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Is there any treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Q: I am a 29 years old woman having irregular periods since the beginning. I have a lot of facial and body hair. I am unable to conceive. Now I have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOD). The doctor has prescribed Metformin and Clomid (to be taken from the 2nd day of my menstrual cycle for 5 days). I came to know that Metformin is to reduce my insulin level in the body and Clomid is a fertility pill.

  1. Is there a permanent treatment for PCOD?
  2. Are these medicines helpful, or are they just a temporary solution till I can conceive?
  3. Are my chances for having twins or triplets more when taking Clomid (as its a fertility pill)?
  4. What are the side effects of this medicine?
  5. Are the chances of miscarriage more in pregnancy for women affected by PCOD?
  6. Do I continue the treatment for PCOD after I have a baby?
  7. Is it safe to take Metformin during pregnancy?

A:

  1. No
  2. Temporary solutions
  3. Chances of twins or triplets are there.
  4. While taking Metformin there are chances of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
  5. Slightly higher chances
  6. There is no definite treatment as such.
  7. No

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