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I have an arachnoid cyst&polycystic ovarian disease, I can't take hormones and am only on metformin, can I get pregnant? I am 20 and only 94lbs 4"11

I have an arachnoid cyst&polycystic ovarian disease, I can't take hormones and am only on metformin, can I get pregnant?  I am 20 and only 94lbs 4"11

You should: There is no reason why not. Fertility may be an issue and your doctor may or may not insist on performing a cesarean section. In the end the decision is yours after understanding the risks and benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Yes!: Many women with pcos do conceive on their own, especially if they are healthy and maintain a proper diet and exercise program. If they need help, our treatments are phenomenally successful! ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Gestational DM: Pcos women tend to be Insulin resistant so have a higher propensity toward gestational diabetes in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if polycystic ovarian disease?

Does metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if polycystic ovarian disease?

Slightly, if at all: Early studies suggested metformin can help conceive but more recent studies show a modest effect, if at all. Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara are still drugs of choice in pcos, with pregnitude quickly catching on. ...Read more

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Can metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if you have polycystic ovarian disease?

Can metformin increase your chances of pregnancy if you have polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes: Metformin is commonly used to treat pcos, as it decreases Insulin resistance, a common cause for this condition. Menses tend to become more regular and it can help with ovulation, increasing the chances of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Do I stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Do I stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Probably: A little controversial but most recommend women stay on glucophage (metformin) who conceive on glucophage (metformin). ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Is it safe to stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Polycystic ovarian disease and 2 months pregnant. Is it safe to stay on glucophage (metformin)?

Yes: Yes - but some diabetic women when pregnant do end up requiring insulin. Consult with your obgyn to closely follow your sugars. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Can i still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Yes: Women with pcos may take longer to become pregnant, but most will still be able to conceive. With fertility drugs it can happen much sooner. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

Maybe: It could be more difficult but you still can get pregnant. Many people have some difficulty and others don't so i wouldn't use it as a contraceptive method. ...Read more