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Is it bad to take pills that get rid of pcos during pregnancy? is it a higher chance for miscarriage?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Mazin Abdullah answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

What pcos medications? Birth control pills are often used in pcos. (don't take while pregnant) metformin is used in pcos. (can be taken during pregnancy) discuss with physician before starting. Any medication that reduces hair growth associated with pcos. (don't take) steroids. (don't take).

Answered May 3, 2013

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Dr. Collin Smikle answered

Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to get rid of pcod/pcos. It is a syndrome that you may be able to manage the severity of the symptoms and their effects on your life and fertility. However, it isn't a disease you can cure. More importantly, you can't take medications to manage the symptoms while pregnant because the drugs can affect the pregnancy.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

If you are referring to metformin, it is considered safe in pregnancy, although it is not effective in diabetic control and will do nothing for pcos/hcas. You should discuss all medications when pregnant with your obstetrician and a genetic counselor.

Answered May 12, 2013

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