Progesterone is a sex hormone produced naturally in females. It is produced every month by the ovaries after ovulation and plays a vital role in maintaining pregnancy. Progesterone helps in the thickening of the uterine wall for implantation of the fertilized embryo.

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After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Th...  Read Full »

Is Ecosprin 75 safe to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 31 years, obese, and five months pregnant female. I had a miscarriage four years before of six weeks. I am hypertensive and with normal sugar. Now BP is under control 130/80 average with Alphadopa-L 100 mg twice daily. My queries are:The doctor prescribed me Ecosprin 75 mg once dai...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. You are a case of gestational hypertension and hypothyroidism as I can see. I suggest you continue Ecosprin 75 mg daily as its a blood thinner and is safe in pregnancy. The TSH limit should be between 3.2 to 3.8 during pregnancy and hence 25 m...  Read Full »

Does taking Krimson cause heavy bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I have PCOS and I visited a dermatologist for acne and hirsutism profile. She suggested me Krimson 35 for 21 days and Aldactone 50 for three months. I am on my fourth day of my periods and my bleeding had reduced but when I consumed Krimson 35 before going to sleep my bleeding increased...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Krimson is an Estrogen-Progesterone medicine. It requires some time to balance your hormones. Relax, do not worry about the bleeding until it is heavy like changing pads often like two hours. Instead, clitoris stimulation may have caused some mild uterine contraction, a...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from slight bleeding for a few days and am worried I will get pregnant. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I started taking tablet Progesterone one month ago. In the meantime, I have also been taking Itraconazole medication. I had sex a week ago, and we used a condom too, which did not break. So I stopped the pill after four days. I had little bleeding for a few days after, and for 2 to 3 days...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have gone through your history in detail and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance or pregnancy, although the chances are very low. But as you missed your period, it could be ano...  Read Full »

I am on my second pregnancy and advised to take Ecosprin 75 mg. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I am on my second pregnancy. My last menstrual period was a month ago. Last month my beta hCG was 2708 mIU/mL, and transvaginal ultrasound showed GA (LMP) 5 weeks. Gestational sac 0.66 cm (no yolk sac or fetal embryo seen). A single intrauterine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your details show that there is no yolk sac seen on the scan until now (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but you have not mentioned any query. I suppose you are worrying for absent yolk sac. I would suggest to repeat a scan after a week or so and also...  Read Full »

I am four weeks and four days pregnant. Yet, my estradiol levels are not increasing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am four weeks and four days pregnant and have had recurrent miscarriages. I had three blood tests for hCG this week. The first was 76 mIU/mL, the second was 223 mIU/mL, and the third was 596 mIU/mL, all within 48 hours of each other. I am on progesterone 200 mg vaginally per day. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There has been a rise of 63 percent above in each hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) value done after 48 hrs each, which confirms a viable pregnancy and that you are progressing naturally. Estriol levels tend to lower with increasing weeks, and the hCG levels serve ...  Read Full »

I had heavy bleeding and anemia. A coil was fitted but slipped. Could I stay on the Progesterone mini pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods have always been heavy. I have been on blood thinners since 2021. I am on the following medications: Apixaban 2.5 mg, Quetiapine 200 mg, Estrogen 75 mg, and iron tablets for heavy bleeding. I have undergone hysteroscopy and two internal scans, both all clear. I had my periods w...  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Ajamalbhai Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the whole query and went through all the attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I understand your concern. The probable diagnosis is adenomyosis. It occurs when the uterine muscular system is invaded by endometrial tissue...  Read Full »

Can Gestone injection cause any problem after embryo transfer?

Query: Hi doctor, My frozen embryo day five transfer was on 16th at 1 PM, which was my day six of Gestone 100 injection. Post FET, I was advised to take Gestone injection on 19th, 22th, 25th, 28th of this month. The due date for blood test being 27th. By mistake, I took the injection today which is 18th, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your query, it is understood that you have gone through the IVF cycle and Progesterone injection are just to maintain the pregnancy. So it does not matter much if you have taken one day before the scheduled dose. Now, subsequently, you take these weekly, meaning, a...  Read Full »

Why is there continuous period bleeding in a 11-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old, her height is 5'2," and her weight is 45 kg. She started her periods eight months back. It was normal till two months back. After this, she got her periods twice with a gap of 10 days and a duration of 9 to 10 days. The same continued the next month also. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. As she is bleeding, we have to give progesterone to stop it because, at her age, most cycles are anovulatory, and deficiency of progesterone may cause bleeding. Do not worry much about weight gain.   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 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 »

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