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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have water retention on cheeks due to pcos insulin resistance. will metformin reduce it?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Water in cheeks: "Water" retention is always due to salt retention. Son look at your salt intake first.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
Puffy cheeks: Metformin may help in PCOS. Aldactone which is a type of diuretic (water pill) may also help. Be mindful of the fact that "water retention on cheeks" may be due to other causes other than PCOS. Have you been evaluated for cushings?
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Last updated Mar 2, 2017

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