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Review: could Metformin cause Vaginal bleeding between periods?

Summary: Vaginal bleeding between periods could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Metformin hcl, and have Contraception.

We study 97,056 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Vaginal bleeding between periods. Find out below who they are, when they have Vaginal bleeding between periods and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Vaginal bleeding between periods

Vaginal bleeding between periods (latest reports from 57,451 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, menorrhagia, depression, endometriosis, menstruation irregular.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 97,158 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 39 people (0.04%) have Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods. They amount to 0.07% of all the 57,425 people who have Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vaginal bleeding between periods in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Vaginal bleeding between periods * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vaginal bleeding between periods33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vaginal bleeding between periods when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Vaginal bleeding between periods100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Vaginal bleeding between periods when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vaginal bleeding between periods0.00%0.00%3.12%18.75%34.38%15.62%12.50%15.62%

Severity of Vaginal bleeding between periods when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vaginal bleeding between periods0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vaginal bleeding between periods ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vaginal bleeding between periods0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (10 people, 25.64%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (6 people, 15.38%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (4 people, 10.26%)
  4. Hypertension (3 people, 7.69%)
  5. Polycystic ovaries (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (23 people, 58.97%)
  2. Aspirin (6 people, 15.38%)
  3. Byetta (6 people, 15.38%)
  4. Lisinopril (5 people, 12.82%)
  5. Yaz (5 people, 12.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have PCOS possible Endometriosis, bleeding while on TRANEXAMIC and CONTRACEPTION. ferritin levels increase (minor)

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Nonofo on Jul, 1, 2012:

    I am female aged 25,I've been diagnosed wit ovarian cyst on 2010 nov then I had laporascopy nd again I had another operation last year again nd nothing helped nd diz year again was told they a bck again nd I was given Duphaston nd Metformin HCL nd I been taking them bt I had a spot lst wik monday nd it was on dat day onli nd ever since I haven't had my period I dnt even hv a sign of them so am wondering could it b bcoz of the tablets or wht,I rily nid ur advice coz I badly wnt a child?

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I have been on Yaz for 4 months last month I did not actually have a period. I had 20 plus days of spotting followed by a period that has thus far lasted 8 days.

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