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How Hard Is It To Conceive
It Depends...: There is about a 15-25% chance of becoming pregnant in each ovulatory cycle: but you need to do everything right and you shouldn't have any medical issues and sperm count should be fine. 40% of couples who are trying will conceive during the first 3 months of trying, and about 70% of couples will conceive during the first 6 months. Up to 85% of couples will conceive with1 yr of trying. ...Read more
Miscarriages: You haven't mentioned how many times you have been pregnant in the past. If you have miscarried many times before, you should see your doctor to find out if there are specific causes for these miscarriages. Correcting these may improve your chances of staying pregnant. ...Read more
Depends: That's really the million dollar question. Honestly, some women have sex once and are pregnant, some it takes several months, some several years, and other women have a lot of difficulty becoming pregnant. If you try for 6-12 months and are not successful it is generally recommended that you see a specialist to try to help you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: You have to study very hard, go to college, then medical school 4 years then internship and residency which can be anywhere from 3-7 years more. You have to take lots and lots of tests and always study very hard.If you specialize it can be even longer than that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately...: It is not hard to damage the kidneys. High blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, infections, medications & stones are a few of the many potential threats. The kidney has a great deal of reserve function, which is protective to us, but allows kidney damage to occur silently without symptoms. Once they fail, dialysis can sustain us for awhile, but a kidney transplant becomes necessary. ...Read more
Many things: Is your baby a newborn? Or is he a 4 month old? In the former case there are several issues, breast anatomy, technique, infant temperament, potential infection (in a lethargic infant) can play a role. In an older baby, teething, colds, other illness can play a role. Try a lactation consultant to help you sort out these issues. Ideally you want the tip of the nipple in the back of baby's mouth. ...Read more
Help with latching: If it feels like a terrible nipple pinch, you need to try a new latching position. Your baby may not be getting enough breast/nipple into her mouth. Stop and try again. A certain soreness will occur in most cases but it should get easier and resolve within a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be healthy: The best way to conceive is to be healthy in the first place. Exercise 1 hour a day, if you can. Eat a high protein, high fiber, low processed food diet. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Take at least 400mcg of Folic Acid and have intercourse during your ovulatory period, typically 9-14 days after your period. Good luck! ...Read more
Pregnancy detection: A few days after conception, the fertilized egg attaches itself to wall of the uterus. This can cause one of the earliest signs of pregnancy spotting and, sometimes, cramping.That's called implantation bleeding. It occurs anywhere from six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized. If you miss your period, buy a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. Pregnancy should not be hard to diagnose. ...Read more
FDA?: We have had all manner of drug shortages of both name brand but particularly of generic medications in the last 2 years. The fda is at fault per the pharmacists I have talked to, it seems they have been inspecting manufacturing facilities and reviewing medications for "safety" issues and that has put some on the shortage list. I don't personally know that to be fact however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epididymitis: It typically doesn't in the majority of cases. If it were to effect fertility it would do so by scarring and blocking sperm transport through the epididymis, usually long after the inflammation began. Acute epididymitis, properly treated, is unlikely to cause this however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It is sometimes difficult to understand the difference between physical dependence and addiction. Physical dependence is expected to occur if you're exposed to certain chemicals on a regular basis for a long enough time. If you stop the medicine suddenly you will go through a period of with drawl. Like having bad stomach flu for a few days. Addiction is a psychiatric diagnosis based on behavior. ...Read more
Not clear : If you have been pregnant successfully before then it could just be your own body's normal pattern. If you have actively been trying to get pregnant for > 12 months and haven't ever been successful then you would need to be worked up for infertility along with your partner. Many factors can play into this including older age, partner's sperm count being low. But if more than 12 months get checked. ...Read more
Depends: What is affecting time? Cardio exercise can help with endurance. Lubricants can help with drying of vagina, irritation and tenderness. Kegel exercises can help with orgasm and sensation. Mental stimutation and fantasy can help with arousal. Masturbation or sex itself can help because practice makes perfect. ...Read more
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