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What exactly is provera (medroxyprogesterone) and can it help with secondary amenorrhea?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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In brief: Progesterone

Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is synthetic Progesterone the 2nd of two female hormones with estrogen being the other. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is given to secondary amenorrhea patients to elicit withdrawal bleeding(period).
It also helps to reduce the risk of endometrial hyperplasia/cancer in pcos and obese 40+ hypertensive patients at risk.

In brief: Progesterone

Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is synthetic Progesterone the 2nd of two female hormones with estrogen being the other. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is given to secondary amenorrhea patients to elicit withdrawal bleeding(period).
It also helps to reduce the risk of endometrial hyperplasia/cancer in pcos and obese 40+ hypertensive patients at risk.
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