Infertility

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 have varicocele but it does not hurt. Is varicoceles linked to infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, I have varicocele. It does not hurt or anything, and I never actively tried to impregnate a woman. So I do not have any idea if I am producing proper sperm but are varicoceles linked to infertility? I took a home sperm test, and I saw a faint line come back positive.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq The varicocele is one of the cause of infertility. It can decrease sperm count. So rather than doing home test I suggest you get checked your semen analysis in nearby pathology or andrology laboratory. You can revert back with reports once done. Hope I have answer...  Read Full »

Kindly answer my questions regarding varicicele grade 2.

Query: Hello doctor,Diagnosed with varicocele grade 2. I have a lot of queries. Can it be treated? Will varicocele affect my sexual life? Will it lead to infertility (what are the percentages of chances) or is it controversial? Will sexual activity complicate my varicocele? Should I avoid sexual intercours...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Varicocele needs operation is two cases only. If it causes too much discomfort or pain or as a treatment of infertility. Not every varicocele causes infertility or problem in sexual life. Only if infertility occurs then varicocele treatment is needed. There is no fix...  Read Full »

Does sex induce periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has periods issue. She was on birth control pills for about 3 years to get periods. We got married six months ago. She stopped them now as we pretty soon started thinking of having a baby. My doubts are will sex trigger periods? Is there any connection between these? Is there any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we should consider the reason behind the fact that she needs pills to get periods. Was she diagnosed with any hormonal problem? If not then she has to do blood/serum tests. Hb % (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), fasting blood sugar, ...  Read Full »

I have infertility issue due to endometriosis, adenomyosis and ovarian cyst. What is the traetment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old, and I am suffering from severe endometriosis, adenomyosis, and ovarian cyst, it is very painful, which caused infertility. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your question is on a very vast topic. All the problems you mentioned have endometriosis, an estrogen hormone-dependent condition. I mean to say, you will have these as long as you have periods, that is as long as ovaries are functioning. Treatment depends on what your...  Read Full »

I had an STD in my past. Could this be a reason for my infertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been very stuck in the past few years. About four years ago, I was in a long term relationship with a boyfriend of mine. And during that time, I became sick and did not know what it was. Came to know that it was an STD (chlamydia). I was cleared after being in the hospital for tw...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chlamydia is an infection which appears very mild and may be asymptomatic, but the damage it causes is quite extensive. The main risk is of damage to the inner lining of tubes and also the structures surrounding the uterus. It can create a block to the movement of th...  Read Full »

I had an abortion and I did not have my drugs as doctor suggested. Will I be having infertility or infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion a week ago, and the doctor suggested me to take two pills at a time, but I have taken one tablet at each time. Will I be having any problem in future like infertility or infection? Will my uterus get cleaned due to this?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The question is not entirely clear. Have you already aborted or yet to bleed, and what is the name of the pill? Any pill used for abortions are safe and have to be taken in full and advised doses to get the best results. They never affect the uterus adversely. They a...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take PRP injection after IVF failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had done first IVF last year, but it failed due to a bad quality egg. Embryos were not developed after two days. AMH level is 1.52, and the egg count was low. On consulting another doctor, she suggested to go with PRP injection to rejuvenate the ovary, so that egg count and quality ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been wrongly guided by your doctor because there is no apparent need for PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy and injection into ovaries to rejuvenate the ovaries to produce better quality eggs. The therapy modality is relatively new and not sufficient studies...  Read Full »

What are my options after failed IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old married female. I got married five years back and we have no child. I started my fertility treatment four years ago. At first, I was treated for ectopic pregnancy and my right fallopian tube was removed. Again, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was treated for s...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is a blockage in the fallopian tube, IVF (invitro fertilization - a manual process of fertilization of the egg and the sperm in a laboratory) is the only option. Ideally, the ovum should be healthy in such cases, unless there is an association of PCOS (polycyst...  Read Full »

Can E-coli cause infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I (34) and my wife (30) have been trying to conceive for about 15 months. Due to a slightly low AMH for her age (16 pmol) my wife was recommended to go straight to IVF from our fertility clinic. With all of the above, no issues were found and we are diagnosed with unexplained. My wife we...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the vaginal swab shows E-coli (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it would be better to undergo a course of antibiotics for you and your wife in order to improve chances of IVF. If you wish you can request your doctor to go for IUI if both fallopian ...  Read Full »

Why does PCOS affect fertility?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two kids and recently diagnosed with PCOS. My last ultrasound showed I had 30 follicles in my left ovary and 25 in my right, with only one mature follicle, we have been trying medicated times intercourse with a trigger shot and it is not working. I am not getting pregnant. Why ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD is a polycystic ovarian disease which causes increase testosterone levels in women with androgenic features and multiple small cysts in ovaries. It is one of the most common reasons for irregular menses, especially oligomenorrhoea and primary or secondary female...  Read Full »

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