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Old 03-23-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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bleeding while taking provera?

I have been taking 10mg of provera per day, supposed to be for 14 days, but I started bleeding after 9 days. I was prescribed these for prolonged bleeding (my last period was almost 5 weeks long). This doesnt sound normal, does it? Shouldn't the Provera postpone my period until I've finished the pills?

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Old 03-25-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Re: bleeding while taking provera?

Has anyone taken provera?

Old 03-29-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: bleeding while taking provera?

I was prescribed Provera but for the opposite reason you were prescribed it.

I did not have a period for 5 months so they said the Provera would make me have a period 3-10 days after I stopped taking it.

What doesn't make sense to me is that your doctor gave you Provera to keep you from bleeding?
My doctor told me that it is used to "induce" bleeding.

I took 10 mg for 10 days ( I started them on Thursday and stopped them last Saturday). I started my period on Tuesday.

You should contact your doctor and inform him about this.

Good Luck!


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Old 03-29-2006, 08:19 PM   #4
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Re: bleeding while taking provera?

Hi Angela,

It is actually used for both purposes. The progesterone helps build the lining of the uterus and when the pill is stopped, it induces the shedding of the lining which is our period. It is used to regulate irregular cycles as well as to stop bleeding. I am just confused as to why I am bleeding while taking the pills. I am sure that isn't supposed to happen. I was also taking 10 mg a day, but for 14 days.

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