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Infertility

I want pregnancy

05/28/2008

Question:

I have irregular periods vary from 45 days to even 65 days.

Now that I wanted to be pregnant. How could I come to know the best days to have sex for getting pregnant.

Are the ovulations period same for regular as well as irregular period womens.

Answer:

If you have irregular periods, it is likely that you are not regularly ovulating (making an egg).  You should be evaluated for hormonal causes such as thyroid disease or increased prolactin (these are simple blood tests).   If you have hair growth on your face, chest, back, or abdomen, you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). 

Usually, treatment is simple and consists of taking a fertility pill to get you to ovulate.  Prior to treatment, your husband should have a semen analysis, and you should consider having a dye test to see if your tubes are open. 

Please see your doctor to discuss.

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati