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Are lubricants harmful when trying to get pregnant? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Jun-2014
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User:i wanted to know if using lubricants can be harmful if you are trying to get pregnant
Doctor:Lubricants can increase the viscosity which to some extent can impair sperm movements.
User:so what do u recommend
Doctor:It doesn't harm you, but can slightly lower the chances of pregnancy.
Doctor:It is to be avoided if sperm count is low.
Doctor:May I know the reason for using lubricants.
User:K Y jelly is v common
User:commonly used
User:for easier intercourse
Doctor:I understand the lubricants make it easy, but do you require it.
User:thank you
Doctor:If there is no requirement, better not to use it.
User:will follow your advice
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes agree
User:also how easy is it for women with PCO to concieve without much
Doctor:It is not impossible to conceive, but compared to normal women, many pcod women find it difficult to conceive.
Doctor:Primary goal would be to control the weight.
User:how does weight play a factor in this
User:can you help me understand
Doctor:If things are hard even after weight control + regulating menstruation
User:i am thankfully not overweight but would like to understand
Doctor:there are some medicines available to assist in the process.
Doctor:Weight directly affects insulin resistance.
Doctor:High in the insulin resistance, more cyst are formed.
User:oh okie
User:thank you
User:is there a particular diet plan
User:that you can recommend
User:as since i am working ... and we work long hours .. i tend to eat outside food when v hungry
Doctor:No particular diet. But prefer to avoid high calorie and high fat foods. The goal is to not put on weight.
User:i dont want to put on weight .. given the condition
Doctor:Besides the diet, physical exercise and managing stressors effectively with good sleep will help you.
Doctor:Outside food if it isn't just junk is fine.
User:any diet plan that you would recommend
Doctor:Make sure the diet contains good amount of vegetables and fibres.
User:thank you so much
Doctor:Since you said, you eat outside very often, I am not sure if a diet plan works effectively. But yes, you can discuss with a dietician and see if we can change somethings.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:thank you
User:that is it
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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