why a galvanometer is not used to measure current in a given circuit?
It is because of two reasons...
Firstly, a Galvanometer is a highly current sensitive device which would shows large deflections even with the passage of small amount of currents through it.
Secondly, it has a very high resistance value which can alter the magnitude of current flowing through it.
We can however convert it into an ammeter by shunting it properly.