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I am 36 yr old and planning for kids. Last month ovulation study showed that the follicle ruptured after gaining 21.2x19mm size on 15th day and my endometrium was 8.7 mm thick. My Dr. carried D&C on the first ay of cycle and said that the endometrium is thin and scaly. I have vaginal dryness that i observed right from my marriage 4 yrs ago and observed excessive sweating these days. Also my mood swings just before the start of menstrual cycle. Does this indicate harmonal imbalance. What are my chances of getting pregnant.

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replied June 8th, 2013
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Vaginal dryness or lack of lubrication that you describe could be due to infection, estrogen insufficiency, vaginal irritation/inflammation etc, but the mood changes and other symptoms before starting with periods could be due to the hormonal changes that occur around period time. Endometrial thickness of 6mm or above around ovulation time is considered to be good for implantation. Egg follicle size of 20mm or more is considered good for ovulation/egg release. If the egg follicle has not ruptured after growing more than 20mm, HCG trigger injections should be considered to help with egg release and endometrial preparation. If you have been trying for pregnancy, consider monitoring cervical mucus changes, cervix position, and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study if required) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Do not change positions immediately after ejaculation, put pillows under buttocks to minimize semen spill, and avoid getting up within 30 minutes of ejaculation. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
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