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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
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
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
Can I take metformin for ovulation I get my af each month n pre af syndrome each month does tht mean I ovulate every month I took Clomid (clomiphene) this month?
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
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
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?
Will I get pregnante using Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin 1500 and how will I no if I ovulated?
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?
Can metformin cause bleeding a week after it has been taken? I got a positive ovulation test cd25, same night I started spotting.
Metformin 1000mg/ Clomid (clomiphene) 150mg. Ovulated hoping to be prego. If not what are the chances with same meds ill ovulate again?
Good if: The odds are good is you ovulated on this before. ...Read more
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
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.
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
After baby 1 I was on depo, thn pill. Then wanted baby 2 so on metformin 2help get preg. When will I ovulate? Haven't had a period for 2+ after baby 1.
Up to 6 month: It may take up to six month after you stop the pill or the Depo-Provera shot. ...Read more
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
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
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
What are the odds of getting pregnante with twins while take Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin and how will I no I'm ovulating?
Can I ovulate if I have cyst? I have 29 cycle regular period, but have cyst now taking metformin, ovulation kit showing positive now. Can I get pregt?
Yes: Yes you can ovulate with a cyst. Yes you could potentially get pregnant. ...Read more