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Wants to conceive occasionally smokes and drinks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doc
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Had few questions on my wife conceiving a child
User :   will you be able to guide me through
Doctor :   I am general physician and believe to help you within my expertise and if required would suggest you a Specialist.
Doctor :   Sure please proceed.
User :   We have been married for 2&1/2 years now
User :   have started planning since past 6 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my age is 28yrs and my wife is 25 yrs old
Doctor :   OK
User :   she is not able to conceive till date would like to know general things to be kept in mind as we now plan to have a kid
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things which would help me in suggesting you better: User :   sure
Doctor :   Does she have regular periods?
User :   she had some problem with her periods some time back but its normal since past 2 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were you following any family planning methods in the past?
User :   as in ?
Doctor :   like condoms or regular contraceptive pills?
User :   I was using condom for around 2 years post our marriage after which I have stopped using it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   yes but ocassionally not on regular basis
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she or you on any regular medications?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As you are planning for a child let me explain it to you: Doctor :   The most fertile period in females would be between 7 to 21st day considering 1st day as the first day of her last menstrual period.
User :   ok
Doctor :   As her periods are regular you can try in these periods for fruitful coitus.
Doctor :   Please avoid smoking and alcohol as they have detrimental effect on your sperm count which can effect fertilisation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Try to maintain a healthy life style like regular physical examination and good healthy diet.
Doctor :   Avoid any medications during this period and always consult a doctor before going for medications.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid stress producing substances like excess coffee, tea, smoke, alcohol.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow my measures?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   do positions in which we perform sex has any impact on this
User :   also I have heard that you should have sex alternate days it helps
Doctor :   Usually there is no impact and any position which you both are comfortable is considered to be a good position.
Doctor :   It does help but you need to avoid masturbation in between.
Doctor :   And also lie down for a while after ejaculation as this would help in good motility of the sperms inside the vagina.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes ok
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   if we want to do any checks to find out if their is any problem or know
User :   we will have to visit a gynach right?
Doctor :   Yes, it would be better to visit a gynec and she would suggest an ultrasound abdomen to know the status of the uterus and the ovaries.
Doctor :   If these are normal and if you are still unable to conceive it would be better to get a semen analysis.
Doctor :   to know the exact cause.
User :   ok
Doctor :   But usually couples do conceive after a period of stress free time.
User :   for how long should we try and then visit a doc, mainly how long does it take to conceive
Doctor :   You can try for a month or two in the female fertile period that is between 7 to 21st day regularly.
Doctor :   After then if you are unable to conceive then you can visit a gynecologist.
User :   cool thx a ton
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
User :   :)
Doctor :   Are there any more queries?
User :   nops
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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