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Should I proceed IVF when on gastroenterology medication?
Last month went for endoscope and detected with H.pylori and gastric. As at now I still on medication meanwhile I had been started my follow up with government ...
To treat H. pylori, your doctor probably will prescribe antibiotics for 2 to 3 weeks. There is no evidence showing that taking antibiotics will be affecting one's fertility. Usually, our fertility doctors will advise the patients to rest for 1 month upon the c...
03 Aug 2022
Will hyperthyroidiam medication mess with my pregnancy plan?
I am diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and on medicine for the past year. This year, I switched to PTU and it lapsed recently. I am not on medicine for three weeks...
No, it will not affect your pregnancy plan. In fact, that is a good way to do it. Control it with medication. You should have no problems with the pregnancy. Even after you have got pregnant, you have to continue with your medication. Go and see your thyroid d...
24 Jul 2022
I have a blocked fallopian tube
I am pregnant with my second child. I am 6 weeks into my pregnancy. Last week, my doctor found out that one of my fallopian tubes is blocked and there is hydros...
The risk of miscarriage is very low. You just have to do routine care for a normal pregnancy.
21 Jul 2022
Should I do PGT? I'm considering.
Hello, doctor. I am 18-week pregnant now. Both my husband and I are the carriers of thalassemia. We did a PGT before transferring the embryo into my uterus. The...
During the PGT process, the embryo's DNA has been checked before transferring to the mother's womb. It is very accurate. If the PGT result for thalassemia carrier is normal, I do not think you have to do another genetic test. If a genetic test is required, per...
20 Jul 2022
Covid , egg and sperm
If a couple was infected by covid recently, does it affect sperm and egg quality? Intend to start IVF plan soon. Should they wait before starting the plan or i...
Yes. Getting infected by COVID does affect your sperm quality. However, the damage done to a woman's eggs is minimal. I would suggest you to wait minimum for another two months before going on a new IVF cycle.
18 Jul 2022
Will COVID affect sperm and egg quality?
If a person gets infected with covid. Does it affect sperm and egg quality?
Yes. There are certain studies and publications which mention that if you are infected by COVID, and have a very high fever and are feeling well, it does affect the sperm count. Generally, after 2 to 3 months, everything will go back to normal.
15 Jul 2022
Diagnosis of Uterus Prolapse
How do we diagnose an uterus prolapse?
Uterine prolapse can be diagnosed by physical examination of the pelvis. There are 3 stages of uterine prolapses depending on the severity of the prolapse. If the womb is outside the body, then it is a stage 3 uterine prolapse. If the womb is halfway inside th...
14 Jun 2022
Diet to help conceive naturally
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 6 months now. We both hope that we can conceive naturally. What vitamins should I take to increase the rate of...
Dr Dr Lam Wei Kian (Alpha IVF & Women’s Specialists) You may discuss with your husband to see if he would like to do a fertility assessment with you to check if there are any underlying problems. Recommended supplement: - Folic Acid
04 Apr 2022
About menstrual disorders
Menstrual disorders, What should I do?
Menstrual disorders is such a general term. from irregular cycles to having too much bleeding or too little all come under the umbrella of menstrual irregularities. Get yourself checked and a good diagnosis will make way for effective management.
29 Mar 2022
about abnormal pregnancies.
I heard that the rate of abnormal pregnancies increases as women grow older. I don't want to have a genetically abnormal child. Is there anything I can do to av...
Yes, you have heard it correctly. As we age, the chance of genetic error or abnormality increases when we pass our genetics made up to next-generation offspring. Not only the egg's quantity reduces, but the quality is affected as well. You can have a Pre...
21 Mar 2022
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