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A 32-year-old female asked:

this is my first month on ocp and i'm concerned about spotting during vacation. can i use provera (medroxyprogesterone) to prevent spotting my 4th week on the pill. ?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: Not only might that not help, but it could cause unpleasant side effects. You expect to have bleeding during the 4th week on the pill, so if you want to try to avoid that you should go directly to your next pack that week.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2015

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