Progestin is the synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone, which is used as a medication. It is used in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. It is also used as fertility medicine, and to treat menstrual irregularities and intermenstrual bleeding or spotting.

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Can I start taking Progestin to delay my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting married three weeks from tomorrow. I am taking the Progestin only birth control pill as I cannot take the combination pill due to my migraines with aura. I talked to my gynecologist a couple of weeks ago to see if there is a way to adjust my period date so that I do not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? As you have already stopped the pill, you should be getting the periods any day next week. In that case, it was a right advise. Once you get the periods start the same pills again, without any break, till the date you want to postpone the periods. Thi...  Read Full »

Can Duphaston cause missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have missed my period for eight days now. On my 24th day of the menstrual cycle, I started using Duphaston once daily and finished the dose yesterday. Usually, my menstrual cycle comes between 26 to 28 days. This month, I got cramps but nothing came out. Could this be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to know the reason for taking Duphaston (Dydrogesterone). If you are planning for pregnancy, then it is advisable to check pregnancy once using a urine pregnancy test at home. If it is negative, then you can wait for two weeks to get your periods as you have fini...  Read Full »

How long will it take for getting periods after taking Deviry in delayed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about my menstrual cycle. I am 29-year-old. I have missed my periods for 40 days now. I am experiencing random mood swings. I also took Deviry about one week back, and I have still not got it. I took a urine pregnancy test three days back, and it was negative. Kindly help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. With the present stressful pandemic situation, a lot of our menstrual cycles have become irregular. It could be due to stress, weight change, change in diet and exercise regime, inactivity, etc. Hence period irregularity over two to three mont...  Read Full »

Will Progestin medication for endometriosis result in hormone variation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I am taking 0.5 mg Dienogest orally twice daily. I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, exercise-induced asthma, and suspected endometriosis. I have had a lot of trouble talking to a doctor where I live who is knowledgeable about endometriosis. I thu...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. The symptoms you have described are typically suggesting of pelvic endometriosis. Dienogest is a hormone that suppresses the symptoms and prevents excess endometrial growth.  Read Full »

Can pregnancy cause frequent urination and clots in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the second day of my period, then my bleeding stopped. After five days, I had a pregnancy test and it was negative. But, now I am having frequent urination with burns and sometimes a single clot in urine. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, you are not pregnant. You had sex on the second day, which was anyhow your safe period. But, there are high chances that you developed a possible urinary tract infection following intercourse as menstrual blood is a good culture medium for bacteria acquired throug...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for non stop bleeding since giving birth?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a baby last February, and since then, I have not stopped bleeding. I have done ultrasounds (internal and external), blood tests, and they still do not know what is wrong, and I cannot afford to see a specialist. Now, when I stand after sitting, leaning, or laying down, I am dizzy...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must have become anemic now as you have been bleeding for so long. I suggest if there was no cause found on ultrasound and the uterus is well involuted and clean, then the likely cause is progesterone imbalance. If you are not planning for another child for the n...  Read Full »

How can I prepone my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to prepone my periods by a few days?  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do understand that when we want our periods to be earlier rather than later. But unfortunately delaying cycles is usually better. If you have 28 days cycles then this month your cycles will start on the expected date. But, if you have 30 or more days cycles I will sug...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take Meprate while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a childless woman for the past six years after marriage. Recently, we went to an IVF center. All my reports and my partner's reports were normal. The doctor prescribed me medicines such as Letrozole, Metital, Supradyn, Folmet, and Meprate. I am confused about Meprate. I am maintainin...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the medications given in the process of treatment help in having a regular menstrual cycle, regular ovulation, and to get rid of irregular periods and to support conception. Meprate is progestin. It will act as progesterone which reduces the overgrowth of endometr...  Read Full »

My daughter recently attained puberty and she is bleeding from 35 days. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She is having prolonged menstruation for more than 35 days as on date. She just attained her reproductive maturity last month, and did not even complete her first cycle properly. I have consulted many doctors, and all the reports are normal. Only the hemo...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This condition is called puberty menorrhagia, which is quite common in young girls of this age group. Please relax and do not worry. It will settle down within six months duration. Ensure you give her an iron-rich diet and iron supplements. Keep her well hydrated....  Read Full »

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