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Old 07-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Can I or Can't I

I have pcos and i been on metformin for about 2 years now. The doctor told me that by taking this it will increase my fertility and I have yet to conceive. Is there a big problem here?

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Re: Can I or Can't I

Metformin is a diabetic drug, used to help stabilise insulin. It's given to women with PCOS to help improve insulin resistence to assist with weight loss. I don't understand where the idea it improves fertility comes from?

You have been trying for 2 years and already have an underlying fertility issue (PCOS). It's time to seek a professional fertility expert's advice. Don't forget it takes two fertile people to create a baby. Just because you have PCOS doesn't mean your partner doesn't have a fertility issue as well. Get his sperm count and motility checked. He might have low numbers or lethargic sperm. Even if he's fine and it is your PCOS causing the issue, a fertility specialist will be the best person to advice on what to do next. You might just need to take hormones to increase ovulation or you might need more invasive assistance, but you won't know until you get help.

Good luck.

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