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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Can I conceive if I tried during fertile or ovulation days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to have a baby but nothing is working out. When is the right time to conceive, either during fertile days or ovulation? I tried during fertile days, but nothing happened. Please explain. My cycle is 31 to 34 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your cycle is 31 to 34 days long, then 13th to 24th day of your cycle is fertile period. You should have sex in the above period for at least on alternate days and this will increase the chance of having a pregnancy. Even if everything is normal then also, you do ...  Read Full »

When will I get my periods after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, 11 weeks ago, I delivered my baby. I breastfed for only one day. But, my breasts continued to leak heavily for four weeks. I bled for three weeks and I still have not had my first period. I have taken a few pregnancy tests. All are negative, except one, which was a faint positive, whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have delivered two to three months before. It is normal that you bleed in less amount up to one and half month. It is absolutely normal. After delivery, you do not ovulate at least for three weeks and on average for three months. So, you do not h...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy in a 34-year-old woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old married woman. I had physical intercourse on the day of my ovulation. After that, I am having cramps in my lower abdomen specifically pelvic area. Also, yesterday I had an indigestion problem and I am feeling sleepy for the entire day. My last ovulation date was fi...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had unprotected intercourse around your ovulation period then there is 40 to 50 % chance of getting pregnant if everything is fine. Ovulation can be plus or minus and we have to calculate it retrograde after getting period. If you have a regular period then th...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I plan to have unprotected sex on weekends?

Query: Hello doctor, If I try to have unprotected sex every weekend, would this increase the chances of me getting pregnant? I am taking my prenatal Vitamins. I am trying my best to get pregnant. What should I do? My period goes 28 to 40 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods are regular, then there is more chance of pregnancy when you have sex in the middle of the cycle. But when your periods are irregular then it is very difficult to predict ovulation time. But it is in the middle of the cycle only if ovulation is happening...  Read Full »

When do heterogeneous ovarian cysts occur, before or after ovulation?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the ER a week ago for abdominal pain. A pregnancy test was performed and it was negative. An ultrasound scan was performed and they found two heterogeneous ovarian cysts, one on the right is 1.5 cm and the other on the left is 1.4 cm. There were multiple simple cysts. My endo...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, 1.5 cm and 1.4 cm are a very small size for a cyst. Because, in every cycle around ovulation one of your ovary makes around 3 cm follicle (cyst). In a sonography, if it looks clear without any shadow in the cyst, then it is homogeneous...  Read Full »

I have messed up with my pills and missed my periods. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend works in navy. We just started dating and have mostly had long distance relationship because of our situation. I have never taken birth control and or ECP. I have always had an average 28-day cycle. However, between last two to three months, I took five emergency contracep...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You already messed up your cycle, and you do not have any choice left now. You have to wait for your period. You will also have to do a repeat urine pregnancy test after every four to five days till you get your periods. The other option that you have is to take some b...  Read Full »

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