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Do Women With Fibroids Ovulate
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Yes: She can get pregnant. But polyps do increase the risk of infertility and possibly miscarriage. We usually remove them if we know about them and a woman has been having trouble getting pregnant. In most cases, they do no harm. In your age group, they are rarely cancerous. Research shows they can often fall off on their own. ...Read more
Is Clomid (clomiphene) more effective with women who DO ovulate vs women who NEVER ovulate? I ovulate but not often due to irregular cycles.
YES: Most women become pregnant. But endometriosis can affect the ovaries, the tubes, the uterus, and can cause scar tissue. So some women have difficulty becoming pregnant. There is a higher chance of needing ivf. Many women become pregnant and never even knew they already had endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may not: Ovulation is most often silent whether fertile or infertile. Many infertile women ovulate as infertility cause is not ovulation problem. Some women can feel a slight discomfort at ovulation. We have tests to determine ovulation: see http://bit.Ly/mvk3em. I have a video of details: http://bit.Ly/nsjhg3. See references for more details. Best wishes. ...Read more
Complicated: Syndrome is due to high Insulin levels. Patients have the type ii diabetes gene expression. Early in dmii, Insulin levels are high. Insulin in the ovary creates higher male hormone (androgen) production that thwarts follicle (egg) development. Thus ovulation problems and longer menstrual cycles. Anything over 30 days is abnormal. Fertility is decreased and miscarriage increased. ...Read more
Do all women with Fibroids located inside the uterus have heavy and irregular bleeding, or do some women have no symptoms with submucosal fibroids?
As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are women who have egg white discharge during ovulation considered more fertile or healthier hormones than those who ovulate but do not?
No: It makes absolutely no difference. Probably an old wife's tale. ...Read more
Daily: Usually daily for 8-14 days. Must be careful to control the dose and monitor you with labs and ultrasound every few days to alter the dose. ...Read more
With poly ovaries I know there are irregular periods but how do you get pregnant with the irregular cycle.
The same way....: You can start with trying to predict ovulation by keeping a temperature chart or using urine ovulation predictor kits. Time the tests starting 10-12 days after your first menstrual day. However, there may be other factors affecting fertility in women with PCOD. After thorough evaluation, your doctor may recommend Clomid (clomiphene) to induce ovulation and stimulate egg production. Work closely with her/him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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