I got married nine months ago, but have not conceived yet. I suffer from irregular periods and have consulted a gynecologist. I was suggested to undergo an ultrasound, but no problem was detected in my scan report. The gynecologist gave me Dupbhaston tablet, which I have been taking for a month. Can I get pregnant? I need your advice.


The first thing I would like to tell you is that you need not get anxious about conception because you have been married for just nine months. Sometimes it takes longer for conception to occur. I suggest you focus on enjoying your marital life right now. Remember that stress can also affect the chances of successful conception.

You also have to understand what a normal menstrual cycle constitutes. It could vary between 22 to 36 days, including the days when you have your period. On an average, the menstrual cycle lasts from one to seven days and most women ovulate between 12 and 14 days before their period.

Since you are trying to conceive, keep a record of your menstrual cycle, especially if you have irregular periods, and share these details with your doctor. It will give you a rough idea of the likely days when you are ovulating – information that is particularly useful for women with irregular periods.

Now coming to Dupbhaston; it is used to treat various progesterone-related condition including menstrual disorders like irregular periods as well as infertility. In your case, one would need to assess all the comprehensive medical and lab reports for yourself and your husband to see if either of you has problems that need medical intervention. This would also include understanding the reason behind your irregular periods and treating it accordingly.

Irrespective of your menstrual cycle, I would like to reiterate that you should stop fretting about getting pregnant and instead concentrate on enjoying the pleasures of your newly married life. Find a good healthcare institution and a doctor who will counsel and guide you with family planning so that it does not become a stressful activity unnecessarily, but a gratifying one, as it is meant to be.

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