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 »
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 (human chorionic gonadotropin) done. It is a blood test that d... Read Full »
Why am I not getting 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
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 »
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 »
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 »
Why is there delay in periods after physical intimacy with no intercourse?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? 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 gondaotro... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »