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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i get pregnant while taking pills for my polycystic medication?

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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on the pill: If you are using hormonal contraception, (usually the first line treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome-pcos) as directed, your risk of pregnancy may be slightly less than the typical user. If you are taking metformin (glucophage) for pcos, it is thought that the decrease in Insulin resistance, may help conception. However, research on metformin use to improve fertility is not conclusive.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
What kind of pills?: If you're taking birth control pills, the chance of pregnancy is low unless you miss pills - less than 1 in 100 women using pills perfectly will get pregnant in a year, versus about 8 in 100 per year with some missed pills. If you're taking metformin (glucophage) for Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) without birth control pills then you do have a higher chance of getting pregnant.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can i get pregnant eventhough I have polycystic?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Can be tricky though as cycles may be irregular and there is a higher early pregnancy loss rate. Some of this may be overcome with meds. If you are having trouble see your doc for referral to fertility specialist.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can i get pregnant with all the medication im on?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice: You can always get pregnant the question should be "should i get pregnant with all these medications". You need to see your dr about adjusting or take you off them if your are trying to get pregnant.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
What medications are you referring to?
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