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YES: Most women become pregnant. But endometriosis can affect the ovaries, the tubes, the uterus, and can cause scar tissue. So some women have difficulty becoming pregnant. There is a higher chance of needing ivf. Many women become pregnant and never even knew they already had endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, as good as gonadotropin therapy usually. ...Read more
Sort of: If you're asking if pco can be cured, the answer is often no. The symptoms and the consequences of it can however be controlled most of the time. It all depends on the women's individual evaluation. The cause and contributing factors for pco differ for each women. For those who are Insulin resistant, a program of weight loss, diet changes and possibly medication can make a hugh difference. ...Read more
No: Pcos is a hormonal imbalance when you are menstruating. The long term consequences after menopause are thickened uterine lining that can increase her risk of uterine cancer that needs to be followed, the weight gain, the Insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes, the cholesterol and high inflammation levels that can lead to heart disease. ...Read more
PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?
Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more
You may not: Ovulation is most often silent whether fertile or infertile. Many infertile women ovulate as infertility cause is not ovulation problem. Some women can feel a slight discomfort at ovulation. We have tests to determine ovulation: see http://bit.Ly/mvk3em. I have a video of details: http://bit.Ly/nsjhg3. See references for more details. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...Read more
Yes: Women who have had PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) may have developed scar tissue or tubal damage which can impede conceiving, but many will not have had such damage. For those who are having trouble conceiving and evaluation reveals there to be damage, there are options to either fix the damage or bypass it with procedures such as ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Clomid (clomiphene) more effective with women who DO ovulate vs women who NEVER ovulate? I ovulate but not often due to irregular cycles.
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