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Why doctor prescribes metformin for pcos? does pcos cause diabetes?

Why doctor prescribes metformin for pcos? does pcos cause diabetes?

PCOS & DM related!: PCOS in most women is associated w insulin resistance, which through a complicated pathway actually contributes to condition. By the age of 40 about 35% of women with PCOS have DIABTETES or prediabetes & metformin lowers the risk. In PCOS it also seems help with weight loss. Lastly, it has been shown to help reg menses & help some women ovulate & poss get & maintain preg. PCOS is a Gyn & Endo dz! ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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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

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

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

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 ). ...Read more

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Can pcos woman get pregnant, doctor?

Can pcos woman get pregnant, doctor?

Yes: The chance is lower but pts with pcos can get pregnant. With treatment, the chance improves. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

PCOS: Pcos or polycystic ovary syndrome is a situation where patients may not ovulate regularly. This may also cause some other changes in hormone levels that may cause the lining of the uterus to get very thick, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You are more at risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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What doctor treats ovarian cysts?

What doctor treats ovarian cysts?

Gynecologist: A gynecologist, internist, family practice doctor, or possibly an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can you test for polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

How can you test for polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

No single test: To test for pcos you must first "rule out" other problems causing irregular periods like thyroid or prolactin problems. Normally a woman's FSH and lh levels are about equal. In pcos lh is 2-3 times higher than fsh. The total testosterone or free testosterone level may be elevated. An ultrasound may show many small cysts in a classic "string of pearls" sign. The tests cannot be run if on pill. ...Read more

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I have pcos disease please suggest me?

I have pcos disease please suggest me?

Weight loss: Weight loss may help. Ocp's would help to regulate the cycle. Fertility meds to induce ovulation would improve fertility. ...Read more

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Does metformin make you ovulate before your period? Taking them for pcos

Does metformin make you ovulate before your period? Taking them for pcos

That's the hope: If just looking a some intermittent vaginal bleeding with irregular cycles, it seems hard to guess whether or not there was an ovulation 2 weeks earlier. However, if the intermittent bleeding becomes regular, as in every 4 weeks or some other consistent interval between 24-34 days, then one would have a lot more confidence that there was an ovulation 2 weeks before each menstrual period. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome?

How to get pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome?

See OB or Repro Endo: 8-10% of women have pcos, only some have difficulty conceiving. Some are overweight, if so moderately low carb diets, exercise with cardio + weights help. Some women have Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and metformin helps. If you have irregular cycles many women can get pregnant with Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. Advanced treatment like ivf is used if simple treatment doesn't succeed or low egg supply. ...Read more

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Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Infertility: A general OB/ Gyn can do infertility evaluations and treatment. The infertility specialist works with the more difficult cases. Typically in vitro fertilization is only done by the specialists. Infertility doctors will usually send pregnant patients back to the generalist for delivery. A woman older than 35 with infertility should probably be seeing the specialist. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Doctor please tell me about pcos problem and their symptoms ?

A long answer: It would take more space than I have to answer this. Try this link: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-the-basics?source=search_result&search=pcos&selectedTitle=1~150 ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?I have pcos.

Does Clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?I have pcos.

No: Clomid (clomiphene) is not used to regulate the period but to stimulate ovulation so a women can get pregnant. Birth vontt pills are used to regulate the period. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what doctor should I see for hormone imbalace acne?

Need doctor's help! what doctor should I see for hormone imbalace acne?

Any physician: If your generalist, gynecologist or endocrinologist has diagnosed a hormonal problem and says it is related to your acne, he/she can manage it or give you a dermatology referral. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed for you, prescription-strength rx is appropriate and any licensed physician can handle all but the big guns such as isotretinoin. ...Read more