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Ovulation Medication

Question

I am a young woman, but I recently discovered that I am no longer ovulating. I would like to get pregnant again. Can this be dangerous and should I get on medication to ovulate?

Answer

It is not dangerous per se that you're not ovulating. However, there is a hormonal problem known as PCO -- polycystic ovarian syndrome. These patients do not ovulate and do have an increased risk for diabetes and high blood pressure. I don't know if you have this, but close follow-up by your doctor is recommended.

I would not recommend starting Clomid to ovulate until you are sure it is time for you to get pregnant. Patients who are heavier (being overweight is related to PCO) are at increased risk for gestational diabetes.

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