Why am I not conceiving?
Q: I am 23 years old. I was suffering from UTI and after a few days I came to know that I am pregnant. However, I was suggested to take a course of 5 injections of Netmicin. The doctors told me that I have to abort the child otherwise this injection could harm the baby. After that I took Femilon for 3 months to control hormonal disturbances (as suggested by the doctor). Now when every thing seems to be good, we are trying for a baby since 3 months and getting no results. Why is this so?
A:Netmicin contains netilmicin, which must not be used by women either pregnant or suspected to be pregnant or who are not using effective contraception. Doctors prescribing this medicine must inform female patients of reproductive age of the dangers of this medicine and ensure that effective contraception is used. When a contraceptive agent like Femilon is used, it may take a little while for hormones to come to normal level. Even otherwise in most cases it may take up to 6 months for conception to take place. In rest of the cases, even it may take one year. Hence 3 months is too small a period to get concerned. Your age (23 years) is in your favour. No need to worry.