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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Can pcos cause a miscarriage?

Can pcos cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: This idea has been tossed around for a good 15-20 years, but clinical research hasn't given us a certain answer. Pcos certainly doesn't "cause" miscarriage, but there "might" be a slightly higher rate of early loss in pcos women. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause a miscarriage?

Can endometriosis cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: Endometriosis can interfere with ovulation and therefore make getting pregnant more difficult but is unlikely to interfere with preganancy once established. HOWEVER the hormonal increases with pregnancy can make endometriosis symptoms worse. Suggest you consult your OB-GYN physician. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Yes: If your thyroid activity is already low, you have increased risk of miscarriage. Also, it's important to remember that if you are already on thyroid supplementation, once you get pregnant, you might need to be retested and have your dose adjusted higher. ...Read more

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Can douching cause miscarriage?

Can douching cause miscarriage?

Rare but possibly: Douching can lead to infections of the vagina and bacterail vaginosis can occur. Rarely that can lead to an infection and miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibriod?

Can abortion cause fibriod?

No: Absolutely no relation between these two things. We don't know why fibroids form in some women but not others, but there's no relationship between having a medical or surgical abortion and the formation of fibroids. ...Read more

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Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Depends: If prescribed and suppervised by a trained medical practitioner, the risks are minimal. The risks increase in other circumstances. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Yes: Thyroid hormones are very important for pregnancy and could cause problems if severely dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Not directly: Depression alone would not directly cause a miscarriage. But there may be some overlapping pathophysiology such as platelet clumping that could interfere. Your ob-gyn may be able to tell you more about your own situation, if you discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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Can recurrent miscarriage cause hyperthyriod?

Can recurrent miscarriage cause hyperthyriod?

The opposite: Thyroid disease has been associated with miscarriages and should be addressed your doctor. It may cause miscarriages but is not caused by them. ...Read more

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Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Yes: The liver is necessary for metabolism of hormones and if the disease is severe enough it does cause problems with pregnancy and fertility. Mild disease is less of a problem. Active hepatitis also can infect the fetus and cause problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.: Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can dysfuntional uterine bleeding cause a miscarriage?

Can dysfuntional uterine bleeding cause a miscarriage?

Dysfunctional bleed: Dysfunctional bleeding is a medical term referring to abnormal bleeding that is caused by hormonal imbalances. So it can't be a cause of miscarriage. But hormonal imbalances can cause both dysfunctional bleeding and miscarriage. It's best to seek evaluation to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: This idea has been tossed around for a good 15-20 years, but clinical research hasn't given us a certain answer. Pcos certainly doesn't "cause" miscarriage, but there "might" be a slightly higher rate of early loss in pcos women. ...Read more

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Will pcos cause miscarriage during pregnancy? if yes how to avoid it. i am very much worried.

Will pcos cause miscarriage during pregnancy? if yes how to avoid it. i am very much worried.

It can: PCOS can increase risk of miscarriage.
Reduce simple carbs, cut back on bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and sugar. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage, is it because I have pcos?

No: There is no close connection between pcos and miscarriage. The biggest problem with pcos is getting pregnant in the first place. There are some hormonal reasons for miscarriage but these are not specific to folks with pcps. ...Read more

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During an ultrasound to confirm miscarriage, the tech asked me if I was on clomid and whether I had been diagnosed with PCOS. Why would they ask this?

During an ultrasound to confirm miscarriage, the tech asked me if I was on clomid and whether I had been diagnosed with PCOS. Why would they ask this?

Ovarian enlargement: The ultrasound tech must have seen significant ovarian enlargement also seen in PCOS and clomid patients. Ovarian enlargement also occurs in pregnancy when the corpus luteum is developing to supply progesterone to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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5dpo got a positive ovulation test and a negative pregnancy test i know i don't have pcos I have two sons already and had two miscarriages?

5dpo got a positive ovulation test and a negative pregnancy test i know i don't have pcos I have two sons already and had two miscarriages?

As expected: You stop doing ovulation kits after it turns positive because it will stay positive for awhile. If you are having regular periods and your ovulation tests show you are ovulating there is simply no value or utility in repeating them. One would not expect a positive pregnancy test until at least 10 days after but cheaper just to wait and see if you miss your period before taking a test. ...Read more

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I had 3 miscarriages irregular periods & pcos after a yr I stopped metmorfin. I lost weight & my period is reg will it b easier for me not to miscary?

