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Why does pcos cause acid reflux and other digestive issues?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It doesn't ...

Pcos itself shouldn't cause acid reflux or digestive issues.
Metformin (glucophage) may be used for treatment of pcos and can cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. We try to reduce these side effects by using extended-release tablets, starting at a low dose (500 mg a day) and by increasing slowly over 3-4 weeks. Some can't tolerate metformin. Some with pcos are overweight which increases acid reflux.

In brief: It doesn't ...

Pcos itself shouldn't cause acid reflux or digestive issues.
Metformin (glucophage) may be used for treatment of pcos and can cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. We try to reduce these side effects by using extended-release tablets, starting at a low dose (500 mg a day) and by increasing slowly over 3-4 weeks. Some can't tolerate metformin. Some with pcos are overweight which increases acid reflux.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It doesn't

Pcos is the condition of having many small follicular cysts on and in the ovaries.
In the majority of cases, pcos is associated with obesity. Obesity is frequently associated with reflux and other digestive issues.

In brief: It doesn't

Pcos is the condition of having many small follicular cysts on and in the ovaries.
In the majority of cases, pcos is associated with obesity. Obesity is frequently associated with reflux and other digestive issues.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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