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A 34-year-old member asked:

What should you know before starting metformin for pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
PCOS: What you should know is what your doctor has told you. If you have not been told anything find a better doctor. In the meantime go online and look at articles -designed for patients not doctors - related to metformin and PCOS.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics & Gynecology 37 years experience
PCOS: Pcos or polycystic ovary syndrome is a situation where patients may not ovulate regularly. This may also cause some other changes in hormone levels that may cause the lining of the uterus to get very thick, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You are more at risk for diabetes.
Last updated Oct 17, 2015

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