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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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 »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

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 »

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 »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

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 are s...  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 »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

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 »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

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 »


Dr. Tinu Philip

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 »

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Progesterone tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 4 weeks 3 days pregnant. My first beta at 13 DPO was hCG 147 and progesterone 47. My doctor felt that progesterone suppositories would be beneficial for me due to previous early miscarriage. After taking the first dose of 200 mg within 6 to 7 hours, I started having heart ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You experienced the most common side effects of progesterone tablets - headache, bloating, nausea, palpitations, and dizziness. The only way it can be countered is by increasing your daily water intake to 3 to 4 liters per day. In a dehydrated state, the symptoms can...  Read Full »

After getting periods, I have terrible pain in my right side of the ovary. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I usually have quite regular periods, but every month I get absolutely terrible pains to the point I am sick and shaking. I have tried taking the contraceptive pill to help my periods, but it made them worse. So, I stopped. It is not just a cramp. A really bad sickness ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all likelihood that you may have endometriosis and possible endometriosis cysts as well, which causes pain during menses alone. You should get an ultrasound pelvis done to diagnose it first and then should opt for laparoscopic cyst removal and fulgura...  Read Full »

Can sesame seeds induce periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was two months back. Then I postponed my period by taking lemon seeds and till now I have not got my period. I am taking sesame seeds daily for the past four days but I did not get my period. Can you please help me by giving medical prescription to get period?  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think period can be postponed or withdrawal bleeding can come with these seeds. If you are not sexually active then you may take progesterone tablets like Gynaset 5 mg (Norethisterone), thrice a day for three days and then wait for one week to get withdrawal b...  Read Full »

How do Deviry and Krimson affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for the last four months. So, I had Deviry 10 mg two tablets a day for five days, but I did not get periods. Then, I started taking Krimson 35 for 21 days. Still, I did not get periods. Then I had a pregnancy test and unfortunately, it turned to be positive. Now, I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deviry is progesterone and it would have supported the pregnancy. But, Krimson 35 contains Cyproterone acetate. It is a category C drug and not to be taken during pregnancy at all. In fact, Krimson35 is advised only in cases of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Now, yo...  Read Full »

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