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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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14 Sep I am married for 2 years, trying actively to conceive for the past 6 months without success. I went for a check-up recently and was told that I had uterine polyps. What are they and what are the causes? Must I have them removed?

Uterine polyps also known as endometrial polyps are overgrowth of the cells in the inner lining of the womb (endometrium). They are attached to the wall of the womb by a stalk, the base of which can be thin or broad. They can be single...

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