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i started taking megestrol (megace ) a hormone medicine could that be the reason why i missed my period ?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Megace (megestrol) is a synthetic progestin that if taken on a daily basis can suppress menstrual bleeding. Continuous progestin medications tend to act like a chemical D&C which keeps the lining of the uterus thin. If there is no lining to eliminate, there is no menstrual bleeding.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

I started taking megestrol (megace), a hormone medicine. Could that be the reason why I missed my period?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Megestrol: If that was prescribed by your doctor please let her/him know what is happening. If there was not a doctor involved please stop megace (megestrol) and see your doctor.

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