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Should i be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below...

Women with pcos benefit from a combination of ovulation induction (using Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole) and oral hypoglycemic medications (such as metformin).
Talk to your ob/gyn.

In brief: See below...

Women with pcos benefit from a combination of ovulation induction (using Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole) and oral hypoglycemic medications (such as metformin).
Talk to your ob/gyn.
Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: Need regular periods

The main goal of medical treatment for pcos is to establish regular periods so that you are ovulating, that is, producing an egg ready to be fertilized, with every monthly cycle.
Implied in that statement is that you are cycling every month. The heavy, irregular periods experienced by most pcos patients are usually dysfunctional, a hallmark of pcos. See a doctor to be evaluated, for this reason.

In brief: Need regular periods

The main goal of medical treatment for pcos is to establish regular periods so that you are ovulating, that is, producing an egg ready to be fertilized, with every monthly cycle.
Implied in that statement is that you are cycling every month. The heavy, irregular periods experienced by most pcos patients are usually dysfunctional, a hallmark of pcos. See a doctor to be evaluated, for this reason.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: PCOS Treatment

It depends on your goal.
Treating the symptoms with will lessen the problems you may have now such as the excess hair growth, acne, or weight gain that is associated with pcos. It will also lessen the risk of long term effects related to pcos such as the excessive bleeding, ovarian cysts, and endometrial hyperplasia that can occur. If you are trying to conceive, you may need medications to ovulate.

In brief: PCOS Treatment

It depends on your goal.
Treating the symptoms with will lessen the problems you may have now such as the excess hair growth, acne, or weight gain that is associated with pcos. It will also lessen the risk of long term effects related to pcos such as the excessive bleeding, ovarian cysts, and endometrial hyperplasia that can occur. If you are trying to conceive, you may need medications to ovulate.
Dr. Collin Smikle
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