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Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

No: Diabetes has little to no effect on fertility. Though diabetes can complicate a pregnancy, it can be managed by a trained ob/gyn physician. In some cases the help of a high risk OB (maternal fetal medicine) will be required. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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What to do if i heard that diabetes effects whether or not a woman can have kids. Is that true?

What to do if i heard that diabetes effects whether or not a woman can have kids. Is that true?

Depends: Severe diabetes with it's multi-system effects can make pregnancy less likely or a health risk to the mother.However, a woman with diabetes can become pregnant & if well managed can have a relatively normal pregnancy.This often takes coordination between the diabetes team/ob & receiving pediatrician. Infants of diabetics are at risk of a variety of medical problems at birth. Many do quite well. ...Read more

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Is it inappropriate to have children if you have schizophrenia?

Is it inappropriate to have children if you have schizophrenia?

Not necessarily: The risk of having a child who develops schizophrenia is about 13% - given one parent with the illness. You must also consider other issues and stressors which come with a child such as financial, parenting ability and support. This added stress could also exacerbate the schizophrenia. A lot of things to consider. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you have chlamydia for over a year that you can't have any kids?

Is it true that if you have chlamydia for over a year that you can't have any kids?

Hard to say: Chlamydia can infect the delicate linings of the fallopian tubes and lead to blockage or scarring. A tubal pregnancy or infertility might result. Untreated disease is more likely to cause such a problem but even brief infections with this germ can do it.Some seem to avoid the complication in spite of the infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you have one disease, you can't getanother?

Is it true that if you have one disease, you can't getanother?

More the opposite!: Not only is this not true, but in many cases having one disease increases the odds of getting another.For example, having diabetes significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Having parasites often leads to food allergies which can lead to other health problems.Having chronic infections lowers immunity increasing risk of other infections. Treat any disease to reduce risk of others. ...Read more

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Is it true you can be classed as disabled if you have Marfan syndrome?

Is it true you can be classed as disabled if you have Marfan syndrome?

Doubtful: That's a great question for a disability lawyer. (you're unlikely to find any on this website). ...Read more

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If I have pcos, how likely is it that I will be able to have children in the future?

If I have pcos, how likely is it that I will be able to have children in the future?

Age & how irregular?: Many women with pcos have no fertility issues, but some need infertility treatment, especially if pcos causes irregular cycles or no periods (not ovulating). In general, women with pcos respond better to fertility drugs than women without pcos, but pcos can affect egg quality - your age when you start trying is a major factor for your prego chances. See a repro endo when ttc if you're not regular. ...Read more

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Once you have diverticulitis, do you always have it? Is that true?

Once you have diverticulitis, do you always have it? Is that true?

Diverticulitis: Is infection or inflammation in diverticula, which are pockets of outpouching from colon wall. You will always have diverticulosis, because these pockets will probably not go away completely, even with optimal medical management. But the diverticulitis, the infection part, will usually go away with antibiotics. If not, it can lead to surgery in bad cases. ...Read more

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Is it true if you get an epaderal you will have back problems?

Is it true if you get an epaderal you will have back problems?

No: There us no evidence showing back pain after labor epidurals is any more prevalent than a delivery without one. ...Read more

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How do you know you have asthma if you've never been diagnosed with it or have had symptoms? What are the signs and is it possible to have it now?

How do you know you have asthma if you've never been diagnosed with it or have had symptoms? What are the signs and is it possible to have it now?

Testing available: asthma is a condition where the airways in your lungs narrow. typically this presents with chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing and/or cough. you may have just discovered asthma if you were exposed to a new trigger (such as pollen, animals, tobacco smoke, etc). your lung function can be tested to diagnose asthma. talk to your doctor for a referral if you are really concerned ...Read more

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If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

It can: Being obese can effect the actual mechanics of making the baby by making it difficult. Erectile problems are more common in the obese, especially if they have high blood pressure and diabetes too. Additionally, being obese affects how the body makes sex and pregnancy hormones. That being said, sometimes obese people make babies easily, and sometimes skinny people are infertile. ...Read more

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If you have polycythemia how can it effect you if you have to have surgery?

If you have polycythemia how can it effect you if you have to have surgery?

Blood clotting: You should check your levels prior to surgery. The primary concern it that thick blood and inactivity during and after surgery increase your risk foe blood clots. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Possible: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, the only way to acquire it is by having a brain injury or brain infection. There are many conditions that can mimic ADHD. Start with an evaluation by your primary care doctor, and if necessary have a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have ADHD does it mean that you are going to be hyperactive?

If you have ADHD does it mean that you are going to be hyperactive?

No: only 25% of children with ADHD are hyperactive. the initials are a misnomer. As children who are hyperactive grow up, the hyperactivity tends to resolve, eventhough their problems with attention and focus remain. ...Read more

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Is it more common for someone to know they have herpes or to not know they have it ? Are people more likely to have the symptoms or not have them?

Is it more common for someone to know they have herpes or to not know they have it ? Are people more likely to have the symptoms or not have them?

Not know: Most people who have the herpes virus never know that they have it and can carry it for years before having an out break. The slide that is used in lectures is of an ice berg and the people who know they have it are the top of that ice berg. I delivered a baby who was born infected and neither the mom nor the dad had any idea that they had it. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can have a baby without having your period?

Is it true that you can have a baby without having your period?

Yes: You just need to ovulate in order to get pregnant. Some women have irregular periods because they do not ovulate regularly, making determining when you got pregnant more difficult. Having a period is not necessary to achieve pregnancy. ...Read more