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Bleeding in between the periods. Given Norethisterone. Have spotting with bad pain in the uterine area. Why the bleeding does not stop?

hi . am suffering from bleeding between periods specialy at the 14 th day of period and i cant have babies so the doctor gave me Norethisterone 5 mg twice aday since 2 months and am on it now it was ok for the first month but this month i suffered the same spotting and somedays bleeding . and bad pains in uterine area . also my hus is away of town so am not having sex . doc said our treatment will last 2 months till my hus come then i can be preg . why am bleeding agien while on Norethisterone 5 mg
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Hello modelfarmeg,
Norethisterone is a progesterone it is given for irregular bleeding to regularize bleeding.
It is also a contraceptive so you cant become pregnant while taking norethisterone.
Intermittent bleeding, spotting, breakthrough bleeding are sideeffects of norethisterone. It will become normal and for the pain in uterine area you can take some anti-spasmodics.
There is nothing to worry about your intermittent spotting unless it is much of a inconvinence to you, you should consult your Gync .
Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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