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

Query: Hi, I am a 30 year old female and recently started planning my first child. I have premature diminished ovarian reserve. I have always had a normal periods but recently missed 2 periods in a row and hence started progesterone challenge. Progesterone challenge month 1 : Light spotting after 2 da...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello Your FSH and estradiol levels are very high . It would be important if you can share the AMH levels and also your latest transvaginal ultrasound report. Also mention your height and weight. If you are case of premature ovarian failure , confirmed, then there is nothing which can be done , h...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Does I-pill cause fertility problems in the future?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 years old female. I had unprotected sex and then had an I-pill. I had my periods on then 1st of last month and then had spotting on the 17th. But, I have not got my periods till now. I had all tests and everything was normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had sex during the safe period with I-pill, then the chance of getting pregnant will be low. Have you done blood test to detect pregnancy? When did you have unprotected intercourse and when you took I-pill? Your detailed clinical history will help me to guide you ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my sudden delay in period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. My periods are getting delayed. Normally it happens between 2-4th of every month, but this time it has not turned up yet. I am feeling cramps in my lower abdomen sometimes but still, it is not happening. I did a pregnancy test also today morning but it is negative. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your pregnancy test is negative, take tablet Meprate one tablet twice a day for five days. You will get your periods in a week to ten days. Also, please get an ultrasonography of lower abdomen and pelvis, a blood test to rule out PCOD.   Read Full »

What can I expect on stopping Depo-provera shots?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on the Depo Provera injection and want to know if I can just stop getting it? I do not feel like it is beneficial to me anymore. What can I expect if I do stop getting it?  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement you are on Depo Provera injection. Your query is about stop getting of Depora Provera injection and the after effects of stop getting it. According to your query, you can stop using Depora Provera at any time...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a way to control continuous abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 45 years old. Since last month, she has had continuous abnormal vaginal bleeding. She has been prescribed by doctor Deviry 10 mg twice a day. Even after one week of medication, no improvement has been seen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I totally understand your situation. If the bleeding has not responded to Deviry (Medroxy progesterone), then I would suggest you take her to the hospital and get her admitted. She would need some blood work done to see her blood parameter, also would require injectable P...  Read Full »

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

Query: I’ve been on my period for 3 weeks. It’s beyond heavy. I soak thru a pad and ultra tampon hourly. I am also passing golf ball size clots and massive gushes of blood! I have some cramping as well! No dr can see me for 3 weeks due to Covid and I don’t know what else to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, bleeding so heavily for 3weeks is really painful and tiring . I salute to you for bearing it for so long I want you to know that endometriosis can only be suppressed with taking contraceptive pills continuously . for now take tab .deviry (medroxyprogesterone ) 10mg thrice daily for one week ...  Read Full »

Will I ovulate while on Deviry?

Query: 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...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

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