Question: My wife has undergone partial hysterectomy (removal of uterus only, has ovaries and fallopian tubes). I want to know is there any treatment or procedure by using which she can become a mother? F. (Pakistan)
Answer: Following that procedure, the correct name of which is a ‘subtotal hysterectomy; your wife cannot carry a pregnancy herself. The one way she can become a mother of a child that is genetically her own is through IVF and surrogacy. This will involve having eggs collected from her ovaries, fertilised outside using your sperm to produce embryos. The embryos can then be implanted in a womb of a surrogate mother. The subject of surrogacy is discussed in fuller details here:
Question: hi,I am 25 years old and married for one year. I had regular cycles before marriage but since i took modus tablet to postpone my periods for my marriage i started having irregular cycles. 6 months later i had cycles once in 32 days. In November i started having dark brown discharge on 34th day ,urine pregnancy test was mild positive but became negative again.Next cycle was on 32nd day.this month again its minimal dark brown discharge again . 2 months back my reports were normal usg,normal thyroid,no prolactinoma, LH:FSH is 1.3:1. What should i do? Help me . I am trying for a year to conceive. G. (India)
Answer: It does appear that your doctors have already done fairy extensive investigations which appear to have been normal. I am not sure what ‘usg’ is; could it be HSG, an x ray test to check that your tubes are not blocked. If this has not been done, then you need to have this as part of essential fertility tests. You have also not said whether you have had a blood test to see whether you are ovulating regularly. That too needs to be done. Also crucial is a semen analysis on the part of your partner to make sure there is no problem on his part. It is also important to be aware that a year is, in fact, not overly long and there may be no problem at all. I hope it all works out well and you succeed in the near future.
Question: I am 45 days since I delivered my daughter. My delivery was very normal delivery but bleeding has not stopped. Bleeding means a very light, not needing to use pads .What is the problem? Also I want to know how to restrict another pregnancy??? I am malayalee so you please answer me in malayalam? P. (India)
Answer: I am sorry the answer will be in English. We do not have anybody who speaks Malayalam. That you are still getting light vaginal bleeding a month and a half after delivery may not necessarily be a sign of any specific problem. Some women do experience this kind of light vaginal spotting for a few weeks after delivery. On the other hand, if there is continuing vaginal bleeding it may well mean you have small pieces of the afterbirth (placenta) retained in the womb.
If you are having lower abdominal pain and or an abnormal vaginal discharge, you need to see a doctor for an examination and tests. Regarding the subject of how to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, you need to get a long acting contraceptive. There are several options. We have discussed this in a dedicated section which you can reach by clicking here:
Question: I’m 14 weeks pregnant and haven’t been sexually intercourse until last week but two days later i spotted very light not enough to get on the panty liner. I went back to the rest room and wipe myself and it was gone. What caused that? J.H. (USA)