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How does Provera work to stimulate ovulation?

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i am 350 pounds and i am on prvera to help start my period i take it days 14 though28 and i am wondering if u realse and egg to get pregant if you take it?we hvae been tryoing for a while but i am confused about the oluvation can u please help

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replied May 18th, 2007
Infertility Answer A2735
Provera is not an ovulation stimulator. In fact, Provera inhibits ovulation. However, when a woman stops taking Provera, ovulation should re-establish itself spontaneously. If Provera doesn’t help indirectly provoke ovulation, you might try a direct ovulation stimulator such as clomiphene. According to the data you provided and considering that you are overweight, experience an irregular cycle and lack of ovulation you could be tested for possible Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). You can consult your gynecologist for diagnostic tests and to request help in identifying the real cause for sterility.

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