Q. I started Deviry after negative pregnancy test. When can I expect my period?

Answered by
Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 13, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 26 years old and trying to conceive. I ovulated on 16th April and noticed spotting on 17th and 18th April. My period was due on 30th April and I am currently 8 days late. My pregnancy test is negative and I was prescribed Deviry. I am on my first day of Deviry, when can I expect my period and will I ovulate in this cycle?

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. You are absolutely correct that stoppage of pill causes mid-cycle spotting. Why are you taking birth control if you are trying to conceive?

Now coming to your question.

The dose of Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) is 10 mg, twice a day for five days. You only need to take 10 tablets and your period will start about two to seven days after taking the last tablet. It varies from person to person.

Deviry will not interfere with ovulation and since you get regular cycles you can expect to ovulate any time between 12 to 16th day.

I am sharing a little extra detail that will help you. Ovulation symptoms that can help you plan intercourse during those fertile days are cervical mucus changes, heightened sense of smell, breast soreness or tenderness, mild pelvic, or lower abdominal pain, light spotting or discharge, libido changes, and changes in the cervix.

You should have intercourse on every alternate day from 10 th to 20 th day of your cycle to increase your chances of conception.

I hope this helps.

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Thank you doctor,

We recently decided to try for a baby which is why I stopped the pill. I am on day 3 of Deviry and I have started bleeding after intercourse. Is it my period? Should I stop Deviry?

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Complete the course of Deviry. Is bleeding like normal cycle bleeding or less? You have not mentioned that. Taking Deviry for five days will not interfere with your wish to get pregnant.

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