What causes abdominal cramps while on Metformin?
Premenstrual pain likely
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Low backache and cramping in the lower abdomen is unlikely to be the side effect of metformin.
This is most likely the pain of the premenstrual phase and your periods are likely to be there in next 7-10 days.
Increased metformin levels have likely regulated the hormones to induce periods.
You can take mefenamic acid tablets to relieve the pain.
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Yes, its normal. If there are no periods in next 10 days, then you should get checked for any infection in the pelvic area which can cause such symptoms.
Ovulation prediction kits are not used in PCOS as in this condition, the cycles are usually irregular and the exact timing of ovulation is difficult to predict.
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