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Infertility

How Do I Become Pregnant?

10/14/2008

Question:

I am 27 years old and I got married 4 months back. My periods are regular but they come very early, in fact 7-8 days before. The blood flow was very low so i consulted a doctor in the first month and she checked for pregnancy but it was negitive then she asked me to do a Trans-vaginal scan. Afterwards she said that I had some infection and gave me some tablets. Then I got my period in the second month which was normal. During the third month, the same problem repeated, yet I got cramps and a terrible backache. I used a home pregnancy test after 5 days of missing my period, it was negative. I consulted another doctor, she gave me Norflox-TZ tablets and DOXT-100 to take for a week. My question is, will I become pregnant while using these tablets? When is the best time for me to try conceiving?

Answer:

It sounds like your doctor is treating you with antibiotics for a pelvic infection. It is important for your doctor to obtain cervical cultures, since some pelvic infections can be passed back and forth during sex. If you have one of these infections, your husband should be treated with antibiotics as well. Otherwise, you will keep getting re-infected.

The antibiotics you are taking are not meant to help you get pregnant. They are supposed to help you with your pain and help prevent a pelvic infection from causing scarring in your fallopian tubes. However, it would not be a problem if you got pregnant while taking them.

The best time to get pregnant is two weeks after the beginning of your menstrual period. This is the average time that you release an egg. There are ovulation predictor kits that you can buy at a pharmacy to determine exactly when you are releasing an egg. If you do not get pregnant after a year of trying, you should see your doctor for additional tests.

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Response by:

William W Hurd, MD William W Hurd, MD
Professor of Reproductive Biology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University