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Excessive period. Taking tuberculosis medicine. Is this normal?

Hi, i am taking tuberculosis medicine and i am now facing a problem of my menstrual period. i used to have a regular period but at the end of this last month it has came a week before the date i expected but it was too small and it took 4 days and now another period started and today is my fifth hurt me, i want to know if it is normal or if it is caused by TB medicine???
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,
After going through your history, You are taking anti tubercular medicines. Your menstrual irregularity could be related to drugs you are taking.
These drugs can cause liver toxicity which can lead to more bleeding and otherwise also bleeding and irregular periods can occur.
Please report them to your treating doctor who can examine and if required liver function tests can be performed to find out the cause.
If everything is fine then treatment can be continued or if there is liver toxicity some of the drugs may be stopped.
You may be required to be seen by Gynecologist and if necessary a ultrasonography of abdomen may be done to see liver and uterus .
Hope this helps
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.

Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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