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How to treat polycystic ovary disease?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends: TTC or not?

If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone.
If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option.

In brief: Depends: TTC or not?

If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone.
If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Weight loss is am effective treatment, however the first line treatment is usually ocp's for cycle control and suppression of the ovaries because weight loss can be very difficult and can take a long time.
Some women are treated surgically and some are treated with ovulation inducing drugs (when conception is desired).

In brief: Varies

Weight loss is am effective treatment, however the first line treatment is usually ocp's for cycle control and suppression of the ovaries because weight loss can be very difficult and can take a long time.
Some women are treated surgically and some are treated with ovulation inducing drugs (when conception is desired).
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