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Over the counter medicines for late periods

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Progesterone: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which is progesterone, is the most common medication to provoke a period. Taken for 5 days it typically causes what we ... Read More

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Stress : Stress on the body or hormonal fluctuations can cause periods to be late, but if there is any possibility of pregnancy then the patient should take a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely, but no way to tell without knowing what the prescription was.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr. Sneid: Very doubtful. But if you tell us what the medication is - we can check for reported side effects.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
YES: Progesterone, by pill or injection will start your period, if you are not pregnant. You may have breast tenderness, bloating or moodiness from this ho... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Dexamethasone: I do not know of any vitamins that will affect your menstrual cycle but see that you are taking dexamethasone. This is a powerful medicine with many s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Needs a consult: The average time to conception is quoted as 6 months and most don't consider you as having a fertility issue before at least a year of trying. Your r... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pregnant?: Do a pregnancy test. If negative it may be some irregularity due to peri menopause based on your age. Always best to check with your obgyn.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Any chance of preg?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or wei... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Pregnancy and . . .: Pregnancy is the biggest concern/condition in a female of childbearing age who has missed her period. If she's not pregnant, then anovulatory cycles a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Late ovulation: Late ovulation, hands down, is the most frequent reason for a late period (period starts late.) for a missed period (doesn't come at all, ) pregnancy ... Read More

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