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A 24-year-old female asked:

My gynecologist prescribed contraceptives for my pcos. i've to take the pills for a 3-month period. it is true than when you stop them, you get fat?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
No, that: is not true. One of the most common features of PCOS, however, is obesity. Have you discussed use of metformin with your GYN? It can help reduce insulin resistance, which is the basic metabolic problem in PCOS.

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