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A 41-year-old female asked:

I was given 100mg im progesterone to induce absent periods. bleed came 2 weeks later. 3 months after the injection i tested fsh and lh but did i wait long enough or are these still suppressed by the progesterone shot?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
At age "44", regular menses are sometimes infrequent, as aging eggs require more stimulation for ovulation to occur, the onset of which is necessary for menstruation. FSH and LH are not suppressed by progesterone shots. Ask your GYN physician about low dose oral bcp's, which will suppress ovarian function and the present constant estrogen production effect on the endometrium.
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