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Progesterone Tablet

Progesterone tablets are used for birth control and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It is also used in women who missed their periods, women who have abnormal uterine bleeding, and for severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

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On Gestin for delayed period. When should I expect my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with delayed periods. Consulted a gynecologist and started Gestin since 1 week. But still have not got my periods. Home pregnancy tests done and turned out to be negative thrice. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tablet Gestin (Allylestrenol) contains natural progesterone, which is given for 5 days to bring about withdrawal bleeding. You have not mentioned how long you have taken the drug. Withdrawal bleeding usually occurs 48 hours after stopping the drug to up to 7 days. ...  Read Full »

I have spotting between periods after taking Primoult-N. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had taken Primolut-N three months back for ten days. I get my periods within twenty days every month after taking the tablet. But I have spotting ten days after the periods, which lasts till my next period. I have been having this for the last three consecutive months. Please help.Thank ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. The tablet Primolut N (Norethisterone 5 mg) is a synthetic progestogen medication used to treat various menstrual disorders, including irregular periods and heavy bleeding. It works by thickenin...  Read Full »

Why am I getting spotting every 15 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular periods. I am getting few spots in 15 days and also the flow was heavy during my periods. I have consulted a gynecologist here. She asked me to check the Hb count, thyroid, sugar levels, vitamin B12 and D3. Everything was fine except Hb and vitamin D3. She al...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is found in 5-10 percentage of general population and there is nothing to worry for it. Your spotting is not related to PCOS directly. In PCOS, periods become irregular due to anovulation, which leads to h...  Read Full »

Will medications cause weight gain during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 28 weeks pregnant. I am having doubts regarding medication which she is taking. Our consultant prescribed the following three medicines from first week of her pregnancy. 1. Tablet Promocal (calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium). 2. Tablet Ferofer (Sodium feredetate with vitamin...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. The increase in weight may be due to difference in clothing or other things, but if it is true increase then water is accumulating in her body. Does she have swelling of feet? Under such a condition, salt intake is restricted. He...  Read Full »

What are effective ways to advance my menstrual cycle by a week, ahead of my usual period cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, My period normally arrives in the middle of the month. It is expected between the 14th and the 16th of each month. Is it possible to postpone between the ninth and tenth? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. There is no medicine to help you skip your period. Unless, of course, you have polymenorrhea. Period prepone can also be caused by stress and electrolyte imbalance. Also, keep in mind that a few drugs, such as Noret...  Read Full »

How to delay periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My monthly period was due last week, but the same has delayed. I want to delay my period by around 15 days. I am 38 years old. I am married and have no medical history.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For delaying cycle we advice progesterone tablets available in the trade name of Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) twice or three times a day depending upon how prior you have started it. The guideline is, if you start it from day 10 of previous cycle, then twice a day d...  Read Full »

Why is my pregnancy test negative despite missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and slim female. Three years back, I had been diagnosed with PCOS, mild stage as doctor said. I had Hyponidd tablets for one year or more. After that my periods were regular. I got married two years back and I am not on any regular medication from that time. Now, I am tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have taken the urine pregnancy test after seven days of missed periods, then the results are usually conclusive. You may repeat the test after 48 hours and if it is still negative then you are not pregnant. The delay can possibly be due to stress induced hormo...  Read Full »

I get periods only after taking medication. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old married girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 151 lbs. I am having the problem of irregular periods for the last two years. Medical investigations done several times such as ultrasound and hormone levels. No abnormality was found. Periods occurs with medication. With disc...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is normally found in 5-10 % of girls and is probably of genetic origin. The treatment is lifestyle modification such as healthy diet and regular exercise (at least 45 minutes of sweat induc...  Read Full »

I was advised to take Utrogestan for two days. Will I start bleeding if I stop Utrogestan today?

Query: Hello doctor, I began hormone replacement therapy 12 days ago and I was advised to take Utrogestan for two days. I am worried as I do not want to start bleeding again if I stop the Progesterone today. What should I do? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that you are receiving from your doctor is a very good combination of Estrogen and Progesterone which are the female hormones in the right dosage and in the right form to have minimum side effects. These are basically given to av...  Read Full »

Why there is a lapse in my Periods even after protected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex using condoms six days before my expected periods, but that was not safe. My periods has lapsed. What should I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your periods were regular previously, you can wait for the next three days. If periods does not start by then do urine pregnancy test. If it comes positive then you need to visit gynecologist for medical abortion. This is for the case if you do not want pregnancy to c...  Read Full »

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