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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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How effective Meprate in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend is a virgin and we were intimate for 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 (human chorionic gonadotropin) done. It is a blood test that d...  Read Full »

I have not had my periods for three months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have not had my periods for three months. For the last two months, due to strain, I saw a drop after exercise; after that, there was no flow. Please give me a tablet so that I can get my periods soon and regularly. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed an oligomenorrhoea, which is a small menses flow due to hormone imbalance or pregnancy. I would suggest you do a hormone profile and pregnancy...  Read Full »

I did not get my period despite a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband after five days of my last periods and took an i-pill immediately. I did not get my periods yet and my two home pregnancy tests were negative. My periods are always regular prior to this. I am under regular medication of Eltroxin 100 mcg. Please help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes, hormonal disturbances can also cause delay in periods. Since your pregnancy test came negative, you can be fairly sure that you are not pregnant. I suggest you to wait for a week and still if you have no periods then let me know. We will start you on medicine ...  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 When are you going for your vacation? Usually, after stopping the tablets, you should get your period within 15 days.   Read Full »

Can prenatal vitamins cause a delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive from the age of 31, and I just turned 37. When I started keeping track of my menstrual cycle, it was a 37 days cycle, but now from few months, it is a 30 days cycle. Around that time, I began taking prenatal vitamins, Myo-inositol, and CoQ10, to help my old eggs....  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all be calm. After the age of 35, it is harder to conceive, but it is quite possible, and you may or may not need a little help. You do not need any other supplement apart from 5 mg of Folic acid daily. And you need to do few hormonal tests on the second day of...  Read Full »

Is there another cause for my delayed period or am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my period about a month ago. Usually, my period arrives around the same time each month, but this time, it did not come on schedule. Concerned, I took two pregnancy tests about five days apart, but both came back negative. I then underwent pelvic sonography, which showed normal res...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The ability to detect a pregnancy on an ultrasound scan depends on the strength of the ultrasound machine and the age of the pregnancy. Usually, most abdominal ultrasound scans can detect a pregnancy by six weeks...  Read Full »

I had Medroxyprogesterone. Now, my 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. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why is my fiancee's period late after physical intimacy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fianceé had her last period a few days ago. My fianceé and I had physical intimacy but no intercourse, but she did not have her periods until now. She did a urine pregnancy test. It shows negative. We are very fearful after reading that pregnancy can happen even without intercours...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think you need to worry about pregnancy, as the urine test is negative. It detects hormone levels of above 25 mIU/ mL. But if you want to have a final confirmation the best method would be to have serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This will detec...  Read Full »

I have vaginal bleeding while urination. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old mother of three. My third child was born two years back. I am on contraceptives using Medroxyprogesterone acetate. For the past week, I have been having vaginal bleeding, every time I pee, when I wipe, there is a bit of blood. No pains or anything like that are pres...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is important to note that any unexpected vaginal bleeding, especially while on hormonal contraceptives like Medroxyprogesterone acetate, should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. I strongly recommend reaching out to a gynecologis...  Read Full »

Can progesterone cause fetal abnormalities?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Deviry 10 mg for 15 days twice a day. Now, I found that I am pregnant for five weeks. Will it harm my baby? Should I continue with the pregnancy or are there any chances of abnormalities in the baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not described your detailed history regarding medical, surgical, gynecological, obstetrical history here. Have you done serum beta hCG or transvaginal scan? If done beta hCG, it is better to have two levels (test to be done two times with an interval of 4...  Read Full »

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