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Thin lining for ivf
Ash30sFemale
Hi. I will like to find out what is the possible method to salvage thin lining for ivf embryo transfer. I was told by my ivf doc tat my lining is not v defined...
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In terms of randomised controlled trials, PRP treatment might not be helpful because there is no adequate study to support it. However, if you have tried out all the approaches and your lining is still very thin, perhaps you can try out PRP treatment. If the t...

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16 Nov 2022
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How to avoid having a genetically abnormal child?
Madam Lee40sFemale
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 ...
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Well, yes. As you get older, the number of your healthy egg becomes lesser. That's the reason why as women gets older, the risk of miscarriages increases, and abnormal babies like down syndrome increases. So, my first advice is to try to get pregnant as soon a...

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07 Nov 2022
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Can acupuncture help to increase the success rates of embryo transfer?
Cheryl30sFemale
Does acupuncture really help with the success rate of embryo transfer?
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Many studies were done, especially in the Western countries, which they discuss about acupuncture and embryo transfer. Some studies show that acupuncture did help. Most likely acupuncture helps the patients to be calmer and more relax during the procedure. I s...

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19 Oct 2022
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Routine checks endometriosis
nida20sFemale
Routine checks include Pap smears and ultrasound. Does Pap smear still have to be done every year if in 3 consecutive years the results are good?
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Yes, a pap smear needs to be done every three years. In some countries is between 3 to 5 years. If everything is OK then you can do pap smear every 3 years until the age of 65. A Pap smear is conducted to look for precancerous lesions. By the time we find canc...

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17 Oct 2022
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Will COVID affect my menstrual periods?
Helen30sFemale
I have had COVID this year. After I recovered, my menstrual periods become irregular. Is this normal? What can I do to regulate my menstrual periods?
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Some women may experience irregular periods after COVID due to hormonal imbalance. You can try taking oral contraceptive pills for three months and your period should be back to normal.

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14 Oct 2022
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Getting pregnant after taking depo provera shot
Aina20sFemale
Hai, I’ve been taking depo shots almost 1 and half year, (I took depo after my last pregnancy) and my last shot was in July 2021. We trying to get pregnant...
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It depends on when your period comes back. Although Depo shot is supposed to last for 1 to 3 months, sometimes it can last much much longer. I do tell my patients who are on depo shot that there maybe a delay in return to fertility of up to 6 months to a year....

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23 Sep 2022
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Should I proceed IVF when on gastroenterology medication?
Sherry30sFemale
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 ...
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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...

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03 Aug 2022
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Will hyperthyroidiam medication mess with my pregnancy plan?
Nancy30sFemale
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...
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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...

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24 Jul 2022
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I have a blocked fallopian tube
Sharifah40sMale
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...
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The risk of miscarriage is very low. You just have to do routine care for a normal pregnancy.

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21 Jul 2022
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Should I do PGT? I'm considering.
Lily30sFemale
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...
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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...

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20 Jul 2022
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