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Could my health conditions be causing infertility?

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Me and my husband have been trying for over a year to get pregnant and still nothing. I have went to the gynecologist and beings that i was obese have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism due to a thyroid antibody she refuses to help me so my first questions would be can she do that? Could any of my health conditions be causing me to be infertile? I have never had irregular menstruation until about six months ago, Within this time I have had 2 periods. I am worried that we will not be able to ever have children and I would just really like so help with this any answers or advise would be helpful so please help me.


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replied September 26th, 2011
Infertility Answer A27123
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
High blood pressure and hypothyroidism are two major risk factors for pregnancy (affecting maternal health and also the growth and development of the baby). Being obese can also be associated with another condition PCOD which again is a cause for infertility. Consider visiting another gynecologist/obstetrician/infertility specialist to take second opinion and go ahead with complete infertility work-up done to identify any other underlying problems. Treatment as appropriate would be suggested/started to help you get pregnant (based on your examination and investigation results). Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. All the best.
Take care.



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