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

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Dr. Scott Roseff
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Fertility Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
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