Duphaston contains Dydrogesterone, which is a type of Progestin. Progestin is a synthetic progesterone hormone and helps treat menstrual problems in women due to hormonal imbalance. This medicine is also used to reduce the risk of abortion or miscarriages in pregnant women.

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I used emergency pills the previous month, my next cycle happened seven days after ten days of using the pill, and I am worried about excessive bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I used emergency pills the previous month, and my next cycle happened seven days after ten days of using the pill. After that, it was a three days cycle. My second cycle after that started after ten days and continued until now, 19 days. I went doctor last week. She did sonography, and th...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Dear, you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill that gave you withdrawal bleeding, as it is the effect. But, body cycles are still developing in response to hormones inside the body. Tablet Duphaston is a hormone that reacts to the body...  Read Full »

Can Duphaston cause any problems during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is pregnant for about five weeks. So the doctor suggested Duphastone three times, JC Folate one time, Myocyst two times a day. My wife has got miscarriage two times before that and she was also treated for PCOD last one year. I am scared about Duphastone.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the case summary. As she has had PCOD, in such patient, there is a deficiency of pregnancy hormone Progesterone. So we have to give from outside to support pregnancies. There is a history of two miscarriages. Can you tell me where did they occur a...  Read Full »

I was advised to stop Duphaston tablets and Gravibinan injections after my pregnancy test turned out to be false-positive. What do you suggest?

Query: Hello doctor,I had regular periods last month. But this month, I had spotting, bleeding, and dark brown discharge, but the pregnancy test strip showed positive. So the doctor gave me multivitamins, Duphaston tablets, and a Gravibinan injection. I took the medications and bled. But another doctor say...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. When you miss a period the first time, you should take a blood pregnancy test within three to four days. If there is recurrent spotting, a transvaginal scan and beta hCG should be tested. The urine pregnancy test de...  Read Full »

Can I take Duphaston to treat ovarian cysts?

Query: Hello doctor, Today, I had an appointment with a doctor. It looks like I have a small cyst in my ovary. The doctor said, nothing is special but somehow told me to get Duphaston 10 mg for 10 days. Can it cause weight gain? What can be side effects? And if I do not get it and the cyst is not dangerou...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecology, obstetrics, medical, surgical, and drug history. The cyst is a developing large size follicle. If it is less then 4 to 5 mm then it should resolve by itself in the next few months gradually. If you do not...  Read Full »

Is it safe to reduce Gestone injection after the fetal heartbeat is heard?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks and three days pregnant with the help of IVF, and it is frozen embryo transfer on day 20. My doctor suggested reducing Gestone injection frequency from daily to alternate days when heartbeats were checked after the sixth-week scan. And to continue oral Duphaston and vaginal...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Once the fetal heartbeat is seen, it is safe to reduce the progesterone injections, as now the placenta will start producing its progesterone. You still have oral and vaginal progesterone to support it, but excess progesterone can cause nausea and...  Read Full »

I am six weeks pregnant and had a bright red bleeding. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am at six or seven weeks from conception. I did not have a visit yet. Today, I experienced a slight bright red bleeding. Can you tell me what I should do? I am really worried.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? By six weeks of pregnancy, the baby's heartbeat is visualized. Only a scan showing adequate fetal growth and heartbeat, with good decidual reaction indicates a healthy pregnancy. The reasons for bleeding now could be: Pregnancy is associated ...  Read Full »

I have period-like bleeding during my seventh week of pregnancy. Should I go to ER?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21 year old female. I am seven weeks and two days pregnant today. I woke up this morning bleeding. It has been constant as if I were on my period. I called my doctor, but got no response. I do not know if I should go to the ER or not.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? If the bleeding is severe, as in your periods, then it is not a good sign. You will have to meet your doctor immediately.I hope you had a scan at six weeks. That is when you can see the baby and the first heart beat. In this scan, the location of ...  Read Full »

Should I meet my gynecologist for missed period?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was on the 7th of last month. I have done my urine test, and it came negative. Also, I have tested beta hCG, and it is less than one. But I have missed my period without any symptoms. Why? Do I need to visit a gynecologist regarding this missed period?  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is less than one, you are not pregnant. So, we can safely suggest medication to induce your periods. I suggest tablet Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) 10 mg three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with h...  Read Full »

I missed my Depot shot. How would I know if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Depot injection, and I have missed the shot for over ten days now. I have not started bleeding yet. When I was on the shot before, I bled when I got off the shot. Now, how would I know if I am pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Depots are progesterone and amenorrhea - the absence of periods and irregular periods are known complications. Also, since you have missed the next shot by ten days, the effectiveness of the Depot is lost in this cycle. It would be wise to...  Read Full »

Can Duphaston cause missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have missed my period for eight days now. On my 24th day of the menstrual cycle, I started using Duphaston once daily and finished the dose yesterday. Usually, my menstrual cycle comes between 26 to 28 days. This month, I got cramps but nothing came out. Could this be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know the reason for taking Duphaston (Dydrogesterone). If you are planning for pregnancy, then it is advisable to check pregnancy once using a urine pregnancy test at home. If it is negative, then you can wait for two weeks to get your periods as you have fini...  Read Full »

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