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I have pcos on the low end and I am on metformin trying to get pregnant again. Dr says I should try fertility treatment. Is it necessary?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: PCOS and pregnancy

Pcos often causes infertility, however with vigorous proper treatment many women can get pregnant.
Everyone is different. Pcos is often associated with being overweight, excess androgen secretion, hyperinsulinism, metabolic syndrome and hormone abnormalities. It is advisable to see specialists with a major interest in pcos. Diet, weight control, ample exercise and medications are indicated.

In brief: PCOS and pregnancy

Pcos often causes infertility, however with vigorous proper treatment many women can get pregnant.
Everyone is different. Pcos is often associated with being overweight, excess androgen secretion, hyperinsulinism, metabolic syndrome and hormone abnormalities. It is advisable to see specialists with a major interest in pcos. Diet, weight control, ample exercise and medications are indicated.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Help yourself

Metformin will help with elevated Insulin levels with pcos, in addition maintaining a low glycemic index diet , cardio exercise and maintaining a more ideal weight will help you improve your ovulation to become pregnant.

In brief: Help yourself

Metformin will help with elevated Insulin levels with pcos, in addition maintaining a low glycemic index diet , cardio exercise and maintaining a more ideal weight will help you improve your ovulation to become pregnant.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: MAY BE

Trial of metformin and other Insulin sensitiser tzds may help induce ovulation and pregnancy.
If not successful fertility treatment will be reasonable next step.

In brief: MAY BE

Trial of metformin and other Insulin sensitiser tzds may help induce ovulation and pregnancy.
If not successful fertility treatment will be reasonable next step.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fertility in PCOS

Metformin is in essence a fertility treatment in your case as it helps with enhancing ovulation through several mechanisms.
I think you should discuss your concerns with an endocrinologist with interest in fertility to rule out other conditioned that can "mimic" pcos.

In brief: Fertility in PCOS

Metformin is in essence a fertility treatment in your case as it helps with enhancing ovulation through several mechanisms.
I think you should discuss your concerns with an endocrinologist with interest in fertility to rule out other conditioned that can "mimic" pcos.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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