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Side effects of Primolut N dosage during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. I've been prescribed Primolut N to try stop mid cycle bleeding. I've also been trying to get pregnant for 23 months. I have to take it for 10 days from cd11 to cd25. Just read about side effects and birth defects associated with getting pregnant while on the tablet. Should I be worried as I'm now 8 days past ovulation? Should the doctor not have known the side effects seeing as he was treating me for not being able to get pregnant? I don't know if I'm pregnant yet but really worrying now.                                                                 
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There are side effect any medications. especially hormonal perpetrations.
Doctor :   Is this the treatment in mid cycle bleeding.
Doctor :   You are rightly prescribed with it.
User :   Suppose to be. The bleeding isn't heavy just spotting. It's actually 15 days I have to take it for and was prescribed 3 months of it but never told me not to get pregnant while on it.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is the side effect you got alarmed with?
User :   Birth defects
User :   Why would a doctor prescribe a tablet that could cause birth defects knowing that I was trying to get pregnant?
Doctor :   Chance of a succesful conceptin
Doctor :   while on treatment with Primolut N
Doctor :   is very less
Doctor :   one of the main side effect of it is Infertility
Doctor :   and hence your doctor has not advised you on that
Doctor :   but from a preventive point of view
Doctor :   i would suggest you to use a protection
Doctor :   while you are on norethisterone
User :   why did he prescribe it so?
Doctor :   Norethisterone by itself has contraceptive effect
Doctor :   He has prescribed it for the midcycle bleeding which you are aware of
Doctor :   Even in midcycle bleeding, pregnancy is not likely
Doctor :   so for treating that he as prescribed norethisterone
User :   I wasn't told it would cause me NOT to get pregnant. It hasn't even stopped the midcycle bleeding.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should not come to a conclusion very early on that
Doctor :   If you have further queries
Doctor :   then I would recommend you to consult our esteemed gynecologist Dr....
User :   Well I took it for 3 months last year and it didn't stop it then either
Doctor :   I shall give you the necessary link
Doctor :   Ok
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Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries.
User :   yes thanks
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