Fertility

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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Is cervical mucus an important criteria for fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive. I have very less cervical mucus. Am I infertile? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Consistency of cervical mucus is not a criterion for infertility.   Read Full »

The girl I am going to marry is 33. Is it alright to wait for two years to plan a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 and I am going to marry a girl who is 33 years (two years elder to me). If we do not want to plan for a baby for one or two years after we get married, will she face any problems during pregnancy as she will be above 35 years? Also, will the baby have any problems growing up?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understand your anxiety. Actually, the chances of conception and having a healthy pregnancy decrease after the age of 30. After 35, the risk of having babies with Down's syndrome increases significantly. So it is best advised medically ...  Read Full »

The recent semen analysis report shows low motility and low morphology. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, Hope you are doing well. I have been married for eight months now, and to date, my wife did not get pregnant. My wife has PCOS. I tested for the following four months before marriage, and semen analysis came normal. One month before the wedding, I tested again, and the semen analysis came...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may happen if you took any medicine between the third and fourth semen analysis test, or you might have had any illness or stress. To improve your fertility, you should take more fruits and vegetables, cut down on smoking and alcohol, stay away from heat and chemica...  Read Full »

I have PCOS and was on treatment for the same. What should I do to conceive at the earliest?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had PCOS since 12 years of age. I am 30 now and about to get married. I reduced my weight from 102 kg to 86 now. This helped me get periods on time with no medication, only Metformin at night. My scans now show no cysts. The doctor prescribed me an LH test on the second day of my pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are 30 years old and about to get married with a history of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) from an early age. You are on Metformin and have managed to reduce weight to 86 kg and get regular periods. Your recent ultrasound was normal and your LH (l...  Read Full »

Can intake of Insulin for diabetes in young females affect their fertility?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. Recently I have been diagnosed with diabetes. I had no idea that I was diabetic until the day of diagnosis. My urine blood glucose was 310 mg/dL. My physician gave me medicine (Glyciphage 500 mg) and asked me to visit again in five days. Upon visiting him again, he s...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you taking both Insulin and Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride)? Did your doctor say you have type 1 diabetes or type 2? If he suspects type 1 diabetes, then yes, you have to take Insulin. Insulin is safe if taken in the right doses and at the right times. Even ba...  Read Full »

Can IUI be done if the spouse has fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have IUI tomorrow. I have been given Gonal F 75 mcg injections for egg growth and I am having five eggs of a good size. I got these injections yesterday at 6 p.m. My husband is suffering from a normal viral temperature ranging from 100 to 101 degrees Celsius. He is taking Tazomac 4.5...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We generally avoid IUI (intrauterine insemination) if the male or female partner has fever as it can cause a failure of the procedure. However it is left to the treating doctorto decide on it and go ahead. Since you have already been stimulated, the doctor should deci...  Read Full »

I had taken testosterone, which shrunk my testicles. Will it affect my fertility and sperm count?

Query: Hello doctor, I had taken testosterone years back, and my testicles shrunk. I had stopped taking it after two months, but it did not increase in size. I subsequently got my testosterone levels checked, and the tests were normal. I am concerned about my fertility and sperm count. Will they get affect...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Low sperm counts can have multiple reasons and should be investigated. Firstly, an external supplement of testosterone will suppress the testes from producing the hormone and reduce sperm production. The return of...  Read Full »

Can bicornuate uterus result in fertility and pregnancy complications?

Query: Hi doctor,After undergoing HSG procedure, my results showed me that I have a bicornuate uterus or thick septum. Both fallopian tubes are patent. But there is an abnormal position of the uterine body. It can occur due to a cystic nodularity present in the right adnexa. It displaces the entire uterine...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, women do not require treatment for a bicornuate uterus. If there is a need, then a surgery called Strassman metroplasty is done. This surgery is recommended for women having repeated miscarriages. Usually, a bicornuate uterus will not affect fertility. But in s...  Read Full »

TSH is very high in a CMV IgG positive patient. Can she become pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,We are trying for pregnancy. My wife recently got some tests done namely a TORCH profile with the primary sample being serum through the ECLIA method. The toxoplasma IgG was 500.0 positive IU/mL and rubella IgM was 0.20 with negative COI. With the ELISA method, there is HSV I and II IgG...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife is immune to rubella and CMV (cytomegalovirus). If you just want to be sure about the recent infection get an avidity testing for CMV and rubella infection. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is very high. You need to see an endocrinologist or physi...  Read Full »

Can you suggest to us ways to get pregnant while having a semen infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male, and my wife is 26 years. We have been trying to have a baby for the past seven years. I had a sperm analysis in 2011. My count was 68 m, all the parameters were good¬†except the presence of Proteus spp. bacteria. The doctor injected me with gentamycin once, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me start on a positive note by saying that she stands a very good chance of pregnancy, but there are some small issues in your infertility treatment which I will try to cl...  Read Full »

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