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dear doc,

for a almost 5 months now, my period has been two days earlier than the last.. i.e this month i had my period on the 6th of jan, last month i had my period on the 9th of Dec, i had my period on the 10th of Nov.
it was not like this before i started and stopped metformin. could metformin be the cause of this. i am trying to concieve for 7 years.

1.do i go back to metformin?
also while i was on metformin for 3 months, i noticed thru folicullar scan, that only one follicle ripens.
2.can i take clomid with metformin and how do i take it.

pls help me to concieve.


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replied January 15th, 2012
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

You probably have polycystic ovaries. Clomid cannot be started until the cause of follicles not maturing is not found and treated.

There are various approaches to treat a polycystic ovary. First of all insulin resistance has to be checked and corrected by a dose of metformin. Then regular check ups have to be scheduled and you put on low dose birth control pills to regularize the cycles first. Once this is corrected, regular ultrasounds will be done to assess the status of the ovum and accordingly drugs prescribed. At times laparoscopy is done and cysts punctured. Diet and weight control are also important part of therapy and you need to be under a good nutrition expert.

Also other causes of not conceiving will need to be looked at. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist regarding this and consult an infertility specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!




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