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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Hormone That Sustains Pregnancy

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Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

Tough question: By this i assume you mean for in vitro vertilization. Any hormone manipulation has a potential for side effects. Increased Estrogens increases the risk of breast and cervical cancer, but lower estrogen increases risks of ovary and uterus--also influenced by Progesterone and other hormones. This is not a straight forward topic, as there are many studies that contradict each other. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Just the opposite: There are some ovarian cancers that manufacture estrogen hormones from their theca cells, and endometrial cancers are also caused by estrogen hormone excess growth. However, we do not know that hormones are the cause ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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In my test result LH hormone of 16.46 on 6th day of my cycle and cyst in left ovarian.Is these effect my planning of pregnency. Pls sugges me. ?

In my test result LH hormone of 16.46 on 6th day of my cycle and cyst in left ovarian.Is these effect my planning of pregnency. Pls sugges me. ?

Early ovulation: You may be getting near ovulation but iris a bit early. Still the window of conception is as early as cycle day 6. Lh = 16 is a bit elevated and the cyst could be a follicle getting ready to release egg. You need to track ovulation to get pregnant or to avoid preg if you are using natural family planning. ...Read more

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What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

Varies: You are probably asking about bhcg hormones which are the main hormone associated with pregnancy. It goes up in early pregnancy but the numbers vary widely from person to person. ...Read more

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What are the roles of hormones during pregnancy?

What are the roles of hormones during pregnancy?

More specifics: There are many hormones in the body. Which hormones are you referring to? ...Read more

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What is prolactine hormone?And how it is affecting pregnancy?

Hormone -lactation: Prolactin : pro-for and lact-milk, so prolactin is hormone for milk production in mammals. It is secreted by pituitory gland . So it is high level during prgnancy -as preparation of breast for breast milk and it is high in women who are breast feeding the baby.It's role in man is not clear. ...Read more

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Can your hormones being unbalanced prevent pregnancy?

Can your hormones being unbalanced prevent pregnancy?

Yes of course: Hormonal imbalance is a common cause of infertility prolactinoma where level of prolactine is very high causes infertility poly cystic ovarian disease also causes hormonal imbalance and infertility. ...Read more

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How soon can pregnancy hormones be detected by blood and urine?

How soon can pregnancy hormones be detected by blood and urine?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more