Calculation of the fertile period

Calculation of the fertile period


- For 3 months I am trying to get pregnant. Before that, I did my tests, especially since my urinary tract infection is very common. I did treatment, everything was fine and since then I have been trying to get pregnant. I still haven't succeeded, but the problem is that again I have symptoms of urinary tract infection (frequent urination, urination during urination and permanent discomfort). I would like to know if external washing with yellow tea and the consumption of 2 liters of water a day are useful for eliminating the infection, especially as I wait to see if I have been pregnant this month (and I would not want to take medicines yet). Also, I would like to know what the fertile period is for a 24-day cycle. Thank you!


The fertile period in the case of a regular cycle is calculated as follows: subtract 18 from the number of days of the cycle (in this case 24) and find out the first fertile day (24-18 = 6); then subtract 11 from the number of days of the cycle (in this case 24) and find the last fertile day (24 - 11 = 13).

The fertile period in your case is therefore between days 6 and 13 of the cycle (day 1 being the first day when menstrual bleeding occurs). If the cycle is irregular, follow the duration of the menstrual cycle for a minimum period of 6 months and the minimum number and maximum number of days of the menstrual cycle are retained; from the maximum value it decreases 11, and the last fertile day is obtained, and from the minimum value it decreases 18, obtaining the first fertile day.

Infertility and other conditions

A 3-month period of trying to get a pregnancy is not a cause for concern, especially if there are no known conditions that could cause infertility, because infertility is defined as the absence of conception after one year (after some authors - even after 2 years) of unprotected sex during the fertile period.

In general, the maximum probability of getting a pregnancy is achieved by having daily sexual intercourse, during ovulation, but it is considered sufficient to have sexual intercourse once every two days. Also, in some cases, abstinence may be helpful outside the fertile period, which after some studies would increase the chances of fertilization.

Recurrent urinary tract infections, however, can be a problem, especially since pregnancy itself is a factor that favors the occurrence of urinary tract infections and at the same time is more difficult to treat because some medications cannot be given during pregnancy.

Urinary tract infections, common in women with active sexual life, are most commonly caused by contamination of the urinary tract during intercourse, with germs coming from the vagina. To prevent them, it is advisable to empty the bladder shortly after intercourse and increased fluid intake, to remove the urinary stasis that favors germination.

Recommendations and treatment

Even if a pregnancy is expected to be confirmed, it is recommended to repeat the uroculture with the antibiogram and a gynecological consultation, with the examination of the vaginal secretion, to detect a possible genital infection, which can maintain the urinary infections. Communicate to the doctor the possibility of being pregnant and depending on the result of the analyzes, decide with him the necessity and the moment of starting a possible treatment, choosing from the preparations indicated by the antibiogram, those that do not present risks for the fetus.

Until then, water treatment (consumption of at least 2 liters of liquid per day) is beneficial and even indicated; As for the external washes with yellow tea, I do not think they have any effect in the treatment or prevention of urinary infections (the yellow extract is considered to have a healing effect, so it is sometimes recommended by the gynecologist, as an adjunctive treatment, after the completion of the medication , in chronic genital infections, in the form of intravaginal washes; during pregnancy, however, intravaginal washes are not recommended regardless of what, unless absolutely necessary and prescribed by the gynecologist).

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