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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I inconsistently take progesterone-only pills and got a negative pregnancy test. Does the light bleeding indicate pregnancy or period?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and I am on the progestogen-only pill. This month I have not taken it as regularly; over the last two weeks, I have hardly taken it. I took a pill ten days back after not taking it for a few days and had sex with my boyfriend the next day. I cannot remember if I took ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It would be better if you would send me your detailed history. It would be better if you go for serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test) to check for your pregnancy status. If it comes negative you can have an implant, in... Read Full »
I am pregnant, so is it safe to take epilepsy tablets?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I am 8 weeks pregnant. I have been having epilepsy since 10 years. I had the last seizure a year ago. I am taking the following tablets: tablet Tegretol CR 200 (1-0-2), tablet Frisium 5 mg (0-0-2) and tablet Folic acid 5 mg (0-0-1). Can I take these tablets ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Tegretol should not be used in pregnancy. Only pregnancy-safe drugs should be taken during pregnancy. It is categorized as category D of FDA drugs in pregnancy. Category D means, there is enough evidence that it causes risk to the fetus. So, I would advise y... Read Full »
Is Tranlok-E safe to take during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I have checked my pregnancy test on the 8th of this month and my last LMP was on the 5th of last month. I have consulted the doctor, he confirmed my pregnancy and prescribed me capsule Gestafine 200 (Progesterone soft gelatin 200) one capsule per day for 15 d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query completely here. Tranlok-E (combination of Tranexamic acid and Ethamsylate) is an antifibrinolytic. They prevent the blood clot from breaking and hence helps in controlling bleeding. There are insufficient data regarding the safety of Tra... Read Full »
I am having periods in my mid-fifties, and my USG findings are normal. Why is it so?
Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-fifties and I have a query regarding menopause.I am still having my periods. For this, I had consulted a doctor around two years back. She had suggested DNC because at that time I was having heavy flow but, it did not help much. After that, she had advised Mirena and I got t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The mean age of menopause is 51 years, so periods at the age of mid-fifties are less common. The tablet Progesterone is generally safe but side-effects like mood changes, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding in the initial years of menopause a... Read Full »
I had been taking tablet Meprate for the past three days and observed pink spotting. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, As my periods were late, my doctor suggested tablet Meprate 10 mg once a day for ten days. I started the medicine last week, skipped on the second day by mistake, and continued from the third day. I started noticing pink spotting after taking three doses of the medicine. Can this be due ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Missing the dose in between could be the reason for spotting. Because the medicine given to you is a hormonal pill, bleeding occurs when we stop it due to the withdrawal of this hormone from the body. So missing this for one day in between ca... Read Full »
Can I have unprotected sex during or after periods without conceiving?
Query: Hello doctor, I did not get my periods for years, and finally, I went to a doctor, and they put me on Provera. I take it the first to 12th of every month, and I get my periods on the third day after stopping the medicine. Since I do not ovulate due to the lack of hormone, and I take medicine to indu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Progesterone does not cause ovulation, but it is produced only after ovulation occurs, through corpus luteum. So, you taking Progesterone has no role in ovulation. Please mention the diagnosis which the doctors have given you for your condition. If you have been amenor... Read Full »
On taking I-pill, I had periods, and then I had not bled since then. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sex and took a pill after two days. Again in a gap of three days had sex and took an I-pill. 10 days later, I had periods, and after that, I have not bled since then. I took three home pregnancy tests which showed negative. What could be the reason? I am on regular Thyronorm 62.5 fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. One thing is clear that the pregnancy test is negative. Also, you took the pill well in time and also got the withdrawal bleeding. We will have to investigate the reason for not getting periods. Get an ultrasound pelvis done. There can be ovarian cyst a... 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. Tablet Promocal (calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium). Tablet Ferofer (Sodium feredetate with vitamins and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Her... Read Full »
How to maintain the schedule of my birth control pills while traveling?
Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking my regular birth control pill every night at 8 PM. I am going to be traveling abroad where it is 7 hours ahead so that would be 3 AM there. Can I move up my regular time to 6.30 PM to take my pills at 1 AM there? Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of birth control pills. Common combined pills and progesterone only pills. Probably you are on common pills, and there will be no issue if you switch over the time regarding the point of contraception. But keep in mind, there is a rare possib... Read Full »
Can taking Gestin 5 mg help a woman get pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I got married before two years. I am trying to become pregnant but still, I am suffering from PCOD and irregular periods. Now, I got my periods regularly without taking medicines for three months. I have normal flow only for two days. After the seventh day, I start to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are trying for pregnancy. Taking Gestin will not affect your pregnancy. Gestin is a synthetic progesterone. It is good to take natural progesterone-like Duphaston while trying for pregnancy. It is safer and so it is wise to substitute ... Read Full »