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Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Yes: Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant. During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and look like a tumor. A minor tumor that already is present may get activated during pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chastain
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Pituitary Disorders (Definition)

The pituitary is a gland in brain. It produces different hormones that help with various bodily functions (reproduction, body temperature control, blood pressure, growth, cognition). A disorder of pituitary can affect one or some or all of hormones and cause excess hormonal production or loss of hormonal production. A person with pituitary disorder should be under ...Read more


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Is it possible to be pregnant with a pituitary tumor?

Is it possible to be pregnant with a pituitary tumor?

Yes, but: It is possible, but it depends upon the type of tumor and whether it's done any damage to the normal pituitary. If your thyroid and adrenal function are normal, and your prolactin is normal (or treated w/cabergoline to normal), it depends whether there was any damage to hormone controlling menses and fertility. If periods are regular that's a good sign. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to become pregnant with no ovaries?

Is it possible for a woman to become pregnant with no ovaries?

Not w/o donor egg: Your ovaries contain eggs of which one or more is released mid cycle usually every month. Without ovaries you would need a donor egg or donor fertilized ovum and hormones to help maintain your pregnancy ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman my age to have uterine cancer?

How common is it for a woman my age to have uterine cancer?

Uncommon : But certain risk factors can increase your risk: obesity, anovulation, hypertension, diabetes, infertility. See a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman in menopause to take fertility treatments to become pregnant?

Is it possible for a woman in menopause to take fertility treatments to become pregnant?

Yes and no: A menopausal woman can conceive using an egg donated by another woman and hormones to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Pregnancy risks tend to be higher with menopause so it is important to be evaluated and treated by a reputable reproductive endocrinologist. If you are otherwise healthy your chances of a healthy pregnancy should be excellent. ...Read more

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How hard is it for a woman with polycystic ovary disease to become pregnant naturally?

How hard is it for a woman with polycystic ovary disease to become pregnant naturally?

Depends: Depending on the underlying cause will determine if you can "naturally do it " for example if people are overweight, loosing weight migt help you acheive prenancy. Controlling diabetes in some might help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to miss a period and not be pregnant?

Is it possible for a woman to miss a period and not be pregnant?

Yes: Pregnancy may be one of the more common reasons of a missed period, but certainly not the only reason. Hormonal imbalance either stemming from the ovary or from the brain (hypothalamus and pituitary) are other potential causes. Uterine problems can also affect bleeding. Skipped cycles on occasion can happen, but require evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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Would it be very likely for a pregnant woman to have monthly periods?

Would it be very likely for a pregnant woman to have monthly periods?

Not possible: A woman does not have periods while she is pregnant. However there is a possibility of bleeding during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it generally normal for a women to get a period when pregnant?

Is it generally normal for a women to get a period when pregnant?

Pregnancy: You can not have perior while pregnant. Bleeding in pregnancy could be due to several reasons. I suggest you follow up with your OB gyn. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman who is not pregnant to lactate?

Is it normal for a woman who is not pregnant to lactate?

No: There are several causes for non pregnant lactation and the first step is to see if your blood Prolactin level is elevated or not by your MD. ...Read more

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Is it ok to become pregnant with a non hormone producing pituitary tumor? Could there be dangerous complications?

Is it ok to become pregnant with a non hormone producing pituitary tumor? Could there be dangerous complications?

Possible: Hemorrhage in the pituitary is a potential complication and you should be under the care of a doctor if you choose to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why is it that it is possible for a woman to get pregnant during periods?

Why is it that it is possible for a woman to get pregnant during periods?

Here's a thought...: A woman with a short cycle this month, say 24 days in her cycle, would ovulate around day 10 of her cycle. She tends to have week-long periods, with just light days at the end. She has sex during the 7th day of her period, and the sperm swim into her fallopian tubes over the next day or two, and some survive long enough to fertilize her egg that arrives on day 10 (3 days after she had sex). ...Read more

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Women's health: is it common for a woman to visit a dr thinking she's pregnant and it actually ends up being a metastatic cancer that's spread?

Women's health: is it common for a woman to visit a dr thinking she's pregnant and it actually ends up being a metastatic cancer that's spread?

Possible not common : Advanced metastatic cancer is much less common in someone of reproductive age than pregnancy, but this certainly is possible. Cancer can cause fatigue, nausea, and abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult for a woman with a tipped uterus to get pregnant?

Why is it so difficult for a woman with a tipped uterus to get pregnant?

It isn't.: Having a retroverted (tipped or tilted) uterus does not effect fertility. I can't tell you how many women over the years have come to me saying that someone told them they can't get pregnant because of a tilted uterus, and here they are pregnant. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, you need to be evaluated for more likely causes. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have a fetish for pregnant women?

Is it unusual to have a fetish for pregnant women?

No: But it is very important that any fetishes only be acted on with consenting women. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pregnant person to not produce enough hgc hormone for a home pregnancy test?

Is it possible for a pregnant person to not produce enough hgc hormone for a home pregnancy test?

If you are very: Early, it may not be high enough , urine HCG tests can detect down to about 23-35 which is very low, but blood can detect down to 5. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Not normal: It is not normal for a young woman to be infertile, but some are -- particulary those who are overweight with pcos. Check with your gyn. Ps: you partner may be the infertile one 50% of the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a paralyzed woman to get pregnant and give birth?

Is it possible for a paralyzed woman to get pregnant and give birth?

Yes: Generally speaking, yes, very much so. Whether or not it is safe for the woman to do so is a different matter and depends upon the nature of her paralysis and what kind of support will be available during the pregnancy and delivery. Pregnancy planning for someone without feeling or movement below the waist should be done in consultation with an experienced obstetrician (OB/GYN). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman not to ovulate in a cycle? If so, what's the cause of it

Is it possible for a woman not to ovulate in a cycle? If so, what's the cause of it

Ovulation: If you get a Period every month then you should be ovulating unless you have Anovulatory cycle which it means you bleed but not having Ovulation, the causes for anovulatory cycle are Hormonal imbalance, Polycystic Ovary, Thyroid dysfunction, excessive weight loss, Excessive exercise, stress, etc. Hope this helps, ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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