A regular cycle is one of the guarantees of female fertility. Irregular periods indicate reproductive disorders. Often hormonal drugs are prescribed to normalize menstruation, for example, "Duphaston". Before the appointment, the doctor must explain to the patient what is the effect of "Duphaston" on the cycle.
Estrogenic compounds of progesterone, which are produced by the ovaries, are responsible for the regularity of menstruation. A short-term single delay of 3-4 days is not a cause for concern. Usually such a minor disruption is due to overwork, climate change or severe stress.
But the long absence of menstruation, when the whole cycle drops out of the schedule, is called amenorrhea. This symptom signals a malfunction of the ovaries due to a lack of progesterone. Amenorrhea is often a symptom of polycystic disease. For its treatment, the drug "Duphaston" is often prescribed.
Despite the fact that the medicine is aimed at normalizing the cycle, menstruation after "Duphaston" does not come immediately. After consulting a gynecologist, you can take a short course. Typically, the regimen is as follows: "Duphaston" is taken twice a day - in the morning and in the evening. In total, you need to drink 10 tablets. Menstruation should occur 2-3 days after the end of the intake.
If there is severe amenorrhea caused by polycystic disease, the drug is taken in a complicated regimen. For example, in the absence of ovulation, "Duphaston" is drunk as directed by a doctor for 2-3 months. Influence of "Duphaston" on the cycle consists in artificial changes in the lining of the uterus, typical for the completion of menstruation. In this case, menstruation usually occurs 7-10 days after the completion of the course. If the cycle does not recover after 2 weeks, you should consult your gynecologist again.
Sometimes women recklessly use "Duphaston" to time the onset of menstruation to a specific date. For example, so that your period ends before the weekend or a few days before your wedding. This practice is strongly discouraged. Self-administration of "Duphaston" for healthy women can result in menorrhagia (excessively heavy periods), metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding not associated with menstruation) or dysmenorrhea (painful periods).
Likewise, you cannot use the influence of "Duphaston" on the cycle to deliberately delay it. The drug is intended to equalize the level of hormones, and not to artificially suppress them.
Sometimes menstruation after "Duphaston" is very scarce, for example, in the form of a brown daub. This is normal, since the growth of the endometrium occurs gradually, and after the course of treatment, it has not yet fully recovered.