Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

How to conceive at the age of 40?

Mar 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 5961 Questions
Hello, I am on cd 27. Since cd 19 I have been getting positive opks. I use the clearblue fertility monitor that has stayed at a high this whole time. I use the clear blue fertility advanced and has been at a peak since cd19 I also use clear blue ovulation with the solid smiley and it has been positive ever since cd 19. Could this be a pregnancy sign? Anyone else experience this? I have tried temping but my sleep pattern was bad and can't get good temps. I am looking for any advice anyone can give. Thank you.
Posted Fri, 28 Feb 2014 in Infertility Problem
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 59 minutes later
Brief Answer: EXPLAINED BELOW Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. The monitors that you mention are not very specific or precise. At 40, if you are trying to conceive, you should be going for something much more reliable. I would suggest going in for follicular monitoring. This is the most objective and reliable method for tracking the growth of the egg follicle and for checking for ovulation. In this, the ovaries are serially monitored with ultrasound scans, and hence ovulation is directly observed. This is better than the kits which have a lot of false positives and false negatives . Are you having regular cycles ? If yes, and if you have been sexually active all this while, chances of conception are high. BUt you would know for sure only when you miss your periods and take a test. If you fail this month, go for folliculometry from next month onwards. All the best. Please feel free to revert.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Infertility Spclst

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor