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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have multiple polycystic ovaries. i am taking 500mg metformin tid. is there a chance these cycts be removed from my ovaries? will they dissappear?

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Dr. Ira Katz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Very likely: One of the main causes of polycystic ovarian syndrome is insulin resistance. The cysts themselves also make hormones promoting the dz & the insulin resistance appears to promote the cysts. Overtime while on metformin a lot of women will find that the cysts slowly disappear. An older tx for PCOS still used in select cases is wedge resection of part of an ovary with its cysts. The prognosis is good!

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