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Category: Endocrinology
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice.
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I was diagnosed with pcos in about 2012 via bloods and trans

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Hi, I was diagnosed with pcos in about 2012 via bloods and trans vaginal ultrasound. I have had no medical input for it and am interested to know if I should be on medication.
I have lost 51 pounds and now weigh 185 at 5’6 I have excessive hair growth also.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome.

How regular are your periods?

Do you wish to become pregnant? Thank you.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My periods are regular 30 day cycle ovulatory, and no I don’t want more children. I would like to lose about 28 lb and wondered if metformin would help
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 7 months ago.

Congratulations on your weight loss of 51 pounds. That may be the reason for your ovulatory periods.

Metformin might help with weight loss, but not necessarily so. I wonder if whatever has worked for you so far for weight loss might not be the best to continue with it. There are no easy answers.

A low dose birth control pill would likely help with the excess hair growth, if that's a significant problem. Best wishes.