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I have an arachnoid cyst&polycystic ovarian disease, I can't take hormones and am only on metformin, can I get pregnant? I am 20 and only 94lbs 4"11

I have an arachnoid cyst&polycystic ovarian disease, I can't take hormones and am only on metformin, can I get pregnant?  I am 20 and only 94lbs 4"11

You should: There is no reason why not. Fertility may be an issue and your doctor may or may not insist on performing a cesarean section. In the end the decision is yours after understanding the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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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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Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Yes!: Many women with pcos do conceive on their own, especially if they are healthy and maintain a proper diet and exercise program. If they need help, our treatments are phenomenally successful! ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Gestational DM: Pcos women tend to be Insulin resistant so have a higher propensity toward gestational diabetes in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if polycystic ovarian disease?

Does metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if polycystic ovarian disease?

Slightly, if at all: Early studies suggested metformin can help conceive but more recent studies show a modest effect, if at all. Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara are still drugs of choice in pcos, with pregnitude quickly catching on. ...Read more

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Can metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if you have polycystic ovarian disease?

Can metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if you have polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes: Metformin is commonly used to treat pcos, as it decreases Insulin resistance, a common cause for this condition. Menses tend to become more regular and it can help with ovulation, increasing the chances of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Do I stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Do I stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Probably: A little controversial but most recommend women stay on glucophage (metformin) who conceive on glucophage (metformin). ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Is it safe to stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Is it safe to stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Yes: Yes - but some diabetic women when pregnant do end up requiring insulin. Consult with your obgyn to closely follow your sugars. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Can i still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Yes: Women with pcos may take longer to become pregnant, but most will still be able to conceive. With fertility drugs it can happen much sooner. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

Maybe: It could be more difficult but you still can get pregnant. Many people have some difficulty and others don't so i wouldn't use it as a contraceptive method. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant after being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

You can get pregnant: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome tend to have irregular periods and often find it more difficult to get pregnant but they do get pregnant. If you would like to increase your chances of getting pregnant, maintaining a healthy weight is very important. I would also recommend seeing an OB doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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Will i still be able to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Yes: Women with pcos generally are anovulatory and do not ovulate. However, there is always the possibility that you can have an occasional ovulatory cycle. Problem is, you never know when it could happen, and timing intercourse is difficult. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should think about some method of birth control. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant if there is no ejaculation or pre ejaculation? I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome

Can i get pregnant if there is no ejaculation or pre ejaculation? I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome

Yes: Those little guys can sneak out even without ejaculation and it only takes one. Granted, odds lower and with your pcos you don't ovulate regularly which reduces chances of pregnancy, but all it takes is one egg and one sperm. If you don't want pregnancy, don't play roulette that these things in combo somehow constitute birth control. ...Read more

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I have a severe case of polycystic ovarian syndrome and im on bc pills, will i be able to get pregnant and have children?

Yes: Women with pcos, even severe, can conceive but they usually need the help of a fertility specialist or ob/gyn in order to induce ovulation and to exclude other reasons for infertility. After a certain age the biggest limitation for pregnancy becomes the age of the female as opposed to the lack of ovulation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

PCOS: You can still get pregnant with pcos and hypothyroidism. You may need to take medications to control your thyroid disease and other medications to get you to ovulate. After that time you should be able to conceive. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

Not sure: 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months ...Read more

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How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease so you can have a baby?

How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease so you can have a baby?

Diet and exercise: Weight loss can help an obese pcos person conceive. Many women with the disorder can't get rid of it due to genetics, but rather can try to control it. Great treatments are available to help you conceive! see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can treat you! ...Read more

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Why is pcos commonly reffered to as polycystic ovarian disease? My dr. Told my it's a syndrome and that i can get rid of it. Is it true?

Choice of words: "syndrome" is a group of symptoms and signs with a common underlying pathophysiology. "disease" suggests a common cause to all cases. Entities such as adult-onset diabetes and pcos blend into each other, as both have to do with genetics, lifestyle, and environment. Call it either -- little difference, let's treat it. Aerobic fitness is often a great help for pcos. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Yes: Find a glycemic index chart. Then try to eat all the foods that are the lowest on the glycemic index chart. This will help the Insulin resistance or where the Insulin isn't elevated drastically after eating simple sugars. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me becoming pregnant if I have be Polycystic ovarian syndrome? What can I do to increase my chances?

What are the chances of me becoming pregnant if I have be Polycystic ovarian syndrome?  What can I do to increase my chances?

Ovulation induction: A Fertility MD can induce ovulation with medication and offer Metformin to help minimize the tendency to have diabetes. Both of those measures will enhance your chances of pregnancy if nothing else reproductively is wrong. ...Read more