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A 37-year-old female asked:

i am on aygestin (norethindrone) and metformin for pcos. my doc is hoping that it starts a period. would light to moderate spotting count as a period?

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Dr. Tina Koopersmith
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Probably not: If you were given aygestin (norethindrone) to make a period come down after a long time if no period then you should expect a real 3-4 day period.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Generally NOT: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health but spottiing is common in PCOS mostly as a sign of hormonal derangement (abnormal irregular menses).

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