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All Medications Affect Womens Fertility
No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in all cycles: Hcg, the pregnancy hormone, can be used as a trigger to ovulation. Structurally similar to luteinizing hormone, but longer lasting, HCG helps the follicle release the egg and switch from making estrogen to making progesterone, called luteinization. Hcg is also occasionally used to help the follicles mature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many types: Some medicines can make your menstrual periods irregular. Sometimes too much of a medicine (for instance too much thyroid medicine) can affect your cycles. Sometimes taking too much Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) around the time of ovulation can decrease fertility. But the vast majority of medicine do not affect fertility at all. ...Read more
Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss: The 1st treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in overweight/obese women is weight loss, which must be a total lifestyle change in eating&exercise habits. In some cases, appetite suppressants (eg phentermine) can be helpful as a short-term aid; as weight comes off & appetite signals start working properly, it is no longer needed. Without permanent lifestyle change, phentermine = failure. ...Read more
no: No clear mechanism or link exist to mantain that this should happen in the vast majority of cases. Some conditions, or agents might be the common cause of both problems but no, they they should not cause each other in general. Maybe more specific data on a case would help answer more accurately. Ask your dr for a more focused analysis in this case. Good luck. ...Read more
Diet pills: They can, but it is impossible to know what pill will hurt you. Diet pills and herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda and therefore basically anything can be sold as a diet/weight loss supplement. Given this, i would never recommend a diet pill or herbal supplement. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol use in men may have negative effects on sperm (decreased semen volume, movement, shape, and count), with inflammation and increased white blood cells in the semen. Alcohol intake is associated with lower levels of fuel (gonadotropins) from the brain and direct effects on the testes leading to lower testosterone. Interestingly, a specific component of red wine, myricetin may affect sperm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiphysicotics raise prolactin & alter
dopamine in women, how else do they
affect a womans body negatively that
dr.'s don't tell?
Not good: Limited data last i checked, but consensus is that it is likely harmful. How harmful is variable and obviously depends on usage. Studies on tobacco and male fertility are sketchy but suggest around 15% reduction per conception cycle. It's not a good idea (for alot of reasons) for men when trying to conceive. ...Read more
Does injectable hcg, taken for weight loss, negatively affect contraceptive affect of birth control pills?
No: It will have no effect on oral contraceptives effectiveness. The weight loss however may make her ocp ineffective as the natural hormonal balance will change from the weight loss. ...Read more
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