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does clomid causes cysts on the ovaries?

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my friend is 28 years old and she used clomid for 4 months, and her doctor asked her to do an ultrasound and she found out that there was a cyst on th ovaries. so the question does clomid causes cysts on the ovaries, and the other question is what things have to be monitored while using clomid?? what is the role of metformin in the treatment of infertility?

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replied April 18th, 2011
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Clomid may cause over stimulation of the ovaries causing production of many eggs. Before administering any additional dosage of Clomid, a thorough test needs to be carried out to check for any cyst. It is contraindicated if the patient already has ovarian cysts.

It may also increase chances of multiple pregnancies or twins. To reduce the chances of having twins while taking Clomid, your doctor should always start you on the lowest dose first.

Metformin is prescribed in patients of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD)and is useful in treating infertility caused by PCOD.Glucophage or Metformin is an insulin-sensitizing agent that is sometimes used in conjunction with Clomid for infertility due to PCOD.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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