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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?

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...

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...

How long should I take metformin I have polycystic ovaries?

Forever? If you lose a lot of weight the metformin may no longer play a role, but there's not a lot of downside to long-term use of this medication, and if it helps you regulate your cycle, avoid diabetes, lose weight then that will have positive consequences. Read more...
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...

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...

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

Slightly. There was a time that metformin was thought to be the treatment of choice for pcos & anovulation. Turns out that Clomid (clomiphene) beats metformin for this situation hands down. Yet, metformin is important for the metobolic aspects of pcos such as Insulin resistance & weight control. I've had pcos patients lose upwards of 80# using just metformin. Read more...
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...
Variable. Patients who have pcos may have multiple reasons for their infertility. All need to be addressed. Taking metformin or glucophage without testing and further evaluation has not been shown to assist in pregnancy alone. Most patients need ovulation induction as well. If weight loss is a major component, glucophage will be helpful, but not necessarily the only treatment of choice. Read more...

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...