In most cases, there are no obvious signs of infertility. Intercourse, erections and ejaculation will usually happen without difficulty. The quantity and appearance of the ejaculated semen generally appears normal to the naked eye. Medical tests are needed to find out if a man is infertile.
There are few medicines that are recommended for the treatment of infertility. Clomiphene is given as it stimulates your ovaries to release eggs. Metformin is used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome. New drugs containing myo-Inositol and acetyl cysteine have been found beneficial in correcting the underlying physiology of PCOD. However self medication is a not … Continue reading Is there is any kind of specific medicine and treatment for infertility?→
Many OB/GYNs received just a few weeks of infertility training during residency. Unless their medical practice is fully focused on fertility issues, a fertility specialist may be the most qualified doctor to help you overcome infertility and finally get pregnant. It is better to go for treatment with fertility expert. A fertility specialist diagnoses and … Continue reading Can my gynae doctor treat me for infertility?→
Yes infertility treatment includes injections and surgery. Injections are required for COH in ART(IUI and IVF). Gonadotrophins are most commonly used injections. Diagnostic laparoscopy is required in woman with unexplained infertility to identify any finding of endometriosis. It is best to consult a fertility expert who shall advice you your treatment plan. Apprehensions and fears … Continue reading Does infertility treatment include injections and surgery?→
IVF is performed when there is problem with female reproductive system to conceive. The procedure involves collection of good sperm and ova from men and women, combining the ova and sperm outside and finally inserting into other female. The basic elements of the procedure involves ovaries stimulation to release several eggs, removal of eggs from … Continue reading What is IVF and what is its treatment?→
Artificial Insemination is a procedure used to treat infertility that involves direct insertion of semen into a woman’s womb. Commonly used method of artificial insemination includes IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and it has the best success rate. Other types of artificial insemination include: IUTPI (Intrauterine tuboperitoneal insemination) ICI (Intracervical insemination) ITI (Intratubal insemination)
IUI is referred as Intrauterine Insemination. It is usually performed when there is problem with men who have weaker sperm or woman is suffering from unexplained infertility. The procedure involves insertion of motile sperm into the woman’s uterus. Basic elements of IUI include collection of male sperm, cleaning for good sperm and directly inserting into … Continue reading What is the difference between IVF and IUI?→
Some fertility problems can be more easily treated than others. It’s important to understand that even if you are able to get pregnant, no treatment can guarantee a healthy baby. On the other hand, scientists in this field have made many advances that have helped millions of couples have babies. The success of treatment of … Continue reading Can infertility be treated?→
Both women and men can have problems that cause infertility. About 30% of infertility cases are caused by women’s problems. Another 30% of infertility problems are due to problem in male partner. The other cases are caused by a mixture of male and female problems or by unknown problems. Causes of infertility in female: Ovulatory … Continue reading What are the reasons and causes for infertility?→
Infertility refers to an inability to conceive after having regular unprotected sex for a period of one year. Approximately 85 to 90 % of young and healthy couples conceive with in 1 year. Infertility therefore affects 10 to 15 % of couples. This is a reason for concern for women who have being to conceive. … Continue reading What is infertility?→
One should consult a dermatologist for the removal of stretch marks. Invasive procedures like lasers are also recommended by doctors. However they can only be performed after 6 months post delivery. Women who are opting for exclusive breast feeding post 6 months should further delay laser treatment. Application of certain creams and lotions prescribed by … Continue reading What are the treatment options for stretch mark removal?→
There are certain creams which are prescribed by the dermatologists to prevent stretch marks. Antenatal exercises are the best treatment to prevent stretch marks from occurring. If your changing body exercises and goes through the recommended stretch exercises, the marks can be managed. Please consult specialists for the ante natal physiotherapy and yoga sessions. Post … Continue reading Is there any way to prevent stretch marks?→
Yes it is true that skin glows in pregnancy because of certain hormonal changes taking place inside the body. Releases of certain hormones like estrogen or progesterone are responsible for the changes happening. The increase in blood flow is also an important factor. During pregnancy production of blood increases by 50%. You can slow the … Continue reading Is it true that women glow in pregnancy? Is yes, why?→
No, laser hair removal is not recommended during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester when organogenesis takes place. But it is recommended not to undergo any type of hair removal treatment for at least 6 months post delivery. This is because new mothers are recommended exclusive breast feeding and its better not to expose yourself … Continue reading Can laser hair removal be done during pregnancy?→
Increase in sebum secretion happens due to hyper activation of all the glands in the body which leads to formation of acne. If the problem persists for long, one should consult a dermatologist. It usually takes a year for a body to settle the hormonal imbalances and rush. In the meantime consulting a dermatologist shall … Continue reading Post my pregnancy I am experiencing acne. What should I do?→
The common skin conditions during pregnancy are pigmentation of the face known as chloasma, the change in the color of the abdomen skin known as linea nigra. Women also start developing stretch marks. There are certain changes in the nails of hands and feet, as they start getting brittle. Sometimes, women face excessive hair growth … Continue reading What are the common skin conditions during pregnancy?→
Yes, the skin complexion will get affected during pregnancy. Certain pigmentation changes happen due to hormonal changes in the body. The pigmentary changes in the face are called chloasma which also means darkening or discoloration in the area of the cheeks, forehead and nose. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy. You might … Continue reading Will my skin complexion get affected during pregnancy?→
Alcohol is very harmful for women specially in pregnancy and lactation as it will affect the baby. Women are never advised to drink alcohol regularly because their bodies don’t process alcohol as efficiently as it should and this effects their body at a higher rate than men’s.
Approximately 90% of cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. In women tobacco is very harmful during pregnancy and lactation as the same will affect the baby. Otherwise, tobacco is as harmful in women as well as for men.
Adolescents are at more risk of STI/HIV, because they are not aware of these infections and hence do not take precaution. Good sex education in school is required to make them aware of these diseases and also explain to them precautionary measures will help decrease this incidence.
Yes long term use of oral contraceptives pills affects future fertility. If you are planning for a baby, then it should be stopped at least three month before. If you are not planning a baby, it can be taken as long as you want contraception.
Yes a women hygiene wash is very useful once or twice a week or even daily if it suits . it cleans the vaginal discharge stuck to outer perineum and also give good odour. It helps maintain the PH level of the area. During the menstrual cycle, a women feels uncomfortable with hygiene and these … Continue reading Should we use a woman hygiene wash?→
Yes it is safe to use cotton rolls as pads but it is preferred that it should be a sterile cotton roll and sterile gauze should be wrapped around cotton. Readymade sanitary pads are best but occasionally some people are allergic to them. It is advised that you change your pad/cotton roll after every 4 … Continue reading Is it safe to use cotton rolls as sanitary pads?→
Puberty in female child is with onset of menstrual cycle. All girls after the age of 10 should be aware of this change in their body and they should be mentally prepared every month to handle the issues associated with menstrual cycle. Every girl should be counseled on the cycle of womanhood and how menstruation … Continue reading How should I counsel my daughter on puberty?→
As a parent, there’s lot you can do to help your child reach a healthier weight. One of the most powerful ways to encourage your child is to be active and eat well. All children need about 60 minutes of physical activity a day for good health, but it doesn’t need to be all at … Continue reading How can I make my child gain weight healthily?→
If your child is underweight, it’s important that your child gains weight in a healthy way, and this means eating a balanced diet which is three meals a day and healthy snacks. To help your child gain weight, increase their portion sizes at mealtimes, especially for starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes. … Continue reading My child is underweight. what should I do?→