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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
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
Hello, I waned to know if a 1000 calorie while exercising is safe.
I'm 238 and morbidly obese . I'm a female as well?
David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at book by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. Please see your doctor first. This will provide the safest and best way to better health. Congrats on your motivation. Peace and good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
How much weight could I lose a week eating 1000 calories a day? I'm 5'5 , female, and 240( morbidly obese)
I also workout a hour a day at the gym
Varies: Amount of weight lost is based upon the calories burned verses the calories taken in per day. For example, if you burn 2500 calories per day and taken in 1000 calories per day you will lose approximately 1500 calories. If you assume 3500 calories to burn each pound of fat, then you will lose about 3 pounds of fat per week. ...Read more
I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?
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 3 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
Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds)
I also work out the gym an hour a day
Depends: With proper supervision by a health care profession it is okay but if you are doing this on your own it is not safe. You want to reduce calories per day through a good diet and exercise regimen. If you can burn more calories per day while on a healthy diet you will lose weight. Goal weight loss no >0.5-1lb/week. Talk to a physician or a nutritionist to help you through this process safely. ...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
What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?
I'm overweight, borderline obese. If I get pregnant, is it ok to cut down calories while meeting my other nutritional needs? Is it ok to lose weight?
I am obese and am on nexplanon and had sex for the first time can I be pregnant? How soon do have to get the implant removed?
You can rarely be: Since Nexplanon is a vey highly effective method of contraception, your risk of getting pregnant is quite low even if you are obese (0.05% or less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women in 1yr); but it is not zero. A blood betaHCG pregnancy test should answer your question. If your pregnancy test is indeed positive, it is recommended to remove the implant. If negative, keep it safely and securely ...Read more
I m 33, hv slipped disc at L4 l5, m diabetic, obese 224.8lbs, can't walk, acute pain in ankles. Dont know how fo handle if i get pregnant? Plz help!
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