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Take Clomid (clomiphene) befor1year.test result-Prolacting18.99ng/ml,TSH3.24ulU/ml,T41.30ng/dl & husband sperm test normal(6yers try4baby)IUI or IVF suit for me?
6y no baby: I would say after 6y of trying that you should have IVF. IUI can be tried, but less likely to work. You state you have been pregnant before, but if you can't sustain pregnancy pregnancy due to uterine factors, then your only option may be surrogate. See a fertility specialist regarding all these possibilities. ...Read more
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
Gynecologist thinks mirena is best for my pcos and prevention of endometrial polyp.. endocrinologist says combination bc is better & mirena not good??
Both are reasonable: Both are reasonable options with advantages. Mirena is highly effective and does not require daily maintainence for up to 5 years. Most have light or no menstrual cycles which is a nice benefit. Theoretically but unproven the Progesterone could suppress endometrial polyps but polyps are rare at age 20. Birth control pills would regulate your cycles. Neither will “fix” PCOS. ...Read more
I'm a38y/o woman.I have question of agynecologist for lyomyomatosis uterus.I have 2time lyomyomectomy but, ihave myoma&i, m simgle.Do you know treatment?
Surgery or drugs: For women with leiomyomas (fibroids) there are a few treatment options. 1) surgery to remove fibroids; 2) medication to shrink fibroids (depot lupron); 3) uterine artery emobolization (a radiology procedure to starve fibroid of blood supply); and 4) expectant management or do nothing. If you are having pain or desire conception, see a doctor for more specific advice re management. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband ask to consult doctor 4 conceiving.having pcos. naturally conceived once.but lost baby.fear of twins complications.what is better to pregna?
Is rephresh vaginal gel a good alternative for pregnant woman who want to cure their bv naturally rather than metrogel?
NO!: So, first there's nothing natural in rephresh vaginal gel. I don't know where you got this ridiculous idea. Read the ingredients. It's mostly chemicals plus a processed sugar (glycerin) & water. Doesn't nothing for an infection like BV. You need to use the proper medication to treat it (ANTIBIOTICS!) like metrogel and then maintain a healthy vaginal floral balance with proper sexual health & diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertility: is Clomid (clomiphene) a good fertility medication? How would i go about asking my doctor for it?
Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) is a very old fertility medication. It is used to help people achieve pregnancy by enhancing ovulation or increasing the number of eggs that are ovulated in a cycle. There are other newer medications that are available. They are prescribed by consulting with your doctor about your fertility and usually when other causes of fertility are ruled out. ...Read more
Menorrhagia, Hysteroscopy, better cycles, recommended Hysterosalpingogarm before Clomid, (clomiphene) (TTC) Don't want radiation in my body.
Not needed at all: No normal healthy person needs to eat bird's nest. The amount of nutrition in a normal balanced diet (plus the added items in prenatal vitamins in case one's diet is short in anything) surpasses any tiny tiny benefit one could get from bird's nest. If the rapidly growing world population demands to eat bird's nest, the birds will become extinct. By the way, there's also no need to eat shark's fin. ...Read more
Been TTC for 4 years. (25). PCOS & no periods. Read online Cassava Root pills help with fertility, ovulation, menstrual cycles.. Any truth to this?
Need Medication: Infertility is very fustrating. BUT, even with PCOS, there are proven medications to help you concieve (metformin, Clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole). Additionally, other tests may be needed like a semen analysis and test of Fallopian tubes. Don't concentrate on a variety of herbal treatments that have not yet been medically proven, or FDA tested. Take a prenatal daily, and start a medical infertility program. ...Read more
This is permanent: Your gynecologist will likely make sure you understand that this procedure is considered permanent. Your gynecologist would also discuss the different surgical approaches available and the one that most suits you. In addition, your gynecologist will discuss other reversible, alternative options to tubal ligation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No worries: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm). It sits on estrogen receptor but doesn't activate it. Thus your man boobs should go away w/time. Serms are actually banned & on illegal list in many athletic contests since they can increase pituitary production of lh & fsh, thus stimulating testes to produce more testosterone & sperm. Aromatase inhibitors can also incr t & sperm. ...Read more
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not healthy: This is not recommended because it can cause adverse medical conditions. ...Read more
After 3 failed Clomid (clomiphene) cycles (ovulating but not concieving) can I ask my RE to jump to IVF and skip injectables? Is this a good idea?
Your question is ???: Please start over.Provide symptoms, duration, treatment to date and specific question.The site is not a chat room and questions are not linked. ...Read more
What is next step in treating PCOS related infertility after all 6 Clomid (clomiphene) cycles used up? (Clomid (clomiphene) (clomiphene) worked well for 1st pregnancy but I want more kids)
Strategy: 1) update any pertinent testing to be current within 6 months: semen analysis, relevant blood tests, possibly HSG, 2) consider whether diagnostic laparoscopy may be useful (this is a case by case decision), 3) consider monitored gonadotropin treatments ("shots") or possibly IVF. Fertility treatment is not one-size-fits all, so this is deliberately broad to cover reasonable strategies. Good wishes. ...Read more