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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome be treated other than clomid (clomiphene)?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

There are other medications that are effective for ovulation induction.
If pregnancy is not desired - birth control pills are the first line treatment.

In brief: Yes

There are other medications that are effective for ovulation induction.
If pregnancy is not desired - birth control pills are the first line treatment.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Other options

That depends what you want to treat.
To treat the lack of ovulation there is clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole, and possibly metformin. Weight loss with healthy eating (decrease carbs and sweets) plus some exercise can actually reverse pcos. Bcp do a good job to treat irregular periods, hirsutism, acne but the person has to keep taking it.

In brief: Other options

That depends what you want to treat.
To treat the lack of ovulation there is clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole, and possibly metformin. Weight loss with healthy eating (decrease carbs and sweets) plus some exercise can actually reverse pcos. Bcp do a good job to treat irregular periods, hirsutism, acne but the person has to keep taking it.
Dr. Karen Jones
Dr. Karen Jones
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