A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have pcos. last period was july. ob/gyn prescribed progesterone (10 day) and said i'd start afterwards. spotted while taking it, but no period?

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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
SOme women: won't have a full period after progesterone. Check w/your doctor for advice. Consider metformin which can treat the basic metabolic abnormality of insulin resistance, help you lose weight, and even restore normal menses and fertility.
Answered on May 12, 2015
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Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Other cause?: Conditions causing few or no periods associated with high estrogen levels, such as PCOS, will usually result in bleeding when progestrone levels drop suddenly. Other conditions associated with low estrogen levels do not cause enough stimulation to the uterine lining to result in bleeding with a progesterone "challenge". Ask your doc if there might be something else going on besides PCOS.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016

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Dr. Al Hegab answered
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Wait until done: You get it after you stop, good luck

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