Ovulation

Ovulation is the process by which an egg is released from the ovaries. Women are most fertile following ovulation, as the egg is in the fallopian tube and can be fertilized by sperm. Ovulation takes place roughly between the 10th and 18th day of the menstrual cycle.

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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 »

Is an Unwanted-72 pill effective if takensex during ovulation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with a girl three days ago, and I am unsure about the ejaculation. She took a tablet Unwanted-72 after six hours of intercourse. Her last period happened 25 days ago and lasted for six days. Is there a chance of pregnancy? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the details of the last menstruation shared by you, there was a likelihood of ovulation around the time you had intercourse. So, there is a risk of pregnancy. As she took tablet Unwanted-72, she is away from the risk. The emergency contraceptive pills p...  Read Full »

Is there a chance to get pregnant despite taking I-pill within 22 hours of unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex on the fifth and 15th day of her menstrual cycle. On the 15th day, she was on top, and I ejaculated. Later we took a bath, and after 20 to 22 hours, she took an I-pill. We later had protected intercourse, before and after this unprotected act too. ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Usually, every lady has ovulation around the 12th to the 16th day of the periods. The life of the egg is 24 hours, and that of the sperm is 72 hours. Sex on the fifth day was fine, but it cannot be said about that on the 15th day. The effectiveness o...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to get conceived soon.

Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I gave birth to a baby boy, who died soon after birth. I am trying to conceive again, and I realized that my menstrual cycle has changed from being 28 days. Every month I tried to track my ovulation, but nothing happens. I do not know if you can help, but when I press my bre...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Sorry to hear about your previous loss. You are well within the age to have the next baby. But before you start trying, I would suggest you get evaluated why the baby died last time. Periods date plus and minus seven days is normal, so I feel your peri...  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 »

After unprotected sex, I took only two tablets of combined OCP. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex, but my husband did not ejaculate inside me. I am on the combined contraceptive pill, but I have taken only two tablets of the active pills. What are my chances of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Unprotected sex definitely has a chance of pregnancy. Even if he did not ejaculate inside you, even the pre-seminal fluid or precum, that is, the clear fluid that comes out of the penis before the semen, which is rich in young healthy sperm, comes...  Read Full »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Th...  Read Full »

Why did my doctor advise us to have sex from day 11 to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I am trying to conceive my first baby, and I am on Clomid this month. My gynecologist has asked me not to have intercourse till day 11. From day 11, I can have intercourse every other day. Now the problem is that my husband is not satisfied with this decision. We would like to know the rea...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would not suggest that regimen of sex to get pregnant, let me explain. You should start having sex daily or alternate days as per your wish, but this is not for pregnancy. This is to throw away the older sperms.Then, stop sex from 10th to 12th day of the period. It will ...  Read Full »

I took Unwanted 72 on the next day of a sexual relationship. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my periods on 18th of last month, and I got sexually intimate for the first time on 27th of last month. Although there was no full penetration, I took Unwanted 72 the next day. On 11th of this month, I had little bleeding with a lot of clots that lasted for three days. I normall...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put you at ease by saying that you will not be pregnant. Let me tell you how. For a young lady with 27 days cycle, ovulation will be on day 13th, and the egg will stay alive for 24 hours. So you are at a risk of pregnancy on 29th to 31st. But your sexual expos...  Read Full »

How long does the uterine lining take to become thick after weaning for conception?

Query: Hi doctor, I exclusively breastfed for 17 months, while trying to conceive a handful of times. I believe that I conceived, but implantation failed. My gynecologist suggested to wean and then try, and maybe my uterine lining needed to be thickened. I weaned two months ago, and so far both cycles have...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a scan done around the ovulation time, to rule out the exact cause. This will help us know where exactly things are going wrong. Get started with Folic acid supplements. Do get back to me with reports, so that I can guide you further. Revert with more informat...  Read Full »

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