Artificial Progesterone

Artificial progesterone or progestin is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone called progesterone. This hormone is very important for the female reproductive system to function properly. This artificial progesterone can be used as a hormonal birth control method either alone or in combination with an estrogen. They function by making the vaginal fluid thick and making it impossible for the sperm to reach the egg.

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My friend did not have any bleeding after taking an I-pill. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend and I had sex on the 29th of last month. Her last period started on the 15th of last month. We used a condom the whole time, but I was worried there could have been a leak, and I got her an I-pill within 18 hours of intercourse. She has had no bleeding whatsoever since then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? The act of sex was on day 15 of the period, that is, very close to the ovulation date. But as you said that a condom had been used all the time and you only have a doubt of spill, the chances of pregnancy are very, very low. As the pill was taken wit...  Read Full »

Are my bleeding and cramps before the due date because of tablet Plan B?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a protected intercourse one week ago and took tablet Plan B within six hours of intercourse. I took the pill because we fingered, and I am sure we had some semen in our hands. I got bleeding and cramps now, but my period is due after 12 days. Is this my earlier period or so...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.The bleeding you are experiencing is called withdrawal bleeding, and it is a side effect of emergency contraceptives like Plan B (Levonorgestrel).Plan B is synthetic progesterone called norethisterone. So, when you take it, the progesterone ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy when the penis contacts the vulva during a hot water shower?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the chance of pregnancy when a penis with some precum came in contact with the vulva region during a hot water shower? Should I take the Plan B pill? Can I still get pregnant after taking the I-pill? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. In your case, there was a penile contacting the vulva during a warm water shower, and there was no penetration or ejaculation involved, so anyhow, chances of pregnancy are minimized. Presuming that penis was with pre-cum, but sperms tend to die in contact with any ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my urine had an orange discharge with beige solid pieces. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query regarding a possible miscarriage. I am five weeks pregnant and I woke up with abdominal pain and found a discharge in my urine that looks like small pieces of solids (beige color with a fluid inside) and with small pieces of what looks like tissue. There was no blood an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, this is the effect of the medicine. The discharge normally increases during pregnancy. And, if you are using vaginal suppositories, it may be because of staining. If the ultrasound shows everything is normal, then do not worry as your beta hCG (human ...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife passed a little blood. Is it a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife tested positive for pregnancy four weeks ago. Three days later, she was passing a little blood. Is that normal or is there a chance of miscarriage? Is Progesterone 200 mg a good tablet or is it because of this tablet that she is passing blood? Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing ? Usually in the initial few days of pregnancy, you may experience implantation bleeding. The blood that is released from the uterine lining when the embryo penetrates into the uterine lining may be released as few drops of fresh blood or as brown-col...  Read Full »

I do not have bleeding even after taking Primolut-N. Do I need to worry about pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 25th two months ago, and the expected date of my period was on the 19th of the same month. I gulped down an I-pill within six hours. Later, I had withdrawal bleeding on the 1st of last month. The bleeding lasted for three days. This month, m...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test was negative, there is no chance of pregnancy for sure. Because hCG is the most sensitive and conclusive test. There was no apparent requirement for taking Primolut-N (Norethisterone) at all when the hCG test was negative...  Read Full »

In frozen embryo procedure, are shots necessary or will suppositories do?

Query: Hello doctor, When doing a frozen embryo transfer cycle, is it absolutely necessary to use progesterone in oil shots or will the suppositories work the same?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? I am sure it is the painful pricks that is making you ask this query. It is the belief of the treating doctor, that a particular type of Progesterone is more effective. So, based on the doctor's experience, the different routes of Progesterone a...  Read Full »

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