Answers to Patients questions

Not being able to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse.if u are more than 35yrs this time limit is reduced to 6months.

Semen analysis preferably after 3 days of abstinence. Baseline scan during period to know uterus and ovaries and to count no of antral follicles. D2/3..fsh to know ovarian reserve. Tsh and prolactin if cycle is irregular or suspecting ovulatory disorder. Hsg(d8-10) know tubal patency.

Yes smoking reduces spermatogenesis,sperm motility and quality also.

In a regular 28-30days cycle. 12th to 22nd day is considered as fertile period.

  • Blocked fallopian tubes or damaged fallopian tubes.
  • If your partner has low sperm count and poor motility.
  • If you have ovulation problem not responding to ovulatory drugs.
  • Prolonged unexplained infertility.
  • Repeated failed iui.
  • Cessation of menstruation.
  • Preamature ovarian failure.
  • Advanced age.

Myths and facts

Fact: Cost of ivf has reduced for years due to decreased cost of medicines. Increased no of fertility centres.

Fact: Not true always. Till date few million babies are born out of ivf..but study does not reveal so.

Fact: All ivf treatments are on day care basis..usualy doesnot require overnight stay.