The inability to conceive even after a year of unprotected intercourse is called infertility. The female causes for impotence are ovulation problem, uterine fibroids or polyps, fallopian tube blockage or damage, endometriosis, early menopause, and pelvic adhesions. The male reasons are abnormal sperm production, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and low sperm motility.

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I am a 21-year-old female with diabetes and a high BMI trying for my second pregnancy. What precautions can I take to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female who has diabetes and a high BMI. I have been trying to conceive for the last eight months, but nothing has happened. I have been taking ConceiveEasy for the last four months, even though it has done nothing and disturbed my periods. I do have one child already an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Balasubramanyam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You are young and very likely to have a good number of eggs which is one of the essential prerequisites for conception. In addition, as given in the history that you have diabetes, I hope your blood sugar levels are under ...  Read Full »

What is MTB? Can it cause infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been 5 years since I got married, but my wife is not getting pregnant. For past 3 years she is having irregular periods. Currently, she is having AKT tablets. Doctor report is normal. Her HSG and laparoscopy are normal. In MTC test, MTB got detected. What is MTB? I am attaching all...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to MTB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) detection indicates that your wife has tuberculosis bacteria detected. The attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have sent is a prescription and not the original reports. So, it is difficult to say for sure. ...  Read Full »

Can tubal blockage cause infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. For the past six months I am suffering from primary infertility, PCOS and diagnostic laparoscopy tubal block at right isthmus. Also, laboratory tests like Mantoux (positive), HBsAg (positive), ANA (positive) and LFT raised tests are done. The IUI done twice and my curre...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tubal blockage or fallopian tube obstruction is a major cause of female infertility. Blocked fallopian tubes will not let a sperm and ovum to unite thus interfering with fertilization.The primary and the very first step for pregnancy is the formation of zygote follow...  Read Full »

Attaching ultrasound and semen analysis report. Is my report may cause infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from varicocele. I am attaching my ultrasound and semen analysis report. Please clarify me if it is infertility. Can I join the gym? I love to exercise. I feel no pain and all my body functions are good. I have varicocele for almost five years now. I am not on any medicatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your reports are not suggestive of infertility (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a good sperm count with good progressive motility. Generally, sperm count less than 20 million is an indicative of infertility. You can join a gym and can do exerc...  Read Full »

Having endometriosis. Can I use Vitex with Duphaston to conceive ?

Query: Hi doctor,I have endometriosis, so my doctor placed me on Duphaston 10 mg, once a day. But, I am not ovulating, and I am trying to conceive. Can I use Vitex 20 mg together with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? May I start by telling you few basic facts of endometriosis. Every month, when a lady has periods, most of the blood goes out through the cervix, but a small fraction goes into the abdomen through the tubes. This blood settles on and around the ovari...  Read Full »

Would you suggest the treatment to get conceived ?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ectopic pregnancy last year and the left fallopian tube has been removed. I have PCOS, but my periods are regular. The doctor did an HSG and a follicular study last month. My report says 'the uterus is anteverted, measures 6.0 by 3.2 by 4.1 cm. The right ovary measures 4.4 by 2.6...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no need to worry if the tubes are patent. Try for six months. Since you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) it can take a while to conceive. Try losing weight and exercise daily. It improves ovulation. If there is no conception even after six months, plan...  Read Full »

I took a semen test as my wife is unable to conceive. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I took a semen test as my wife is unable to conceive. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your semen is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a slight reduction in rapidly active sperms. You can have a course of antibiotics like tablet Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day for 10 days. Any infection causing that problem will be resolved....  Read Full »

My wife and I are trying hard to conceive a baby but no results. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I got married four months ago. My wife and I are of the same age 26. We both are really trying hard to conceive a baby, but it is not happening. Even though my wife says that the penis goes like 40 % into her but I feel it is full. Even the sperm goes into her every day, but no results yet...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. The successful conception is dependent primarily on two factors:1. The female has regular periods.2. The male has a normal semen analysis and good erection. Before proceeding to advanced staging you have to confirm to me that your wife ha...  Read Full »

Can a 34 year old conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old and trying to conceive. My report showed AMH 162, TSH 2.03 and prolactin 31.50. Can I get pregnant? I am also taking Clomid tablet in the first 4 days of the cycle.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and prolactin levels are fine, but your AMH anti-mullerian hormone value of 1.62 is slightly on the lower side. At the age of 34, if you ovulate properly with good patent fallopian tubes and husband's semen analysis is normal, then...  Read Full »

I had an internal bleeding and laparoscopic surgery after egg retrieval for freezing. Have I become infertile?

Query: Hi doctor,I am worried about my fertility after laparoscopic surgery. I had internal bleeding after egg retrieval for freezing.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for the query.If you have undergone laparoscopic egg retrieval for freezing during your planned cycle, then minimal bleeding is normal to occur when the follicle is ruptured. This shall heal naturally and as the ovarian tissue is not removed so it does not decreas...  Read Full »

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