Ask a Fertility Specialist: Dr Salleha Khalid from Sophea Fertility Malaysia

Ask a Doctor ForumCategory: Obstetrics & GynaecologyAsk a Fertility Specialist: Dr Salleha Khalid from Sophea Fertility Malaysia
Salleha Khalid asked 2 years ago
I am Dr. Salleha Khalid, Fertility Specialist at Sophea Fertility, a one-stop patient-centred fertility centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I received my Medical Doctor Diploma from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2004. After completing my training as a doctoral student at Kuala Lumpur Large Hospital, I emigrated to the United Kingdom in 2005 to continue my training in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Upon returning from the UK in 2010, I was accepted as a medical lecturer at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia and continue clinical services at the Office of Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital Ampang. In 2014, I obtained an expert eligibility (MRCOG) from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG). In 2016 I underwent Minimally Invasive Surgery training at Putrajaya Hospital and then continued sub-expertise training at HUKM in the field of fertilization the following year. I received the Young Gynecologist Award from the Asia Oceana Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2017 and was appointed Associate Professor by the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia in the same year. In 2018, I continued my fertility training at Newcastle Fertility Center, UK as a Clinical Fellow. Learn more about Sophea Fertility here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/sophea-fertility-centre/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/salleha-khalid/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss Fertility with everyone. Whether you've got questions about what the IVF process is like, how you can find out how fertile you are and plan ahead for pregnancy, or you want advice, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
14 Answers
Erika Suseno answered 2 years ago
My period has been late for 3 weeks. I did a pregnancy test with a test pack but the result is negative. However, I feel my stomach is getting bigger and my body is as stiff as a pregnant woman. Why is that so, Doc?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there,
The best is for you see a doctor and seek a doctor's opinion. The doctor will check on you including having ultrasound scanning to ensure everything is ok.

Septi answered 2 years ago
It has been a week since I delivered, but the milk has not flowed from my breast. What is the solution for this? Because the suggestions I hear so far are only about eating this and that, and usually come from the elders, and they don’t work and are not clear to be held as truth.
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there,
Congratulations on your new born. Breastfeeding can be tricky at times. The best is to keep on trying and encourage your baby to continue sucking. You may want to have a check with the doctor or midwife nearby ensure everything is okay.

Marlinda Pritadani answered 2 years ago
 I use injected pregnancy planning for 2 months. My regular period is on the 16th of the month. But I had sex 5 days before the pregnancy planning ended. Is it possible to get pregnant due to this?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, I presume KB injection is a type of family planning. Depending on the type of injections, it can last for 8 weeks or some up to 12 weeks. If your injection is meant for 8 weeks it will prevent pregnancy up to 8 weeks. Having intercourse 5 days before your next due injection is unlikely to result in pregnancy. However should your menses be delayed, do check your urine pregnancy test for confirmation.

TY answered 2 years ago
Dear respected doctor, after delivering my first born, I miscarried twice. Now I have trauma, even though deep in my heart I want to have another child. What should I do, Doc? What makes me miscarry twice? If I get pregnant again, how do I avoid another miscarriage? Is there anything wrong with my health, Doc?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, unfortunately miscarriage is common. 1 in 4 women who are pregnant can end up with a miscarriage. Majority of the time, women are able to get pregnant and delivered a healthy baby. Nevertheless if a miscarriage happens again (in subsequent 3 miscarriages in a row) further investigations are needed to ensure everything is normal.

Rani answered 2 years ago
I am a 24 year old female who was diagnosed with endometriosis. My stomach hurts frequently, especially during my period. Is it still possible for me to get pregnant? I am worried. If I have a pregnancy problem, will IVF work for me despite this endometriosis condition?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, thank you for your question. There are many women with endometriosis able to get pregnant on their own without any medications. We encourage women with endometriosis to not delay their pregnancy. Should you have difficulty in getting pregnant after 6 to 12 months of trying, you are advise to see your doctor. IVF is one of the treatments we offer for women who have endometriosis and having difficulty in getting pregnant.

Omp Enjelica Butarbutar answered 2 years ago
Doctor, my daughter has been married for 3 years but has not conceived. Where should we get treatment?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, thank you for your message. We encourage you to see a fertility doctor in order to do fertility screening. Both husband and wife need to attend for the investigation to be complete. Once we know the possible cause of difficulty in getting pregnant, appropriate treatment will be given. Wishing you the very best.

Md Dirgayusa answered 2 years ago
Hello, Doctor. I have a daughter who has been married for a long time but she still has not conceived. Where should we get treatment?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, thank you for your message. We encourage you to see a fertility doctor in order to do fertility screening. Both husband and wife need to attend for the investigation to be complete. Once we know the possible cause of difficulty in getting pregnant, appropriate treatment will be given. Wishing you the very best.

Sari answered 2 years ago
Why was there a blood clot coming out of me after having sex? I am 7 weeks pregnant. Is it a miscarriage?
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, thank you for your msg. If you are pregnant and have bleeding it is best for you to check with your doctor. Bleeding in early pregnancy can create a lot of anxiety. However this does not necessarily mean a miscarriage.

Dena answered 2 years ago
Doctor, I am planning to do IVF. Last month, my husband and I did a fertility examination. It turns out I am fertile, but my husband was diagnosed with azoospermia. He was depressed hearing it, and refused to get treatment because he was afraid and disappointed. Is there any chance for us to have children with my husband’s condition? Thank you, Doc.
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there. Thank you for your message. Certainly it must be a very difficult to know regarding Azoospermia. It can affects ones feelings & self confidence. However to decide to stop from pursuing further fertility treatment is a bit too early/premature. There are further tests that can be done. Depending on the actual cause of Azoospermia, there are couple who successfully have children following fertility treatment. Do discuss this thoroughly with your doctor. Wishing you the very best.

Belinda Sukmawedari answered 2 years ago
Good afternoon, Doctor. I had IVF twice but failed. What is the cause of this failure, doctor? I am sad, as I really dream of having a child.
Salleha Khalid replied 2 years ago

Hi there, thank you very much for your message. It must be disheartening to undergo 2 IVF cycles and yet still awaiting for your little sunshine to come along. TTC journey can be long for some. My advce will be to learn from the previous cycles and see if there is anything that can be improve. Each cycle is not a waste. There will be always something that be learnt. If there is still some room for improvement, my advice will be to keep on trying. Wishing you the very best.

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