What is the role of progestin in the evaluation of females with hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In postpubertal females with amenorrhea, withdrawal bleeding after a 5-10 day course of progestin (such as medroxyprogesterone 10mg hs) indicates adequate estrogen secretion and implies intact gonadal function.


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