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Protected sex, negative pregnancy test, no periods, cramps. Meprate

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Hi. im 25 years old, unmarried. i had my last periods on march 28, 2011. Then on april 8, 2011 i had protected sex. I have not got my periods till now. I have done around 5 urine pregnancy till now but all have been negative. I did the latest pregnancy test today (may 7, 2011) but it was negative. my usual period cycle is 27-32 days. I also consulted a doctor also and was prescribed to take meprate for 5 days, one tablet each day. The course finished on may 6, 2011. when can i expect my periods now? and also after taking so many urine tests, is there still any chance of pregnancy?? i am very worried as to what can be the reason for delay.. I have never had delayed periods for so long. The longest was 34 days. I am very very stressed because of this. Please help me.. Also i feel some cramps..n have a white discharge coming which is odourless and not very thick.. I dont know what to do. I am tired of waiting for periods now. Pleas help me..Im very scared.. and also does periods come after stopping meprate only and not when taking meprate ?? Plz help im very worried ...
Sun, 20 May 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. Tulasi Raman.P 35 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

First of all i would like to assure you that you are most likely not pregnant as all your Urinary Pregnancy Test are negative.

Now let me address your other concern i.e. delay in your periods.

There are many reasons for delay in periods other than pregnancy.

1. Stress
If you are experiencing stress for any reason, be it work, family, friends etc. They are known to cause delay periods. This includes change in work timings and travel.

2. Medications
If you are taking any medications that you were started on recently. This may be a possibility as many medications have been shown to delay periods.

3. Significant changes in weight.
If you have either put on or have lost significant amount of weight this could also be a reason for delay in periods. As it takes time for your body to get adjusted to your new body composition.

Tab.MEPRATE which contains medroxyprogesterone brings about menstrual bleeding works only if the menstruation cycle is arrested in its midway. But if the menstruation process itself has not started then Tab.MEPRATE is of no help in such cases.

If you still feel that you need further assurance. I suggest you to consult an Gynaecologist, who will do an local examination if required and also might ask you to get few investigation like Complete Blood Count, Urine Routine, Ultrasound Abdomen & Pelvis done. So as to arrive at an diagnosis for the delay in your periods.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.
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Follow-up: Protected sex, negative pregnancy test, no periods, cramps. Meprate 9 hours later
Hi doc. thank you so much for answering my query.. i had some spotting this morning.. does that mean that my periods have started and also will there be any changes because of meprate (heavy flow or pain )?? what could be the side effects of meprate and will i have any trouble in concieving in future because of meprate ?? and also wanted to know how can i change my eating habbits for regular periods ??
Answered by Dr. Tulasi Raman.P 9 hours later

Thanks for getting back to me.

Yes, spotting could XXXXXXX the beginning of your periods.

Yes, you may notice a slight increase in your flow in this cycle, but there is nothing to worry. You flow will return to normal in the next cycle.

There shall be no problems in conceiving for you in the future.

Regarding dietary habits for a regular cycle, I suggest:
1. Eat and sleep at regular intervals, don't ever skip sleep or meals
2. Do not drastically decrease or increase your weight
3. Exercise regularly
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
6. Practice yoga and keep your stress level low.

I wish you good health and take care.
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Follow-up: Protected sex, negative pregnancy test, no periods, cramps. Meprate 4 hours later
hey doctor.. thank you so much for your time. i wanted to inform you that i have got my periods but the flow is really high.. you were a great help to relieve my stress level. thank you so much.. i will take care of the ways to told me.. thank you again.. :)
Answered by Dr. Tulasi Raman.P 24 minutes later

Thanks for writing back to me.

I am glad that i was able to help.

Do not worry about the high flow in this cycle, your flow will return to normal in the next cycle.

If you are satisfied with my suggestions/replies, kindly write a review for me and accept my answer.

Wish You Good Health,
Take Care, Bye.
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