Hi I have PCOS and low egg reserve I plan on having IVF in July do you think I should ask my doctor for metformin to improve my chances of pregnancy. Also could it lower the risk of ohs? Thanks

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I am not convinced about the use of metformin in reducing the risk of OHSS or improving pregnancy rates.  Ovarian stimulation with a low egg reserve carries a low risk of OHSS.