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Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

No (not really): Weight gain does not give you, or anyone else PCOS, but it may worsen the condition if you have it. PCOS is an inherited metabolic disorder that can be modified (worse/better) by lifestyle including weight. If you don't have PCOS you can't give it to yourself, likewise if you have it it can't be "cured," but can be improved. good wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Will Medroxyprogesterone increase my pregnancy rate with PCOS? If not what will? I'm ready to have a child and I want to know what is best?

Will Medroxyprogesterone increase my pregnancy rate with PCOS? If not what will? I'm ready to have a child and I want to know what is best?

Not alone: Medroxyprogesterone all by itself won't increase your chances of getting pregnant with PCOS. If your PCOS is keeping you from ovulating, you may need to be on a medication to help you ovulate such as Clomid. This is a prescription medication and needs to be prescribed by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am having sensitive nipples in the morning from past two days, is it a symptom of early pregnancy. I have irregular periods due to pcos?

I am having sensitive nipples in the morning from past two days, is it a symptom of early pregnancy. I have irregular periods due to pcos?

Probably not, but ?: Maybe, but probably not. With early pregnancy, it tends to be tenderness of the whole breasts, not just the nipples. Nothing beats a pregnancy test for checking if you are pregnant, though. ...Read more

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Haven't had a period since may (2011) and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and all were negative. What could be the issue? I had my son in january (2011) and it took us 3 years to conceive him. I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis prior to. I

Haven't had a period since may (2011) and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and all were negative. What could be the issue? I had my son in january (2011) and it took us 3 years to conceive him. I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis prior to. I

The history of PCOS: Raises a red flag? Did you need to use fertility medications to conceive (eg Clomiphene or injectables, letrozole)? You should see a reprooductive endocrinologist about this becuase its been >6mos. Also having gone this long without a period would warrant investigation of your uterine lining and the use of Progesterone for a withdrawal bleed. Also curious if you were on birth control aftr delivey. ...Read more

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I am 23. My husband and i are trying to conceive. I had an ectopic pregnancy in 06 and had my right tube removed. The doctors also told me I have pcos. I ended up getting pregnant in 08 and gave birth to my daughter in 09 she is a healthy 3 year old. I go

I am 23. My husband and i are trying to conceive. I had an ectopic pregnancy in 06 and had my right tube removed. The doctors also told me I have pcos. I ended up getting pregnant in 08 and gave birth to my daughter in 09 she is a healthy 3 year old. I go

The : The important thing about when to start an ovulation predictor kit is to make sure you start it before you expect to ovulate. The number of days from when you ovulate to when your period starts is very fixed. It is not longer than 14 days. The number of days from when you start your period to when you ovulate can be variable. The best way to figure out when to start is to take your shortest cycle length and subtract 16 days. For example, if your cycle varies between 32 and 36 days, you should subtract 16 from 32 to get 16. You would start testing on cycle day 16 with the first day being the day of an actual flow (not spotting). If your cycles are always 36 days then you would start on cycle day 20. Hope this helps! good luck! ...Read more

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How can a pcos pregnant woman control her weight during pregnancy? what about a certain diet ,exercises?

How can a pcos pregnant woman control her weight during pregnancy? what about a certain diet ,exercises?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are the only ways to safely control your weight whether you are pregnant or not. Avoid high impact exercise and getting over heated.Water aerobics and walking are great options.Hydrate well. Eat a diet low in carbs but with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Protein is also important for growing a healthy baby. Be sure and take your prenatal vitamins. Get plenty of sleep. ...Read more

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I hv pcos, trying to conceive for last 3yrs.My weght is 39 height is155cm, my weight will affect my pregnancy?How can I gain my weight?Nw taking clomid (clomiphene).

I hv pcos, trying to conceive for last 3yrs.My weght is 39 height is155cm, my weight will affect my pregnancy?How can I gain my weight?Nw taking clomid (clomiphene).

Fertility: I have to apologize first, but I am somewhat confused over your presentation. You mentioned a weight of 39. Is it kilograms or pounds? Both, though, would be considered extremely low weight, lbs worse than kgs. Pcos is normally seen in overweight women, so there seems to be some kind of mismatch there. If your weight is so low, you will need a work up to find out why it is so. ...Read more

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PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? pregnancy? I also have Implanon

PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair.  What can trigger PCOS? pregnancy?  I also have Implanon

Hormones: PCOS is a hormone condition that women have when their ovaries have thick skin that makes it difficult for them to ovulate. The body produces more testosterone in an effort to help this situation. This causes male like hair distribution, abd girth weight gain and can cause problems with infertility. Spironolactone helps reduce testosterone. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ...Read more

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Can PCOS be temporary? Years ago had acne, slight weight gain, hair on neck. Now, slim and no acne, had a normal pregnancy, reg periods. went away?

