A 23-year-old female asked:
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not conceiving. diagnosed w/pcos. i do not have regular periods despite being on metformin. last pregnancy was feb of last year. what can i do to help?

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Dr. Mark Perloe
45 years experience Fertility Medicine
Metformin & PCOS: Extended release metformin does not work well for women with PCOS. We will base the dose on your 2 hour insulin value. Many never get this checked. A low glycemic diet, and strength training exercise are important.Consider dietary counseling with a PCOS trained dietician. If you have sleep apnea, that should be addressed. 85% can have regular cycles in 6 months. http://bit.ly/GRS_PCOS
Answered on Sep 5, 2014
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Period: If I read this correctly a period more than 8 weeks requires a clinic visit to a Gynecologist. Please let me know how things go.

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