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What should you know before starting metformin for pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

What should you know before starting metformin for pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

PCOS: What you should know is what your doctor has told you. If you have not been told anything find a better doctor. In the meantime go online and look at articles -designed for patients not doctors - related to metformin and PCOS. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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What supplements may be beneficial in cure of polycystic ovary syndrome kindly explain I am at metformin now?

What supplements may be beneficial in cure of polycystic ovary syndrome kindly explain I am at metformin now?

Pcos supplements: Pcos is a hormonal imbalance due to genetic factors causing Insulin resistance and life style resulting in increased body weight if you lose weight by dietary modifications and exercise it helps actions of metformin claims for supplements are numerous and varied including myo inositol , vitamin d but not thoroughly proven any diet resulting in weight loss with or without supplements is advisable. ...Read more

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How long should I take metformin I have polycystic ovaries?

How long should I take metformin  I have   polycystic ovaries?

Metformin: If diagnosis is correct this is appropriate medicine. The condition places you in pre or diabetic range. Place faith in your dr. To provide treatment plan. Do you have pseudoacanthosis nigrans- skin changes most notable about back neck? None the less best treatment plan based on minimal criteria you provided. ...Read more

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I have multiple polycystic ovaries. I am taking 500mg metformin tid. Is there a chance these cycts be removed from my ovaries? Will they dissappear?

I have multiple polycystic ovaries. I am taking 500mg metformin tid. Is there a chance these cycts be removed from my ovaries? Will they dissappear?

Very likely: One of the main causes of polycystic ovarian syndrome is insulin resistance. The cysts themselves also make hormones promoting the dz & the insulin resistance appears to promote the cysts. Overtime while on metformin a lot of women will find that the cysts slowly disappear. An older tx for PCOS still used in select cases is wedge resection of part of an ovary with its cysts. The prognosis is good! ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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I was told that i have polycystic ovaries today and i take 500 mg metformin for prediabetes. Can i still get pregnant?

Prediabetes: I never understand "prediabetes". Either you have diabetes or you do not. Always make sure that you are not taking too much food and/or not exercising enough. I doubt you need metformin and there is no apparent reason to think you will not have a pregnancy and thoroughly enjoy your children. ...Read more

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Am intaking metformin tablets for polycystic ovaries where i had my last periods by july 18th.Now am having left side pain, vomit sense.Am i pregnant?

Am intaking metformin tablets for polycystic ovaries  where i had my last periods by july 18th.Now am having left side pain, vomit sense.Am i pregnant?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test and make sure she is not pregnant. If not then see an obgyn to discuss irregular periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome testing and assess the need for birth control or ovulation medication if you want to be pregnant. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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