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two and a half years, and I haven't gotten pregnant.

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Hello, my boyfriend and I have been together for two and a half years, and I haven't gotten pregnant. His speem count was extremely high, and till could be but he's on prednisone, and is having severe medical problems. I have been pregnant before, but had a miscarriage about a year before I met my current boyfriend. I have a cyst on my left ovary. But mabey the miscarriage did something to my body, or my cyst has something to do with not conceiving ??? We have been trying for a long time, and have gotten no where. Is there any tips, or can someone point me in the right direction to get help? It really worried me that I haven't gotten pregnant with him yet.

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replied June 24th, 2012
Getting Pregnant Answer A36379
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If you have been trying for pregnancy for more than a year and have not been successful in your pregnancy plans, you should 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, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially acrosomal protein defect). Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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