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Why doctors give glucophage (metformin) for pcos it means diabetic if pcos?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
PCOS is not diabetes: In pcos we see obesity and a condition known as metabolic syndrome. In a way it is also to prevent diabetes by reducing weight . We use metformin for treatment of metabolic syndrome related liver condition called nafld( non alcoholic fatty liver disease ).

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Last updated Sep 13, 2013

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