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Can Morbidly Obese Women Get Pregnant
I'm morbidly obese and I have pcos. My doctor put me on birth control to regulate my periods. I've been taking them regularly but not at the same time every day and I was wondering if I could be pregnant. I have unprotected sex with my fiance. And I feel
Unlikely: if you are taking them every day it is unlikely, but to be certain, check a pregnancy test. Ask your doctor about metformin to treat your PCOS, but careful, metformin helps some women with PCOS get pregnant. In your case thinking of options to help with your weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Any concerns for morbidly obese woman with no health issues to follow 1000 cal diet 5 days a week and fast 2 non consecutive days?
Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are best & safest non-surgical ways to get healthy. Notice i didn't say quick & easy. Recent studies have demonstrated benefit from exercise even as we age, especially in those who've never exercised previously. Chat w/your doc & see if you need testosterone. Hypogonadism has been linked to diabetes & obesity. If t is low, boosting it might help w/exercise&wt loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a morbidly obese woman (290 lbs). When I have intercourse in the missionary position and my partner is thrusting away, I can't breathe.
Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?
Why to take risk: Any procedure is high risk in morbid obese person , first should consult appropriate team , reduce weigh progressively to optimum , then undergo the procedure ...Read more
How will i be able to maintain a healthy weight when i get pregnant? I'm already plus and i don't want to be obese, what should I do?
Be reasonable: If you eat a reasonable & nutritious diet for both you and baby w/o too much junk food or excess calories w/excuse "eating for 2" + get or remain physically active--walk, do house chores, etc., or more as you feel able, should not gain too much. Tell your OB about this concern and they can help monitor weight changes w/you. ...Read more
I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?
See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more
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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