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Endometriosis Affect Pregnancy
It normally doesn't: Endometriosis can cause problems with getting pregnant due to scarring that can affect the tubes or involve the ovaries so that the egg and sperm can't meet. It can increase your risk of a tubal pregnancy since it is harder for the fertilized egg to move down to the uterus. There are also chemical changes that can do both those things.Once you are pregnant, endometriosis is inactivated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true?
Pregnancy and endo: Pregnancy stops the monthly cycle of hormonal fluctuations that stimulate endometriosis growth. Temporarily, this will set back endometriosis but not cure it. Breast feeding, hormone contraceptives, and menopause all have a reversal effect on endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: thorough resection of endometriosis substantially improves pregnancy rates. That said, if pregnancy is the only thing we are worrying about (not pain from endometriosis), in vitro fertilization may be a better route to pregnancy that directly treating endo (and this is coming from a surgeon that makes a living removing endometriosis) ...Read more
Possibly temporarily: The high Progesterone levels in pregnancy can suppress endometriosis, and the effect can even last well beyond delivery. This observation led to the current hormonal treatments for endometriosis including birth control pills and progestins in various forms. Unfortunately, without continued medical suppression after delivery the endometriosis symptoms often return. ...Read more
I'm 3 weeks late and had negative pregnancy results. I'm always on time if anything can be early. I have endometriosis. Could I still be pregnant?
I took two pregnancy tests and received a question mark with both, i have endometriosis and dont have a normal cycle. I have other symptoms weight gai?
Blood test: You may wish to get a blood test for HCG level. This would be needed only if you had sex since your last period and the sex was more than 3 weeks ago. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hi, I have been told one of my ovaries is half the size of the other one. Does this effect pregnancy? I have endometriosis
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