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    neshaakayy posted:
    went to a clinic in my area i got the 3rd diagnosis that my weight is an issue in conceiving which i did not want to believe at first. I was told i am healthy and infertility is not an option right now because of my young age of 23 and being able to regulate my weight. I was prescribed medroxyprogestrone acetate for 10 days i was told it will help regulate my period and to start with conceiving. What is the next step after my ten days?? I am not understanding the full reasoning for this medication/
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi and welcome!

    I'm not sure I understand what is going on - how is your weight an issue - is it too high or too low? And what do you mean by infertility is not an option?

    You need to call your doctor before you take any prescribed medication to make sure you understand exactly why/how to take it. You can also ask for a consultation at the pharmacy. Be sure to take notes at the doctor, write down any questions you might have.

    You can look up drug information and reader reviews here:

    But, I encourage you to have a conversation with the prescribing doctor before you start any treatment.

    neshaakayy replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    my weight is too high and it is mostly in my stomach area. I was curious that i was not able to conceive the doctors i have seen have said at my young age i can change my weight easily and have to try conceiving for at least a year before i think of being infertile.
    Joel Bernstien, MD replied to neshaakayy's response:
    Check out this post:

    When a woman is markedly overweight there is a good chance she is not ovulating on her own. Without ovulating, pregnancy cannot happen. When a women is young (like you) then she has many many fertile years ahead of her. Weight loss is beneficial for two reasons:

    1) With as little as a 10% weight loss, you may start ovulating on your own.

    2) Pregnancy when markedly overweight leads to higher risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, early delivery, and cesarean section.

    It is great that you are thinking about this at such a young age. I agree with your doctor, that at this point in your life, weight loss is the best option instead of medication to help you get pregnant.

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