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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
User :   Gud afternoon doctor. I am from India.
User :   I am married for 7 years now and we have a daughter who is 5 and a half years old.
User :   We are trying to have a second child but not successful for a long time.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had a miscarriage in Feb 2009.
User :   The gynaecologist checked my ovulation and said it is fine.
Doctor :   ok
User :   she suggested HSG to check the tubes.
Doctor :   was hormonal tests done?
User :   Is it safe to go for it or should I try for some more time.
User :   No harmonal tests were not done.
User :   I have been put on tablets for conceiving for the last 4-5 months.
Doctor :   ok. what medications are you taking at present
User :   this month nothing as I was busy and could not meet her during the time of my cycle.
Doctor :   ok. what was the prescription given?
User :   Duphaston, Letoval, Folic acid.
Doctor :   ok. since when you were taking these?how many months?
User :   4-5 months.
Doctor :   was any ultrasound scan done in recent times?
User :   Before that I had repeated UTI for about 6 months.
Doctor :   ok. is it completely treated now?
Doctor :   were you checked for vaginal infections?
User :   A pelvic ultrasound was done last month on the 12th and 14th day of my cycle.
User :   I was checked for vaginal infections and told no issues.
Doctor :   ok. the timing was to see your ovulation
User :   I got a urine routine done 3 days back.
User :   There is no problem.
Doctor :   was any changes noted for PID (pelvic inflammatory diseases) in the ultrasound scan?
Doctor :   i mean to ask changes like fluid in pouch of douglas?
Doctor :   or changes in ovaries? change in uterus position?
User :   It says no fluid in POD.
Doctor :   ok
User :   What should be the next step for me.
Doctor :   next step as suggested should be a HSG to look for patency of tubes
Doctor :   as everything else was normal
Doctor :   along with HSG, get a hormonal analysis done.
User :   o.k. but is HSG harmful to the tubes?
Doctor :   to see if FSH, LH, prolactin and TSH are fine or not.
User :   I read like that in some website?
Doctor :   no it usually does not harm the tubes
Doctor :   the harm is done only if you are sensitive to the dye used
User :   o.k. but how is that decided?
Doctor :   so get yourself tested first to see if any sensitivity is there
Doctor :   if you are found to be sensitive to the dye, then the test will not be done
User :   o.k. what is this test called?
Doctor :   it is a common test done before going ahead with the HSG test.
User :   alright.
Doctor :   all you need to do is ask the radiographer to check for sensitivity
User :   Anything else that I need to keep in mind?
Doctor :   as far as HSG is concerned, nothing else
Doctor :   have a good diet with zinc supplements, it is readily present in all green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   and also in multivitamin supplements
User :   o.k.
Doctor :   do not allow stress to overtake you, especially during or before intercourse, it affects hormone levels
Doctor :   and also affects chances of conception
Doctor :   both of you should be relaxed and free of mind
User :   I think stress is is the main reason as I am having lot of work pressure.
Doctor :   was semen analysis done for your husband?
User :   It is not done.
Doctor :   then get that done for him to see the quality and quantity of sperms
User :   is it required.
Doctor :   if he is stresses the count may be low
Doctor :   does he smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   smoking and alcohol both can affects counts.
Doctor :   and motility of sperms
User :   He does not smoke or consume alcohol.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thank you very much doctor. I shall get the HSG done next month and take your suggestion on that.
Doctor :   sure you can get back to me with your results
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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