Q. How frequent should I have sex to conceive?

Answered by
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 27, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 07, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 29 years old. I am trying to conceive, but circumstances are not favored. My husband's odd work timings makes him too tired. We are hardly trying twice a month. Sugar and lipid profile are normal. Also, pap smear done, which is normal.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • If you have been married for more than a year and trying to conceive,  then you should carry out some tests.
  • It includes thyroid hormone profile, serum estrogen, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels and TORCH infection profile (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes and others), urine examination, vaginal swab culture and ultrasound of uterus to pinpoint the cause. Also, carry out your husband's semen analysis.
  • Try to conceive between 10 and 20 days of your menstrual cycle. Do not worry and relax.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Thank you doctor,

I have done all the above tests except for ultrasound and semen analysis. Which specialization of doctor should I choose for my husband for consultation. I feel not trying enough can be the cause. How can we overcome it?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Ultrasound can be done by any radiologist to rule out pelvic inflammatory disease or any other uterine or ovarian pathology.
  • Semen analysis can be carried out by a pathologist. Both these tests can be done in a good diagnostic center around your home.
  • Yes, increase the frequency and that can also be the cause if all the results are normal. Try to have intercourse at least once a day.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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