Delayed Pregnancy

Delaying pregnancy, that is as the age of the mother increases, the chances of pregnancy-related complications increases. Geriatric pregnancy causes low birth weight, increased incidence of Down's syndrome, high rates of miscarriage, and preeclampsia.

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I am not getting pregnant, though I stopped taking contraceptive injections two years ago. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had taken contraceptive injections two years ago. My periods became normal after I stopped taking them. However, I am not pregnant yet. Will I get pregnant? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is common for a person to take several months to conceive after discontinuing hormonal contraception, such as contraceptive injection. The contraceptive injection can affect your menstrual cycle, and it may take some time for your body to r...  Read Full »

I have a right fallopian tube blockage and have not been able to conceive for one year. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old female. My right fallopian tube is blocked, confirmed with an HSG test. I was told that it would not be an issue for pregnancy. It has been a year, and I have not been able to conceive. Should I seek help from a fertility specialist? I have a 6-year-old child, and get...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Chlamydia is a pelvic infection that, in the long term, can block tubes and could be the cause of infertility. Have you been completely treated for chlamydia? It is better to see an infertility specialist. Anyways I sug...  Read Full »

Is it safe to conceive at 40 years of age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old woman. My husband is 53 years old. Since I married late, is it safe to conceive now or will I face any health issues? If safe, then when should I have sex to conceive at the earliest?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is risk involved for conceiving at this age. Age-related screening is needed before conception even if you both are healthy and do not have any problem. As long waited oocytes (eggs) will be involved in conception, there are a few tests for conception at this age ...  Read Full »

Why did my doctor suggest a dual marker test during my second pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. My age is 38. My doctor prescribed dual marker test. My PAPP-A report is 1.88 mIU/ml, while FB-hCG is 28.2 ng/ml. NT is 0.90 mm (.65 MoM). Biochem risk +NT is 1:4730, age risk 1:189, trisomy 13/18 + NT is < 1:10000. I am worried about my reports, whether it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Heartiest congratulations for your second pregnancy. Well, there is a generalized increased risk with increased age of mother. You are above 35 years, so considering it as an elderly pregnancy, increased surveillance for congenital or chromosomal abnormalities in the ba...  Read Full »

I had a blighted ovum before, and I am not able to get pregnant since then. Should I be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blighted ovum when I was eight weeks pregnant. My husband and I have been actively trying to get pregnant since then with no luck. I have confirmed that I am ovulating with ovulation tests and temperature. Why could I not get pregnant, but I could not no, or why is it taking so lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me start by assuring you that you are absolutely fine and will surely get pregnant if you had a pregnancy previously, no matter what the end result was. You are very young, and at this age of 19 years, your chances of pregnancy are very good. A blighted ovum is due ...  Read Full »

How to plan for my pregnancy after taking Humog injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and I am trying to conceive for the last 1.5 years. My husband works for a month in another country and has 15 days of leave. So, when he goes to work, I do not accompany him. We have tried conceiving many times, but we did not have any luck. My menstrual cyc...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Let me start on a positive note that, you are at the right age for pregnancy (19 to 35 years), so never lose hope. You need to improve your health first. Your BMI is 14, and your expected weight is 55 to 59 kg. I will not ask you to start eating a ...  Read Full »

I am 23 years old and, I am struggling to get pregnant. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. My height and weight are 5’9” feet and 190 lbs, respectively. Currently, I am taking a Sertraline tablet.I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) six years ago and had been on birth control pills until nine months ago. My periods are very ir...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Medicines alone will not work for PCOD. I would advise you to do the following regularly, Do perineal and pelvic exercises. Do yoga and pranayama. Go for walks. Take flax seeds. I would also suggest taking, Capsule Evecare (herbal medicine) - two tablets twice a ...  Read Full »

We have been trying to get pregnant for a year now, and our reports are normal. Why are we not able to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been married for three years and have been trying to conceive since last year. All the reports of my husband and mine are normal. I am currently taking capsule Folic Acid. Please help me. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, I can understand your concern.The reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) are normal. You have been prescribed tablet Cabergoline. Was the level of prolactin high in your blood? Since when are you trying to conceive exactly? If it is only a year, I sugges...  Read Full »

I want to know whether a girl with low WBC has difficulty getting pregnant.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to marry a girl, but she has low white blood cells range. My family is not allowing me to get married to her. They are saying that she is unhealthy and cannot get pregnant. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me start by saying that, you can go ahead and marry. WBC (white blood cell) count has no connection with her getting pregnant. But I would be interested in what is this low range you are measuring. There is nothing much to worry about the reduction of WBC only. If co...  Read Full »

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. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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