Metformin, bleeding for two weeks

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Vaginal or rectal? What did the prescribing provider say about it? I have no personal experience or professional experience (3rd year medical student) with this but if you haven’t contacted them yet then I recommend that first. 

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Bumble bee

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HarveySpecter :  I’m assuming it’s your primary care physician since it’s a diabetes medication. Is it heavy bleeding or just spotting? You should contact your OBgyn if you’ve been bleeding for 2 weeks without any explanation. 

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Bumble bee

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HarveySpecter : Wait, are you using metformin for ivf pretreatment? Either way that would be best to consult an actual specialist.  You deserve real answers. Good luck bee! 

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HarveySpecter :  ahhh I see. Yeah that gets tricky. I’ve only dealt with metformin from the diabetes aspect. I’ve read some literature on this but that’s about it. Hopefully there’s another bee that’s gone through this to give you some advice but I hope you’re able to get in with a specialist.

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Bumble bee

One last thing though, do you have PCOS? 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Sorry not trying to be nosy but I guess this could be a teaching moment for me but were you not able to take letrozole or clomiphene? According to the literature these are the front line treatment options for ovulation. 

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Bumble bee

Primary doc should be able to. I don’t know your history and I would definitely trust your doc who knows your full history and is actually licensed over me (simple student looking up case studies and checking UpToDate) but it doesn’t hurt to ask. I know if birth control doesn’t work to regulate your periods metformin and progestin gets prescribed but as for ovulation those two meds are first option meds. 

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