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Dr. William David Stinson, M.D.

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. William David Stinson M.D. is a top OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) in Cordova, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. William David Stinson M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. William David Stinson M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. William David Stinson M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Cordova, TN, Dr. William David Stinson M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
25 years Experience
Dr. William David Stinson, M.D.
  • Cordova, TN
  • Univ of Tn, Memphis, Coll of Med, Memphis Tn
  • Accepting new patients

What is the connection between being overweight and the inability to conceive?

Your body forms three types of estrogen: estradiol, estriol, and estrone. The first two come from the ovaries. Estrone is created by fat in the body via conversion of androstendione READ MORE
Your body forms three types of estrogen: estradiol, estriol, and estrone. The first two come from the ovaries. Estrone is created by fat in the body via conversion of androstendione produced by the adrenal glands. In a normal menstrual cycle, your body produces little to no estadiol and estriol while menstruating. Then, in the first two weeks after the beginning of your period, these to estrogens emitted from the ovary increase and produce the lining needed to support a pregnancy and encourage the development of an egg to be released at ovulation. A spike in estrogen occurs at approximately 14 days causing the release of the egg. At this point, the corpus luteum develops on the ovary and produces progesterone. Meanwhile body fat continues to produce a continuous and constant supply of the weaker estrogen, estrone. Progesterone secretion continues for the next 2 weeks in anticipation of a pregnancy. If pregnancy does not occur, then the body stops producing ovarian estrogens and progesterone. This lack of hormones causes the uterus to lose the lining needed for pregnancy and start the cycle all over. The problem with excess weight is that estrone,
produced by body fat, remains constant. This estrogen can become significant enough to prevent the withdrawal bleeding expected from the lack of ovarian produced estrogen and progesterone. In addition, this excess hormone can result in a much thicker uterine lining to shed each month. Therefore, many women with excess weight can find that they miss periods from the lack of hormone withdrawal or have much heavier periods from excess growth of uterine lining to shed.

W. David Stinson, MD