Can PCOS be temporary? Years ago had acne, slight weight gain, hair on neck. Now, slim and no acne, had a normal pregnancy, reg periods. went away?

Yes: PCOS is linked to insulin resistance, which is usually but not always caused by being overweight and worsened by being more overweight. There is a confusing, but beginning to be understood interplay between insulin, LH and FSH, as well as other hormones. When you lose weight and the insulin resistance improves and so does the PCOS. If resolved with diet/exercise you are doing great! Keep it up. ...Read more

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I have had some queasiness during my 7w pregnancy but not often or severe. Does that mean that my hormones are low? Do i need to worry? I have pcos.

I have had some queasiness during my 7w pregnancy but not often or severe. Does that mean that my hormones are low? Do i need to worry? I have pcos.

NO worries: It is common to have GI symptoms in pregnancy due to hormone levels. Your pregnancy hormone is causing nausea and bloating/constipation. As long as you have had an ultrasound showing a heartbeat over 120 a minute you have a 95% chance your pregnancy is fine. Pcos is not important once you are pregnant! except if you have diabetes. Eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids and take folic acid! ...Read more

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Is it bad to take pills that get rid of pcos during pregnancy? Is it a higher chance for miscarriage?

Is it bad to take pills that get rid of pcos during pregnancy? Is it a higher chance for miscarriage?

Metformin?: If you are referring to metformin, it is considered safe in pregnancy, although it is not effective in diabetic control and will do nothing for pcos/hcas. You should discuss all medications when pregnant with your obstetrician and a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pcos but never missed a period except during pregnancy.Ttc another for two years with no luck. Have 24/25 cycle is the diagnosis right?

Diagnosed with pcos but never missed a period except during pregnancy.Ttc another for two years with no luck. Have 24/25 cycle is the diagnosis right?

Doubtful: If you have regular periods, very very few experts would agree that you could have pcos. There are many other possible causes for fertility problems, talk with a doctor who can help you - but i'd mov past the pcos idea. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Not necessarily: Hello, If you are pregnant and bleeding, it could be due to implantation and or early signs of miscarriage. Keep in mind, just because you have spotting/bleeding, it doesnt mean that you will end up with a miscarriage but follow up with ob-gyn is important. ...Read more

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Can I still be pregnancy with home test and blood test said negative I have all the sign of pregnancy and look up other thing maybe but only thing that fits is pregnancy I have pcos and im over weight too this is my first time what should do next like is

Can I still be pregnancy with home test and blood test said negative I have all the sign of pregnancy and look up other thing maybe but only thing that fits is pregnancy I have pcos and im over weight too this is my first time what should do next like is

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests and blood tests are usually pretty accurate, depending on how soon after fertilization you did the test. Repeating a quantitative blood test (which measures the amount of pregnancy hormones) is more accurate than just a positive or negative qualititative test. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

PCOS: For pcos, you might have higher risk of infertility. Due to the imbalance of your hormones and extra testosterone, it is not easy to get pregnant. There is also higher risk of premature babies. If you have premature babies, risk of small babies is higher too. ...Read more

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Does pcos cause uterine muscle hard during pregnancy which can lead to c-sec during delivery? I was given this reason for my c-sec although i had pain

No: That doesn't seem right. Pcos can cause issues related to infertility, gestational diabetes. However, i know of no studies that show women (when controlled for weight, diabetes, fetal size) are more likely to have abnormal labor patterns. ...Read more

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I have pcos and I eat low net carbs per day, high healthy fats,moderate protein and dairy and abundant veggies is it safe to continue during pregnancy?

I have pcos and I eat low net carbs per day, high healthy fats,moderate protein and dairy and abundant veggies is it safe to continue during pregnancy?

See dietitian: Congratulations on being so health conscious. The person to best address your question would be a dietitian. I suggest your doctor put in a dietary consult for you. You can have the consultant take a close look at you eating habits and match them up with dietary needs in pregnancy, specifically making sure you get the appropriate amount of calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more