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My doctor placed me on medroxprogestrine 5 days 10 mgs to

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Customer: Hi Dr. ***** ***** My doctor placed me on medroxprogestrine 5 days 10 mgs to bring my period back ultrasound showed linign of 10mm on uteurus, right ovarian cyst, foliiocystic on left ovary it also said i was periomenapaulsol will this med work? My doctor gave me 6 refills I am so confused
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Customer: I have had an irregular period since 17 I was on birth control pills on and off over the years this year I missed up and went back to doc in sept she had me go through blood tests all normal and ultruadounsd all normal dec 18 I went to get another ultrasound which showed right cyst on ovary returned I have physologic follicular cyst on left ovary mild endumentrial thickness and i was perimenapausal Doc put me on medroxprogestrine 10 mg for 5 ydas which has done nothing
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Do you have any other symptoms?

Progesterone challenge is considered as progesterone deficiency is common for lack of period.

However it did not work for you right?

In that case, you just need to wait out for a period if no other symptoms.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have no other symptoms other then not having a cycle.How long should I wait to get a period with the medroxprogrestine?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My cycle has been irreglar since my early twenties.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Usually within a week.

Since your endometrial lining is about 10 mm thick, you should see a gynecologist as well.

We usually recommend medroxyprogesterone daily for 10-14 days each month for better effect.

Or medroxyprogesterone 10 mg daily for 3 months.

Or Mirena IUD to prevent endometrial thickening.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am seeing a obgyn who prescribed it.Is the 10 mg a day for 3 months to bring on a period?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

To shrink the endometrium.

Thickened endometrium is a risk for endometrial cancer.

To prevent that, its shrinking is recommended.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My OBGYN gave me a prescription for 10 mg 5days to bring on a period.She gave me 6 refills..I am so confused..Should I try for 6 months to get a period?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

You should get period within 2 months usually.

But 6 months treatment to shrink your endometrium as well besides periods.

Best wishes