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Do I need a special pregnancy test if I have premature ovarian failure?

Do I need a special pregnancy test if I have premature ovarian failure?

FSH & LH Test: I assume that you mean what kind of test you need to determine pof. You should have an fsh/lh cycle day 2-3 test done. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Do I have to have a blood test to find out if i'm pregnant? I have endometriosis and polycystic ovaries. All test are negative.

Do I have to have a blood test to find out if i'm pregnant?  I have endometriosis and polycystic ovaries.  All test are negative.

No: Urine pregnancy tests are usually accurate for pregnant patients. If there is continued question regarding the possibility of pregnancy, the blood test is the most accurate method. Neither endometriosis or pcos makes confirming pregnancy harder than usual. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I have premature ovarian failure?

Can I get pregnant if I have premature ovarian failure?

Very unlikely: Rarely, people with failure of a gland will spontaneously recover function. Otherwise you would hormonal treatment and an invitro fertilized egg implanted and continued hormonal treatment during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens if I have premature ovarian failure can I still have kids?

What happens if I have premature ovarian failure can I still have kids?

5 to 10%: The consensus is that between 5 to 10 percent of women with premature ovarian failure can have children. In vitro fertilization with a donor egg is an option. researchers continue to explore new treatments so definitely see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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I think I have "polycystic ovary syndrome" but i'm not sure. What blood tests can be done to check?

I think I have "polycystic ovary syndrome" but i'm not sure.  What blood tests can be done to check?

You do need tests: Two reasons for blood tests - first to diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries. Second we need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read more

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I want to know which blood tests should i do to confirm if i have pco or not.i already done ultrasound.

I want to know which blood tests should i do to confirm if i have pco or not.i already done ultrasound.

PCO: Your doctor MUST discuss your need for blood tests. They may all be normal but that won't be known till all data is available. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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What to do if I have o negative blood can I still get a kidney transplant?

What to do if I have o negative blood can I still get a kidney transplant?

Certainly: Unfortunately donor pool will be much smaller than if you were rh +ve.Any chance there is relative with o-ve blood type who might donate. Another option can be arranged via some organ banks, whereby a potential donor with non matching blood type or tissue match can be matched to third party who also has a non-matching donor, but their donor matches you & your donor matches them. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ovarian cyst detected during ultrasound assessment? This lead to missed period?

What to do if I have ovarian cyst detected during ultrasound assessment? This lead to missed period?

Not necessarily: Now that we do so many sonograms ,radiologists are able to detect these small cysts that are of little consequence.thus in many cases does affect our menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What do I do to have a successful pregnacy after an eptopic and a missed misscarriage?

What do I do to have a successful pregnacy after an eptopic and a missed misscarriage?

Congratulations!: Be sure to get early prenatal care if you have not already begun. You want to make sure this pregnancy is healthy and in the uterus by getting an early ultrasound and blood work. After that eat a healthy diet, don't smoke or use alcohol or substances, and get regular prenatal care and recommended testing! report any unusual symptoms to your provider right away. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I don't have diabetes but I have pcos and i'm 6 weeks pregnant.. Is there any thing i can do to prevent birth defects and miscarriage?

I don't have diabetes but I have pcos and i'm 6 weeks pregnant..  Is there any thing i can do to prevent birth defects and miscarriage?

Folic acid: Live well, don't smoke, don't consume alcohol or illicit drugs, take a good prenatal supplement containing folic acid. Eat a healthy diet; it may help to go easy on sugary foods and include a good source of protein with every meal. ...Read more

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If I am experiencing ectopic or tubal pregnancy.. could I take a pregnancy test to know if I'm pregnant? will it work? So I can head to ER if so...

If I am experiencing  ectopic or tubal pregnancy.. could I take a pregnancy  test to know if I'm pregnant? will it work? So I can head to ER if so...

Sure: One has to be pregnant in order to have an ectopic pregnancy. Pregnancy tests are very accurate by 3 weeks after sex, 1 week after missing a regular period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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I want to have a baby but I have a abnormal thyroid and don't have a period can I still get pregnant ?

I want to have a baby but I have a abnormal  thyroid  and don't have a period can I still get pregnant ?

Yes: In theory, you can still get pregnant. It is amazing how our bodies are set up to make pregnancies. However, it would be a lot easier knowing that your thyroid is in a normal balance with proper medication. Also, you may need hormonal manipulation to make sure that you are having ovulatory cycles at all. It may be time to talk to the endocrinologist... ...Read more

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If I have premature ovarian failure, can I still have kids?

If I have premature ovarian failure, can I still have kids?

Maybe: After ovarian failure, the only real option for conceiving is through ivf with an egg donor. Rarely pregnancies have occurred spontaneously, but the odds are very low. ...Read more

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Will i still be able to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Will i still be able to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Yes: Women with pcos generally are anovulatory and do not ovulate. However, there is always the possibility that you can have an occasional ovulatory cycle. Problem is, you never know when it could happen, and timing intercourse is difficult. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should think about some method of birth control. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Have PFO or ASD and trying to get pregnant. Should I be tested for clotting abnormalities? Which ones? Before pregnancy or once I'm already pregnant?

Have PFO or ASD and trying to get pregnant. Should I be tested for clotting abnormalities? Which ones? Before pregnancy or once I'm already pregnant?

No: The clotting issues would happen with or without the cardiac issues. Of more concern, the status of the cardiac anomalies and current cardiac function should be ascertained BEFORE getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

PCOS: You can still get pregnant with pcos and hypothyroidism. You may need to take medications to control your thyroid disease and other medications to get you to ovulate. After that time you should be able to conceive. ...Read more

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Does tubal test hurt? I am a virgin. I have an ovarian cyst so i will be undergoing laparoscopic procedure. They will also do the tubal test..

Tubal Test?: I believe you are referring a test to see if your fallopian tubes are patent ( chromopertubation). If done during the laparoscopy you will be under anesthesia and you wont feel it. Obviously you will have some pain from the surgery. Are you trying to get pregnant? Dont see the need for it unless you have problems conceiving. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more