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Had sex on the 4th and my fertile days start till 6-11 acording to the fertility calculator. A condom was used is there any risk of pregnancy?

Had sex on the 4th and my fertile days start till 6-11 acording to the fertility calculator. A condom was used is there any risk of pregnancy?

Very unlikely: While it is technically possible to get pregnant on any day of the menstrual cycle, this is true because a person doesn't know when she ovulated. If your periods are regular, your fertility calculator should be quite accurate. Since you had sex, with contraception, outside of this time window your risk of pregnancy is very low, probably not more than 1%. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Based on my fertility calculator, last week was my fertile week and I had sex twice. 3 days after sex, I'm feeling cramps in my lower abdomen. Why?

Based on my fertility calculator,  last week was my fertile week and I had sex twice. 3 days after sex, I'm feeling cramps in my lower abdomen. Why?

Implantation: Sex in and of itself can cause some cramping, but hopefully in this case you are experiencing implantation. Implantation of a new pregnancy can cause cramping and/or spotting. Might be a good idea to start checking a pregnancy test around the time of your expected period. ...Read more

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Which foods boost fertility?

Which foods boost fertility?

Low Glycemic Index: Great question! while there are no magic foods, normal weight and a healthy, low glycemic index diet are associated with higher fertility, while excess weight and an unhealthy high glycemic index diet are associated with higher rates of infertility. For a helpful reference check out the fertility diet, an easy to read book by harvard researchers dr chavarro and dr willett. ...Read more

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Which foods may decrease fertility?

Which foods may decrease fertility?

Anti fertility foods: These foods may decrease fertility in sensitive individuals: soy, aloe juice, pomegranate, st john's wart, melatonin, and echinacea. ...Read more

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Are height calculators really "accurate"?

Are height calculators really "accurate"?

Scales and: rulers are really accurate. Direct measurement with visual confirmation is really accurate. ...Read more

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How should I naturally maximize fertility?

How should I naturally maximize fertility?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success.Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Increase male fertility?

Increase male fertility?

See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more

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When to take fertility test?

When to take fertility test?

Infertile after 12 m: You are not considered infertile until you have tried conceiving for 12 consecutive months. Using an ovulation app should help you pinpoint your most fertile days. ...Read more

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How is male fertility tested?

How is male fertility tested?

Semen Analysis: Best test is a semen analysis. Avoid ejaculation for a few days before the test so it is an accurate reflection of the sperm count. ...Read more

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Can Anise increase fertility?

Can Anise increase fertility?

No: It has no proven treatment affect on fertility whatsoever, I recommend avoiding it. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Does stress affect fertility?

Does stress affect fertility?

Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt stress. The procedures that work best include meditating, diaphragmatic breathing, and certain self-talking. Also, when they do difficult or challenging daily activities they don't try or push themselves, but instead become mentally calm. ...Read more

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Does anaemia affect fertility?

Does anaemia affect fertility?

Maybe: Stands to reason that if a person were to be anemic, they would not be as healthy as if they were not anemic. The anemia should be diagnosed and treated to maximize normalcy and opportunities for pregnancy to be successful. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to test eggs for fertility?

FSH and E2: Follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) and Estradiol (e2) are the 2 hormones to test 'ovarian reserve' or how much fertility is left in your ovaries. ...Read more

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How is male fertility measured?

How is male fertility measured?

Semen analysis: Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed. These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male. Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more

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Does the HSG improve fertility?

Does the HSG improve fertility?

Possible: There are reports that after the hsg there may be improved fertility for two months. It is not known exactly why that is, but may be related to "flushing of the tubes". I have personally run across this improved fertility with my patients. ...Read more

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Does acupunture help fertility?

Does acupunture help fertility?

Maybe: Not an easy question to answer. I tell my patients that if doing acupuncture gives them an improved sense of control and well being then go for it. However, if acupuncture becomes yet one more commitment that is difficult to keep then maybe the stress is not worth it.... ...Read more

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Is ovulex a good fertility pill?

Is ovulex a good fertility pill?

Probably not: Dietary or herbal supplements such as ovulex are not regulated by the fda. It's doubtful that it would help you with fertility while it might be safe enough for you to take it. I don't think it's a good idea to rely on this type of profit-driven products. If you have been struggling with infertility, consider consulting your physician for evaluation of any underlying health problems. ...Read more

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