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Can use of IUD increase risk of later miscarriage?

Can use of IUD increase risk of later miscarriage?

No: Recent studies show that iud use (with currently available approved iuds) isnot related to later miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more

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Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

IVF & genetic defect: There are genetic causes of infertility that could be passed on to the baby. Otherwise I don't think there is enough data to make conclusions - my opinion. ...Read more

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

Age, STDs, smoking: Women's ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) starts to decline from mid 20's on average, and fastest by the 40's. Smoking, stds like chlamydia, endometriosis, surgery on the ovaries, and cancer chemo or radiotherapy reduce ovarian reserve faster. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block the fallopian tubes or cause scarring around ovaries. Overweight or underweight reduces fertility. ...Read more

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What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

Earlier age of birth: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read more

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Could masturbation increase risk of pregnancy?

Could masturbation increase risk of pregnancy?

No: Essentially all males and a majority of females enjoy their bodies by themselves after they have reached puberty. It isn't going to increase or decrease the likelihood of conception for either sex. ...Read more

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Do fertility drugs increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Do fertility drugs increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Minimal: If there is a risk, is with Clomid (clomiphene) after 12 months of use and the risk is minimal. The greatest risk is infertility itself and not the medications. In the grand majority of patients there is no reason to use Clomid (clomiphene) for 12 months. The treatment is usually changed if the patient has not conceived after 4-6 cycles. ...Read more

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Estrogen increases the risk of endometrial cancer, but does it increase the risk of breast cancer as well?

Estrogen increases the risk of endometrial cancer, but does it increase the risk of breast cancer as well?

Yes: Studies have shown an increase risk of breast cancer in patients treated with estrogen replacement. In fact, women at high risk for getting breast cancer are treated with tamoxifen or evista (raloxifene). Those drugs block the effect of estrogen on breast tissue. ...Read more

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Could high IQ increase chances of developing skitzophrenia ?

Could high IQ increase chances of developing skitzophrenia ?

There is no research: There is no research to support the causal relationship between high iq and schizophrenia. There is a large genetic component to developing schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Do interracial couples have a greater risk of miscarriage?

Do interracial couples have a greater risk of miscarriage?

No reason to worry: An interracial baby has no reason to be less physically healthy before, during or after birth. And it is a wonderful thing that social acceptance has improved greatly in recent decades so that the child has a greatly reduced risk of social stigma. However, it is still not zero. Of course children face bullying for a variety of reasons, so this may not even add to that concern. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep increase your risk of preterm labor?

Can lack of sleep increase your risk of preterm labor?

Not typically: Increased amounts of rest in pregnancy is important. Rest improves uterine perfusion for the fetus and allows your body to recover over the course of the day. Overall, good hydration and nutrition play an important role in all pregnancies. However, difficulty sleeping can be a common complaint in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more