How long does it take for provera to work to stop uterine bleeding?
- 30 Jun 2011 by queenE
- peri-ds, provera, abnormal uterine bleeding, bleeding disorder, endometriosis, endometrial cancer, uterine bleeding, endometrial hyperplasia - prophylaxis, menstrual disorders, period
I am 23 yo and was prescribed 10 mg of provera for 7 days to stop the bleeding and then take a pap smear. I had no menstrual periods with some dryness for at least 3 months and then started spotting about 5 months ago so I went to the doctor. My last pill was a week ago and 3 days later I started heavy bleeding and it has not stopped. I am hoping this is how the pill works as I read somewhere else that it took someone two weeks after the heaving begin for the bleeding to stop completely.
My periods have always been irregular since I was a teenager but recently they have stopped completely and I have this vaginal bleeding or spotting nearly everyday and the dryness when I am not bleeding has made me feel uncomfortable during sex. Any ideas? The provera was prescribed only to stop the bleeding but not to find the cause and I have had blood tests done and all my chemicals, liver, thyroid, etc came back normal except ferritin (iron storage levels) of course. Need help?!
3 Jul 2011
Hi it isn't unusual for it to take a little while for the provera to work as required. One thing that worries me slightly is the recommendation that it shouldn't be used in menstrual 'disorders' that are undiagnosed. How are you feeling since you have been losing blood heavily? Be careful driving or doing anything too strenuous if you are feeling lightheaded/dizzy. It is important to eat regularly and consume iron rich foods. The guide for provera doesn't include actual case notes so because there isn't a specific right or wrong list i would advise you contact your doctor to report the amount of blood loss to be sure it is nothing to be worried about.
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