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Endometriosis And Pregnancy Risks
Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more
Not a problem: The areas where we typically see mesh include repair of hernias, slings for incontinence, and for repair of vaginal prolapse. The answer depends on where the mesh is located. If you had repair of the pelvic floor, then you should not have a vaginal birth. If you had an incontinence procedure, then you can have a vaginal birth, but it might hurt the repair. All others are likely okay. Ask doc! ...Read more
If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?
Yes!: Most risks are maneable. It is difficult to get pregnant if you have active disease. Most women are quite with disease activity, before they get pregnant. However, there is a frequent flare in the last trimester, whicch usually subsides after parturition. You need to be screen for antiphospholipid antibodies if you become pregnant. Your rheumatologist and ob/gyn doctors can work in tandem. ...Read more
No: Breast feeding doesn't suppress ovulation more than a month or two in most women, so it won't suppress cysts (most of which are follicles or eggs) and it certainly won't prevent ovarian tumors entirely. Obviously too if it prevent endometrial thickening most breast feeders who conceived would miscarry as well. Pregnancy does have some positive effect on non genentic ovarian cancer prevention. ...Read more
I think...: ...Putting the mesh on in the first place was to enable you to be pregnant again; but you need to discuss this with the original surgeon who knows the details of the operation. ...Read more
Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?
Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scar tissue: First, the molar pregnancy must be completely removed from your body before attempting another pregnancy and confirmed by your doctor with beta-hcg blood tests. Second, if you had a D&C procedure to clean out the molar pregnancy, it is possible to have scar tissue in the uterus that may prevent pregnancy. A gyn or fertility specialist can help make sure your body is ready for another pregnancy.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?
Ectopic pregnancy leading to right fallopian tube being removed and developed endometriosis what are my chances of pregnancy or chances of infertility?
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
Multiple: Some things you can do something about are taking birth control pills for 5 years or more, maintain a normal weight, eat a diet with plenty of vegetables, bear children, breastfeed, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, avoid taking fertility drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) not doing hormone replacement therapy (estrogen only) for menopause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes fibroids? Can having fibroids and previous colposcopy reduce chances of being a good candidate for vbac?
Non-cancerous tumor: Fibroids are formed of uterine wall muscle cells that grown in and around the uterus. Colposcopy of the cervix with or with out biopsy should not affect vbac. However a large fibroid increases the risk of previous uterine scar rupturing. All depends on the location and size of the fibroid. You should discuss your concerns with your obstetrician. Base your decision of what's safer for you & baby. ...Read more
Ovulation Stim: The questions for pcos patients who want to get pregnant is "are you ovulating?" If you are having regular cyclic periods then you probably are. If you are not having periods then you are probably not ovulating. Metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) are common medications given to pcos patients to help with conception. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for Clomid (clomiphene) ...Read more
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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