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Irregular periods, polycystic ovaries. Taking Glucophage. Will losing weight help me conceive?

hi i m married age 28 i have three year old daughter and now then i had irregular periods now diagnosed with polistic ovaries right now i m having glucophage three times a day and gng to start diane 35 4 months course and after tht my gyno told me she is gng to give me medicines to concieve i m lil over weight and trying to loose weight will this help me to have child i m worried
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is associated with infertility, irregular periods, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance, high levels of testosterone.
It is normally treated with metformin/glucophage and weight loss for most persons. If the person does not wish to conceive then an oral contraceptive pill which can normalise the period is used, if the woman wishes to conceive then additional medication to assist ovulation (release of a normal ovum or egg) can be used.

You should continue with the glucophage and if possible consider losing any excess weight, a loss of 7 to 10 % will help.
If this by itself is not successful in helping you concieve, additional therapies would be used

I hope this helps
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OBGYN Dr. Shanti Vennam's  Response
Overweight is a major culprit in causing the hormonal imbalance of poly cystic ovaries. Since you are already on treatment, losing weight and regular exercise should make you respond faster to treatment and conceive. Since you had a pregnancy earlier, that is a positive indication that you are going to respond very well to treatment. Good luck.
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