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Could being overweight be causing multiple miscarriages?

Could being overweight be causing multiple miscarriages?

Yes: Obesity is asssociated with spontaneous abortion. However multiple miscarriages may have other more important causes that need to be checked and investigated. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more


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Can being underweight be the cause of my irregular periods?

Can being underweight be the cause of my irregular periods?

Absolutely: Once one reaches a certain percentage below your ideal body weight, all sorts of bodily functions begin to shut down for self-preservation. Even atheletes without an eating disorder may find this to be the case, and it nearly universal with anoerxia as well as starvation from other causes. ...Read more

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Can irregular periods be caused by stressing about the thought of being pregnant?

Can irregular periods be caused by stressing about the thought of being pregnant?

Yes: Stress is a well known cause for irregular and/or missed periods, whether it is physical stress or emotional stress. ...Read more

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Fatigue, absence of period, could being underweight be the reason?

Fatigue, absence of period, could being underweight be the reason?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy is alway a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had two miscarriages, can being underweight be the cause of them?

I have had two miscarriages, can being underweight be the cause of them?

Yes: Up to 70% increase in a study in 2006. But if you pay attention no nutrition, it will improve. ...Read more

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Can being raped or having a miscarriage because of stress effect fertility?

Can being raped or having a miscarriage because of stress effect fertility?

Stress & fertility: Let me start by saying sorry for the pain you have endured. And yes, stress does create an environment for infertility. Here is how: after prolonged stress the adrenal glands begin to weaken, and their ability to make life saving hormones such as cortisol steadily diminish. In an effort to save your life, the adrenal will. ...Read more

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Could being obese cause shortness of breath?

Could being obese cause shortness of breath?

Yes: Simply put, if you are obese, you can be short of breath for many reasons. You could be cardiovascularly out of shape, causing shortness of breath (sob). Or, you could have something called "pickwickian syndrome" where the abdominal obesity affects your breathing simply by too much abdominal mass not allowing the lungs to expand. There are other reasons too, but these are the main ones... ...Read more

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Is it very common 4 overweight women 2 have periods lasting 9-14 days? Is bein overweight 1 of the top causes of imbalance of hormones?

Is it very common 4 overweight women 2 have periods lasting 9-14 days? Is bein overweight 1 of the top causes of imbalance of hormones?

Very common: Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is a very common cause for weight gain, missed periods, infertility, hair growth, etc. It is best treated w/diet, exercise and weight loss. Metformin therapy can help restore normal menses and often fertility. Elevated prolactin can also cause the same problems. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout  adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?

Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?

Risk of stroke: Sometimes it is hard to know what the cause of a stroke was. But a day long arrhythmmia, at least if it was atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, could be a cause of stroke. High cholesterol could increase the risk of stroke. Being overweight may affect the risk of stroke, at least indirectly. For people with elevated cholesterol, there may be atherosclerosis, this is a common cause of stroke ...Read more

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Is it possible that being underweight, but having a high amount of body fat, could be a cause for high blood pressure?

Is it possible that being underweight, but having a high amount of body fat, could be a cause for high blood pressure?

Sometimes: There are many problems associated with elevation in body fat, including the risk for metabolic syndrome for which hypertension is part of the picture. This story is evolving, but the inflammation, especially in visceral fat may be associated with all elements of that syndrome. There are other reasons for hypertension not related to visceral or body fat, so discuss with a doctor your risks. ...Read more

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Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage

Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage

You should be ok: Preterm Labor and/or weak cervix are very complex conditions. You already do have the best evidence based preventative tool in use: a cerclage. PERSISTENT high emotional stress is not good for your overall health, but a one time high stress event should not adversely affect your pregnancy. If you have leakage of fluid or persistant vaginal bloody discharge, seek MD eval. Otherwise you should be ok ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause infertility?

Can being overweight cause infertility?

Absolutely, PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is strongly associated with infertility.The ovary is a cystic organ: the cysts are called follicles supporting each forming egg, prior to release of the egg into the fallopian tubes. In PCOS the cysts grow very large without releasing, thus infertile. PCOS is strongly associated with obesity & Low-Fat Diet, thus avoid. Go HFLC, weight daily after up & toilet, & track. ...Read more

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What is the chance of women becoming infertile because of chlamydia that is undiagnosed?

What is the chance of women becoming infertile because of chlamydia that is undiagnosed?

High.: Tubal damage can be severe the longer a woman has smoldering chlamydial infection in her genital tract and lead to infertility due to tubal occlusion/malfunction. This used to be a cause for permanent sterility, but not anymore; art (assisted reproduction technology) advances now pretty much guarantee that women with these problems can get pregnant and have healthy babies with ivf tubal bypass. ...Read more

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Cannot conceive. My lining is 3mm and periods are short,irregular and light. Lot of pain and cramps. Have a history of 2 induced miscarriages by D&C m?

Cannot conceive. My lining is 3mm and periods are short,irregular and light. Lot of pain and cramps. Have a history of 2 induced miscarriages by D&C m?

Fertility testing: Considering undergoing fertility testing if you have been trying for more than 12 moths without success. Ovulation testing, a semen analysis and an X ray to see if the tubes are open are the usual starting points for testing. Endometrial thickness varies throughout the cycle so may or may not be applicable to your current issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Overweight (Definition)

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