IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a type of assisted reproductive technology, which is used to treat infertility. During IVF, mature eggs and sperm are retrieved, and fertilization takes place in a petri dish in a lab. IVF is indicated if the fallopian tube is blocked or damaged, endometriosis, uterine fibroid, low sperm count and motility, and genetic disorders.

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I have a small womb, one of my tubes did not function properly, and I lost my first pregnancy. Can I get pregnant again?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend and I have been trying to have a baby for four years. We visited a physician who started blood investigations, such as the HSG test for me and a sperm test for my boyfriend. I found out I was pregnant three days after inserting the dye in my tubes for the HSG. I carried my...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and it would be better If you send me all your investigation and blood reports, if any. The findings about the tubes on your HSG (hysterosalpingography) are unclear, but I feel you had conceived before and had one stillbirth, which means the tubes ...  Read Full »

I started experiencing back pain after an embryo transfer. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my embryo transfer a few days ago, and now I have started having back pain which feels like period pain. Is this a good sign or bad sign? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It could be due to hormonal changes. So, I suggest you the instructions mentioned below. 1. Have a strict check on your symptoms like severe pain, bleeding, etc. 2. Continue taking a tablet of Folic acid daily...  Read Full »

I had an ectopic pregnancy nine years ago. I got pregnant again after receiving IVF treatment but lost the baby due to poor growth. Is IVF my only option?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female; I was pregnant around nine years back but found that it was an ectopic pregnancy. I had my left fallopian tube removed. After two years, I started treatment for infertility and got pregnant after a year. But the development of the fetus was poor, and after th...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. The treatment plan will depend on how early you want to conceive. If you want to conceive naturally, then you will have to follow certain healthy precautions. So, kindly follow the instructions mentioned below. ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have successful IVF even after having multiple fibroids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old, and I have a 2-year old daughter. I have been trying for another baby for more than a year. So I was told to go for IVF. I had an ultrasound recently, and there are multiple fibroids present. I am more worried regarding the submucosal fibroid measuring 1.8 × 1.7 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me your gynecology and obstetrics report, drug history, and your recent scan report. Women's having small multiple seedling fibroids, which is not distorting the cavity, can bear pregnancy with precautions. Women's having big fibroids distorting the cavity at ...  Read Full »

My egg quality is poor. Can I get grade-A embryos from IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 33 years old. We had six IVF failures. Recently, she had undergone a third pick up cycle. Nine eggs were retrieved, out of which eight eggs were mature, five were fertilized and three embryos reach day 3 stage with two embryos grade A (eight cells) and one embryo grade B (s...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing today? I would like to put forth a few facts of IVF or embryology. 1. Your wife is in the perfect age for pregnancy. 19 to 35 years is the best age. 2. Her body weight is normal, so a hormonal imbalance is ruled out. 3. She has given nine eggs, whic...  Read Full »

I am a 39-year-old female with a normal ovarian reserve and hormone levels. Should I freeze my eggs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I have never tried to get pregnant, and I am recently divorced. I have a new partner, but we will not be able to start trying naturally for a baby for a year. So, I am thinking about opting for egg freezing and IVF. I went to find out about freezing my eggs, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Preservation of eggs and IVF (in vitro fertilization) is costly. Have you been on any treatment or any medication? If you conceive naturally or freeze your eggs, it has the added advantage of passing on your gene...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant naturally without an IVF at the age of 43?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been trying for a baby for five years. I am now 43 years old. I have not done any IVF treatments. I have done ovaries rejuvenation treatment(PRP), but after that, no results. Can I get pregnant naturally without doing IVF? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Balasubramanyam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. With increasing age, there is a reduction in both the number and quality of eggs. At 43 majority of the eggs would be chromosomally normal. So the probability of success in an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) is also very low. If you do not w...  Read Full »

Can traveling impact my results from IVF (in vitro fertilization)?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a frozen embryo transfer via IVF (in vitro fertilization). I got a positive test result after six days. I had some minor symptoms, such as light cramps which were going on and off. Over the weekend, I went on vacation. What I hoped would be a relaxing trip ended up being stressf...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. My first piece of advice for you is to think positively. You still have no bleeding, and cramps could be due to embryo transfer, so take things positively. Stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts release hormones that...  Read Full »

How can PCOS patients prevent OHSS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old married female. I have PCOS and my husband has azoospermia. I would like to go for IVF. I have heard about OHSS in PCOS patients. Please suggest what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I am sorry to learn about your situation. I would advise you to keep your head up and not be sad. Everything will be fine in the end. Coming to OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), yes, it is true. PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome patients have a higher...  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. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

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 »

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