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12 Dec My husband was diagnosed as having diabetes 1 years ago. He is 35 and is on diet control with oral medications. Will diabetes affect his fertility?

Diabetes can affect male fertility in various ways. They include: Reduced sperm quality: Studies have shown that diabetes can cause damage to the genetic materials of the sperm. This will reduce the chances of fertilisation and increase the risks of miscarriage and foetal abnormalities even...

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07 Nov I am 34 years old and trying to conceive. I am diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. My doctor has been monitoring my blood levels of HbA1c which is 9.6 % at present. He told me I should wait a while till the levels drop to 6.5% or lower before I try to get pregnant. Why should it be so? What is HbA1c? What does the percentage represent?

Keeping the blood sugar levels under control is very important for diabetic patients who are trying to conceive. This is because uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy may have serious consequences affecting the baby such as miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth and having a big baby requiring Caesarean...

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31 Oct My previous boyfriend infected me with gonorrhoea for which I have been treated. I am now married and have been trying to have a baby without success. Could the cause of infertility be due to gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect both men and women. In many women, the infection can occur without much symptoms. The symptoms, if present, may include Painful or burning sensation while passing urine Increased vaginal discharge Painful sex Irregular periods Abdominal...

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20 Sep I am trying to conceive for about 6 months I have been taking soya bean milk every morning and bean curd and tofu frequently, thinking that soy products are good for health. Recently, friends have been advising me to avoid soy products. How does soy affect fertility?

Soy contains plant-derived female hormones called isoflavones. They have a very weak effect on human body and have been used in relieving  people with menopausal symptoms. Experimental animal studies have suggested that eating large amounts of soy might reduce fertility. But these results may not be...

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07 Apr Preconception Examination

Preconception examination or pre-pregnancy care is important in helping couples to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It involves assessments of a woman's overall health and identifications of risks factors that may complicate pregnancy.During the visit to the gynaecologist, a detailed medical history...

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