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What are the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in pregnancy?

What are the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in pregnancy?

Ovulation difficulty: This condition is becks a woman doesn't predictably ovulate. So getting pregnant may be more difficult. Sometimes fertility drugs are needed to resolve this problem during pregnancy some of these women are more likely to get gestational diabetes. All of this can be managed by good care before conception and during the pregnancy. Weight loss, good nutrition, and exercise can help too. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

We don't know: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of problems that tend to occur together: lots of little cysts on the ovary, irregular menstrual cycles and problems with extra hormones. Unfortunately, we just don't know what comes first or what causes what. ...Read more

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What are the signs of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the signs of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Clinical cues: Hi. PCOS is typified by irregular or absent periods, hirsutism, overweight, high testosterone, insulin resistance (& sometimes type 2 diabetes), and often a high LH:FSH ratio. If you suspect you have PCOS, see your primary doctor, gynecologist, or an endocrinologist. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion; Cushing's and non-classical congenital hyperplasia need to at least be considered. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the effects of antiphospholipid syndrome on pregnancy?

What are the effects of antiphospholipid syndrome on pregnancy?

Increased risk: Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can cause growth restriction, early onset high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) and blood clots. Your doctor will likely prescribe blood thinners during your pregnancy and follow the babies growth with serial ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular: Menses is the biggest, additionally being heavy is usually involved and there can be a history of type 2 diabetes. Good luck, there are many solutions if u have the problem; you are not doomed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman has. One of the features is abnormal ovulation, increased hair growth or acne, elevated male hormones, and ultrasound evidence of a string of pearls in the ovaries. Two out of the three previous criteria are necessary to make a diagnosis of pcos. ...Read more

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What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

PCO: Causes are genetic. The effects commonly see are excessive hair growth (breasts, tummy and chin), excessive weight, infrequent periods and infertility. ...Read more

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What are the effects of adrenal gland disorders in pregnancy?

What are the effects of adrenal gland disorders in pregnancy?

Depends.: The effects on the pregnancy/baby may vary according to what particular hormone/corticosteroid is produced in excess or not produced. A general concern in these situations is the excess production of androgens (e.g. Male hormones) that could have virilizing (masculinizing) affects on the fetus. ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy complications in short-bowel syndrome?

What are the pregnancy complications in short-bowel syndrome?

Avitaminosis ADEK.: The lipid-soluble vitamins a, d, e, k and several other micronutrients that are not adequately absorbed in short bowel syndrome can cause pregnancy complications for both mother and fetus. Consult with an experienced gastroenterologist and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to prevent/minimize these risks. Supplements by mouth or parenterally may be required to sustain a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of fertility with polycystic ovary syndrome when there is 14+ cysts on each ovary?

What are the chances of fertility with polycystic ovary syndrome when there is 14+ cysts on each ovary?

Good: If PCOS is your only fertility problem, then chances of pregnancy are excellent. I'm assuming your stated age of 20 is correct (?), if not I suggest correcting that to get more accurate answers. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypotyroidism in pregnant women?

What are the effects of hypotyroidism in pregnant women?

Treated?: Hi. I hate to assume, but I must - I hope you mean TREATED hypothyroidism, and not untreated. Treated hypothyroidism has no effect, and is not considered a high risk pregnancy from that standpoint. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

What are the common symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

PCOS: The most prominent symptom of PCOS is irregular cycles, with extended periods of no bleeding (e.g., 3 or 4 periods per year) followed by periods of bleeding for more than a week to weeks that bring women to the gynecologist. The irregular cycles are the result of lack of ovulation, which in turn results in an inability to conceive. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pheylketonuria in pregnancy?

What are the effects of pheylketonuria in pregnancy?

Depends: Women with pku can have healthy children as long as they are aware of and maintain strict adherence to their low phenylalanine diet throughout their pregnancy. It is well known that women with poorly controlled pku during a pregnancy put their baby at risk for development problems, heart problems and other structural problems. You really have to talk to your doctor before you get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the effects of turner syndrome?

What are the effects of turner syndrome?

Turner Syndrome: is characterized by short stature, delayed or no puberty due to loss of ovarian function. Most women are infertile. One third are born with a heart defect and some also have skeletal malformations. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

Not good: Bulimia and pregnancy are a very bad combination. You amplify the risks to yourself due to changes in your body from the pregnancy. In addition, you risk damage to your developing fetus. You could actually die if you don't stop practicing the bulimic behaviors. Your fetus could die and you could have a miscarriage. Your fetus could suffer from lots of problems later on in life. Please seek help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

See below: Patients with lupus can have healthy pregnancies. However; they can be complicated by preeclampsia, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, low birth weight, intratuterine growth restriction, miscarriage, and premature labor and also gestational diabetes (usually due to meds). The best outcomes occur when the mother's lupus has been clinically inactive for 6 months prior to conception. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

PCOS: Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might: ?Have fewer than 8 periods a year ?Grow thick, dark hair in places where only men tend to grow hair, such as on the upper lip, chin, sideburn area, chest, and belly ?Gain weight and become obese ?Have acne (oily skin and pimples on their face) ?Lose hair from their head like men do ?Have trouble getting pregnant without medical help ...Read more

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What is the cause of poly cystic ovaries syndrome?

HCAS.: Pcos is best described at hcas - hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation syndrome. It is frequently the result of obesity that produces excess androgens from the subcutaneous fat deposed all over the body; that in turn inhibits monthly ovulation starting a vicious circle of hormonal imbalance that can only be stopped with weight loss and/or metformin/ocps. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more