- I am 31 year old married for 5 years and eager to conceive. My husband is 32 years old we live together and have no sexual problems but, I have never got pregnant we have been trying to conceive since the first month of our marriage, now there is a lot of family pressure on me to have a baby. My doctor says that my husband Is normal and his Semen Analysis is also normal but she says that my tubes are blocked. This was diagnosed on HSG done 2months back. She says that I have to go for IVF, but I cannot afford IVF is there any way out?
- Infertility is a very common problem now days, if the male partner is normal then 50% of your problem are overcome already. As far as you are concerned we have to check your entire genital system namely yours uterus, tubes and ovaries. Ovulation (egg release) has to be checked and this can easily be done by certain hormonal tests from your blood samples.
But to check your uterus and tubes a hysteroscopy (looking inside the uterus) and Laparoscopy have to be done. Any tubal block found at that time can be opened during the same surgery and any other problems found can also be tackled at the same time. This Surgery is very cost effective and done in Day Care and is minimally invasive.
URINARY IN CONTINENCE
- I am 48 years old and my problem is that I leak urine whenever I cough or laugh or do any exercise, so much that I have to wear pads. This is interfering with my sex life and causing a lot of problems between my husband and me. I have met the doctor and she says I have stress incontinence, will yoga or meditation help to calm and decrease my stress?
- Stress incontinence is not related to any mental stress, this incontinence results from weakening of the supports of the urethra (the tube connecting the urinary bladder to the outside) and the urine then leaks when the abdominal pressure rises like during coughing etc. Today we have several minimally invasive methods to handle this problem . like a TVT, or TOT tape these tapes support the urethra in its mid portion and thence prevent any leak. The tape insertion is usually done under short general anesthesia and the patient can go back home the same day. This procedure helps in improving the quality of life for the patient drastically , and since it is such a simple procedure we advise this procedure to save the patient from embarrassing moments.