Common "Progesterone" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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Does taking an I-Pill within 43 hours of intercourse prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my last period on the 16th of the previous month. On the 17th, my boyfriend and I were physical. We did not have penetrative sex, but there was semen around my vagina. Should I be worried about getting pregnant? And, on 19th (within 43 hours), I took an I-pill as I was scared. Since...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is absolutely no chance of pregnancy if the sexual act was done on day 2 of the periods. So, there is nothing to worry. Regards.   Read Full »

I have taken I-pill on the second day of my period. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sexual intercourse on the day one of my period. The penis was rubbed against my vagina. But we have not done penetration. I was worried due to precum. So, I took an I-pill on the day second of my period within 13 hours. Should I be worried? When should I expect my next p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. As you have taken I-pill early on the day second of your cycle, you may or may not get a withdrawal bleeding. The chances of pregnancy are minimal as you are in your safer p...  Read Full »

Will hysterectomy cure adenomyosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife usually has a period for six to seven days. On the first two days, she has pain. At times, she has heavy clots also. The doctor had asked us to do the scanning and some test. The scanning report is attached. 'There is anteverted and bulky uterus which measures 4.6 x 4 x 2.2 in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a bulky uterus which can be due to adenomyosis or possible fibroids in situ, but the absence of fibroids is evident. She is likely to experience painful menses and heavy bleeding due to adenomyosis as we...  Read Full »

I had slight bleeding for a few days. Could I be pregnant?

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 had heavy bleeding and anemia. Can Progesterone pill help?

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 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 »

I have been having jelly-like discharge during my periods and after using Implannon. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have Implannon, and I started my period two days ago. When I woke up this morning, the pad had jelly like discharge; when I looked closer, they looked like thousands of eggs. I have never had this before, and I am so scared that I have just become infertile. Some are red, and other...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I do not see any reason for you to worry about it. That what you see is not eggs. Let me explain what you are experiencing and seeing. Implanon is a subcutaneous implant with a high dose of progesterone hormone. This hormone suppresses the bod...  Read Full »

What will happen to my periods if I discontinue Meprate?

Query: Hi doctor, My last menstruation happened 50 days ago. But usually, my cycle is around 33 to 36 days on average. We had unprotected intercourse on the 11th day of my cycle, and I checked UPT on my 46th day. It was negative. I started taking tablet Meprate 10 mg once daily and had only for three da...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The cause for delay in the period may be due to the discontinuation of tablet Meprate 10 mg (Medroxyprogesterone acetate). It is essential to take the complete dose, as the progesterone levels in the body have to reach a critical level bef...  Read Full »

How long does the birth control pill take to work for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using the birth control pill for the first time, but I am not sure of the start date of the pill, whether I took the pill on the last day of my previous cycle or the first day of the present cycle. My query is, when will it start working? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most commonly prescribed pill is the combined hormonal pill with Estrogen and Progesterone. Progesterone is the hormone that prevents pregnancy, and the estrogen will control menstrual bleeding. Birth control pills are primarily used to avoid pregnancy. Combined ...  Read Full »

How important is cervical length in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15 weeks pregnant. I have a history of miscarriage in my previous pregnancy, as my cervix was open early at 19 weeks. My cervix length is 1.3 inches now, and I am monitored by ultrasound every two weeks. My physician said that cervical cerclage is needed only if the cervical length i...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. Your doctor has suggested and put you on the right course of action. Cervix length of less than 0.9 inch causes preterm deliveries. It takes around ten to fourteen days for the cervical length to change; hence the advice to g...  Read Full »

I suffer from PCOS and do not get my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant by taking progesterone tablets?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from PCOS and do not get my period naturally. Only after taking tablets I get my period. Can I get pregnant by taking Progesterone tablets and in the three-day gap after consuming the tablets if we get physical? Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Taking a Progesterone tablet three days ago would not prevent the pregnancy, but you must have taken this medicine because you missed your periods, so you have intercourse on a safe day. So there is no chance of getting pregnant. Also, PCO...  Read Full »

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