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Doctor insights on: Whats The Best Way To Get Pregnant With Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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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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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition ?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition ?

Weight loss: Pcos is the result of the increase in the amount of fat associated with hirsutism lack of cycle, the pt. Is at increased risk for diabetes and uterine cancer the best treatment is weight loss, however itill then the pt. Can be placed on birth control pills or Clomid (clomiphene) based on her wishes in getting pregnant or not. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome?

How to get pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome?

See OB or Repro Endo: 8-10% of women have pcos, only some have difficulty conceiving. Some are overweight, if so moderately low carb diets, exercise with cardio + weights help. Some women have Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and metformin helps. If you have irregular cycles many women can get pregnant with Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. Advanced treatment like ivf is used if simple treatment doesn't succeed or low egg supply. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat anemia with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the best way to treat anemia with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Usually iron: The most common cause of anemia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome is blood loss causing iron defficiency. Many other causes of anemia are possible, so one should have their doctor work this up with a couple of inexpensive blood tests to be sure. Iron rich foods include red meat, but also spinach, beans and other vegetables. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the best way to treat anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Anemia and PCOS: There are many causes of anemia, and the treatment is different for the different types. Pcos also is a complex disease and has different treatment. The best thing to do is see your doctor for an examination and receive proper treatment for all your ailments. ...Read more

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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovary syndrome?

It depends: It depends on your goal - pregnancy vs non- pregnancy. If pregnancy, most common treatments are Letrozole or clomid (clomiphene). If not pregnancy, some women do well with diet/exercise/weight loss while some need oral contraceptive pills +/- metformin. Some take spironolactone. New option: pregnitude. ...Read more

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What the best way to conceive with PCOS an abnormal periods.

What the best way to conceive with PCOS an abnormal periods.

Conceiving with PCOS: There are several medication options that can increase the likelihood of conceiving with PCOS. Taking birth control pills for 3 months can sometimes regulate your periods and increase the likelihood that you will ovulate every month. Losing weight should increase the likelihood of conceiving. Metformin is a medication that can greatly increase the likelihood of conception with PCOS. ...Read more

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What is a woman with pcos do to increase her chances of pregnancy?

What is a woman with pcos do to increase her chances of pregnancy?

Weight loss: For most women the cause of pcos is Insulin resistance which is impeding ovulation. Insulin resistance is like pre diabetes. So decreasing carbohydrates in the diet, regular exercise and weight loss can resolve the Insulin resistance and then the pcos goes away. Women are then more likely to ovulate and get pregnant. ...Read more

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Have a mildly retroflexed uterus what is the best way to get pregnant?

Have a mildly retroflexed uterus what is the best way to get pregnant?

Same way: About 25% of women have a retroflexed uterus, 25% are anteverted, the rest are in between and they are all normal in most cases. Unless you have something else going on (like endometriosis) it is not likely that the position of the uterus will affect your fertility. Endometriosis is associated with infertility and may also cause the uterus to be retroverted. ...Read more

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What are the immeadiate best treatments for someone with locah trying to get pregnant?

What are the immeadiate best treatments for someone with locah trying to get pregnant?

Fertility expert: The issue with LOCAH is that you may be infertile (not able to have children). There is no quick way to get pregnant with this genetic disorder. You should see a fertility expert. ...Read more

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What to do if I have polycystic ovary syndrome, are birth control pills the only way to get rid of my acne?

What to do if I have polycystic ovary syndrome, are birth control pills the only way to get rid of my acne?

Most effective: For women with pcos and acne, being on birth control pills is the simplest and usually the most effective way to deal with acne. Birth control pills also deal with the irregular periods and resolve the risk of abnormal cells of the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant with polysystic ovaries?

Is it possible to get pregnant with polysystic ovaries?

Fertility.: Atlhough the infertility rate is high if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, you can see your gynecologist or fertility specialist to develop a treatment plan to increase chances of becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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How diffiuclt is it for a woman with polycystic ovary disease to get pregnant?

How diffiuclt is it for a woman with polycystic ovary disease to get pregnant?

PCOSOVARIAN: It may not be difficult at all depending on the severity. Also the earlier it's treated, the less likely it is to cause infertility. ...Read more

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What can I do if my polycystic ovarian syndrome is out of control help?

Don't undertsand: What you mean by 'out of control, ' could mean too many things. I suggest you see a doctor, there's alot of help for whatever is bothering you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman with endometriosis and antiphospholipid syndrome to get pregnent?

Is it possible for a woman with endometriosis and antiphospholipid syndrome to get pregnent?

Absolutely: Endometriosis can affect fertility and apls can affect miscarriage. So the two affect different parts of the process. If you know you have both of them, then you should definitely seek fertility care at least for an evaluation to see how the endomeriosis is affecting things. And you would likely want to take Lovenox (enoxaparin) at a certain point just before or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have pcos and a slightly tilted uterus.(back and to the right) what is the best way for me to conceive? Will a certain position help more? Ttc2yrs35

I have pcos and a slightly tilted uterus.(back and to the right) what is the best way for me to conceive? Will a certain position help more? Ttc2yrs35

Highly doubt it: All positions are equally effective for conception, so the one you (and your partner ) like is the "best." deviated - verted, flexed, or rotated uterus is not abnormal. You (and many) other women were born this way, ask if your doc can help you more. ...Read more

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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

PCOS treatment: The best pill to take is based on your symptoms and other factors. Since patients with pcos may have a variety of symptoms, it is best to talk to your doctor about each of the symptoms you are concerned about so that you can get the correct prescription. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cope with gestational diabetes in a pregnant woman?

What is the best way to cope with gestational diabetes in a pregnant woman?

A good team: There are excellent multidisplnary teams out there including high risk obs and diabetic nurses and educators. Knowledge and education with a supportive team is the best way to cope with gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get pregnant with a girl?

What are the best ways to get pregnant with a girl?

Want a baby girl?: There is no method that guarantees the gender of your baby. These are old wives tales. Essentially you have a 50:50 chance of having a female baby. If you are not okay with these odds, and really don't want a boy, then I suggest holding off on becoming pregnant until you are happy with either of these options. ...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