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21 Jul 2005

PCOS - To Gynaedoc & "Puppy"
After all the am I or aren't I? and finally calling the gynae etc. I went and bought a preg test yesterday and an hour later I started menstuation. It is however heavy and sore (back pain), and it alternates between red and brown. I also saw what I would assume to be clotting - is this all normal from the provera and PCOS? See I am worried that I may be too hastey and causing damage. See, as you know I went for the blood tests, they said I did not ovulate, then a week later I did not mensturate either - so I started provera. I think I should have perhaps waited a little, taken a preg test and then carry on. If I was preg (very early though), would the provera stopped it. For future use, please advise whether I should do a preg test before starting provera. thanks
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

This can be explained by the provera. You usually start the Provera around Day 15 of your cycle, so it is not necessary to do a pregnancy test. Also your doctor should be monitoring you so that you know wheterh you have ovulated and whether there are follicles growing.

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