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Posted by: Talita | 2007/07/30

Menstruation

I am a 17 year old girl and I am getting my periods regularly. Blood tests have shown I have high levels of testosterone, and I am insulin resistant. I am treating this with glucophage. I am not very overweight, 66kg, 1.7m tall. My question is, my periods are very light. So light that I bleed for maybe 3 days, and only one night. It really is very very light. I don't suffer from pain, but discomfort, and the odd cramp in my rectum. Why are my periods so light?

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It may be that you aer not ovulating. The high testosterone and insulin resistance go with PCOS, which can cause you not to ovulate. This can be checked with a blood test.

Best wishes

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