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Will lupus impact my ability to get pregnant?

Will lupus impact my ability to get pregnant?

Yes: Lupus may impact fertility depending on the severity of your disease. More commonly, lupus may increase risks associated with pregnancy both for the mother and the patient. I would encourage you to see your ob/gyn for a preconception appointment to review the current state of your lupus and optimize the outcome of any planned pregnancy. ...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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Will hypoparathyroidism affect your ability to get pregnant?

Will hypoparathyroidism affect your ability to get pregnant?

See below: There is evidence that antibodies level can affect fertility and the viability of early pregnancy. Some endocrinologists believe that the presence of thyroid antibodies alone is enough to warrent treatment with small amounts of thyroid hormone, especially in a woman trying to get pregnant. You may with to consult with an endo that has this philosophy. ...Read more

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Does pcod/pcos affect your ability to get pregnant?

Does pcod/pcos affect your ability to get pregnant?

Less ovulations: PCOD/PCOS is characterized by a woman having less or no ovulations at all, which affects her ability to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can taking lithium affect my ability to get pregnant?

Can taking lithium affect my ability to get pregnant?

No: Lithium does not interfere with your ability to get pregnant. Because lithium has been associated with increased risk of birth defects particularly when used in first trimester, it is important that women of child bearing age should use appropriate birth control while on lithium. Please talk with your doctor if you plan to be pregnant. Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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Can my birth control later impact my ability to get pregnant?

Can my birth control later impact my ability to get pregnant?

Usually not: Studies have shown that hormonal birth control pills/patches/rings/shots do not have a long term effect on fertility. Occasionally, an iud may make a pelvic infection worse resulting in damage to the fallopian tubes and possible infertility. But this is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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How will antibodies to RBC affect my pregnancy?

How will  antibodies to RBC affect my pregnancy?

Depends on the type : Of antibody. Some antibodies are harmless. Some may cause anemia in the person with the antibody, but if you have that type of antibody, it would cause anemia in non-pregnant state also. Your antibodies may affect your baby also. Please consult your doctor for the issue specific to your situation. ...Read more

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My periods are gone, but does amenorrhea affect your ability to get them back?

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My periods are gone, but does amenorrhea affect your ability to get them back?

Amenorrhea meaning: Amenorrhea means the state of 'lacking menstrual periods'. If your periods were previously normal and now are gone, then you have 'secondary amenorrhea', meaning that you somehow lost ability to have normal periods. You need to see a doctor to determine the cause: ovarian dysfunction (pregnancy, menopause, pcos, etc) or pituitary problems (high prolactin, athletic amenorrhea, pituitary mass, etc). ...Read more

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How does age affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

How does age affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

Loss of eggs: Reproductive aging is simply the loss of eggs over time. At puberty one has ~400, 000 eggs and at menopause fewer than 100. The loss in general occurs steadily thru the years. Known things that accelerate the process are smoking, endometriosis and chemotherapy or radiation treatments. This is the hardest thing we have to treat in reproductive medicine. ...Read more

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Could anorexia ruin the ability to get pregnant and have children?

Could anorexia ruin the ability to get pregnant and have children?

Yes: Anorexia can cause one's body weight to drop below the point at which your body can "divert" enough energy for the metabolic work of preparing the body for pregnancy. If the anorexia is severe enough and long lasting enough this can become a permanent problem. ...Read more

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Can my iron deficiency amemia affect my ability to get pregnant and how bad?

Can my iron deficiency amemia affect my ability to get pregnant and how bad?

No, but: Being anemic will not affect your ability to conceive; however, starting a pregnancy already anemic is a very bad idea. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism, will it affect my ability to bear children?

I have hyperthyroidism, will it affect my ability to bear children?

Doctors advise neede: Quite possibly. See an endocrinologist and have him regulate your meds so that you can conceive. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy affect my lupus?

How will pregnancy affect my lupus?

It depends on kidney: Patients who become pregnant with active lupus kidney disease have a worse pregncany outcome. With that said lupus and pregnacy is difficult. We certainly see normal and successful pregnancies in lupus. You need a high risk OB to follow along with your rheumatoogist.. The key in lupus and pregnacy is that some patients are stable, some who do better, and some who flare. Kidney disease is the key. ...Read more

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How can others hurt my chances of success when trying to make lifestyle changes?

How can others hurt my chances of success when trying to make lifestyle changes?

Sabotage: Others may sabotage your attempts to make healthy lifestyle changes by trying to temp you back into old patterns. For instance, if people offer liquour to someone who is working on becoming sober. Our by not supporting the person's efforts. ...Read more

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How much effect will anemia have on my fertility? Will it be difficult for me to conceive?

How much effect will anemia have on my fertility?  Will it be difficult for me to conceive?

Correlation vs...: Correlation vs. Causation. Anemia itself should not effect fertility -- assuming it is not severe causing organ dysfunction. However, the cause of the anemia may have an effect depending on what that is. Why are you anemic? ...Read more

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My girlfriend has lupus and takes a birth control shot. Can that shot or her medication reduce her ability to climax? Anyway to regain the ability?

My girlfriend has lupus and takes a birth control shot. Can that shot or her medication reduce her ability to climax? Anyway to regain the ability?

Depends: Your girlfriend's sexual drive maybe depressed as result of medications used to treat her lupus. However, it can occur as result of birth control too. Have her talk to her doctors to see what options that can come up with for her as it depends on which medications she is taking. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Will taking methatrexate affect my ability to have children?

Will taking methatrexate affect my ability to have children?

No: Although Methotrexate (mtx) is a type of chemotherapy, it does not deplete the egg supply the way other chemotherapeutic medication can. Mtx has been used for nonsurgical treatment of ectopic pregnancies for more than 20 years, and the data in this regard are very reassuring. The standard recommendation is to wait 3 months to conceive after treatment with mtx but otherwise there should be no issue. ...Read more

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How does stress impact a woman's ability to go into labor and give birth?

How does stress impact a woman's ability to go into labor and give birth?

Frankly: giving birth can be stressful. I don't think that stress is going to prevent a delivery. ...Read more

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Could andenomysis affect my ability to become pregnant?

Could andenomysis affect my ability to become pregnant?

Maybe: It is possible that this might be a factor, but not typically. This is a hard diagnosis to make and is usually after everything else has been ruled out (presumable with an exam and ultrasound). You should talk with your doctor about efforts to conceive, especially given your age! ...Read more