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Doctor insights on: Endocrine Producing Organ Present Only In Pregnant Women

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

It can.: Pregnancy is an altered immune state to allow the mother to tolerate a 'foreign body'- the infant in her body. In some women, this altered immune state can result in some immune disease that alter normal hormone production in the body, most commonly thyroid over or underproduction. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and I am pregnant what now?

What to do if I have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and I am pregnant what now?

Menin, MEN1 gene: Hi. MEN1 is inherited in an autosomal-dominant fashion, so you only need one mutant (bad) copy of the gene to have the MEN1 syndrome. You have one bad copy one good copy of the MEN1 gene, and due to random assortment in meiosis, your baby has a 50/50 chance of getting your bad MEN1 gene (and a 50/50 chance of getting your GOOD MEN1 gene). Prenatal genetic testing IS available. ...Read more

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How can missing periods and having negative pregnancy tests be related to an endocrine issue? Such as? Thanks Dr!

How can missing periods and having negative pregnancy tests be related to an endocrine issue? Such as? Thanks Dr!

YES: Thyroid or ovarian dysfunction, not to mention stress, tension, anxiety, depression, infection or metabolic illnesses can all cause irregular cycles and you should be screened for polycystic ovarian disease. ...Read more

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Hallmark pregnancy symptoms, negative blood test. Pos endocrine issue but bloodwork is normal range, inc w Blood cell count. What could be the problem?

Hallmark pregnancy symptoms, negative blood test. Pos endocrine issue but bloodwork is normal range, inc w Blood cell count. What could be the problem?

I don't understand: your question. There may be no "problem" whatsoever. Women can have symptoms compatible with pregnancy for many reasons other than pregnancy. Since I don't know what your symptoms are, a pregnancy test would be the best way to find out if you're pregnant, and if yours is normal, discuss other potential causes of your symptoms w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Tried to get pregnant for a yr-several uterine fibroids-i'm told largest is grapefruit-rep. endocrin dr recommends removing them, gyn does not?

Tried to get pregnant for a yr-several uterine fibroids-i'm told largest is grapefruit-rep. endocrin dr recommends removing them, gyn does not?

Second opinion: Although I tend to lean towards the advice of a gyn in this matter, you have such obvious conflict of opinion that I would find another GYN to give an independent opinion. Removal of large fibroids can interfere with the success of pregnancy attempts. ...Read more

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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endocrine organ playing a role in stabilizing blood calcium levels?

Can you tell me about endocrine organ playing a role in stabilizing blood calcium levels?

Organ systems: Hi, the parathyroid glands, calcitriol, the skeleton, the kidneys, & the small intestine. Hard to explain in so few characters. PTH designed to keep blood calcium (Ca) UP; it can't prevent high blood calcium. The skeleton is the storage pool of body Ca. The kidney is now we get rid of Ca. The gut brings new Ca (dietary) into the system. PTH regulates calcitriol and Ca, and Ca & calitriol feedback ...Read more

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How many organs are in the endocrine system?

Interesting question: Please go online and look for articles on hormones. One option is to go to Yahoo Images and look for Endocrine System. That should help answer your questions. ...Read more

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more