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Riverside, NJ
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can first month on metformin cause your period to be weird? spotting before period one day and spotting after flow lightened?7day total but norm 5days

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Metformin is used to help treat poly cystic ovarian syndrome. It can help induce ovulation. It may cause changes in your cycle.
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Last updated Aug 15, 2014


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