Fertility

Your irregular periods may indicate that you have infrequent ovulation. Common causes include:

  • Work stress, emotions, weight gain or lost, diet, travel and disruptions in the daily routine.
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine polyps or fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic infection.

You should go for a gynaecological check-up. You could go to the local hospital websites to check for more information. Alternatively, you may want to book an appointment at a fertility clinic in a private practice or government restructured hospital.  The specialist will conduct tests to find out the cause/s and the reason/s why you are not getting pregnant. Once results of tests are reviewed and discussed, the doctor will advise you on the best course of treatment. 

 

You can check whether you are ovulating through BBT(Basal body temperature), changes in the cervical mucus, ovulation prediction kits and vaginal ultrasound tracking of the follicle.

There is still no general consensus as to whether a previous abortion will affect the chances of future pregnancies. There are medical studies that say yes and vice versa. However, abortions can have complications such as Asherman’s syndrome where the uterine cavity gets scarred resulting in infertility. Another possible complication of repeated abortions is cervical incompetence where there are repeated mid-trimester miscarriages or premature births.

There should be some resemblance as the child inherits 50% of the father’s genes.

It depends on whether one or both tubes are blocked and the degree of blockage (partial or total). If both tubes are blocked completely, then IVF is an alternative.  

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