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What Should My Husband Do If We Are Ttc
Semen Analysis test: A semen analysis through a fertility clinic is a good place to start for him. In couples who aren't getting pregnant after trying for a year or longer, almost half the time there is a sperm issue (40-50%). It could be the only problem or occur along with problems on your side. He should also quit tobacco use, cut down alcohol if moderate to heavy drinking, avoid drugs and aim for a normal weight. ...Read more
Probably not: Your husband would like to cut back, like all smokers. Don't nag or criticize. Consider joining a fitness program or exercising together. Most important right now is maintaining a loving marriage, emphasizing what's good and what you love about each other. This will help more than any magic. Your family physicain can help with smoking cessation; some of the new meds are helpful. Love each other. ...Read more
My husband and i are ttc and after 6 months of no succes, should we worry or should try other methods what can help us?
Don't worry too much: If you're 27 with regular cycles and a clean health history for both of you, it's not very worrying. At this point you could use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) to time intercourse. If you're irregular, have a history of endometriosis, stds such as chlamydia, or surgery such as a burst appendix, see a fertility specialist (rei) for help now, otherwise you can try for 12 months before seeing a rei. ...Read more
Folate, regular sex.: Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, have regular (at least 2-3 times/week) unprotected vaginal intercourse with increasing frequency around the middle of your cycle (ovulation kits help tell when the egg is released), avoid smoking, drugs/alcohol, eat healthy/balanced diet, maintain a positive attitude - and the stork will come. He must avoid saunas, overexertion, stress. Best of luck! ...Read more
Me and my husband have been ttc for almost a year with no luck he is 23 and I am 26 what could be wrong with us?
See a Fertility MD: Most young couples get pregnant in the 1st year of trying, but it could still happen naturally. If not prego, see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md to get checked out: we test your ovarian reserve (egg supply), look for hormonal problems, blocked fallopian tubes, fibroids or polyps inside your uterus. Your partner needs a semen analysis as there's a sperm problem almost half the time. ...Read more
Trying to conceive?: He should limit the amount of alcohol he drinks. Heavy drinking can reduce the quality and quantity of sperm. He should avoid illegal drugs. Like cigarettes, marijuana can decrease sperm movement and cause sperm to be misshapen. Cocaine and heroin also interfere with healthy sperm. Also avoid these meds: calcium channel blocker (for hi bp), tricyclics (depression), anti-androgens and testosterone. ...Read more
Generally when my husband ejaculates it is clumpy, but the last 2 or 3 times it has had no clumps. Is this a cause for concern? Ttc cycle 10.
Not clumpy sounds ok: Semen is a smooth, sticky liquid that's not described as clumpy. Having "not clumpy" semen sounds normal. If a couple is trying to conceive, how would the woman know the semen ejaculated with a clumpy / non-clumpy appearance? The semen would have been ejaculated directly, deep into her vagina. If such a couple had sex twice a day on her fertile days for almost a year, a fertility dr. Can evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband & i are ttc, I have taken 3 diff brand hpts & the first 2 were faintly (+) 4 days ago, but the one i took today is (-). What should I do?
Check pregnancy test: Although home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate there can be both false positives and false negatives. Some pregnancies are lost at such an early stage that the patients never make it to the point where we can see the pregnancy sac on sonogram. We call these biochemical pregnancies. You may have had a biochemical pregnancy...Faint positive then negative. Blood pregnancy test is more definitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ttc since 2years . Mine n my husband'a tests are normal. I have two kids and am 30 now. I still have chance ?
More details: Can you explain in more details about the medical problem without using abbreviations for me to be able to help you ...Read more
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