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Doctor insights on: Can A Woman Become Pregnant Without A Male Sex Hormone

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What happens next after being told I have a hormone imbalance. Is it costly or hard to become balanced again. I want to become pregnant in the future?

What happens next after being told I have a hormone imbalance. Is it costly or hard to become balanced again. I want to become pregnant in the future?

Depends: It depends on what type of hormone imbalance. There are many hormones in the body. Best is to talk to the physician who told you you have a hormone imbalance in the first place. He or she should have a treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to become pregnant with a non hormone producing pituitary tumor? Could there be dangerous complications?

Is it ok to become pregnant with a non hormone producing pituitary tumor? Could there be dangerous complications?

Possible: Hemorrhage in the pituitary is a potential complication and you should be under the care of a doctor if you choose to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis. If thyroid hormone levels are normal, but antibodies are still high, is it safe to become pregnant?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis. If thyroid hormone levels are normal, but antibodies are still high, is it safe to become pregnant?

Okay: Hashimoto thyroiditis by itself is not a contraindication for pregnancy. However, please establish care with a doctor who can monitor your and your prospective baby's health. Some doctors may wish you to take thyroid medication even if the hormones are in the normal range. ...Read more

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If a women who is in her period nd has hormones have sex, is there chances of getting pregnant?

If a women who is in her period nd has hormones have sex, is there chances of getting pregnant?

Pregnancy: Although the chance is minimal to become pregnant during your period, it is prudent to use protection every time you have sex. ...Read more

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Can receeded hair line (due to increased male sex hormone) be treated by homeopathy? If yes, which medicines should I apply/ eat? I'm 20.

Can receeded hair line (due to increased male sex hormone) be treated by homeopathy? If yes, which medicines should I apply/ eat? I'm 20.

Could be: Many homeopathic remedies may, if given soon enough, help stop a hairline from receding before its time. Since this is a chronic, complex issue rather than an acute illness, you should not try to guess or treat yourself -- but should have your case taken by a well-trained homeopath & go from there. Your note says you're from india, which has many excellent homeopathic doctors to work with. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am a female, have normal estrogen, testosterone & TSH, but low sex hormone binding globulin?

What does it mean if I am a female, have normal estrogen, testosterone & TSH, but low sex hormone binding globulin?

Nothing - u r normal: Regardless of gender, if your estrogen, testosterone & TSH are normal, then you're normal. Sex hormone binding globulin is used to bind up sex hormones, exactly what it says. Sometimes we check both total hormone as well as free hormone, since it's typically free hormone that accounts for benefit claimed by hormone. But rather than look at numbers, consider how you feel. We treat patients, not #s. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal testosterone, estrogen and TSH but low sex hormone binding globulin (female)?

Can you tell me about normal testosterone, estrogen and TSH but low sex hormone binding globulin (female)?

You're normal!: Regardless of gender, if your estrogen, testosterone & TSH are normal, then you're normal. Sex hormone binding globulin is used to bind up sex hormones, exactly what it says. Sometimes we check both total hormone as well as free hormone, since it's typically free hormone that accounts for benefit claimed by hormone. But rather than look at numbers, consider how you feel. We treat patients, not #s ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more