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EPO for PCOS (Evening Primrose Oil for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

EPO for PCOS (Evening Primrose Oil for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome who are trying to conceive are willing to do just about anything for the joyous occasion of seeing a positive pregnancy test.  Luckily, there are some relatively simple ways to get started treating your PCOS without any dangerous drugs or side effects. Keep in mind that PCOS should be treated and without treatment, serious long term health risks may occur. However, in the short run, there are a few ways to deal with the hormonal imbalance that may help rectify the PCOS and help you conceive. One option is EPO, evening primrose oil. This particular oil, when taken by women, can help balance the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the woman’s body. PCOS is...

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Why Do I Have Menstrual Cramps Between Periods?

Why Do I Have Menstrual Cramps Between Periods?

Having cramps between your periods is unusual, but not unheard of. Regular period cramps happen when your uterus contracts to shed the uterine lining. The actual contraction is what you feel when you experience menstrual cramps. But what does it mean when you have cramps between periods?   Common Reasons for Cramping Between Periods Mittelschmerz - Ovulation Cramping When your ovaries release an egg, you may experience a cramping feeling, Mittelschmerz. This feeling lasts for only a few hours, but there are cases where it lasts as long as two days. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can relieve yourself from this type of cramping: Get lots of rest Drink eight or more glasses of water every day Use...

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How Long Does It Take For Metformin To Work for Conception?

How Long Does It Take For Metformin To Work for Conception?

What is Metformin? Metformin, also known as Glucophage, is a medication that regulates the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Metformin accomplishes its task through three methods. First, it causes the liver to produce less glucose. Second, metformin helps your stomach to absorb less glucose from the food that you eat. Finally, metformin improves the efficiency of the insulin that the body produces, which reduces the amount of glucose that is in your blood. Metformin is often prescribed for people with Type II diabetes. How Long Does it Take for Metformin to Work? How long it takes Metformin to work depends on why you are taking it. If you are taking it to regulate your blood sugar, then metformin...

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Depo Provera - What Are The Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Depo Provera - What Are The Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Getting to Know Depo Provera Depo Provera is a woman's birth control method. It is a progestin-only contraceptive injection that given four times a year. Depo Provera does not contain estrogen, so it is safe for women how can't take birth control pills with estrogen. The Depo shot is safe if you have recently given birth and if you are breastfeeding. According to WebMD, the Depo shot is immediately effective as long as you get it within five days of the start of your period. It lasts for at least three months, and you need to get another shot every 12 weeks. How worry free does that sound ladies? No more worrying about organizing your pills and taking them on...

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Can Fibroids Ruin Our Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Can Fibroids Ruin Our Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Giving birth to a child is the ultimate bliss a woman hopes to enjoy in life. For some women, though, it seems elusive. Out of the various factors that can prevent or postpone your pregnancy, fibroids is one of the most common. Although fibroids can hinder your chances of conception, they can be treated effectively. What Are Fibroids? Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that are medically referred to as uterine leiomyomata. These masses of tissues are composed of uterine cell tissues and typically grow in groups either inside the uterus or around it. They vary in size and the bigger sized fibroids can affect the shape and size of the uterus. The can be as small as the size of a...

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What is a Luteal Phase Defect or LPD?

What is a Luteal Phase Defect or LPD?

What is the Luteal Phase? The luteal phase is the second part of the menstrual cycle and it is the time after ovulation until your period starts. In ideal circumstances, the luteal phase is about 14 days long but can run from 10 to 17 days long. During the luteal phase, the production of estrogen and progesterone increase. This increase helps prepare the uterine lining for the implantation of the fertilized egg. If there is no fertilization, the uterine line sheds, and your period starts. What is a Luteal Phase Defect? If the number of days between ovulation and your period starting is 10 days or less, doctors classify this as a luteal phase defect. Some doctors consider a luteal...

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