Good for you: Congratulations on having successfully lost weight. The closer you are to the ideal healthy weight, the higher your chances of conceiving and the lower your chances of miscarriage. Having said that, you can still explore some medical assistance to help make this happen faster. ...Read more

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Is it true that women with PCOS are at a higher risk of having a miscarriage during the first trimester? I have PCOS and I’m pregnant so I’m a bit worried but however my blood work has always been good according to my gynecologist

Some risk: PCOS patients do have a slightly higher risk of miscarriage. This is something beyond your control. There is not something you or your doctor can do to change the risk of first trimester of pregnancy. Just follow your doctors instructions and keep your follow up appointments. ...Read more

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I'm 29 yrs old with pcos, ovulated every month confirmed by bbt. Miscarried 1 year ago but still no bpn, does pcos causes poor egg quality?

I'm 29 yrs old with pcos, ovulated every month confirmed by bbt. Miscarried 1 year ago but still no bpn, does pcos causes poor egg quality?

Yes and No: Pcos most often causes troubl getting pregnant due to irregular ovulation so there are fewer and more random chances for the egg & sperm to get together and fertilize. Ther eis also a small in creased risk of 1st trimester miscarriage in pt's with pcos. If you ahve been tryign for a yr, you choudl defiently see you obbgyn for evlauations and possible treatments. ...Read more

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I have lost a lot of weight after my miscarriage. I was 140lbs and now I am now 116. I have pcos and ttc and am 35. Mthr gene & lupus. What cause this?

I have lost a lot of weight after my miscarriage. I was 140lbs and now I am now 116. I have pcos and ttc and am 35. Mthr gene & lupus. What cause this?

Unclear abbreviation: I am unclear about some of your abbreviations. I catch polycystic ovary but I do not catch ttc and I do catch the mthr gene but unclear how it affects you. It depends on your general heath, the sle activity and the absorptive capacity of your intestine. This is the way to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I've had recurrent miscarriages, doctor suspects mild pcos. I ovulate regularly but I think it causes the egg to not fully develop. Would Clomid (clomiphene) help?

I've had recurrent miscarriages, doctor suspects mild pcos. I ovulate regularly but I think it causes the egg to not fully develop. Would Clomid (clomiphene) help?

Possibly, but…: You should be tested for pcos and then be referred to a fertility specialist to evaluate the problem of recurrent miscarriages. Be sure to mention all meds & supplements you may be taking. ...Read more

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Shuld i take Clomid (clomiphene) again got period this month had miscarriage june2012 before Clomid (clomiphene) no pcos no uterus problm does it cause cyst is it safe to take?

Shuld i take Clomid (clomiphene) again got period this month had miscarriage june2012 before Clomid (clomiphene) no pcos no uterus problm does it cause cyst is it safe to take?

Clomid (clomiphene) is : Generally safe to take by prescription with a doctor who knows how to monitor it. It usually shoudnt be used more than 6 months without re-evaluation. Only a doctor who knows how to prescribe and monitor, who knows you and has exmained you, has any business telling you whether you "should" take it. ...Read more

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Can miscarriage make you fertile? Just had miscarriage 2 weeks before. Having pcos.

No: It does not affect your fertility either way, but the fact that you were pregnant confirms some things about your fertility. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My so and i ttc for 3yrs., got pg. In june12' and miscarried sept...Been trying 10mos. Again no luck? I do have pcos. And many tests done.Any sugg.?

My so and i ttc for 3yrs., got pg. In june12' and miscarried sept...Been trying 10mos. Again no luck? I do have pcos. And many tests done.Any sugg.?

Need more info: Did you conceive without fertility meds? What tests have you had done? Have you seen a fertility specialist? I'm sure you are frustrated by the way things have gone so far. You might consider seeing a fertility specialist to facilitate getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the risks of miscarriage when you have pcos?

What are the risks of miscarriage when you have pcos?

Slightly increased: The miscarriage rate is slightly increased in patients who have pcos but not by much. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with pcos after multiple miscarriages?

Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with pcos after multiple miscarriages?

Pregnancy: You must see your obstetrician about this. You will get comfort and excellent advice. If you want an opinion from another obstetrician do so. ...Read more

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