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A 29-year-old female asked:

Cyst on ovary, i have one on my right ovary. i was given metformin to help it go away. is that something that will help? how does it go away?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Well: It depends on the size but u were given this likely because of irregular ovulation due to pcos. Elevated Insulin reduces ovulation. Metformin at 1500 mg ( divided doses) will have 30% of women with pcos ovulating. It will not resolve a large cyst, however, but the medicine may have good effects if u have family hx of type 2 diabetes, gain wt easily and have irregular periods. Use xl version.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Can't hurt, may help: Metformin is used in polycystic ovary disease- it reduces Insulin resistance at ovaries, and is well known to decrease testosterone production- reduce acne, decrease extra hair growth on nipples, face-, and restore normal monthly period cycling. Some infertility specialists use it to increase chance of getting pregnany as well, and it may reduce size of cysts

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