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Norethisterone is a drug made of progestin, which is the synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. It is used to treat women with abnormal vaginal bleeding or menstrual problems due to hormonal imbalance. It is also used as a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy and as for menopausal hormone therapy.

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I have taken 15 Regestrone tablets at once. Will there be any side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken 15 Regesterone tablets at once. Now having pain. Is there any side effect of this?  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Norethisterone is progesterone-like a hormone, usually used to correct menstruation-related problems. It is never taken in such high doses. Taking such a high dose can cause a lot of unexpected side effects, including breast enlargement, pain in the chest, nausea, bl...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the delay in my periods after a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 years old married woman. My last period was 18th of last month, but I did not get my periods till now. I got a pregnancy test, but it was negative. My hemoglobin is 12. Why did I not get my periods still?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This could be because of hormonal changes due to stress and strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, change in climate or low blood count. However, if you have doubt, then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and get a blood test for pregnancy done to ensure th...  Read Full »

Is there a way to to prepone my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods are irregular. I have a holiday planned, so I wanted to prepone my periods. My last periods was exactly a month and a half back. So, I started taking Deviry tablet, twice a day for five days before my period was due. It has been six days now, but I still did not get my periods....  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When are you going for your vacation? Usually, after stopping the tablets, you should get your period within 15 days.   Read Full »

My periods are delayed despite negative tests. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is away from the past one and half years due to his work. I visited him for 15 days. I had my normal periods there on the 31st of last month. Since I got a bit anxious about getting pregnant, I had four I-pills in these two weeks for protection. I then returned back on the 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After you have finished taking tablet Regestrone (Norethisterone), you will have to wait for 15 days to get your periods. If you do not get it in 15 days, you have to repeat the urine pregnancy test and visit your gynecologist. Please do not take emergency contracept...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed by a month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My period is 24 days late. I am married but not pregnant yet, and the test results are negative. I have been experiencing tenderness in my breasts, lower back pain, and cramps for the last four days, but nothing has come out so far. My period is irregular, and I do not use any medicatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. There are quite several things that can cause a delayed period, including anovulation (not ovulating). However, if your pregnancy test was negative a week ago, you are not pregnant (as most pregnancy...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing menstrual irregularities after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I have four children. I am wondering if it is normal for menstruation to return at varied times after back-to-back pregnancies. After my first, I had my menstruation back at three months (pregnant at five months). After my second, it was back at six months (pregnant at eight months). Af...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you may have mild pituitary necrosis, which could be responsible for the amenorrhea. Are you breastfeeding? This could also be contributing to your condition. Please undergo hormone profile testing and rep...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have had irregular periods since the beginning. I was sexually active, and I had protected intercourse before six months and had my period on second of very next month after having sex. I had sonography done, and the reports said only slightly enlarged ovar...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of pregnancy are close to zero. Primolut N for period induction is good, but it is unlikely to work for you if I-pill did not give you a withdrawal bleeding. You may be suffering from PCOD. Please get your blood tested for LH, FSH, TSH, free testosterone,...  Read Full »

I took I-Pill after sex but never had withdrawal bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days. I got my last period last month, and I had bleeding for five days. But I had unprotected sex on the third day of my periods, and I took I-pill within 10 hours. I have not got a withdrawal bleed, and also, I have not got my periods this month. Can I...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen many ladies taking I-pill post unprotected sex are unable to get withdrawal bleed. But they can have heavy bleeding in the same menses during which they had sex, or they can have prolonged bleeding during the periods when the I-pill was taken in the proper d...  Read Full »

I took Primolut-N after my periods started. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I took one Primolut N 5 mg this morning to delay my periods and then immediately realized that my periods have already started. What should I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can stop Primolut N (Norethisterone) and nothing else is needed.   Read Full »

Irregular bleeding post-contraceptive pills. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I was recently put on the contraceptive pill Yaz for 12 days and have not stopped bleeding in that time. The blood varies from dark red and stringy to black and is reasonably heavy (about the same as the first few days of period). Is there anything I can do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can definitely have tablet Tranexamic acid, but I do not think it will stop the bleeding. To immediately stop bleeding, I suggest you take tablet Norethisterone 5 mg (Primolut-N or Norgest or Regestrone or Regulate or Carina-NCR). Have two tablets thrice a day ti...  Read Full »

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