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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My period got delayed after having unprotected sex on the second day of taking Primolut-N, but my pregnancy test was negative. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the second day of taking Primolut-N. My period got delayed but my pregnancy test was negative. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Primolut-Nor (Norethisterone) is a medication that can be used to delay or induce menstruation. It is not a contraceptive, but it can help regulate the menstrual cycle. It is important to note that unprotected s...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex, for which I took hormonal pills within two days, and four days after that, I started to bleed. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female, and I have irregular periods. I do not get periods until I take hormonal pills. I had unprotected sex, and two days later, my doctor put me on Regestrone for a five days course, twice daily. I got my periods after four days, but they are very light (I am on m...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bleeding after taking hormonal pills is not regular; it is called withdrawal bleeding, and it can be light and heavy depending on the endometrial thickness. In your case, as you got your periods after Regestrone (Norethisterone), then the chances of pregnancy are...  Read Full »

My periods have been missed for a week after consuming pills. Can you explain why I am not getting my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I have never had irregular periods, but recently I missed my periods. So I wanted to ask if we can get periods in the first month after having Levonorgestrel and then miss them in the next month. I want to specify that I had Levonorgestrel within three to four hours of the intercourse....  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query Levonorgestrel hormonal contraceptive pills interfere with the normal menstrual cycle and inhibit conception by inhibiting ovulation or fertilization or implantation etc. You get withdrawal bleed, but it depends on how early the body gets rid o...  Read Full »

How can I regularize my periods after taking Primolut N?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I had a small issue. I have used Primoult-N for 20 days due to vacation. After stopping the medicine, the mensus was as usual but this month mensus started but only once there was a little spot of blood and later it was only black spots. Please provide me a solution...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This could be because of hormonal changes. There is nothing to worry about. However, if you have a doubt, then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and get a pelvic scan done to rule out the exact cause. Do get back to me with reports so that I can guide you further. ...  Read Full »

Can I take Sysron to stop prolonged period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on my period for one month. I consulted a doctor who suggested me to take Traptic for three days, yet the flow did not stop. Then, she gave me another tablet Sysron for 20 days. Is it safe to take? I am a married woman.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hi,Welcome to get ultrasound gynecology done to know the endometrial thickness. If it is less than 5 to 6 mm, then this medicine, Sysron (Norethisterone), will not stop the bleeding; instead, you need to take a combination of oral contraceptive pills to stabilize the lining. If the...  Read Full »

I have missed my periods for two months. What treatment can be had?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been missing my periods for two months now. I am unable to understand the reason. I felt the pain on the expected date, but there was no period. I am sure there is no chance of pregnancy. Although I did not do anything unusual, I started to exercise for almost an hour on a daily ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get on serum beta hCG done to rule out pregnancy and get a gynecological ultrasound to look for endometrial thickness. Check your thyroid profile, fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin, prolactin, complete hemogram, LFTs (liver function tests), FSH (fol...  Read Full »

Do fibroids continue to shrink after six months of UFE?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an anxious lady. I am 50 years old. I am in a stage of perimenopause. I have a severe phobia of menstrual blood loss. A year back, I had UFE for an intramural fibroid. Previously of doing this procedure, I took Norethisterone on long term due to anxiety of blood loss. I had slight...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, you are absolutely healthy and leading a healthy life. You are 50 years old and reaching menopause in a few years. Estrogen hormones from ovaries make fibroids grow. Once it gets stopped, there is an absence of periods and fibroids. This sense of negativis...  Read Full »

I did not get my period after I took the injection Noristerat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage a year ago and had severe bleeding. Eventually, my doctor had to do an MVA to stop the bleeding. A month later, I took an injection of Noristerat as I was not ready to get pregnant. Since then, I have not got my periods. Every month, I get only a blood stain during...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Irregular menses can occur due to contraceptives or hormonal imbalances. Nipple discharge should be checked by a doctor as high serum prolactin can produce unnecessary breast milk and reduce fertility. I suggest the below lifestyle change...  Read Full »

Should we take I pill or Norethisterone as a contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex 24 hours back. We used a condom but while pulling out the penis, the condom slipped into her vagina, and a few drops of semen dropped on the bed. I checked the condom, and it was filled. We are contemplating on taking an abortion pill or not. However, my partn...  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Ajamalbhai Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. In your case, there are rare chances of getting pregnant. However, as she is not having a regular period cycle, I advise you not to take any risk. I suggest taking a tablet of Levonorgestrol (emergency contracep...  Read Full »

Why did I start bleeding after taking Primolut-N for two days?

Query: Hello doctor, I took the tablet Primolut-N for two days to delay my period. But I got my period on the third day. It is my fifth day of the period, but I am still bleeding like the third day. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. To delay your period, tablet Primolut-N (Norethisterone) should be started atleast one week to ten days before your actual cycle date and continued till the time delay is required. If you take the tablets very close to the date of your...  Read Full »

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