Down Syndrome: Be Aware!

Down syndrome is caused by genetic defect where there are three copies of chromosome number 21 (we all have 2 copies of each of 23 chromosomes). The babies can die before birth. After birth, they look chubby, cheerful with mongoloid feature (like people from Chinese/ Mongolian Origin) but MENTALLY RETARDED. They have reduced life span and mostly die from lung or heart disease, leukaemia etc. They have defect in various parts including thyroid, kidney, eye, ear, intestine etc. Practically, no treatment can cure the disease. Majority of this is associated with increased maternal age, especially after 35. But […]

10 Things to Avoid in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a journey of a woman from womanhood to motherhood. Each and every pregnancy is precious and so women usually remain anxious about their lifestyle and food habits. Most of the pregnant mothers do not hesitate to sacrifice their comfort and habit, only to keep their baby safe. Here are the few tips which describes what are the common food items that must be avoided in pregnancy.   1) Some fishes Fishes are integral part of most of the non-vegetarian Indian dishes. Majority of the fishes are not harmful, rather most of them (particularly fresh water fishes) […]

Preconceptional Care- Why to Visit Doctor Before Planning Pregnancy

Most of us have an idea that the couple should go to gynecologist only after they fall pregnant or when there is difficulty in conceiving. But we all know that prevention is better than cure. Then why should not we take precaution to avoid complications in pregnancy so that we can have healthy mother and healthy baby. Some of the diseases can manifest during pregnancy, like some diseases of heart, blood pressure, blood sugar etc. But if the couple comes to doctor when they are planning pregnancy, then we can diagnose it and start treatment so that pregnancy […]

Bangladesh Patient Infertility Success

They came to us with their desire to have a baby, after having struggle for long time. The woman has PCOS.  They came to us in Kolkata for the first time in December 2017 and we performed initial tests. .We advised them to take Tablet LETROZOLE from Bangladesh for 5 days and return to us to do TVS Follicular scan to see if eggs were growing after taking the medicine. They stayed in Kolkata for one work for the scan and after knowing that the eggs were growing well they returned to Bangladesh. They were advised to take […]

Successful IUI Pregnancy: Triplet to Twin

They came to us in May 2017 with the inability to conceive for 2 years. They did some tests outside and these were normal. We carried out rest of the tests and all were normal. So it was “UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY“. After discussing the merits and demerits of different treatment options, they agreed to try medicines for 3 months. We gave Tablet Clomiphene Citrate (CC) for 3 months and performed TVS follicular scan in 1st month to confirm that CC was working (eggs were growing with CC). Unfortunately, they did not conceive within 3 months. They wanted to proceed […]

If the Baby Died in Previous Pregnancy

What are the causes of death of the baby inside the uterus before birth (IUFD- Intrauterine fetal death)? It is very painful experience for the mother and family. But many a times, no definite cause can be found out.  In each pregnancy, there is 1:200 risk of Fetal death (if 200 women are pregnant, one will lose the baby before delivery, without any Apparent cause). The most common cause is because the baby has not been growing properly. Other causes include infection, abnormal development of the baby, diabetes, early separation of the placenta, APLA syndrome (anti phospho lipid antibody […]

জন্মের আগেই শিশুর মৃত্যু হলে

জন্মের আগেই জরায়ুর ভিতরে শিশুর মৃত্যুর কারণ কী কী? (আইইউএফডি- Intrauterine Fetal Death fetal death)? এটি মা এবং পরিবারের সবার জন্য খুব বেদনাদায়ক অভিজ্ঞতা। কিন্তু অনেক বার, কোন নির্দিষ্ট কারণ খুঁজে পাওয়া যায়না। প্রতিটি গর্ভাবস্থায়, শিশুর মৃত্যুর 1: 200 ঝুঁকি থাকে (যদি 200 মহিলা গর্ভবতী হন, তবে কোনও কারণ ছাড়াই তার মধ্যে একজনের ডেলিভারির আগে সন্তান মারা যেতে পারে)। বেশির ভাগ ক্ষেত্রেই কারণ হল, শিশুর সঠিকভাবে বৃদ্ধি না হওয়া। অন্যান্য কারণের মধ্যে রয়েছে সংক্রমণ, শিশুর জন্মগত ত্রুটি, ডায়াবেটিস, প্ল্যাসেন্টা আগে থেকে আলাদা হয়ে যাওয়া, APLA সিন্ড্রোম (এন্টি ফসফো লিপিড অ্যান্টিবডি সিন্ড্রোম যেখানে রক্ত জমাট বেঁধে যায় আর শিশুকে […]

Sperm Test: Your Problem and Embarrassment During the Test

Why Sperm analysis is done? A sperm analysis is an essential part of the evaluation of an infertile couple. In most cases, this is the only test, a male partner requires. However, a single abnormal semen analysis does not always mean that there is any abnormality in the man.  In a man, sperm production requires 3 months and it needs cool temperature than the rest of the body. This is why men have their testes hanging outside the body in the scrotum. Thus, today’s semen analysis reflects a man’s health 3 months before. If for any reason (for example, […]

Smoking Can Affect Your Fertility

Q: I am 35 years old male and we are planning for a baby.  Can stop-smoking help me to improve fertility? Smoking can reduce the quantity (sperm count) and the quality of the sperms (motility and morphology). In addition, smokers are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and lack of sex desire (low libido). Stopping smoking can improve natural fertility. Q: I am a 25 years old woman. We have been trying for pregnancy for the last few months. Can smoking affect my fertility? Both active and passive smoking increase the risk of infertility in women. They take a longer […]

ধূমপান প্রজননক্ষমতা প্রভাবিত করে

আমি ৩৫বছর বয়সী পুরুষ এবংআমরা একটি শিশুর জন্য পরিকল্পনা করছি। ধূমপান বন্ধ করা কি আমার প্রজননক্ষমতা বাড়াতে সাহায্য করতে পারে? ধূমপান শুক্রাণুর পরিমাণ (স্পার্মকাউন্ট) এবং গুণগত মান (মোটিলিটি এবংমর্ফোলজি) কমাতে পারে। তাছাড়া ধূমপায়ীদের ইরেক্টাইল ডিসফাংশন এবং কম ইচ্ছাশক্তি হওয়ার সম্ভাবনা বেশি। ধূমপান বন্ধ করলে স্বাভাবিক প্রজননক্ষমতা বাড়তে পারে। আমি একজন২৫ বছর বয়সী মহিলা।আমরা গত কয়েক মাস ধরে প্রেগনেন্সির জন্য চেষ্টা করছি। ধূমপান কি আমার প্রজননক্ষমতা প্রভাবিত করতে পারে? ধূমপান এবং প্যাসিভ ধূমপান মহিলাদের মধ্যে বন্ধ্যাত্বের ঝুঁকি বৃদ্ধি করে। তাদের প্রেগনেন্সি আসতে বেশি সময় লাগে। তাছাড়া কমবয়সে মেনোপজের ঝুঁকি বেশি থাকে। উপরন্তু, ধূমপান গর্ভপাতের এবং এক্টোপিক প্রেগনেন্সির (জরায়ুর বাইরে প্রেগনেন্সি) […]