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Had a miscarriage. Obese. Bad anxiety attacks. Doctor thinks they're not emotional but physically induced. Super high testosterone. Why? Normal thyroi

Had a miscarriage. Obese. Bad anxiety attacks. Doctor thinks they're not emotional but physically induced. Super high testosterone. Why? Normal thyroi

Workup needed: Has the doctor determined the high testosterone via blood testing? If not then you need a "workup" by a 2nd opinion GYN MD who can make those determinations rather then guessing about the sources of your anxiety and elevated testosterone. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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My girlfriend is borderline obese with diagnosed pcos. Cant get preg. If we force ovulation w/clomid increase risk miscarriage? assuming get preg?

My girlfriend is borderline obese with diagnosed pcos. Cant get preg. If we force ovulation w/clomid increase risk miscarriage? assuming get preg?

Clomid (clomiphene) induction: Clomid (clomiphene) will simply induce ovulation in an ovary that has been resistant to ovulation due to the PCOS's presence. If the egg contains the appropriate amount of genetic material of both partners male and female , the miscarriage risk is minimal. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries and am obese.How can I lose weight?My tummy is very much out.I had miscarriage last year.

I have polycystic ovaries and am obese.How can I lose weight?My tummy is very much out.I had miscarriage last year.

Eat less, exercise: Standard wight reduction diet and exercise. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. ...Read more

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Husband is having erection problem, he is little obese also, sperm count will be low?? I had miscarge 4 months before, it means his sperm count is ok?

Husband is having erection problem, he is little obese also, sperm count will be low?? I had miscarge 4 months before, it means his sperm count is ok?

Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health. A urologist can check your husband's sperm count if he likes. Sorry about your loss. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?

Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy  came 10 day e?

Cycle after miscarry: After a miscarriage, the usual advice is to wait 3 months of cycling before trying again to make sure your body gets back to normal. This not unusual but I recommend that you review this with your doctor to make sure that all is well. You didn't describe the circumstances of your miscarriage so your dr would be able to make some sense out of this for you. ...Read more

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Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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When do miscarriages occur?

When do miscarriages occur?

Anytime: Misacrriages can occur from hours after conception until hours before birth. ...Read more

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How can u tell if you miscarried?

How can u tell if you miscarried?

Varies: Sometimes it is obvious, many times it is not. Most women have some amount of bleeding during early pregnancy due to implantation and they may think they have (or are) miscarried. The best way to tell for sure is with an ultrasound and sometimes by following serial HCG levels in the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more