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When do you ovulate on metformin?

When do you ovulate on metformin?

Ovulation: Metformin had been used in conjunction with Clomid (clomiphene) to stimulate ovulation in people with pcos. Metformin basically does not induce ovulation, more likely by adjusting Insulin level allows other natural hormones to act and aid ovulation. So if you ovulate under therapy you should ovulate somewhere between 14-16 days from your last menstrual period. ...Read more

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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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Does glucophage (metformin) help restore ovulation?

Does glucophage (metformin) help restore ovulation?

Sometimes: It can help in women who are Insulin resistant, particularly those with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is not much help in women without these problems. ...Read more

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Can metformin make you ovulate within a week of taking it?

Can metformin make you ovulate within a week of taking it?

Unlikely, but...: The answer is it does not usually work that fast, but it is possible if started at the right time in your bodies cycle (which is unpredictable by the nature of PCOS). Also, keep in mind many if not most women with PCOS do occasionally ovulate without treatment. I advise all of my patients to use protection if they do not want to get pregnant as soon as they start treatment! ...Read more

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When can I expect to ovulate on metformin? Will be a mnth on metform 3/12/14.

When can I expect to ovulate on metformin? Will be a mnth on metform 3/12/14.

No guarantee: Metformin helps women with polycystic ovarian syndrome and Insulin resistance. By decreasing Insulin resistance it helps to regulate periods, and can help with ovulation, but the efficacy varies from person to person. Sometimes it works rapidly (within one month), but other times can take months to work, or may not work well enough alone, so that you require other treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know does Metformin regulate irregular ovulation. Its making me frisky.

Hi, I would like to know does Metformin regulate irregular ovulation. Its making me frisky.

Metformin use: Metformin is often used in PCOS patients to "regulate" anovulatory cycles. Once ovulation is imminent then Mother Nature tends to "ramp up" desire for action with normal hormonal balance at ovulation. ...Read more

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I ask my gp does Metformin help with ovulation he told me Yes it does not work for some people?

I ask my gp does Metformin help with ovulation he told me Yes it does not work for some people?

Metformin & Ovulate: Hi, it is possible that the treatment with Metformin alone fails, in that case Clomiphene can be added to Metformin. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) with metformin extend the ovulation day?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) with metformin extend the ovulation day?

No: The ovulation period can not be extended. However, fertility treatments such as Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin may improve your ovulation and make your cycles more regular or change the interval. ...Read more

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I am taking metformin along with clomid (clomiphene).What is the role of metformin. Does it help me ovulate in the first cycle?

It could.: Though metformin has more commonly been used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, recent studies have demonstrated that it can help induce ovulation in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome. This is largely due to the fact that many women with this particular condition are actually Insulin resistant, leading to an increased level of this hormone in the bloodstream. When Insulin levels rise, it can cause an overproduction of androgens, or male hormones, in the female's body. This heightened level of male hormones in you system can greatly impede ovulation. Metformin decreases the level of Insulin in your bloodstream thus causing ovulation, which increases chances of conception. ...Read more

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Natural FET transfer. Cycle length on metformin is 31days since last2 yrs. Day 14 Scan 25mm follicle day16 no LH surge. Is it too big to ovulate now?

Natural FET transfer. Cycle length on metformin is 31days since last2 yrs. Day 14 Scan 25mm follicle day16 no LH surge. Is it too big to ovulate now?

IVF doctors: IVF doctors are very particular. They will want to see your sonogram and measure the follicle for themselves. They will then recommended the next steps based on their individual protocol. Since this is a unique situation you will need to consult with the doctor treating you who has all the information. We can comment on broad general questions but not management of a specific cases ...Read more

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After bc I did 3rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) 1st at 50mg, 2nd at 100mg, 3rd at 100mg w/1000mg metformin and did not ovulate once. Q.What is the next step? It's safe to go for round 4? Or make app w/re?

After bc I did 3rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) 1st at 50mg, 2nd at 100mg, 3rd at 100mg w/1000mg metformin and did not ovulate once. Q.What is the next step? It's safe to go for round 4? Or make app w/re?

