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TTC on metformin and prenatals, having two periods a month

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I am 27 years old. I am on metformin and prenatals. I am concerned. I have been having two periods a month for the last two months. The second one of each month usually has a brown discharge with no odor. My husband and I have been ttc. I had a miscarriage in August. What could be causing these extra periods?

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replied March 3rd, 2012
Menstruation Answer A32312
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The second periods/brown discharge that you describe could indicate chances of ovulation bleed (especially if it occurs after 12-16 days of last normal periods, or if you get your normal period/bleeding within next 14-16 days of getting the second bleeding/discharge. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, insulin modifiers (like Metformin) would help to reverse the ovarian changes and return ovarian function (since most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance). If you have been trying for pregnancy, consider requesting your treating gynecologist about getting started on ovulation inducers to help increase chances of pregnancy. If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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