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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Is immediate surgery mandatory for an inguinal hernia with varicocele?

Query: Hello doctor, The following is the report of USG of the scrotum. Please comment about it in detail. 'Right testis 3.82 by 2.08, left testis 3.66 by 2.04. Both the testes appear normal in size and echogenicity, shows normal vascularity. There are no obvious focal lesions. Both epididymides are normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an inguinal hernia with varicocele. The varicocele is of grade 2, which is moderate. A varicocele is to be operated only for two reasons, one being chronic pain and the other is infertility. So, if there is no pain and you have finished family p...  Read Full »

What does CA-125 level 638 indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I am suffering from severe pain and heavy bleeding every month, during my periods. I need to take painkillers to feel fine, and sometimes, it does not work. My recent medical report shows that I have endometriosis and cysts on both of my ovaries. But, I am s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few conditions where CA-125 (cancer antigen 125) remains elevated. Some of them are cancerous and some of them benign. Endometriosis is a benign condition, where CA-125 remains high. So, that is the reason for your high CA-125. IVF (in vitro fertiliz...  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 icliniq.com.Thanks 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 »

I had my periods after 2 months and now am having periods for 18 days now. Please help.

Query: Hi, My age is 21 years. I had my periods after 2 months and now I am having periods for 18 days now. Though there is no pain or heavy flow, I am worried. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have told I can see that you are suffering from irregular periods without menorrhagia and dysmenorrhoea. Though I suspect your condition could be because of PCOD, there are many causes for such problems Irregular periods may cause infertility also. So, you ...  Read Full »

Am I not able to conceive because of the brown discharge before my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, A year before, I was getting regular periods. One day before period, I used to get spotting then bleeding for five days. I was on birth control pills. A year ago, I stopped the pills. So from nine months, I am having brown discharge with mucus before four days of periods, then bleedin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned for how long you took the birth control pills. There are many adverse effects of the pills, which women are not aware of and the doctors are also not telling. This is a side effect of the pills, as pills stop ovulation totally. If one tries t...  Read Full »

Are IVF and ICSI needed to get pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female, and I weigh 57 kg. I am work in a bank, which keeps me out of home from 9 AM to 7 PM. I was diagnosed with PCOS, and I have a 1.5 mm intramural fibroid on the posterior wall of the uterus since two years. I am taking Glyciphage SR 500 since then, and it has kep...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not necessary to go for IVF (in vitro fertilization). IVF has more success rate than IUI (intrauterine insemination) during infertility. I suggest trying IUI few more times, but chances of success are less. So, you have to take the decision. Nowadays with advance...  Read Full »

When should you worry about an ovarian cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I have small cysts in my ovaries. Is this a serious problem? Can you tell me in detail about it? I have attached my sonography report for your consideration.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The presence of multiple cysts in the ovaries is a common disorder and present in almost 8 to 10 % of the women. It is not a serious problem but can present with infertil...  Read Full »

How to cut down the frequency of masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male, and my sperm cells are decreased due to excess masturbation. I am very tired of all these activities, and I want to get rid of them. Most of the time, I have the urge to masturbate, and just after masturbation, I feel relaxed. What should I do and what prec...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Masturbation is normal in 95% of males. It is another way of being sexually active without a partner. It is a good practice, as it helps to calm your mind and release happy and stress-busting enzymes. It will not harm your penis if ...  Read Full »

My HSG report says I have bilateral hydrosalpinx. Will this cause trouble for conceiving?

Query: Hi doctor, My HSG report says bilateral hydrosalpinx noted with a free peritoneal spill on the left side. What does this mean? Can I conceive normally? If yes, then how? I have hypothyroidism, which is under control. I take Eltroxin 100 mcg and 75 mcg on alternate days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I have seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In HSG (hysterosalpingogram), only the right tube looks dilated showing no spill of dye. But the left tube is tortuous and shows the spill of dye very well. Let me explain, the t...  Read Full »

Can depression tablets cause infertility problems?

Query: Hi doctor, We would like to conceive a baby, but we were not succeeding. Please help us. I am sending my semen analysis report. We were married for two years. We have protected intercourse with condom for the past two years. Before five months, we had taken the decision of having a baby. Before marr...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen report is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The medicine you took has no effect on semen. If you can make sex well, then it may take up to one year to get conceive. If your wife's age is not much and she has regular periods, then can wai...  Read Full »

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