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A 19-year-old female asked:

Have pcos doctor gave me provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10days and birth control to regulate my period but i have heavy bleeding for 2 1/2 weeks now. what is happening?

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Dr. Richard Valido
36 years experience
Withdrawal bleeding: Hi, Typically Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (progesterone) given to help get a menses started if you haven't had one in a awhile. You take the progesterone for 7-10 days and when you have finished, as the progesterone levels drop, it signals your body to shed the lining of your uterus ( ie. have a menses). If you haven't had a period in awhile before doing this treatment , then the menses that occurs can be heavy.
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