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The natural ability to produce an offspring or a child is called fertility. Failure to conceive even after trying for a year is called infertility. There are various natural remedies and therapies available to boost your fertility.

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My boyfriend had sperm on his hand when he fingered me. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My mensuration period started 11 days ago and after eight days my boyfriend fingered me with very little sperm on his hand. Can I get pregnant? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is unlikely that you would get pregnant under these circumstances. A woman is most fertile during the five days leading up to ovulation and the day of ovulation itself. Ovulation typically occurs around the midpoint of a woman's menst...  Read Full »

Is my severe menstrual pain related to endometriosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing severe pain during every menstrual cycle, and I suspect it might be due to endometriosis, as my sister has had it. Please provide more information on this condition and how it may impact my pelvic and gynecological health. I am also concerned about its potential...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Endometriosis involves the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Endometrial tissue is typically confined to the uterus and shed during the monthly menstrual cycle. For individuals with endometriosis,...  Read Full »

I would like to know about the impact of phthalates on fertility.

Query: Hello doctor, I have heard about phthalates and their potential impact on fertility. Can you provide information on what phthalates are and how they might affect fertility? Are there specific precautions or lifestyle changes I can consider to reduce exposure to these chemical substances and support ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, I can understand your concern. Phthalates are a group of chemicals commonly used to increase the flexibility of plastics. They are often found in plastic containers, food packaging, cosmetics, personal care products, toys, and medical devices. Phthalates can leach out of these products over t...  Read Full »

Is it true that if we press epididymis it will cause fertility issues?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it true that if you press all the way down on the epididymis with your thumb for 5 to 10 seconds it will damage the coils, and cause fertility issues? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. No, it will not cause anything, the epididymis is elastic in nature so when it gets pressed it does not get affected, pressing it will not lead to infertility as well. Injury to the testis can lead to infertility and ot...  Read Full »

Pre-ejaculation fluid fell on my lace panties. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I got intimate, and while I was pleasuring him using my hands, some of his pre-ejaculation fluid accidentally fell on my lace panties (he never ejaculated). Should I be worried or take precautions, if so, please warn me about the side effects. I was also in my peak ferti...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The situation you described carries a very low risk of pregnancy or no risk at all. If you are worried about the possibility of pregnancy, you may consider taking emergency contraception as a precautionary measure. Emergency contracepti...  Read Full »

What medication will be ideal for increasing my low testosterone level?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low testosterone of 100. My urologist put me on medication and gave me options, to which I do not know what is better. Either true Testosterone, hCG or Clomid. I am only 30 years old, so he advised against testosterone because of the possible fertility issues. My testosterone was c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears that you have very low testosterone levels. If you are deficient in testosterone, it is better to take testosterone replacement therapy in any f...  Read Full »

My seminal fluid test result is 70 million/ml. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old, and I did a test for seminal fluid for fertility, and the count was 70 million/ml. The doctor only gave me vitamins for three months. Would it improve my chances of having a baby, or do I need something more? Note that my wife's doctor suggested artificial insemination...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can have babies, but not by having that vitamin tablet. There is a good count, so the testis usually is producing sperm. Artificial insemination is the treatment if you are not able to have good sex. If you sow a weak seed, the plant will...  Read Full »

I am 42 years old. Can I conceive naturally?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 42 years old and have eight children. The oldest is eight and the youngest is six years old. I always conceived within my first cycle, whenever I decided to have a baby. I am remarried and my current husband does not have any children and we are trying for a baby. Is there a chance...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you have had a pregnancy in the past, you have a chance to have babies again. But the main factor against you now is your age. The best time to have a baby is 19 to 35 years. When a baby is in the mother's womb in the fifth month of pre...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation impact fertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I used to have a habit of excessive masturbation as a man, but now it has significantly reduced. However, I have concerns about whether frequent masturbation can affect my ability to reproduce. In the past, I also had a habit of smoking and drinking, but I have been working on reducing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to excessive masturbation may lead to temporary decreases in semen volume and sperm count, it is not known to have a long-term impact on fertility. However, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can negatively affect male fertility. Smoking can damage sperm and re...  Read Full »

Is my hypothyroidism linked to fertility issues and miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old and trying to conceive. Is it too late for me to have kids at this age? I am dealing with a thyroid issue, specifically hypothyroidism. Over the past three cycles, my periods have been irregular. Once, they were delayed by more than 10 days, leading me to suspect preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Hypothyroidism can lead to infertility and miscarriages, posing risks like cretinism (a condition resulting from untreated congenital hypothyroidism, posing risks to fetal development and potentially leading to misc...  Read Full »

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