The days in the menstrual cycle, when a woman is most likely to get pregnant is called the fertile period. Sperm can fertilize an egg for 12 to 24 hours after it is released from the ovaries, that is after ovulation, which occurs around the 14 th day. So the fertile period is from day 11 to 16.
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I consume wine every night and I am three weeks pregnant. Will it affect my baby?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a couple of questions regarding the pregnancy. I did a pregnancy test with the strip and there were two pink lines, I went to the doctor and did an ultrasound that says it was 5 cm wide. The doctor stated it was three weeks old. The pregnancy could have happened around three wee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know about your last menstrual date and how were your previous cycles like how many days and whether it was regular or irregular, So that I can tell you properly whether it was of the seventh week or third-week activity. Usually, ovulation occurs around the... Read Full »
We are planning a baby. What is the right time to have sex?
Query: Hello doctor, As we are planning for a baby. I want to know what is the right time to have sex, and when is a high chance of getting pregnant? Read Full »
Dr. Arjun Ajamalbhai Chaudhari
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If one wants to conceive then the intercourse must be near the ovulation date. But it is not possible to find the exact ovulation date at home. There are lots of tests available with up to 98 % accuracy. The best and most effective method is to have intercourse by co... Read Full »
Why are my periods heavy and painful after abortion?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having an issue. Now I had an abortion two months back when I was just a couple days past two months. Now since I did that, my periods have been heavy and very painful. Also, I keep having pelvic pain and sometimes stomach pain. Could I please get some advice on what might be the issu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecology, obstetrics, medical, and drug history. Have healthy habits like daily exercise, walk, yoga and a healthy nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, oil and spice. Have a soft diet and complete check-up and t... Read Full »
My embryo line has increased from 5.2 to 5.9. Am I pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34-year-old lady. Trying to conceive. I had a follicular study. On ninth day, my right ovary size was 7 mm and left was not developed and on 11th day scan, it is showing the same values. But my embryo line has increased from 5.2 to 5.9. What does it mean? Am I pregnant or not? Pleas... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the size of endometrial thickness has increased and the size of the ovary follicle has increased, there are chances of pregnancy. Try during your fertile period which is between 12 to 24 days of your periods. Get started with Folic acid supplements. However, if you ... Read Full »
Would an endometrium of 7.6 mm thickness cause any problems in a future pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review the attached scan report of my pelvis and let me know if there is anything abnormal. This scan was done today, because I had a miscarriage nine months ago and the scan after miscarriage said that 13 mm of residue is being seen. The doctor confirmed that I need not worry a... Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query I understood that you have a previous history of miscarriage and a follow up scan showed a 13 mm endometrium thickness. A 13 mm endometrium thickness is borderline, which means you may or may not have required a surgical evacuation at that time. Also, end... Read Full »
I am trying to conceive, and my period keeps getting delayed. What does this indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. My periods keep getting delayed every month. I am not currently under any medications. Does the chance of pregnancy increase when your periods get delayed every month? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Late periods can happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. The causes can range from hormonal imbalances to medical conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids, and adenomyotic uterus.... Read Full »
When is it safe to have sex to avoid pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, When is it safe to have sex without getting pregnant? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is easier to tell a safe period of having sex in a regular cycle than in an irregular cycle. Having sex outside the fertile period is less susceptible to pregnancy or conception. In 28 days normal cycle, eight to thirteen is the most likely fertile period, so it is ... Read Full »
Other than timed intercourse, how to improve the chance of getting pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, We are married for three months, and my wife has not got pregnant yet. We are continuously tracking the cycle and ovulation days since the first month to have effective intercourse. We barely skipped a day during the fertile window for the last two cycles. My wife also gets early preg... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few precautions that can be helpful. Three months time is just start so not to worry actually if she has regular cycles. I will advise some healthy lifestyle habits, some precautions. Have a balanced weight and BMI by having a daily walk and exercise. It red... Read Full »
I took treatment for PCOD, but my period is still irregular. How to identify ovulation and fertile days?
Query: Hi doctor, I am married and 26 years old. We are trying for a baby. I took treatment for PCOD and having Normoz tablets for the last three months. But my period is still irregular. So I am confused about my ovulation and fertile day. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. Normoz (Myo-inositol, D-Chiro-inositol, Chromium picolinate, and vitamin D2) is given to PCOD (polycystic ovarian syndrome) patients to help in ovulation and to reduce the symptoms of PCOD. You can have oral contraceptive pills for two to three... Read Full »
My friend did not have any bleeding after taking an I-pill. Is there anything to worry?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend and I had sex on the 29th of last month. Her last period started on the 15th of last month. We used a condom the whole time, but I was worried there could have been a leak, and I got her an I-pill within 18 hours of intercourse. She has had no bleeding whatsoever since then ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The act of sex was on day 15 of the period, that is, very close to the ovulation date. But as you said that a condom had been used all the time and you only have a doubt of spill, the chances of pregnancy are very, very low. As the pill was taken wit... Read Full »