Appointment with RE: You should make an appointment with a fertility specialist (re) as you are Clomid (clomiphene) resistant and further treatment with alternative regimens may need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will I get pregnante using Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin 1500 and how will I no if I ovulated?

Will I get pregnante using Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin 1500 and how will I no if I ovulated?

Check kits: There are ovulation predictor kits that are available to determine your ovulation window. Consult your obgyn/ivf doc for further information.
less reliable methods (temperature charts) are also an alternative option.
May your efforts bear fruit. Goodluck. ...Read more

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I have pcos n im on metformin since 6 months had very late ovulation around day 40 and now a positive pregnancy test, is it ok or any risks?

I have pcos n im on metformin since 6 months had very late ovulation around day 40 and now a positive pregnancy test, is it ok or any risks?

Metformin: Metformin is a category b medication so as far as we can tell it is safe. There is a lot of data coming out that staying on metformin for the entire pregnancy reduces de risk of pregnancy related complications and the risk of developing gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Can metformin be used to treat lack of ovulation even if you are not insulin resistant?

Can metformin be used to treat lack of ovulation even if you are not insulin resistant?

Metformin in OB/Gyn: Metformin is utilized in treatment of polycystic ovarian disease/syndrome. Look-up. Https://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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How long does metformin take to regularize cycles and ovulation? (pcos patient with irregular ovulation)

How long does metformin take to regularize cycles and ovulation? (pcos patient with irregular ovulation)

6 mos: If it's going to work, it usually does it in less than 6 mos., if you're on the most effective dose of 2000 mg/day. ...Read more

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I have pcos. I was rx metformin will this help me ovulate? Also how fast does it get in my system. I take 500mg 3x a day.

I have pcos. I was rx metformin will this help me ovulate? Also how fast does it get in my system. I take 500mg 3x a day.

PCOS: PCOS is not one disease but most likely is the final common path of multiple causes. If your PCOS is due to insulin resistance, then the prescription should help. I would start slow with the medication because it has GI side effects. Hope this hleps! ...Read more

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How soon after you take metformin do you start to ovulate? I started to take metformin in April I had my period regular buy no ovulation. What to do?

How soon after you take metformin do you start to ovulate? I started to take metformin in April I had my period regular buy no ovulation. What to do?

If you have pcos: And are on metformin, you need to increase the dose gradually to a total of 1000 mg twice daily. Weight loss is also essential. Some women begin to ovulate in weeks to months, but others never ovulate even with metformin. Discuss w/your doctor. Other therapy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is metformin safer than Clomid (clomiphene) when treating lack of ovulation?

No: Clomid (clomiphene) is more effective than metformin for ovulation induction and helping you get pregnant. Also Clomid (clomiphene) needs to be taken only for 5 days each cycle, as opposed to metformin which you must take daily. Clomid (clomiphene) does result in 5% of the pregnancies induced being multiple pregnancies - usually twins. It is not the drug that will result in 5-6 babies at a time. That's a different drug regimen. ...Read more

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How effective is metformin for ovulation in pcos women that are not diabetic or overweight?

How effective is metformin for ovulation in pcos women that are not diabetic or overweight?

Should help: Metformin is often first line treatment for pcos, even in women who are not overweight and don't have diabetes. Insulin resistance is usually still a component of pcos which contributes to the menstrual and hormonal irregularities. Metformin increases Insulin sensitivity which is the reason it is such a good medication for pcos. ...Read more

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How long does metformin 1000mg take to induce ovulation. Ve pcos. M24. Ttc fr a year. Thank you.

How long does metformin 1000mg take to induce ovulation. Ve pcos. M24. Ttc fr a year. Thank you.

Need fertility doc: In women with pcos, they benefit from a combination of Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin. If you have been trying for a year, it is time to visit a fertility specialist for more specific advice about getting pregnant. ...Read more

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On metformin for pcos will it affect the accuracy of home ovulation kit results? And if yes how can it be avoided?

On metformin for pcos will it affect the accuracy of home ovulation kit results? And if yes how can it be avoided?

No: Won't affect accuracy, but will make it more likely that you'll get pregnant and the test will be positive. ...Read more

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