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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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 retur...  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...  Read Full »

Do we need fertility treatments if we cannot conceive after normal ovulation and semen analysis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I have been married for 11 months. I have hypothyroidism, and I am obese. I had hyperprolactinemia in the past. But now, my prolactin is normal. After that, I have a regular cycle of 33 days, and we are trying to conceive. My husband did a semen analysis, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the sperm report of your husband, and it is expected (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I suggest you do an abdominal ultrasound to check for any abnormalities in the fallopian tubes. You should also know about the most ferti...  Read Full »

Does Ferpill F cause delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying for a baby since one year, and we are under treatment for that. Our consulting doctor has told us to undergo IVF, and we are in that process. From this month we are supposed to start the final lap for IVF, and for that, we met the doctor on the seventeenth day of my wife's ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ferpill F is a medicine to help the process of ovulation, fertilization as well as the development of the embryo. It is not related to Clomifene, and there is no harm if she has started it in the middle of the cycle or continues it afterward. The point is now she has m...  Read Full »

Is my irregular period the reason for my pregnancy issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34-years-old female, and I am trying to get pregnant. I was pregnant previously, but it was terminated at six weeks. I am trying to get pregnant for the past four months but have failed every time. I did not get periods for the last month and had periods on the first week of this ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will surely help you. I request you to kindly share more details of your termination so that I can help you better. There is nothing wrong with your fertility as you have conceived once already. It is about healt...  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 ...  Read Full »

What are the laboratory tests to be done for checking fertility?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old of weight 62 kg. It has been five years since we got married. My husband is 35-year-old. He was working abroad, so we did not stay together for atleast one year. Now he has been here for three months. We are trying for a baby. But today got my periods after 28 days cycle...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclniq.com. I understand your concern. To conceive, it is very important to track your periods, maintain good health (both partners) and have intercourse at the right time. So from your period log, you mention your average length of the cycle is 26 days, which means your ovulatio...  Read Full »

I had an attack of orchitis in my right testis. Please say whether I am fertile.

Query: Hi doctor,I had an attack of orchitis in my right testis. I have undergone a scan due to pain. It showed right epididymo-orchitis, and my sperm count is 59 million and 60% actively motile. Please tell me whether I am fertile enough or not. My affected testis size is small, and I am mentally getting...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photos and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are suffering from right epididymo-orchitis. Semen analysis is just below normal limits for total counts, and the motility appears normal. Other parameters are within normal limits. There is...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods for six months. Will it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having irregular periods since six months. My age is 25. My period lasts for only one or two days with brown blood discharge. My weight is 100 kg and height is 5'6".  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these problems of periods are due to overweight. Your expected weight is around 55 kg to 60 kg. It is easy to say just to reduce. But, it is quite impossible to reduce so much. Please put some effort to do it for at least 2 to 5 kg per month. It is a start. Re...  Read Full »

Why are my periods while on OCP after the removal of IUD extremely light?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I have removed my IUD before two months as I am planning for pregnancy. I am taking an oral contraceptive pill since IUD removal as I do not want to become pregnant immediately. But I am concerned about my periods after taking the pill and IUD removal. My periods last ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am explaining the actions of estrogen-progestin contraceptive and Levonorgestrel IUD (intra-uterine device) affecting fertility. The combination of OC (oral contraceptive) suppresses basal FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). They reduc...  Read Full »

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