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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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How to determine if you are having a misscarriage?

How to determine if you are having a misscarriage?

Symptoms: Symptoms are: pelvic pain, cramping, vaginal bleeding. You add decreasing HCG levels and you can make a diagnosis. Sometimes a ultrasound may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the good size egg if you are trying to conceive?

What is the good size egg if you are trying to conceive?

God Bless you.: Have faith and try . If unsuccessful for more than a few months;talk to your OB for proper guidance and additional investigation if necessary. ...Read more

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Me and my husband is trying to conceive but I have pcos what are the steps we need to take to be successful. I'm not on any meds?

Me and my husband is trying to conceive but I have pcos what are the steps we need to take to be successful.  I'm not on any meds?

Track cycles: Bethany, PCOS may cause infertility by irregular ovulation. Track your cycles (mark them down). Ovulation usually is mid-month. You can buy OTC ovulation kits to see when/if you are ovulating. These turn positive 1-2 days BEFORE you ovulate, and that's the best time to have sex.If cycles are irregular, there are meds that can help you (metformin, clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole). take a prenatal starting now. ...Read more

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What are some things you can do to increase your chances to concieve with being overweight and having one right ovary?

What are some things you can do to increase your chances to concieve with being overweight and having one right ovary?

There are several: If you're overweight, try hard to lose some weight. Even a 10% decrease in body weight can potentially significantly improve fertility. Take folic acid. A fertility doctor can monitor you for ovulation to help best time conception. Fertility testing (you and your partner) can assure all else is ok (like having your tubes checked). Consider a board certified re for your highest odds of success. ...Read more

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Iam having TSH of 6.5. Planning to get pegnant. Can i get pregnant? Is there any problem that can happen to the child

Iam having TSH of 6.5. Planning to get pegnant. Can i get pregnant? Is there any problem that can happen to the child

Treat it: Thyroid hormones are very important to the development of the fetus and maintenance of pregnancy. Hypothyroidism should be treated, especially if you trying to conceive. It's easily treated. See you doctor to get it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Want to know more about fibroids, what are the chance to get pregnant when you have a large fibroid please. Nikky?

Want to know more about fibroids, what are the chance to get pregnant when you have a large fibroid please. Nikky?

Fibroids: It is possible to get pregnant having uterine fibroids but this can be a complicated pregnancy and higher risk of miscarriage, although it is certainly possible to complete a pregnancy having fibromas. If you are planning to get pregnant and have fibroids make sure you consult with your gyn and follow up closely. ...Read more

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What are some tests to expect from a doctor if I have irregular bleeding for 3 months? What treatments are there if I want kids in the future?

What are some tests to expect from a doctor if I have irregular bleeding for 3 months? What treatments are there if I want kids in the future?

Expect: A formal examination including gynecologic exam/Pap smear. A urine pregnancy test is usually done. Other lab testing that is done are: thyroid function tests, liver function tests, blood counts and coagulation studies. If you have signs that you have too much male hormones(androgens) other hormonal tests may be order too, to evaluate for polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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What else is there to do when you have a child with adhd, and you don't want the child to take medication?

What else is there to do when you have a child with adhd, and you don't want the child to take medication?

Change lifestyle: Provide structure at all times, firm and loving limit setting, break down commands to single ones, modify his diet, avoid sugary drinks and snacks, processed foods and food colorings. You may want to try omegas and never neglect therapy, behavior modification and time management skills. You need the guidance of teachers, therapists and nutritionists. ...Read more

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If you have a baby with neural tube deficiency, what are your chances of it happening again?

If you have a baby with neural tube deficiency, what are your chances of it happening again?

See below: The risks are greatly reduced if taking prenatal vitamins. This includes folic acid. Talk to your obstetrician about specific risk rates. ...Read more

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How many times weekly should you have sex if you are trying to concieve and ovulation is difficult to track?

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How many times weekly should  you have sex if you are trying to concieve and ovulation is difficult to track?

Every other day: Because the egg is viable for approximately a day after ovulation, and sperm live longer, having sex every other day around the fertile period is a reasonable approach. If you're having difficulty conceiving, a focus on your cycle length may provide valuable information about when, and if, you are ovulating. ...Read more

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How do you know if your eggs are fertile enough to have a baby?

How do you know if your eggs are fertile enough to have a baby?

Egg quality: There is no test for egg quality. Quality is based on age, declining as women grow older. Being 20 years old, you should expect good egg quality. ...Read more

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Will Medroxyprogesterone increase my pregnancy rate with PCOS? If not what will? I'm ready to have a child and I want to know what is best?

Will Medroxyprogesterone increase my pregnancy rate with PCOS? If not what will? I'm ready to have a child and I want to know what is best?

Not alone: Medroxyprogesterone all by itself won't increase your chances of getting pregnant with PCOS. If your PCOS is keeping you from ovulating, you may need to be on a medication to help you ovulate such as Clomid. This is a prescription medication and needs to be prescribed by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If you have intercourse before ovulation what baby gender are you most likley to have?

If you have intercourse before ovulation what baby gender are you most likley to have?

Don't know: When you have intercourse in relation to your cycle doesn't affect the baby's gender. That is an urban myth. There are only two kinds of sperm in roughly equal amounts - those that carry X, those that carry Y. The sperm determines gender. So there is always a 50/50 chance of the baby being either gender. ...Read more

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