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Early signs of diabetes. On metaformin. Irregular period. Reason?

hi, i was diagnose with early sign of diabetes and my cycle was going on 2 weeks. My doctor gave me metaformin for both problems and it stop my cycle. but i stopped the metaformin because of the minor side effects well i started the metaformin again and my period will stop. I am not going through tampons or pads but i am tired of bleeding . please help
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication which is also frequently prescribed for irregular cycles caused due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It doesn't have a direct effect of arresting menstrual periods.

If Metformin is causing you other side effects, then you should discuss with your doctor regarding a change of medication. You also need to have a detailed gynaecological assessment to find out the cause of your irregular periods / excessive bleeding. There are other medication - like hormonal tablets which can stop excessive bleeding and regularize your cycles. So, please see a gynecologist for further evaluation and treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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