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Suggest treatment for irregular periods

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: Hi doctor...I am suddenly having irregular period...Ihave to travel a lot for work next week...can u suggest wat medicine can i take to induce periods widin a few days,and after getting period how i should i take med to mintin cycle regularity
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
BETTER POSTPONE THAN PREPONE

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Generally, tablets containing progesterone ( Meprate, Deviry, Primolut - N ) are given twice a day for 5 days.
When you stop taking these tablets, you bleed within a week.
It is better to postpone your periods as you do not have time to induce a period.
Take the drug as long as you wish to avoid bleeding, and then when you stop, you will have a period within a week.
Hope that is clear.
For regulating cycles henceforth, cause of irregular periods should be sought.
You should have a detailed gynecological evaluation - per vaginum and per speculum.
ALso a pelvic ultrasound scan , and hormones - FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin, OGTT, DHEAS, Free testosterone.
Maintain a healthy BMI if overweight.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (4 minutes later)
So if i want to get a period...I should take a complete tablet of primolout N twice a day,for 5 days...right?? after meals or before meals? thanks for ur feedback!!
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
IRRESPECTIVE OF MEALS

Detailed Answer:
Hello
You can take the tablets anytime, twice a day.
Meals do not matter.
Once you finish the course, you might bleed anytime within a week, after 1 - 2 days or after 7 days, there is no way of predicting.
Hence, postponement works better than preponement.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: BETTER POSTPONE THAN PREPONE Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. Generally, tablets containing progesterone ( Meprate, Deviry, Primolut - N ) are given twice a day for 5 days. When you stop taking these tablets, you bleed within a week. It is better to postpone your periods as you do not have time to induce a period. Take the drug as long as you wish to avoid bleeding, and then when you stop, you will have a period within a week. Hope that is clear. For regulating cycles henceforth, cause of irregular periods should be sought. You should have a detailed gynecological evaluation - per vaginum and per speculum. ALso a pelvic ultrasound scan , and hormones - FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin, OGTT, DHEAS, Free testosterone. Maintain a healthy BMI if overweight. All the best Please feel free to discuss further.