, get your urine pregnancy test and pelvic ultrasound to rule out the cause. For f...  Read Full »

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