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PCOS, irregular periods, trying to conceive. History of miscarriages. Glucophage safe to take?

I am having pco , every dr I met recommend me Glucophage 500mg thrice a day in order to cure it. I am having severe irregularity in my periods, I am married having three miscarriages as well I want baby is it necessary to take Glucophage for three months? isn t its harmful? is pco treatable? what can I do please answer me I am too worried
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
PCOS is a condition where there are multiple small follicles in the ovaries, and none of them ovulate.
PCOS is a condition of hormonal imbalance, which is why you might be having three miscarriages.
It is not " treatable " but can be controlled to a great extent by diet and lifestyle modifications and drugs.
Weight reduction of even 5 kg can greatly improve your menstrual cycles.
Glucophage is metformin which helps in correcting associated glucose intolerance and overall hormonal imbalance.
IT is safe to take it for three months.
Meanwhile, eat healthy, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy BMI.
You might need fertility enhancing treatment to conceive
Take care.
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