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Pregnancy. Taking norethisterone to prevent menstrual pain. Side effects on fetus?

Hi Dr, My wife had her last period on 6 July 2012. We got married on 21 July 2012 and went from honeymoon from 30/07/12-14/08/12. During this period, she started taking norethisterone twice daily to prevent menstrural pains. However, we found out last week that she s been pregnant. We would like to ask about the effects of norethisterone on the fetus . Many thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. In your case we cant releigh upon home pregnancy test.
Blood test for HCG may be necessory for confermation. then if it is positive though there is no rule
you should be cautious by taking a 3dimentional obstrectic scaning in 5th month to rule out any foetal
abnormality under the guidance of a doctor.
Besides i advise you to follow some diet recomendations to prevent follic acid defeciency proteine
and iron defeciency. Take more of green leafy vegetables pulses sprouts egg meat sea foods milk fruits
and juices. Thanks for calling.
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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