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I’m on metformin due to my pcos as I had very irregular

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Hi there so I’m on metformin due to my pcos as I had very irregular periods where I was on for 2 weeks and off for a week and straight back on again so there was no ovulation as had bloods taken to confirm this, now I’ve been on metformin 2000mg a day for over a month and my periods have become regular it’s now around 33 days cycle and only on 5-7 days and off the rest , does this mean I could now be ovulating?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I have cramps on and off and a little spotting but my periods are now every month and it’s a 33 day cycle
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I’m trying to conceive

Thanks for using just answer

As you have PCOS, the best way to know you're ovulating is to do a progesterone test

so if you have a 33 day cycle, then do your progesterone test on day 26 to confirm and should have a value of over 30

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Blood test?
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Do you think it’s possible I’m ovulating now though? As I’ve regulated

Yes progesterone is a blood test

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Would it be a good sign

Yes, most likelly

You were also ovulating during PCOS but the problem is due to irregularity of cycles you dont know when

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Okay brilliant

Any other questions?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Yeah can you still get pregnant if obese? I know there are bigger risks but just curious

Of cos you can still get pregnant, but might take longer to get pregnant

I'll be covering womens health on my youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-zg4Q8abDO3Jh_R4FE9cHA

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I have been trying a year and 2 months
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
understandable my partner also had low sperm count which doesn’t help

Yes I'll be doing a video on low sperm count

Your partner should take plenty of zinc and selenium to boost sperm count

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Ok thank you
You're welcome
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Should I worry about spotting everyday between my period? Will that effect ovulation

If you're spotting everydday,then that needs to be looked at. Have your cervix examined.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I have already had it looked at and they said it looks normal
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
It tends to be when I wipe more than anything

ok, then if you've been checked out then, it should not affect ovulation

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I have noticed I don’t get egg white discharge can u still ovulate without it? I only get it when it’s mixed with the blood

Ovulation is nothing to do with what you're talking about

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Okay thank you

You're welcome

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Would you recommend pre-seed
I'm not knowledgeable on lubricants I'm afraid. I always advise to read the reviews and see what others have experienced.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Okay no worries
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Do I have to have change in body temperature to be ovulating?
Some do, not everyone does as not that noticeable especially in warm weather.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I’m obese so I’m hot a lot could that be why I don’t notice?
I honestly don't know the answer to that
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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you that was very helpful
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Everything been very helpful