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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ...  Read Full »

Can I have unprotected sex during or after periods without conceiving?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not get my periods for years, and finally, I went to a doctor, and they put me on Provera. I take it the first to 12th of every month, and I get my periods on the third day after stopping the medicine. Since I do not ovulate due to the lack of hormone, and I take medicine to indu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Progesterone does not cause ovulation, but it is produced only after ovulation occurs, through corpus luteum. So, you taking Progesterone has no role in ovulation. Please mention the diagnosis which the doctors have given you for your condition. If you have been amenor...  Read Full »

Even though I am on birth control injections, am I still ovulating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Depo birth control injection, and I was prescribed Medroxyprogesterone to induce my periods. Does not that mean my body is ovulating even though I am on birth control?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. No, you are not ovulating. Let me explain. The progesterone hormone level is very high when on Depo birth control injection. This will suppress the normal rise in hormones, due to which your follicles will not de...  Read Full »

Will taking of Provera for irregular periods cause intermittent bleeding and spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee has a history of irregular periods, and her periods gets delayed every month. Recently, her period got delayed for two weeks, so she took Provera for five days. After the second day of stopping Provera, she got her periods. On the second day of her bleeding, we got sexually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is very less chance of conceiving when a female is menstruating. In your case, there was no intercourse, so the chances are very less. But, we need to know the reason for spotting: Some hormonal imbalance. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). Pregnancy, wh...  Read Full »

Is there a way to to prepone my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods are irregular. I have a holiday planned, so I wanted to prepone my periods. My last periods was exactly a month and a half back. So, I started taking Deviry tablet, twice a day for five days before my period was due. It has been six days now, but I still did not get my periods...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When are you going for your vacation? Usually, after stopping the tablets, you should get your period within 15 days. Revert with more information to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecol...  Read Full »

On taking I-pill, I had periods, and then I had not bled since then. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex and took a pill after two days. Again in a gap of three days had sex and took an I-pill. 10 days later, I had periods, and after that, I have not bled since then. I took three home pregnancy tests which showed negative. What could be the reason? I am on regular Thyronorm 62.5 fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. One thing is clear that the pregnancy test is negative. Also, you took the pill well in time and also got the withdrawal bleeding. We will have to investigate the reason for not getting periods. Get an ultrasound pelvis done. There can be ovarian cyst a...  Read Full »

I did not get my period after taking Provera. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. Recently, I started planning for my first child. I have a premature diminished ovarian reserve. I always had a normal period. But recently I missed two periods in a row and so I started progesterone challenge. I started to have light spotting after two days o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and estradiol levels are very high. It would be important if you can share AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) levels and your latest transvaginal ultrasound report. Kindly mention your height and weight. In case of premature ovarian failure...  Read Full »

How to stop periods with heavy flow and clots occurring from three weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have endometeriosis. I have my periods for three weeks. It is beyond heavy bleeding. It soaks my pad and ultra tampon within an hour. I am having golf-sized clots and massive gushes of blood. I have some cramping also. I am unable to consult a doctor due to COVID-19. I do not know what...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having heavy bleeding for three weeks is really painful and tiring. I want you to know one thing that endometriosis can only be suppressed by taking contraceptive pills continuously. For now, you can take tablet Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg thrice daily for a ...  Read Full »

Why are my periods light and last only for a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. For the last six months, I have experienced menstrual irregularity. Often light periods which last only for one day. I took homeo medicine for one month in the following four months, but no considerable change was experienced. I last spotted a line of menstrual...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like polycystic ovaries. It is a common lifestyle disorder, which is aggravated by stress and a sedentary lifestyle. You will need to get a sonography done to confirm it. A healthy lifestyle with aerobic exercise will help reduce weight loss will also reverse...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine to get periods as I did not get periods due to PCOS.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS last year. My last menstruation was in March 2020 and unable to buy the prescribed medication because the drugstore require a new prescription. We are not sure but I believe the medicine is Provera and Clomid. Please suggest a new prescript...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear at this young age you have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) but do not worry it is a common problem among girls and women of reproductive age. You had last menstruation in March, so it has already been four months delay for ...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.