Will it cause bleeding because I stopped because I am pregnant?
Medroxyprogesterone is a a form of progesterone, a female hormone that helps regulate ovulation and menstrual periods. It used to bring on a normal menstrual cycle in women who menstruated normally in the past but have not menstruated recently and who are not pregnant. It is given for 5 to 10 days each month to mimic the natural rise in progesterone levels and a few days after it is stopped you should get your period.
In your specific situation it could cause spotting or breakthrough bleeding and you should see your doctor.
- Medroxyprogesterone Information for Consumers
- Medroxyprogesterone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Medroxyprogesterone (detailed)
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