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.
15 Dec 2014
Hi my doctor prescribed me to provera 10mg for 10 days 3 each day and half for the next 11 days same 3 per day. I started taking it the same day cause I was bleeding really heavy the next day I was running very light by day 3 I was free. I think you should take a ultra sound and see if u have over grown ovaries most likely that the cause. Hope the pill work for you as it is working for me. I'm now on d day 4
7 Jul 2015
I'll address the vaginal dryness during sex. There are all kinds of products at the pharmacy section of most stores. You can use almost any kind of lotion, probably the simplest is best... like baby lotion. The simplest ingredients are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. I found I could use any lotion and I had no problem. It's part of foreplay if you put it on each other in a romantic way! Avoid vaseline and oils because they are messy and don't clean up well.
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