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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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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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I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

Not sure: 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months ...Read more

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Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really: The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. ...Read more

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Bilateral polycystic ovaries any problem for pregnancy?

Bilateral polycystic ovaries any problem for pregnancy?

Will most likely: Be a problem getting pregnant as you probably do not ovulate, once you are pregnant should not be a problem, please discuss with your obgyn. ...Read more

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I have problem of bilateral polycystic ovaries. Should i try for pregnancy?Can cyst creates problem in pregnancy?

You may: Polycystic ovaries effect women in different ways including menstrual changes, hormone effects and can cause difficulty with achieving pregnancy. The cysts themselves do not cause problems in pregnancy, although this condition causes women to be more sugar intolerant which can translate to pregnancy related sugar regulation problems. ...Read more

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I had intercourse today and i suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. When can I take a pregnancy test?

I had intercourse today and i suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. When can I take a pregnancy test?

Depends on cycles: Depends on how regular (or not) your menstrual cycles are. Pregnancy tests are reliable a few days before the expected period, so you could do one then. If you have no idea when your next period will be, then testing about 3 weeks after intercourse would be a good guess. ...Read more

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I haven't seen my period since november 14th 2012 I have polycystic ovaries...I took a pregnany test a week ago it came bk negative..What should I do?

I haven't seen my period since november 14th 2012 I have polycystic ovaries...I took a pregnany test a week ago it came bk negative..What should I do?

Nutritional Rx: Pcos is caused by high estrogen (e2)combined with high Insulin which then transforms e2 into testosterone. Excess carbs can elevate both Insulin (via stimulation of pancreas) and e2 (via competitive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) a low carb diet reduces both Insulin & e2 thus positively impacting this metabolic disease. Avoid fried foods, veg oils, soy. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Gestational DM: Pcos women tend to be Insulin resistant so have a higher propensity toward gestational diabetes in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Yes!: Many women with pcos do conceive on their own, especially if they are healthy and maintain a proper diet and exercise program. If they need help, our treatments are phenomenally successful! ...Read more

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Does metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if polycystic ovarian disease?

Does metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if polycystic ovarian disease?

Slightly, if at all: Early studies suggested metformin can help conceive but more recent studies show a modest effect, if at all. Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara are still drugs of choice in pcos, with pregnitude quickly catching on. ...Read more

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Can metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if you have polycystic ovarian disease?

Can metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if you have polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes: Metformin is commonly used to treat pcos, as it decreases Insulin resistance, a common cause for this condition. Menses tend to become more regular and it can help with ovulation, increasing the chances of pregnancy. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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