Which Tests Are Unnecessary in Infertility?

Few tests are needed before starting the treatment in an Infertile Couple. These include 1) Semen Analysis of the Husband 2) Wife’s Blood test for AMH, Rubella and Thalassemia 3) Wife’s TVS to look for the ovaries and the uterus 4) Wife’s HSG to look for the Fallopian Tubes. In majority of the cases, treatment can be started after these tests. ONLY in some cases, further tests are necessary. Why further tests are often UNNECESSARY? 1) For any disease, we should do the tests ONLY when the test will give important information that is helpful to change the […]

Infertility- Which Tests Are Necessary

What is needed for pregnancy? In the male partner, sperms are produced in the testes and are then carried through the sperm conducting ducts (epididymis, vas, seminal vesicle and prostate gland). Finally the sperms are deposited inside the vagina. In female partner, the deposited sperms travel from vagina into the uterus and then reach the Fallopian tubes (the tubes that are attached to the both sides of the uterus) where the sperms must meet the egg (ovum). The ovum released from the ovary (“ovulation”) enters the tube and thus inside the tube an embryo (earliest form of the […]

Not Able to Conceive- When to Visit to Doctor?

It should be kept in mind that, if there is no risk factors for Infertility or the wife’s age is less than 35 years and the husband’s age is less than 40 years ; after one cycle (one month) of regular frequent intercourse, the chance of conception in human being is only 15%. That means, out of 100 couples trying for conception, only 15 will be able to succeed after one month of trying.  The word “Regular” and “Frequent” are important; because to achieve pregnancy, couples are advised to keep intimate relationships for at least 2-3 times a […]

When You Should Not Delay the Fertility Treatment?

When you should NOT delay the Fertility Treatment? Almost all the couples want to conceive naturally. We also try our best to fulfill their wishes. But, unfortunately, sometimes we see the couples for whom the only way to achieve pregnancy is the IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). They are the couples who CANNOT conceive naturally.  This includes  Both the Fallopian Tubes are Blocked in Laparoscopy. Severe (Grade 4) Endometriosis (when the lining of the uterus- “Endometrium” is located outside the uterus and causes “Adhesion” or abnormal attachment between the tubes/ ovaries). Premature Ovarian Failure (Ovaries stop producing eggs). Azoospermia (No sperm […]

Is Stress Affecting Your Conjugal Life?

In our modern life, stress is an indispensable part. Career, jobs, studies, incomes, business, money, property- all are associated with some sorts of stress. The problem gets exaggerated when it affects the family life. Because, at the end of the day, we all want to enjoy a happy family life. And a family life has its sense when the husband and the wife are in harmony. Needless to say, that a family is incomplete without a kid.  How stress affects family life?  Effect of stress is not limited to mind. It has serious effects in the body. It […]

Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatment

Erectile dysfunction (ed) occurs when the man is unable to achieve or maintain his erection of penis to meet his or his partner’s sexual satisfaction. The problem is often faced by newly married men. Fortunately with experience, most of them are able to overcome this problem. Again it is increasingly common with increased age. So, what are the causes. In some male, it is psychological, caused by anxiety, depression, stress, marital disharmony etc. Use of alcohol and smoking will aggravate the problem. Psychological causes can happen at any age but more common at younger age. But in some cases, it is […]

Menopause: A Transition, Not the End of Life

Aging is an inevitable phenomenon in our lives. Often our parents or grand-parents say “we are aged now, so it’s just a matter of few years”. But is it really so? French author Jules Renard said “It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old”. Scientific studies has shown that “we can expect to become old”. There are mainly two reasons for it. One is our life style changes, leading to faster aging of the general population. The second thing is profound improvement in medical care that made it possible to conquer death even at the […]

Contraception – Common Myths and Misconceptions

Sex is a basic human right. But to have sex safely and without fear of unwanted pregnancy – should be the priority. Many women across the world die every day as a result of unwanted pregnancy, mostly due to unsafe abortion. So, couples can avoid pregnancy and enjoy sex life fully, only if they can follow safe and effective contraceptive advice. Let me clarify some popular myths and misconceptions abut contraception.  1. Contraception is useful for all While the ideal contraceptive is necessary but it does not exist. So, what may seem suitable for a couple may not be […]

Infertility Treatment: Never to Lose Hope

Last week I got a call from one of my patients, who conceived after long period of infertility. She called me to remind me that, that very days was the birthday of her son, that is the wealth that she gained after long battle. And even the son tried to talk to me over phone with his soft voice. And this success is really rewarding for any Infertility Specialists. Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and […]

6 Essential Nutrients for Women

A woman’s body needs a lot of nourishment. There are many vitamins and minerals that ensure a healthy body. However, as you reach puberty and age more, a few nutrients become vital for healthy functionality, reproduction as well as vitality. On this International Day Of Action For Women’s Health, 28th May, learn more about the women’s health so that you or women around you stay healthy. Here are top 6 nutrients that are a must for women of all ages: 1) Vitamin B12 – Women suffer from extreme fatigue as soon as they reach late 20s or mid-30s […]