Medroxyprogesterone

About "Medroxyprogesterone"

Medroxyprogesterone is a female hormone that regulates the release of the egg from the ovary. It also has a major role in regulation of periods. In its synthetic form, medroxyprogesterone acetate, it is used to treat hormonal imbalances.

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As the scan was clear, had Medroxyprogesterone to get period. Now, UPT is positive. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I went to my PCP for a pregnancy test and it was positive. Had an ultrasound a few days later and the technician said he did not see pregnancy in my uterus so he performed a transvaginal ultrasound to see if I was pregnant in my uterus but I was not. I took a pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You are about 14 weeks gestation, based on your last menstrual period. At this size, the embryo is easily visible. The blood test will also have high hormonal levels. Pregnancy hormone detected by scan and urine is serum beta hCG. If the fetus is heal...  Read Full »

Can Provera cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS, and I missed my last two periods. Can I take Meprate or Deviry? In case I am pregnant, I want to keep the baby. Will these medicines cause abortion?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You can definitely take either of the medicines, they both are the same. They are both Medroxyprogesterone acetate, and it is the same hormone which is released from your ovaries in the second half of periods after ovulation. In PCOD (polycystic ovar...  Read Full »

Had taken Meprate for delayed period. Still, is there any chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is a virgin and we were intimate on two consecutive days last month. During that time, her periods were delayed by two weeks. I was careful not to ejaculate anywhere near her vagina nor was it knowingly in contact with my penis. She waited for another 10 days and since she d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, Meprate - Medroxyprogesterone should be taken only after confirming the absence of pregnancy as Meprate has a tendency of causing incomplete abortion. So, it would be wise to get a serum beta hCG done (human chorionic gonadotropin). It is a blood test that d...  Read Full »

Since taking birth control shot, I have brown discharge. Will it ever go away?

Query: Hello doctor,I started Depo three months ago because the pill was leading to yeast infections. But every day since taking the shot birth control, I have had a brown discharge that feels like is causing another yeast infection. Will the discharge ever go away? What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Depo (Medroxyprogesterone) may cause a yeast infection. Other few conditions Iike stress, antibiotics, weak immune system, high blood sugar, hormonal imbalance and pregnancy may aggravate the condition. So, I suggest you use candid-B V gel (Clotrimazole vaginal...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive after stopping my birth control injections. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I came off the Depo birth control injection about seven months ago. I have been trying to conceive, but nothing yet. I have prolonged periods, some lasting 38 days. For the past few months I have been using ovulation tests, but I never get a positive result. I have an application on m...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is supposed to disappear from the body within four months, but for some women, it takes longer. As per your history, the hormone balance is not yet achieved. In every cycle, only if the hormone balance is norma...  Read Full »

Missing Periods after taking Meprate

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problem of missing periods from last month. Pregnancy test is negative. I have also taken tablets of Meprate. My last period was 62 days back. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Period normally starts within a week of finishing Meprate (Medroxyprogesterone) tablets. Rarely it can take 15 days for period to start. If it has been more than 15 days since last dose, you need to visit gynecologist to get one ultrasound done, as Meprate will be effec...  Read Full »

Will type 2 diabetes in mother cause any problem during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance is having diabetes type 2. And I want to know what will be the impact in the following scenario. Can she postpone her period by eight days as we have some rituals to perform during our wedding? What will be the impact if she uses contraceptive pills in case of birth control?...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your query and understood your concern. She can take Progesterone tablets (Medroxyprogesterone 10 mg twice daily) to postpone her period. These tablets may increase the requirement of antidiabetic medicines (tablets/insulin). So, she needs to monitor her...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have black discharge after Depo-Provera injection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abortion four months ago, I never went back to get checked out and it was a D and E. I am also on Depo-Provera, second dose. I am experiencing dark brown and black discharge with clots. I feel bloated and I have bits of pain. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is breakthrough bleeding and is a common side effect of Depo-Provera injections (Medroxyprogesterone). This may be seen usually after few days once the lady has increased day-to-day stressors during daily chores. This tends to disrupt the already being maintained ...  Read Full »

Can I take Megest 10 mg to postpone my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to postpone my period date. So, I have started consuming Megest 10 mg from 22nd day. Will it be effective?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods were regular of 28 to 30 days, then you going to postpone your period as long as you are continuing the Megest 10 (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) daily. So, continue the tablet as long as you want to delay and do not miss in between. Because if you miss, ...  Read Full »

Delayed period after abortion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 23 years old. Two months back she had abortion. After abortion she is taking Folic acid and Ecosprin 75. Last month her period lasted for around 14 days and then doctor gave her Sandoz medication. This month her period date already has passed far off but still she is not hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please ask her to wait for a week for her period to start. If it does not start by then, she can repeat urine pregnancy test. If the test turns out to be negative, ask her to take tablet Medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg twice daily for five days. Period normally starts ...  Read Full »

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