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not pregnant after 11 months married, is lubrication issue?

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Hi me and my wife are married for 11 months now and have not used any precautions but are unable to get pregnant. she has bin to several doctors and through multiple medications. now i have bin asked to do some test which i m reluctant too.
we have one issue we use lubrication which we haven't disclosed to doctors. i believe my partner is to some bit not as one should be as we use quite large quantity of lubrication.
need advise

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replied September 27th, 2011
Pregnancy Answer A27165
Welcome to ehealthforum,
There are many factors (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress etc) affecting chances of successful pregnancy. Do not hide any facts from the treating doctor/gynecologist and consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, cervical or vaginal infections should be ruled out for your partner. For you, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. If she has problem of vaginal dryness and discomfort/pain during or after intercourse, these could suggest possibility of hormonal imbalances and vaginal infections. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help her get pregnant. If infective cause is detected, you should also get treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. She should monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict the ovulation and time the intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen.
Take care.

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