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I am on Megestrol Acetate 10 Ml a day. I started taking this

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I am on Megestrol Acetate 10 Ml a day. I started taking this after I went thru chemo and went into radical menopause. I has helped me with my appetite a lot. What i am wondering is if I should go off of it for a short time and let my body regroup...I don't have periods any more but I do bleed when I go off Megerstal - so should I do that monthly and have a period? or just keep taking it?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I don't have regular periods anymore. I am not in pain
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no....I am just wondering if I should its unhealthy to take it every day does it build up blood in in my uterine walls?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

Yes, I would definitely go off for a while and let your body adjust

This drug can cause blood clots as well

another reason to give your body a break

I think that is a wonderful idea

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Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 months ago.

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