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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I am five weeks pregnant, and the embryo was not seen on the scan. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. My last period was about two months back, and I had the bleeding for three days. I found out that I was pregnant about four weeks back. I had an ultrasound scan vaginally two days back, and the doctor did not find a fetus. She just found that I was five weeks and o...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she found that you are five plus one weeks pregnant, then that means she has found the gestational sac with some fetal tissue but no cardiac activity. I have to see the sonography report to comment on it. Usually, around four to five weeks, the fetal poles can be ...  Read Full »

How can a woman with PCOS plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking MCBM 69 tablet. I have PCOS and planning to get conceived. I see brown or red spotting daily. I have done an ultrasound and serum prolactin. I have serum prolactin of 20.08 ng/mL. On my ultrasound, both the ovaries are normal with immature follicles along the periphery. My righ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) is treated by following an active lifestyle and dietary modification. Please mention your weight and last menstrual period to give you an appropriate answer. Along with MCBM 69 (Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, and Pyridoxine), you need to ...  Read Full »

How much Folic acid is required during pregnancy in Crohn's patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Crohn's disease and am pregnant. The first day of my last period was before 40 days and I have been taking multivitamins which includes 400 micrograms of Folic acid for the past four months. I am now pregnant. The doctor said that I need 5 mg of Folic acid due to the Crohns whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. You need not worry or be anxious about it. Although absorption of Folate may be disturbed because of your Crohns, taking 400 mcg for four months will be good enough. Meaning, you are not deficient from it from the very start but since you are ...  Read Full »

Kindly examine the TSH reports of my wife and suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask a question for the thyroid disease. My wife was suggested to get a blood test, including TSH, T3 and T4. The report showed TSH level 14 and T3 and T4 as normal. After two days, she had a second set of test, which showed TSH level 2.58. After three days, her third test...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal level of thyroid-stimulating hormone - TSH is 0.3 - 5.5. Three out of the four tests showed that your wife's TSH level is more than 5.5. It indicates that she is having hypothyroidism. Control of hypothyroidism is important for having a normal pregnancy and nor...  Read Full »

Can I have a possibility to get pregnant with irregular menstrual cycles?

Query: Hi doctor, I tested for pregnancy after a week of missing periods, and two weeks after having unprotected sex. All the results came negative. But still, I did not get periods. Please guide me and suggest medicine for withdrawal bleeding. I have irregular menstrual cycles and I have a high amount of...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I assume that you have used a kit for testing pregnancy. Please mention about the last menstrual period, when was the unprotected sex done, when was the period to be expected and when you started to have irregular periods.   Read Full »

Is it good to take Yasmin with antihypertensive drugs to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Yasmin for a long time. I usually never miss any pills. I got my period on the fourth day of taking the last pill and I started taking a new pack on the same day without waiting for seven days. I got spotting till ten days of the period. I also had dizziness on the seventh da...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of getting pregnant after having sex on the seventh day of the last menstrual period are impossible. You were on Yasmin (Estrogen and Progestin) and you had bleeding with continual endometrial shedding, so the chances of implantation are negligible. Also, yo...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant with unprotected intercourse after the ovulation period?

Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety, and I think I might get pregnant even though it is not likely. I had unprotected sex yesterday, and it was the 20th day of my cycle. My cycles are usually 28 days long. I had egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) on day 14, and after that, it stopped, which I think means tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to inform you that for a woman with 28 days regular cycle, the odds of getting pregnant on the 20th day of the cycle is very low, if any. This is because the ovulation occurs on the 14th day before the next cycle, which translates to the 14th d...  Read Full »

Can I conceive if I tried during fertile or ovulation days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to have a baby but nothing is working out. When is the right time to conceive, either during fertile days or ovulation? I tried during fertile days, but nothing happened. Please explain. My cycle is 31 to 34 days.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your cycle is 31 to 34 days long, then 13th to 24th day of your cycle is fertile period. You should have sex in the above period for at least on alternate days and this will increase the chance of having a pregnancy. Even if everything is normal then also, you do ...  Read Full »

Does using regular contraceptive pill affect fertility?

Query: I continuously used the morning after pill for almost 6 months and almost everyday and it's been a year plus that am trying to have a baby. What could be my problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good morning I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see if it's been 1 year and you have been trying then both you and your partner need to see an infertility specialist. let me explain it to you that for getting pregnant the sperms have to be released inside the vagina ...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy possible with adenomyosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. Last year, I was diagnosed with adenomyosis after an ultrasound. Previously, I had undergone ovarian polyp removal. My gynecologist has told me that there is no problem with me to get pregnant. However, everything I read online says differently. We plan to start t...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, let me tell you that sonography is not always suggestive of adenomyosis. It cannot diagnose it. For diagnosis, you have to send biopsy of the uterus. In adenomyosis there is pain before, during and after menses. There is also focal and diffuse type of adenomy...  Read Full »

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